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 publishes a variety of human rights-related content throughout the year on our Online Journal. We encourage submissions of well-written and original works from legal and academic scholars, human rights practitioners, and law students.
- Length Limitations: Except in extraordinary circumstances, we will not publish articles exceeding the limitations below, which include text, footnotes, and appendices. We publish a variety of content. Common examples include:
- Blog posts on relevant human rights issues, limited to a total length of 700–2,000 words.
- Commentaries on recent court cases or legislative developments, limited to a total length of 1,000–3,000 words.
- Interviews with prominent figures in the field of human rights, including activists and community leaders, limited to a total length of 1,000–4,000 words.1If edited for length, interview submissions should separately include the raw transcript of the interview, either in written or audio format.
- Book reviews of a recent and relevant book, limited to a total length of 700–1,500 words.
- Citation Format: Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015).
- Language: Although we recognize that human rights is an international field, we only publish pieces in English.
Instructions: The Online Journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Please send your submissions to email@example.com with a subject line beginning with “Online Submission” and the author’s name in the subject line.
Review Process: All submissions that meet our criteria will be reviewed thoroughly. We kindly ask that you do not send emails inquiring into the status of your submission. If a submission is selected for publication, we will contact you.