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Notes for Contributors

If you want to write about human rights, we’re keen to hear from you. You don’t have to be a member of the LSE Human Rights Blog Editorial Board or affiliated to LSE to submit a post. We are open to critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on human rights.

The editorial process

If you have a topic that you’d like to write about, just email an outline of your idea to humanrights.blog@lse.ac.uk.

If the idea is accepted, we’ll contact you to develop it further. Please note, it may take around 7 working days for you to receive an initial response from the editors.

All posts are reviewed by an editor from the LSE Human Rights Blog Editorial Board. If any changes are required, it will be sent back to the author for revisions at this stage. Once we have a final draft, the piece will be published.

We encourage you to engage with any comments that are made on the piece, but you will need to do so via the Editorial Board.

Published articles should be between 500 and 1000 words long. Audio-visual contributions are also welcome, and should be accompanied by a short introductory paragraph.

Blog posts should be thought-provoking and accessible. We invite content in the form of reviews and pre-views, interviews, political and legal commentary, media analyses, reports on current events, cultural critiques and observations, short films and audio material.

Submission Guidelines

 

  • Images may be included in your post, but these must not violate copyright.
  • Submissions should reflect original, unpublished work.
  • We prefer submissions that adopt an evaluative argument on a topical human rights issue – we do not public overviews or descriptive submissions.
  • Where academic citations are required, we prefer authors to use Harvard referencing.
  • Submissions that analyse a human rights issue in a particular place should be discussed in the context of global debates and trends.
  • Authors should seek the permission of the editors prior to cross-posting on a personal blog.
  • All pieces should be between 500 and 1000 words not including references.
  • Blog posts should adopt an academic, as opposed to, polemical tone.
  • Be wary of plagiarism. All sources should be reliable and referenced within the text and in a bibliography.
  • Images may be included in your post, but these must not violate copyright.
  • Hate language including but not limited to racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and homophobic speech will not be published. This includes the use of stereotypes and racial tropes, the denial of historical events.

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