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Call for Papers, Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law

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The Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (IJHRL) is an annual peer-reviewed scholarly journal designed to address international human rights issues more broadly. The IJHRL has been ranked among the top international law journals on ExpressO rankings. The journal explores political, philosophical, and legal questions related to international human rights from diverse perspectives. It strives to create a more thoughtful polity better able to make informed choices about ethical foreign policymaking.  The journal invites quality submissions from scholars, jurists, and professionals in fields related to human rights. The IJHRL also welcomes review essays, book reviews, and comments/notes from the field.  Occasionally, exceptional student work will be accepted.

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Manuscripts must be computer generated in MS Word and submitted electronically in .doc format via e-mail or Berkeley Electronic Press’s ExpressO submission service. Each submission should contain:

  • An abstract of no more than 150 words
  • 5-7 identifying keywords
  • A CV
  • Appropriate contact information
  • A cover letter to the editor confirming that the manuscript has not been submitted or published elsewhere and that the author will not submit the manuscript to any other publication while under consideration with the IJHRL.

Manuscripts should range from 3,000 to 10,000 words (including footnotes) and be typed, double-spaced. Notes from the field run at approximately 4,000-5,000 words.  Book reviews may run from 1,000 to 2,500 words.  Please cite sources in standard American legal format according to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation.  Submissions that do not adhere to the aforementioned guidelines may not be considered for publication.  Submissions are subject to external, double-blind peer review. Additionally, authors are encouraged to seek comments on their manuscripts from colleagues within their discipline.

The deadline for submissions for consideration for the 2013-2014 issue is December 15, 2013.  Notification of acceptance, rejection or need for revision will be given within approximately 6-8 weeks of receipt of manuscript.  Submissions and other editorial correspondence should be addressed to  For more information, please click here.

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