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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, book/film reviews, opinion pieces, and photo essays for possible publication

We are currently soliciting submissions for our May 2025 issue. 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 and without the use of artificial intelligence (such as ChatGPT). 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. Papers should be formatted according to American Psychological Association (APA) style guidelines; see previous student papers for guidance.

Book reviews should focus on recent books about human rights issues and debates. See our “writing resources” section for more information on how to write a critical book review.

The next deadline for submissions is January 13, 2025. Authors should receive a decision no later than March 2025.