Author Submissions

Call for Papers and Author Guidelines

JHRE is a bi-annual journal covering the links and tensions between human rights and environmental issues, regulation and rights. The journal is widely recognised by international scholars for its intellectual quality, relevance and for the depth of its contribution to the vital search for new ways of negotiating the human-environment interface. The journal publishes a wide range of scholarly contributions - from top quality doctrinal scholarship to outstanding critical theoretical examinations of its themes.

The editors seek high quality contributions of between 8,000-12,000 words from academics, practitioners and activists working either field. The journal focuses on original research, articles, commentaries and book reviews and is aimed predominantly at academics and intellectuals working in the public sphere, engaged with the issues. The contributions are double-blind peer reviewed prior to acceptance for publication.

The journal has published leading scholars such as Dinah Shelton, Christopher Stone, Mary Warnock, Ngaire Naffine, Peadar Kirby, Upendra Baxi, Laura Westra, David Kinley, Lorraine Code, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos.

The Journal of Human Rights and the Environment invites contributions on the following themes:

Capitalocene, Technification and the Future of Eco-Justice (10.2). Submissions for this issue should be sent by 1st January 2019.
Human and Non-human migration (11.1). Submissions for this issue should be sent by 1st June 2019.

All submissions are double-blind peer reviewed. The JHRE welcomes a wide range of approaches, critical, doctrinal and practice-facing—and welcomes contributions from any academic discipline.

Papers outside of these themes but which fall within the scope of the journal are also invited.

Submissions should be made using the following link: To propose a book review or for questions in relation to book reviews, please email:

Style/Submissions Guide

Article manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with our house style guidelines: JHRE Guidance.

The final version of your article should be accompanied by a completed copy of the Author Information Form: JHRE Author Information Form

Terms of publication

If your article is accepted for publication, you will be asked to sign our standard Contributor Agreement: JHRE License to Publish