HHRJ 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.
Language: Although HHRJ recognizes that human rights is an international field, the Journal only publishes pieces in English.
Citation Format: Please use footnotes rather than endnotes. Footnotes should comply with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015).
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.
Instructions: We ask all authors to submit their manuscripts electronically and in Microsoft Word format. We strongly prefer for articles to be submitted through ExpressO. If financial considerations preclude you from submitting through ExpressO, we will also accept articles that are e-mailed as an attachment to email@example.com with the word “Submissions” and the author’s name in the subject line.
Review Process: All submissions that meet our criteria will be reviewed thoroughly. At the end of the review process, the HHRJ staff will inform the author of the status of his or her submission. We kindly ask that you do not send emails inquiring into the status of your submission. If we select your article for publication, we will contact you.
HHRJ is unique in the diversity of types of pieces it publishes. The Journal covers a vast array of human rights-related topics, so if you have written a paper in the course of your legal studies that is related to human rights, please feel free to send it our way. HRRJ typically publishes three types of student writing, each of which have must adhere to the citation format of article submissions (described above).
Notes: 10,000-15,000 words; similar to a full journal article in content and style.
Comments: 2,500-5,000 words; commentaries on recent court cases or legislative developments.
Book Reviews: 700-1,000 words; review of a recent and relevant book.
Instructions: If you are a student at Harvard Law School, please submit your writing directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include “HLS Student Submission” in the subject line. If you are a student at another law school, please submit your writing through ExpressO.
The HHRJ Online Journal publishes a variety of human rights-related content, including blog posts on relevant critical human rights issues (600-1,000 words), comments 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 book reviews (700-1,000 words).
Instructions: The Online Journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis. We welcome online contributions by academics, activists, practitioners, NGO leaders, and students. Please send your submissions to email@example.com with the words “Online Submission” and the author’s name in the subject line. As with article submissions, we kindly ask that you do not send emails asking about the status of your submission. If we decide to publish your content, we will contact you.