Submissions

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS:

We are now inviting submissions for Volume 28.

HRJ publishes a range of original scholarly works covering a wide spectrum of international and domestic human rights issues of contemporary relevance. Part of our mission is to support the work of junior scholars, and we encourage submissions of well-written and original works from legal and academic scholars as well as practitioners.

Standards for Submission:

Language: Although HRJ recognizes that human rights is an international field, HRJ only publishes pieces in English.

Electronic Submission: We encourage authors to submit their manuscripts electronically and preferably in Microsoft Word format. Submissions should be e-mailed as an attachment to hhrjsubmissions@gmail.com with the word Submissions and the author’s name in the subject heading.

Hard copy submissions: Submissions by mail should be typed and double-spaced. Please mail your submissions to the following address:

Submissions, Harvard Human Rights Journal
Harvard Law School
Caspersen Student Center, Suite 3039
1585 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Citation Format: Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed. 2010).

Length Limitations:
We give preference to articles between 10,000 and 25,000 words in length. We will not publish articles exceeding 35,000 words except in extraordinary circumstances.

Review Process:
Our review process for Volume 27 is now closed. We are currently accepting submissions on a rolling basis for Volume 28, for which our review process will begin in late Spring 2014. At that point, all submissions that meet our criteria will be reviewed, and a Submissions Editor will respond to let the author know of the status of his or her submission. This process can take up to 4-6 weeks, as we make every effort to give each submission a thorough review.

STUDENT SUBMISSIONS:

HRJ typically publishes three different types of student writing: student notes (10,000-15,000 words, similar to a full journal article), recent developments (2,500-5,000 word commentaries on recent court cases or legislative developments), and book reviews (700-1,000 words).

We are no longer accepting pieces for Volume 27. HRJ is unique in the diversity of types of pieces it publishes – we cover a vast array of human rights-related topics, so if you have written a paper for a class already that is related to human rights in any way, please feel free to send it our way.

Please send your submissions to the Student Writing Editors, at hhrjstudentwriting@gmail.com, who are also available to answer your questions and work with you throughout the writing process. We look forward to hearing from you!

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS:

HRJ publishes online content regularly, including book reviews (700 – 1,000 words), recent development commentaries on recent court cases or legislative developments (1,000 – 2,000 words), interviews with prominent human rights leaders and activists (700 – 1,000 words), and blog posts on relevant critical human rights issues (600 – 1,000 words). We will accept only pieces that are not published elsewhere on the Internet.

We are currently accepting online submissions on a rolling basis. We welcome online contributions by academics, activists, practitioners, NGO leaders, or students.  Please send your submissions and any questions to the Online Editors, at hhrjonlinesubmissions@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!


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