CfP: Journal of Perpetrator Research

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The Journal of Perpetrator Research (JPR) (  is an inter-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access online journal committed to promoting the scholarly study of perpetrators of mass killings, political violence and genocide  and edited by Susanne Knittel (Utrecht University), Emiliano Perra (University of Winchester), and Uğur Üngör (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam).

The journal fosters scholarly discussions about perpetrators and perpetration across the broader continuum of political violence via research taking place within the fields of history, criminology, law, forensics, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, memory studies, psychology, politics, literature, film studies and education.

Since its inception in 2017, JPR has published 4 issues containing 16 substantive research articles (by Kjell Anderson; Laura E. R. Blackie, Nicki Hitchcott, and Stephen Joseph; Sibylle Schmidt; Timothy Williams; Vicente Sánchez-Biosca; Michelle E. Anderson; Piotr Osęka; Michelle Gordon; Ulrike Koppermann; Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier; Katarina Ristić; Richard A. Reiman; Laurike in ‘t Veld; Alex J. Kay and David Stahel; Kateřina Krulišová; Sara E. Brown), 3 reflection pieces, one roundtable discussion originated by Christian Gudehus with 9 interventions, one special section centred around Michael Rothberg’s Implicated Subject with 4 interventions, and 11 reviews.


JPR welcomes original research papers, of approximately 6000-10000 words in length, on topics falling within the remit of the journal from scholars of all disciplines and at all stages of their career. The journal follows the ‘Diamond’ Open Access model and is therefore entirely free for readers and authors, with no article processing charges.

Prospective authors can find more information on how to submit articles on the journal’s website (, or can contact the Editors Susanne Knittel (, Emiliano Perra (, Uğur Üngör (