About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Age of Human Rights Journal is a scientific journal of international relevance, published in English, peer-reviewed and open-access, containing papers concerning Human Rights from different approaches. This Journal is edited in the framework of the Research Network “The Age of Rights” (HURI-AGE), composed by about one hundred researchers belonging to some of the most important human rights research groups in Spain (more information: http://redtiempodelosderechos.com/).

This network aims to analyze integrally the reality of human rights in contemporary societies by identifying the main challenges and problems they face today, or may face in the future, and to propose possible solutions leading to the establishment of an international rule of law. Our aim, in short, is to contribute, through the scientific reflection, to make the 21stcentury, eventually, the age of rights.

Peer Review Process

The submitted manuscripts will be considered for publication if they receive favourable reports from specialists outside the publishing institution and the editorial board. At least two anonymous referees will evaluate the unsigned manuscripts submitted for publication to TAHRJ.

This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process.

Decisions on articles and book reviews submitted are normally made within three months. If the manuscript has not been accepted or needs revision, the author will be provided with a report indicating the reasons for non-acceptance, or the changes required for its publication.

Even in case of a positive evaluation, manuscripts not conforming to the author guidelines will be returned to the authors for further revision.

Publication Frequency

The AHR Journal will be published biannually, in June and December.

Copyright Notice

Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:

  • Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
  • Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.

Publications Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication and authorship

  • All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  • The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, and readability.
  • The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
  • If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  • Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  • The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as those concerning libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  • No research can be included in more than one publication.

Author's responsibilities

  • Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  • Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  • Authors are obliged to participate in the double blind peer review process.
  • Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  • All Authors must have significantly contributed to the research.
  • Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  • Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
  • Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  • Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors.

Reviewer's responsibilities

  • Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author
  • Referees are requested to evaluate whether the manuscript has already been published in another journal, is methodologically sound, contains results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions, contains an appropriate bibliography and makes a significant contribution to the social sciences.
  • Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  • Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  • Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  • Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Editor's responsibilities

  • The Editors are responsible for the final decision to accept/reject the manuscript.
  • Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  • Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  • Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope.
  • Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.
  • Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
  • Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  • Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  • Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.
  • Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.

Plagiarism Policy

 Plagiarism is the unethical act of copying someone else’s prior ideas, processes, results or words without explicit acknowledgement of the original author and source. Plagiarism is considered academic dishonesty and a breach of journalistic ethics. The Age of Human Rights Journal (TAHRJ) is strictly against any unethical act of copying or plagiarism in any form

TAHRJ strongly recommends our authors to thorough check of the article content before submitting it to our Journal for publication prior to submission as a preliminary step.

Anyway, all manuscripts submitted to (TAHRJ) will be checked using plagiarism detection software. If the plagiarism is observed by editors, peer reviewers or by editorial staff at any stage of publication process, the manuscript will be rejected and not considered for publication in the journal


Neither the editors nor the Editorial Boards of LAR journals are responsible for authors’ expressed opinions, views, and the contents of the published manuscripts in the journal. The originality, proofreading of manuscripts and errors are the sole responsibility of the individual authors.


Observatorio Gregorio Peces-Barba de Derechos Humanos y Democracia (Universidad de Jaén)

Research Network El Tiempo de los Derechos (HURI-AGE)