CALL FOR PAPERS - INAUGURAL EDITION
The ABA SIL International Human Rights Committee invites submissions for the inaugural issue of its new quarterly publication, CLARION: The IHRC Journal of Human Rights (aka “The Clarion”)
QUALIFICATIONS & SUBMISSION INFO
Who can submit a paper?: The Clarion seeks articles and submissions of high quality that can serve to educate, inform and challenge our readership. Submissions should meet high professional standards, commensurate with the importance of human rights and the need to ensure these rights for all.
Subject Matter: Human rights - domestic and international. If you are not sure that your research meets the needs of The Clarion, please check the journal’s List of Suggestions for paper topics.
Global: Submissions from all countries are welcomed!
Language: All submissions must be made in English (US or UK). Contributing Authors may also submit a second copy of the paper in their native language with a request that both papers be published. A decision on such a requests will be made by the Journal Editors on a case-by-case basis.
We want diversity: The Clarion encourages submissions from diverse interdisciplinaries, including but not limited to: legal professionals, human rights advocates, law school students, scholars, researchers, educators, journalists, photojournalists, medical practitioners, humanitarian aid workers, social entrepreneurs, environmentalist, technology experts, grassroot activists, nonprofit organizations, NGOs, IGOs, law firms, and governmental agencies and employees.
Length of Paper: 500-1500 words. The length of individual submissions may vary but should not exceed 1500 words (approximately 3 pages), including any footnotes.
Abstract: A brief abstract of your paper topic is due on March 31, 2016. The abstract should include your name, contact information, topic or title of submission, and a paragraph (4-6 sentences) that outlines the purpose and/or areas that will be covered by your submission.
Citation format: Please refer to the THE BLUEBOOK: A Uniform System of Citation (Online Version) for instructions on how to cite primary and secondary resources.
Contributing Author Guidelines: The type of submission (e.g., legal article, commentary, book review, photojournal essay, etc.) will determine the standard of review employed by the Journal Editors. However, the Contributing Author Guidelines provide an overview of the ABA SIL publication policies. There may be deviations from or exceptions to these rules based on the type of submission. Nevertheless, all contributing authors should carefully read the guidelines to ensure that applicable journal policies are respected. Contact the Journal Editors if you have questions regarding the guidelines.
Publication Agreement: All contributing authors must complete and submit the IHRC Journal Publication Agreement. Please submit the Publication Agreement with your paper on or before April 15, 2016.
Bios: All contributing authors must submit a 50-word bio with their paper. See the Contributing Authors Guidelines for instructions on how to cite biographical information as a footnote in your paper. The deadline to submit your bio is March 31, 2016.
Submission Instructions: (1) Carefully proofread your paper, including all footnotes and citations. We further recommend that you allow at least one disinterested or otherwise objective person to proofread your paper. (2) Submit your paper via email to the Journal Editors Luke Wilson and John Mukum Mbaku at IHRCpubs@gmail.com. Be sure to include your bio and the journal publication agreement.
Papers selected for publication may appear in digital format and/or in print. Both members and non-members of the ABA Section of International Law will be able to access the journal through the IHRC’s webpage and blog. Certain papers may be eligible for section publications or selected as topics for committee hosted events, including teleconference and seasonal or regional conference programs.
Deadline: All papers for the Spring-Summer 2016 Edition must be submitted to the Journal Editors no later than Friday, April 15 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
❋ Abstract & Bio Deadline: March 31, 2016
❋ Paper & Publication Agreement Deadline: April 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET
❋ Notification of Acceptance: April 29, 2016
Contact Journal Editors Luke Wilson and John Mukum Mbaku at IHRCpubs@gmail.com if you have any questions about the above information. Please carbon copy the Co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org if (and only if) your concern or query is time-sensitive or otherwise requires an immediate response.
Thanks and good luck to all contributing authors!