Papers presented at the Oxford Human Rights & Education Law Symposium may be submitted for publication in the form of edited books and/or journal articles, available either in hardcopy or online. The deadline for submission is 6 weeks after the conclusion of the symposium. Mail completed papers to Manuscripts submitted for publication must be original, not having been previously presented at another conference nor having been submitted for publication elsewhere. The manuscript is submitted for blind review by academics with knowledge of the field within which the manuscript is categorized. With the advice of the reviewers, the Symposium Editor will make one of four decisions: accept, accept contingent upon revision, revise and resubmit, or reject. Authors of papers will be required to sign a consent to publish form.

The staff initially reviews the manuscript. If the manuscript does not fall within the scope of the Symposium or is not formatted according to CMS, 16th ed., it will be returned to the author. Otherwise, an email acknowledgment is sent to the author.


Technical Requirements

Copy should be double-spaced with margins of 1" at top, bottom, and on both sides. The manuscript must contain an abstract, introduction, conclusion, and a complete list of references. See CMS, 16th ed. for guidelines. There should be no hyphenated words on line endings; no printed borders; and no numbered line indicators on the left margin. Clearly indicate heading levels throughout the manuscript. There should be no more than five tables/graphs. 

The author information page should contain the following: title of the paper, the full name of the author(/s), institutional affiliation and position, and e-mail address, statement of place and date of previous oral presentation of the paper, and a disclaimer statement (if applicable.)

The title of the manuscript should appear at the top of the first page. The name of the author(s) should appear only a separate author information page and not on any subsequent pages.

The manuscript document must be a Word document and include a title page, a two-paragraph abstract, the article, a reference list and any relevant tables or images. Our guideline for length is 30 double-spaced pages.

If the manuscript is accepted for publication, all graphs and illustrative materials must be provided in camera-ready form by the author. Specifications will be sent to the author upon acceptance.

Footnotes and references must be as follows:

  • Footnotes detail issues that require further explanation. Footnotes should always be used for legal references, such as citing a court case or legal finding.

  • All manuscripts should include a reference list (not a bibliography).

  • The Chicago Manual of Style is the standard for style, formatting, and any other presentation of text, drawing, chart, graph, etc.

The symposium has working arrangements for publication for both book companies and academic journals. The academic journals are indexed, abstracted and recorded in: Academic OneFile, ArticleFirst, Australian Education Index, Biography Index, Book Review Digest Plus, Contents Pages in Education, Current Abstracts, Current Law Index, EBSCO, EconLit, Education Abstracts, Education Full Text, Education Index Retrospective, Education Research Complete, Educational Administration Abstracts, Educational Research Abstracts Online, Educator’s Reference Complete, Electronic Collections Online, ERIC, Gale Cengage, General OneFile, Higher Education Abstracts, InfoTrac Custom, Journal of Economic Literature, LegalTrac, Scopus, Sociology of Education Abstracts, TOC Premier, Vocational Education & Training Abstracts, Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Mega Edition, and Wilson OmniFile: Full Text Select


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