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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. Although the journal will be “on sabbatical” with faculty director Lindsey Kingston in 2016-17, the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at Webster University is soliciting undergraduate research papers and book reviews for possible publication in the 2017-18 issue of Righting Wrongs. 

The seventh open issue of Righting Wrongs will be published online in May 2018. (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. Undergraduates who completed a paper in 2016-17 (our sabbatical year) are welcome to submit for publication in 2018, even if they have since graduated.

To submit a paper or review for possible publication in Righting Wrongs, please e-mail your submission as a Word document attachment to humanrights@webster.edu (and please copy 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. Reviews should focus on books about human rights issues and debates.

The deadline for submissions is January 8, 2018. Authors should receive a decision no later than March 2018. For more information and writing resources, please visit the Righting Wrongs web site at www.webster.edu/rightingwrongs.