Guidelines for authors of the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights


Please note: As of 1 June 2015, the NQHR’s word limit for submissions will be reduced to 10,000 words including citations. We will not accept submissions over this limit. In addition, from this date, articles will be screened for plagiarism using the application Urkund.

Authors are invited to send in their papers for possible publication in the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights. Manuscripts or contributions to the Human Rights News may be submitted to For further information, please contact:

Julie Fraser
Managing Editor
Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM)
Drift 15
3512 HTUtrecht
The Netherlands
Tel: (31) 30 2538033
Fax: (31) 30 2537168

Email: .

While the NQHR accepts submissions at any time, manuscripts submitted according to the below schedule will be dealt with most promptly. For timely consideration of your manuscript in 2016, please submit by the following deadlines: 1 February; 1 April; 15 May; 12 August; 5 October; and 18 November.

It shall be a condition of publication that contributors grant exclusive licences to publish to the NQHR and to Intersentia during the legal term of copyright (including any renewals and extensions of the copyright period) for the purpose of administering rights and permissions in all contributions. These licences shall include the right for Intersentia and any assignee thereof to publish the contribution or any part thereof in hard copy, book form, electronically and in any other form or medium whatsoever including all known print media and all electronic media either known about or as yet not invented for profitable or non-profitable purpose. The licence so granted extends to all languages and all parts of the world. The submission for publication of any contribution shall imply acceptance of these conditions. The copyright in all contributions shall remain with the contributor, however.

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