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II-RP Journal Submission


Guidlines for submission and the submission form can be found below.

Given the multi‑disciplinary nature of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG), the worldwide circulation of this Journal and practitioner focus, a wide range of articles will be considered for inclusion.

These may include individual research papers in relation to the following specialist areas:

  • Investigative interviewing of suspects, witnesses or victims
  • Expert advice to interviewers
  • Interview training and policy
  • Interview decision‑making processes
  • False confessions
  • Detecting deception
  • Forensic linguistics

The list of topic areas is purely indicative and should not be seen as exhaustive. The Editor will also accept other papers including case studies,reviews of previous bodies of literature, reviews of conference or other specialist events, opinion papers, topical commentaries and book reviews. However, all articles, regardless of topic, should have either historic or contemporary relevance to Investigative Interviewing. All submissions must adhere to internationally recognised ethical guidelines. If you are unsure whether your article is suitable, please contact the Editor directly at

As a general guide, articles should not exceed 5,000 words, although the Editor retains discretion to accept longer articles where it is considered appropriate. If you are an academic, it is expected that, prior to submission, your article will be formatted to the standards of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). If you are not an academic, there is no requirement for your work to conform to the format standards of the APA, however, you must reference your article (where appropriate) and the Editor will format it prior to publication (should it be required). Please do not use footnotes anywhere in your article.

The Editor retains the discretion to accept or decline any submitted article and to make minor amendments to all work submitted prior to publication. Any major changes will be made in consultation with the author/s.

Please make sure that all acronyms are clearly defined in brackets the first time they are used.

It is envisaged that the iIIRG II-RP Journal will be published bi‑annually and contributions are expected (but not solely) to originate from the membership. Copies of II-RP will be freely available (electronically) via the iIIRG main website

Journal Submission