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Publication Guide

Human Rights and Transitional Justice Publishing Opportunities for Graduate students at the University of Minnesota

Below is a guide for graduate students interested in getting work published within human rights and transitional justice journals around the world.

Every journal has a detailed website that is a very good resource to visit to find out more information (e.g., scope, aim, history, submission information and author guidelines) and at times even read previously published articles or at least see a chart of previous/recent titles.

Each journal has specific requirements and style guidelines for authors. It is important that they be met in order to be considered for publishing. If you have any doubts after reading the requirements on a journal’s website, do not hesitate to e-mail the editor.

Deciding on a journal to submit work to is challenging seeing how nearly all journals require exclusive submission.

The University of Minnesota Wilson Library has received the following book which may be of help in the publishing endeavor:

Getting published in Political Science Journals : A guide for Authors, Editors and librarians (Washington, DC : American Political Science Association, 2001). You will find this work under call number JA86 .M37 2001

Law Reviews
Name Peer
Reviewed
Acceptance
Rate
Publishing
Frequency
Details
African Human Rights Law Journal Yes 60% 2 per year View
Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law -- 2 per year View
Australian Journal of Human Rights Yes Rigorous 2 per year View
Buffalo Human Rights Law Review No -- Once per year View
Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution No N/A 2 per year
Columbia Human Rights Law Review No Very low, <10% Credentials 3 per year View
East African Journal on Peace & Human Rights Yes N/A 2 per year View
European Human Rights Law Review Yes Does not collect 6 per year View
Housing and ESC Rights Law Quarterly No -- 3 per year View
Human Rights Law Review (Oxford) Yes N/A 2 per year View
Human Rights and International Legal Discourse Yes High 2 per year View
Indian Journal of Human Rights and the Law -- 2 per year
Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law Yes 4.23% 1 per year
International Journal of Refugee Law (Oxford) Yes 56% 4 per years View
Indigenous Law Bulletin No No measure 6 per year View
Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal Yes N/A View
Law, Social Justice & Global Development E-Journal Yes N/A 2 per year View
South African Journal on Human Rights Yes 33% 3 per year View
Multi-Disciplinary Journals
Journal Title Peer
Reviewed
Acceptance
Rate
Publishing
Frequency
Details
American Anthropologist Yes 30% 4 years View
Citizenship Studies Yes Fluctuates, thus not publicized 6 per year View
Crime, Law, and Social Change Yes 40–50% 5 per year View
East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights Yes -- 2 per year View
Gender and Society Yes 8% 6 per year View
Health and Human Rights Yes High standards
to be met
2 per year View
Human Rights & Human Welfare (UDenver) Yes -- View
Human Rights Quarterly Yes N/A 4 per year View
International Journal of Minority and Group Rights (full until 2011) Yes 50% 4 per year View
Intergenerational Justice Review Yes -- 4 per year
International Peacekeeping Yes 25%; high standards,
beware
5 per year
(3 general, 2 thematic)
View
International Political Science Review Yes 17% 5 per year View
Journal of Black Studies Yes 20% 6 per year View
Journal of Business Ethics Yes 30% 4 per year View
Journal of Conflict Resolution Yes 11% Bi-monthly,
6 per year
View
Journal of Children and Poverty Yes 20% 2 per year View
Journal on Ethnopolitcs and Minority Issues in Europe (Online) Yes -- 2 per year View
Journal of Human Rights (UCONN) Yes 18% 4 per year View
Journal of Human Rights and the Environment Yes New Journal 2 per year View
Journal of Human Rights Practice (Oxford) Yes 57% 3 per year View
Journal of Children and Poverty Yes 20% 2 per year View
Journal of Human Development and Capabilities Yes -- 4 per year View
Journal of International Migration and Integration Yes 50% 4 per year View
Journal of International Peacekeeping Yes -- 4 per year View
Journal of Religious Ethics Yes Receive many more than they accept 4 per year View
Journal of Refugee Studies (Oxford) Yes 25% 4 per year View
Journal of Power Yes 20–30% 3 per year View
Muslim World Journal of Human Rights (online) Yes -- 1 per year
updated continuously
View
Race & Class Refereed -- 4 per year View
Reproductive Health Matters Yes 30–40% 2 per year View
Religion and Human Rights Yes Unknown, new editor 3 per year
Security and Human Rights Yes Works with authors in a rigorous editing process 4 per year View
Security and Human Rights -- 2 per year View
SUR- International Journal of Human Rights Yes 10% 2 per year View
The International Journal of Human Rights Yes Not publicized 7 per year View
The International Journal of Transitional Justice Yes 18–20% 2 per year View
Violence Against Women Yes 12% 12 per year (monthly) View
War Crimes, Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity Yes Relatively new; acceptance rates very high but will be dropping Once but striving for 2 issues per year; this will help with acceptance rates View
Journals that only publish work of graduate (at times also undergraduate) students
Journal Title Peer
Reviewed
Acceptance
Rate
Publishing
Frequency
Details
Critique (Online) No 10% 2 per year; Spring consists of award-winning papers from student conference; UMN students welcome to enter View
Political Perspectives Yes N/A
Joseph Korbel Journal of Advanced International Studies (online) No 20–30% Once per year, may be going to 2 per year View
Journal of Public and International Affairs 2 per year
Northwestern Journal of International Affairs
Blogging also available
N/A 2 per year
Georgetown Public Policy Review (On-line)
No specific theme
Yes 50% September–May View
Georgetown Public Policy Review (Print)
Has specific theme each year
-- View
Politikon (On-line and print) Yes 20% 2 per year View