Information for Contributors
The submission of material for consideration by the editors as a main article, current legal development, critical commentary/book essay and a book review with a view to publication is welcome. The editors welcome ideas for special issues, symposia, and reviews from scholars and practitioners of human rights.
Before submitting your work to NJHR, please refer to the Style Sheet directed to contributors in order to ensure the most efficient processing of your article through the peer-review process.
Submissions to the NJHR should be sent electronically, in Word format to the Managing Editor accompanied by an assurance that the article has not been published, submitted, or accepted elsewhere.
An abstract of up to 150 words must precede the main text.
A short biographical note should accompany the manuscript on a cover sheet, providing the name and institutional contact details of the author.
As each manuscript will be sent for anonymous ‘double-blind’ review, the cover sheet should not be attached to the manuscript.
Only contributions in reasonable English will be considered for publication.
The following word-lengths apply to the submissions:
- Articles section 10,000 words long (including footnotes)
- Current Legal Developments section 5,000 words
- Book Essay section 2,000 words and
- Book reviews 1,500 words
Please refer to and use the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).
If you are interested in reviewing a title, please contact Sevda Clark, Book Review Editor. Please provide the following information with all submissions: name; institutional affiliation; language competency; a brief explanation of your experience in the field of international human rights.