Focus and Scope

Journal of Human Rights and Peace Studies (HRPS) is an international peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually by Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University.  Journal of Human Rights and Peace Studies aims to create a platform to promote, distribute, and exchange knowledge in the areas of human rights, conflicts and peace studies. The journal welcomes contributions from scholars, practitioners, activists and students in the fields of human rights and peace studies and other relevant fields in social science and humanities including but not limited to anthropology, sociology, political science, legal studies, education and cultural studies.

With the world witnessing continuing conflicts, violence, and growing constraints for millions of people to enjoy their right to life with dignity, promoting peace and human rights has become an urgent agenda of our time.  For many scholars and practitioners working in the fields of human rights and/or peace, the common goal of the two disciplines to bring about justice seems obvious.  For some others however, the link between peace and human rights may neither be easily articulated nor their relationship seen as a straightforward one. 

We invite scholars, activists, practitioners and students from human rights and peace studies and other relevant fields including but not limited to anthropology, sociology, political science, legal studies, education and cultural studies to contribute to the Journal of Human Rights and Peace Studies, which will be published bi-annually by the Institute for Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University.  Empirical and theoretical research articles discussing the common goals and competing agenda of peace and human rights from different angles and contexts are welcomed. 

Peer Review Policy and Process 

All papers are undergone editorial screening and peer review process. The manuscripts are first internally reviewed by the  Journal of HRPS editors and will be sent to at least  2 external reviewers for peer review if they meet journal's requirement and criteria (see submission guidelines). The Journal of HRPS uses a "double blind" peer review process in which manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial review and evaluation. 

Types of articles 

The Journal of Human Rights and Peace Studies accepts following types of submission:

  • research articles;
  • academic or review articles;
  • book reviews, article reviews or multi-media reviews; and
  • field note articles.  

Language  

  • English 
  • Thai 

Publication Frequency

The Journal is published 2 issues per year: 

  • Issue 1: January - June 
  • Issue 2: July - December 

 Sources of Support

  • Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University 
  • Mahidol University