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 otherwise affiliated with LSE to submit a post. We are open to critical and interdisciplinary perspectives on human rights.

The editorial process

If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please complete this form.

If your pitch is accepted, we’ll contact you to let you know and you will be assigned to a pair of editors who will work with you to develop it further. Once you send us a draft, your assigned editors will make any necessary edits and send it back to you for revisions. Please be patient with us throughout the process, as it may take several weeks or more from start to finish.

We receive a large number of blog submissions and our editors appreciate your patience whilst they review your piece. However, if your pitch is extremely time-sensitive (for example, it concerns a rapidly-developing news story), please indicate this on the form and we will do our best to get to it as soon as possible. 

We encourage you to engage with any comments that are made on the piece once it is published, 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 previews, interviews, political and legal commentary, media analyses, reports on current events, cultural critiques and observations, short films and audio material. 

Blog Guidelines


  • Submissions should reflect original, unpublished work.
    • We prefer submissions that adopt an evaluative argument on a topical human rights issue – we do not publish overviews or descriptive submissions.
    • Submissions that analyse a human rights issue in a particular place should be discussed in the context of global debates and trends.
    • All pieces should be between 500 and 1000 words, not including references.
    • Blog posts should adopt an academic, as opposed to polemical tone.
    • Hate language including but not limited to racist, sexist, anti-Semitic and homophobic speech will not be published.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, and the denial of historical events.


Formatting and referencing

Blogs should not include footnote or endnote references. References should take the form of hyperlinks to sources within the text.


Images may be included in your post, but these must not violate copyright. Authors should seek the permission of the editors prior to cross-posting on a personal blog.

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