Submission Info

We encourage the next generation of researchers in the field to submit original contributions to nextgenforensic and seek to provide a medium through which current aspiring academics can find their voice, hone their craft, share their work, build their professional identity, and connect with other scholars.

Examples of the types of contributions we are soliciting are (but are not limited to):

– Novel research translations
– Doctoral thesis briefs
– New project summaries/’trailers’
– Theoretical musings
– Practical or methodological advances

Infographics and media

Contributors are asked to provide all authors names and contact information (please indicate if you wish for contact information to be provided with your post). Both individual and collaborative posts are acceptable and we thoroughly encourage inter-institutional collaborations (why not reach out and make a new friend?!).

– Submissions should be titled, limited to a maximum of 1,000 words.
– We accept text files (.doc, .rtf, – no pdfs) formatted using 12pt font, double-spaced, and using subheadings where appropriate).
– All sources should be embedded in the text as hyperlinks (remember, this is a blog post, not a journal article – don’t go overboard on references!). We ask that contributors strive to provide links to openly available links, as opposed to those behind paywalls – but we understand that this is not always possible.
– Submissions should include two or three ‘key points’ that can be highlighted as quotes in the text. We recommend that contributing authors highlight key points that they would like to have emphasized using, for example, the ‘Text Highlight Color’ option in MS Word.
– All contributing authors should provide a one-paragraph biography.
– We also encourage contributing authors to recommend ‘tags’ (relevant search terms) related to the content of their post.

All contributions received are reviewed by the nextgenforensic editorial team on the basis of written style/quality and relevance to the blog’s anticipated (academic and practical) audience. It is intended to represent an open space for original thought. All contributors retain copyright on their submissions. Although we strive to make this as open a space as possible, we reserve the right to reject submissions that do not adhere to the aims, objectives, or style of the blog (i.e., not being ‘bloggish’ in nature).

Finally, this is a public forum and we take engagement very seriously. We expect authors to respond to comments made on their post in a timely manner. If comments are left unanswered, please expect a friendly prompt from the Editors.

Please direct your submissions to the Editors at:

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4 thoughts on “Submission Info”

  1. You know Ian, I would love to share my work with you, it seems to be very much related to what you are looking for. I work at Illinois’ SVP facility and have access to a lot of information which I used to suggest psychopathic sex offending as a form of evolutionary fitness. But i t is just too difficult and time consuming jumping through all your hoops. Good luck, though,

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