ATLANTA — CrimRxiv, the global open-access (OA) hub and repository for criminology, has launched the CrimRxiv Consortium, an international institutional network to advance open criminology for impact and social justice, with 17 founding members from Canada, England, Germany, New Zealand and the United States — including Georgia State University.
“This network is years in the making,” said CrimRxiv founder and Associate Director for Sustainability Scott Jacques, a professor of criminal justice and criminology at Georgia State. “We will invent, implement and improve high-ROI ways to make criminology free for everyone.”
The consortium is led by CrimRxiv’s biggest supporters:
- University of Manchester (UoM), Department of Criminology, the home of CrimRxiv since March.
- UoM, Office for Open Research, a global leader and innovator in OA.
- Knowledge Futures (KF), maker of CrimRxiv’s open-source publishing platform, PubPub.
They are joined by the world-leading criminology groups:
- Georgia State University, Evidence-Based Cybersecurity Research Group
- John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Research & Evaluation Center
- Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security & Law
- Northeastern University, Center on Crime, Race & Justice
- Simon Fraser University, School of Criminology
- Temple University, Department of Criminal Justice
- University College London, Bentham Project
- Université de Montréal, École de Criminologie
- University of Cambridge, Institute of Criminology, Prisons Research Center
- University of Georgia, Department of Sociology
- University of Missouri-St. Louis, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
- University of Nebraska Omaha, School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
- University of Texas at Dallas, Criminology & Criminal Justice
- University of Waikato, Te Puna Haumara New Zealand Institute for Security & Crime Science
“This is our field’s most important network of institutional leaders,” Jacques said. “They’re changing our ecosystem from closed to open access. It’s a huge challenge and responsibility. It’s an even bigger opportunity and privilege.”
To incentivize and thank institutions for their participation in the consortium, each member receives its own “Hub” on CrimRxiv, which aggregates and centralizes their authors’ OA publications from across the internet. Other member benefits are listed on its website.
To learn more about the CrimRxiv Consortium and discuss opportunities to collaborate, email Jacques at [email protected], or follow the consortium on the social platform X (formerly known as Twitter) @CrimConsortium.