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Call for Papers

Righting Wrongs: A Journal of Human Rights is a peer-reviewed academic journal that provides space for students to explore human rights issues, challenge current actions and frameworks, and engage in problem-solving aimed at tackling some of the world’s most pressing issues. The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at Webster University is currently soliciting undergraduate research papers and book reviews for possible publication

The next open issue of Righting Wrongs will be published online in May 2020. (December issues feature selected senior theses and book reviews from Webster University students.) The blind peer-review process will be conducted by student editors and reviewers at Webster University, under the supervision of faculty advisors. Submissions are accepted from undergraduate students at universities around the world. Submissions are not accepted from graduate students, and papers must be written in English. Submissions should not be already published in (or under publication consideration at) another journal. 

To submit a paper or review for possible publication in Righting Wrongs, please e-mail your submission as a Word document attachment to Professor Lindsey Kingston at lkingston54@webster.edu. Research papers should include a full paper, bibliography, a 100-word abstract, and a brief author(s) biography. Also, papers must be formatted according to American Psychological Association (APA) style guidelines.

Book reviews should focus on recent books about human rights issues and debates. Interested students may request a review copy of select titles, if they do not already have a book in mind. Details are available here: Books Available for Review_September 2018

The deadline for submissions is January 27, 2020. Authors should receive a decision no later than March 2020. For more information and writing resources, please visit the Righting Wrongs web site at www.webster.edu/rightingwrongs.