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 our author instructions 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 Journal's online submission site where authors will receive instruction on submission information, copyright and the Journal's style guidelines. While we encourage authors to use our online website, submissions may also be sent directly to the Managing Editor with an assurance that the article has not been published, submitted or accepted elsewhere and a cover sheet, providing the name and institutional contact details of the author.

Submissions should include an abstract of up to 150 words preceding the main text.
As each manuscript will be sent for anonymous ‘double-blind’ review, author information should appear on a separate cover sheet.

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

If you are interested in submitting a book review, please consult our book review guidelines and contact our book review editor Natalia Torres Zuniga. 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.

Published June 15, 2010 12:16 PM - Last modified Sep. 29, 2022 10:38 AM