School of Politics and International Studies

Responsibility to Protect Student Journal

Become a peer reviewer

Call for Peer Reviewers – 2020

The R2P Student Journal is now recruiting new reviewers!

The Responsibility to Protect Student Journal is a free, global, online journal led by students. It provides a platform through which undergraduate and postgraduate students can publish their academic work about responses to gross human rights violations, including, but not limited to, atrocity prevention, the Responsibility to Protect, international humanitarian law, international accountability, transitional justice, the Women Peace and Security agenda, peacebuilding, peacekeeping and human protection.

Since its inception, The Responsibility to Protect Student Journal has been run by a team of volunteers. We’re looking for three new peer reviewers to help us evaluate incoming submissions. This will take up to 10 hours a month on average.

We are accepting applications from MA or PhD students enrolled in International Relations, Law, Conflict Studies, Human Rights and other related courses. Whilst prior reviewing experience is not necessary, applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement and very good writing skills. Experience in editing is desired, not essential. Applications from outside of Europe and North America are strongly encouraged.

How does the reviewing process work?

Submissions that have received editorial approval are sent to reviewers. As a reviewer, you will further evaluate and provide constructive feedback for submissions that fall within your area of expertise. Your work might include minor editing tasks.

Why become a reviewer?

You will gain first-hand experience in the publishing process. This is an excellent opportunity to help students improve their research and arguments, which is ideal if you are considering pursuing a career in teaching, research, or journalism. We are a young team and we value our members’ ideas and feedback. MA students or graduates will only review submissions from undergraduate or MA students.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your CV and a one-page cover letter to by 1st April 2020. In your cover letter, please mention what your area of expertise is. Please state “Reviewer application” in your email subject line.

If you have any questions, please get in contact via email.

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