Recently, SCImago published the latest list of SJR in 2020. The Asian Journal of Criminology chief-edited by Jianhong Liu, a distinguished professor of Faculty of Law of the University of Macau, was once again listed in Q1 in subject of law, ranking 109th among 770 law journals in the world.
SJR, Scientific Journal Ranking, is an authoritative ranking institute for academic journals and countries. SCImago calculates its ranking based on Scopus® database information (Elsevier B.V.). The ranking is widely used to evaluate and analyze scientific fields internationally. Journals are grouped by subject area (27 major subject areas), subject category (313 specific subject areas), or by country/region.
The Asian Journal of Criminology is chief-edited by Professor Jianhong Liu, a Distinguished Professor of the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau. Professor Liu has been elected and served on numerous leadership roles in international academic organizations. He was the Founding President and the Honorary President of Asian Criminological Society; he has been the Elected President of the Scientific Commission of the International Society for Criminology, the Elected Chairman of the General Assembly of the Asian Criminological Society, and a member of the steering committee of Campbell Collaboration’s Crime and Justice Group (since 2009) etc.
Since its inception in 2009, Asian Journal of Criminology has been committed to promoting the development of Asian criminology. The journal advances the study of criminology and criminal justice, promoting evidence-based public policy in crime prevention, and comparative studies on crime and criminal justice. The Journal provides a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas among criminologists, policymakers, and practitioners, by publishing papers relating to crime, crime prevention, criminal law, socio-legal topics and the administration of criminal justice in Asian countries. The focus is on research articles with an emphasis on evidence-based, empirical research addressing crime in Asian contexts. It publish research using a variety of methods, including quantitative, qualitative, historical, and comparative methods. Its multi-disciplinary approach spans a range of disciplines, including criminology, criminal justice, law, sociology, psychology, forensic science, social work, urban studies, history, and geography.
Under the leadership of Professor Liu, Asian Journal of Criminology has developed rapidly and has been promoted from Q2 in 2019 to Q1 in 2020. From 2007 to 2020, the average number of citations of each article increased from 0.143 to 3.263, and its ranking was upgraded from Q4 to Q1, making it one of the fastest growing prestigous legal journals in the world.