We review and publish online submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year. Guidelines for submitting to the Print Journal are located here.
The Harvard Human Rights Journal reviews and publishes Online Journal submissions on a rolling basis. The Online Journal publishes a variety of different types of content. Guidelines for submissions to the Print Journal are located here. Please email Submissions.HHRJ@mail.law.harvard.edu with any questions.
- Subject Matter: All submissions should address contemporary international or domestic human rights issues using international human rights law.
- Blog Posts should discuss or evaluate an issue.
- Comments should give commentary on recent court cases or legislative developments.
- Interviews should consist of an interview with a prominent figure in the field of human rights, including activists and community leaders.
- Book Reviews should discuss a recently released book.
- Eligibility: Authors may be scholars, legal practitioners, or law students.
- Length Limitations: We strongly prefer submissions within the following length limitations, including text, footnotes, and appendices.
- Blog posts: 700–2,000 words.
- Comments: 1,000–3,000 words.
- Interviews: 1,000–4,000 words. If edited for length, interview submissions should separately include the raw transcript of the interview, either in written or audio format.
- Book Reviews: 700–1,500 words.
- Language: Although we recognize that human rights is an international field, we only publish pieces in English.
- Citation Format: All assertions should be cited. We strongly prefer submissions that use footnotes rather than endnotes and that comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020).
Instructions: We ask that all Online Journal submissions be submitted via email and in Microsoft Word format. Submissions should be emailed as attachments to Submissions.HHRJ@mail.law.harvard.edu, with “Online Submission – [Last Name]” in the subject line, along with a CV or resume.
Review Process: Submissions are reviewed and accepted year-round on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to accommodate requests to confirm receipt or respond to inquiries about the status of a submission. We kindly ask that authors not send emails inquiring into the status of their submissions. If a submission is selected for publication, we will contact the author directly.