II-RP Journal

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ISSN (print): 22277420  ISSN (electronic): 22277439

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Volume 10

Issue 1 (August 2019) (pp. 1-77)

Volume 9

Issue 1 (June 2018) (pp. 1-76)

Volume 8

Issue 1 (March 2017) (pp. 1-98)

Volume 7

Issue 2 (Special Issue: Investigative Interviewing for the Purposes of Gathering Intelligence, September 2015) (pp. 1- 64)

Issue 1 (May 2015) (pp. 1-46)

Volume 6

Issue 1 (June 2014) (pp.1-54)

Volume 5

Issue 2 (Dec 2013) (pp.82-151)

Issue 1 (May 2013) (pp.1-81)

Volume 4

Issue 2 (This issue is currently being converted to digital access and will be available soon – we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause)

Issue 1 (Free to view and download to non-members)

II-RP Editorial Board

For submission guidelines and submission area, please scroll down this page.  Please note that unless otherwise stated, the official language of iIIRG at all events an in all correspondence (including the Journal) is English.

Background to the Journal

Since its inception in 2007, the iIIRG’s research outlet was the Bulletin, however, given its success, it was decided to re-name the Bulletin to make it more focussed on the group’s main activities (e.g., research and practice).  As such, from April 2012, the Bulletin was renamed to: Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice (II-RP), and is the official journal of the iIIRG.  From March 2013, II-RP will be included in EBSCOhost™ databases.

Institutional Subscription

If you are representing an institution and would like to subscribe to this journal, please contact the Chair of iIIRG at g.pankhurst@iiirg.org who will be happy to provide you with further details.

Submission Guidelines

Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice (II-RP) is the official journal of the iIIRG and is a peer-reviewed, professional outlet for members and non-members of the iIIRG to publish their articles. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the Group, the worldwide circulation of this Journal and strong practitioner focus, a wide range of articles will be considered for inclusion. These may include individual research papers or practitioner case studies 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.

Submission of Articles

All submissions made to Investigative Interviewing: Research and Practice (II-RP) should be in English and submitted online via www.iiirg.org.  Authors should prepare and upload one version of their article. The article will be dealt with by the Editor or the Deputy Editor.  Each article will be independently read by at least two referees (blind review process).

Submission of an article to II-RP will be taken to imply that it represents original work not previously published and is not being considered elsewhere for publication and, if accepted for publication, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any language, without the consent of the II-RP editor. It is a condition of the acceptance by the editor of an article for publication that the iIIRG acquires the copyright of the article throughout the world. Prior to publication, the author/s will be required to sign and return a Copyright Agreement before the article can be published in II-RP. The Editorial team 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.

Format of Articles

Articles can be in these formats: (i) practitioner case studies; (ii) reviews of previous  bodies of literature; (iii) reviews of conference or other specialist events; (iv) opinion papers; (v) topical commentaries and; (vi) book reviews. Manuscripts should be typed in double-space with wide margins (3 cm). 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.  Please make sure that all acronyms are clearly defined in brackets the first time they are used.

Title page: This should contain the title of the paper, the name and full institutional/organisational postal address of each author and an indication of which author will be responsible for correspondence and proofs (this should also include e-mail address). Abbreviations in the title should be avoided.

Abstract: This should not exceed 200 words and should be presented on a separate page (together with the title of the article) summarising the significant coverage and/or findings.

Keywords: Abstract should be accompanied by five key words or phrases that between them characterise the contents of the paper. These will be used for indexing and data retrieval purposes.

Style guidelines: If you are an academic, it is expected that prior to submission your article will be formatted to the latest 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/s will format it prior to publication (should it be required). Any consistent spelling style is acceptable. Use single quotation marks with double within if needed.

If you have any questions about references or formatting your article, please contact the Editor, Kirk Luther, at journal.editor@iiirg.org.


All figures should be numbered with consecutive Arabic numerals, have descriptive captions and be mentioned in the text. Figures should be kept within the text. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission for any reproduction from other sources.

Preparation: Figures must be of a high enough standard for direct reproduction with all the lettering and symbols included. Axes of graphs should be properly labelled and appropriate units given. Photographs intended for half-tone reproduction must be high resolution.

Size: Figures should be planned so that they reproduce to 10.5 cm column width. The preferred width of submitted drawings is 16 – 21 cm with capital lettering 4 mm high, for reduction by one-half. Photographs for halftone reproduction should be approximately twice the desired size.


Tables should be clearly typed with double spacing and should be kept within the text. Tables should have consecutive Arabic numerals and give each a clear descriptive heading.  Avoid the use of vertical rules in tables. Table footnotes should be typed below the table, designated by superior lower-case letters.

Copyright and Author Rights

It is a condition of publication that authors assign copyright or license the publication rights in their articles, including abstracts, to the iIIRG BEFORE the article or case study can be published in II-RP. This enables the iIIRG to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and of course the Journal, to the widest possible readership in electronic format (and occasionally print) as appropriate. Authors are, themselves, responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. Download the iIIRG Copyright Agreement, complete and sign it, then return to the Editor, Kirk Luther, electronically at journal.editor@iiirg.org (please mention the article/case study title in your email so that it can be easily identified).

Exceptions are made for certain Governments’ employees whose policies require that copyright cannot be transferred to other parties. We ask that a signed statement to this effect is submitted when returning proofs for accepted papers.