About the Journal

Focus & Scope

RHR is an interdisciplinary journal of rights, broadly conceived. It has an international editorial board, authors, and readership. It welcomes qualitative and theoretical interventions, interpretations, and engagements with political events, institutions, cultures, and issues as they impact upon rights. It provides a forum appealing to academics and practitioners who work at the intersections of politics, culture, economy, aesthetics, philosophy, and the arts. The journal publishes innovative, double-blind peer-reviewed, and theoretically engaged articles in the humanities and the social sciences, as well as academic focus essays and is open to other forms of writing and representations on the subject. The topics may involve issues in environment, climate, sovereignty, geography, government, nation, ethnicities, race, family, gender, individual, capital and the state. The topics may also involve emerging political debates relating to forms of subjectivities as they may be expressed in political movements, electoral politics, popular uprisings, affective flows and assemblages; or expressions in media and social media; as well as analyses of the objects and conditions of politics, ethics, and critique.

Our fields, sub-fields and topics of interest could be found in our CFP available in Announcement section.


2520-7032 (Online), ISSN 2520-7024 (Print)

Abbreviated key title: Rev.hum.rights (Print/Online)

Indexing & Abstracting

RHR is indexed and abstracted with the following databases and/or services:

  1. EBSCO (Database Here)
  2. Repindex (Database Here) (Agreement)
  3. International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA) (Email Approval)
  4. Columbia International Affairs Online, Columbia University Press (CIAO) (Agreement)
  5. Proquest IBSS (Email Approval)
  6. Proquest WWPSA (Email Approval)
  7. Index Islamicus (Email Approval)
  8. ResearchBib (Academic Resource Index) (Check Here)
  9. Directory of Research Journals Indexing
  10. Google Scholar (Check Here)
  11. Asia-Net (Agreement)
  12. Crossref
  13. PKP Index
  14. NSD (Norwegian)
  15. ANVUR (Italian Index)

Open Access Statement

RHR is a fully open access publication. It is freely accessible online, and full-text content is immediately available upon publication. RHR does not charge authors submission fees or article processing fees. We are dedicated to the idea of a free and open exchange of scholarship from all disciplines, perspectives, and methodologies.

Peer Review Policy

All article submissions to RHR are double-blind reviewed. Double-blind means that neither the author nor the reviewers are aware of each other's identity. Submitted or solicited book reviews are reviewed by the editor and members of the Editorial Board. 

Publication Frequency

Content is published online as soon as it is ready. Every year in late December all of the content published is gathered together into the journal's annual issue.

Copyright and Licensing

RHR operates based on a non-exclusive publishing agreement, according to which the journal retains the right of first publication, but authors are free to subsequently publish their work. The copyright of all work rests with the author(s). 

By default, all content published in RHR are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Commons License. This licence permits users to use, reproduce, disseminate or display the article provided that the author is attributed as the original creator and that the reuse is restricted to non-commercial purposes i.e. research or educational use.

Authors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the various Creative Commons licenses. Readers are advised to consult the licensing information embedded in each published work to ensure that they are familiar with the terms of use that apply. 


Following publication of the first issue, RHR joined the PKP Private LOCKSS Network, which provides permanent preservation services to participating journals.


RHR is published by the Society of Social Science Academics.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site are used only by RHR and only for the purposes of operating the journal and fostering the development of a community of Human Rights scholars. No other party will be granted access to them for any reason.