Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for both the Columbia Human Rights Law Review (HRLR), our journal publication, and HRLR Online, our online component. Please see below for more details on each publication. Both publications require similar submission formatting, as outlined below.

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review

We are currently accepting submissions for publication in Volume 50 (2018-2019) of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review (HRLR).

We are also accepting submissions for publication in Volume 51.1 (Fall 2019), which will accompany our Symposium in the Spring of 2019. Please see more details below and on our Symposia page.

 

Volume 50 (2018-2019)

HRLR welcomes the submission of unsolicited manuscripts of proposed articles for possible publication. Accepted contributions generally deal directly with, or are otherwise relevant to, current ideas in international human rights and domestic civil rights law, including pieces from interdisciplinary perspectives. We seek pieces with balanced legal analysis, or pieces that justify a position and advocate it cogently. We welcome works by scholars, practitioners, and others with knowledge of the human rights field. We do not consider student-written work.

 

Volume 51.1 — HRLR Symposium Issue (Fall of 2019)

HRLR is celebrating its 50th, and A Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual (JLM) its 40th anniversary this year. To celebrate their respective milestones and achievements, we will be hosting a Symposium in April 2019 with a dedicated Symposium issue that Fall.

The Symposium and respective issue will focus on issues and topics related to forced displacement and the movement of persons. With this, we hope to look at topics such as the refugee crisis and related conditions of confinement and access to attorneys; the effects of gentrification and climate change; public health implications stemming from movement of persons; the United States’ immigration system, and more. This is not an exhaustive list and we welcome papers that branch out from our central theme.

HRLR welcomes the submission of unsolicited manuscripts of proposed articles for possible publication. Accepted contributions will address the theme above, both directly and tangentially from either an international human rights or domestic civil rights law perspective, including pieces from interdisciplinary perspectives.

 

Submission Format

  • Submit only one, double spaced copy of your manuscript. We greatly prefer if submissions appear in Microsoft Word format.
  • Submitted articles should range from 10,000 to 30,000 words and be double-spaced in a 12-point font with 1″ margins.
  • Text and citations should conform to A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“The Bluebook”). Footnotes are strongly preferred over endnotes.
  • We encourage the use of gender-neutral language.

Submissions should include author resume and contact information (address, phone number, and email address).

Manuscripts can be submitted via Scholastica or ExpressO. Alternatively, authors can submit to HRLRsubmissions@law.columbia.edu.

 

Expedited Review We will do our best to honor all expedite requests and to provide a prompt publication decision.

Questions Please address questions regarding submissions to HRLRsubmissions@law.columbia.edu.

HRLR Online

We are currently accepting submissions for HRLR Online for Fall 2018.

The Columbia Human Rights Law Review launched an online component, HRLR Online, in Fall 2016. For HRLR Online we seek shorter, cutting-edge pieces that deal with pressing human rights issues or provide commentary on recent human rights scholarship. We welcome works by scholars, practitioners, and others with knowledge of the human rights field. We do not consider student-written work.

Submitted pieces for HRLR Online should range from 2,000 to 5,000 words and be double-spaced in a 12-point font with 1″ margins.

Submission Format

  • Submit only one, double spaced copy of your manuscript. We greatly prefer if submissions appear in Microsoft Word format.
  • Submitted articles should range from 2,000 to 5,000 words and be double-spaced in a 12-point font with 1″ margins.
  • Text and citations should conform to A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015) (“The Bluebook”). Footnotes are strongly preferred over endnotes.
  • We encourage the use of gender-neutral language.

Submissions should include author resume and contact information (address, phone number, and email address).

Manuscripts can be submitted via Scholastica. Alternatively, authors can submit to HRLROnline@gmail.com.

 

Expedited Review We will do our best to honor all expedite requests and to provide a prompt publication decision.

Questions Please address questions regarding submissions to HRLROnline@gmail.com.