Call for Papers

issue 25

Call for texts
Sur Journal

Essays • Case studies • Institutional reflections

Deadline: 15 March 2017

Conectas Human Rights welcomes entries for the 25th edition of the Sur Journal, which will be published in July 2017.

Sur – International Journal of Human Rights is published twice a year by Conectas. It is edited in three languages (Portuguese, English and Spanish) and is available online here.

The objective of the Sur International Journal on Human Rights is to influence the global human rights agenda by producing, fostering and disseminating innovative research and ideas, primarily from the Global South, on human rights practice.

Sur Journal is seeking contributions that reflect this objective and welcomes contributions written in an accessible language but nevertheless containing thorough analyses. Contributions bringing empirical research or first-hand experience are particularly encouraged. For more details on the Journal’s editorial policy, click here.

With this in mind, Sur Journal is now accepting contributions (in Portuguese, English or Spanish) between 7,000 – 20,000 characters including spaces in the following formats:

• Essays

In-depth analysis of any contemporary human rights topic, with a preference for essays dealing with issues of transnational significance and/or bringing a comparative perspective from different countries.

• Case studies

Texts on the implementation of advocacy strategies, litigation and other experiences and which analyse the impact of these strategies.

• Institutional reflections

Shorter pieces about management, evaluation, fundraising and sustainability within the field of human rights.

Selection Process and Authors’ Rights


Once submitted, the contributions will be subject to a review process. Each contribution is reviewed by a member of the Editorial team and, if it meets the Journal’s quality standards, by an external blind review. Due to the large number of contributions received for each issue, the Editorial Board is unable to inform authors why a contribution has been rejected.

In relation to authors’ rights, Sur Journal uses Creative Commons-Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 to publish its texts. This preserves the rights of the authors, while allowing readers to share its content.

Any submission that contains citations without appropriate references (plagiarism) will be disregarded immediately.

The Sur Journal does not charge authors a processing or publication fee.


Contributions should be sent to in electronic format (Microsoft Word file) and using the following standards:

Contributions received that do not follow the guidelines above (including the number of characters) may lead to it being immediately rejected by the Executive Board.


Contributions for the Sur Journal No. 25, to be published in July 2017 will be accepted for consideration until 15 March 2017. Contributions received after this date will be considered for the next edition of SUR.