Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (JHDHS) is an online, peer-reviewed scholarly publication of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network, a global network of academicians and practitioners who wish to promote a world of more dignity and less humiliation. This journal is designed to advance the study of the dynamics of humiliation, the antecedents and consequences of humiliating behaviors, and interventions to break cycles of humiliation and restore human dignity, believing that this can lead to a resolution of previously intractable conflicts. JHDHS provides a venue for sharing this research and a forum to define the developing field of humiliation studies, theoretically and in practice. The journal supports a variety of integrative methodologies, including but not exclusive to scientific quantitative and qualitative analysis, photography, poetry, etc. 

The Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies maintains a rolling deadline and seeks submissions on topics such as: 

  • Quantitative and qualitative research on the phenomenon of humiliation and its embeddedness into other concepts and experiences, for example, honor and dignity and historic transformations of sociopolitical structures. 
  • Theory-building with respect to humiliation and its differentiation from related concepts such as shame and humility. 
  • Case examples of "promising practices" illustrating effective efforts to promote human dignity and transform humiliation.
The following areas of research touch upon issues of human dignity and humiliation. The topics below are listed as possible suggestions and should not be considered inclusive. 
  • Migration 
  • Globalization 
  • Peace and Conflict
  • Human Rights
  • History and Conflict 
  • Cycles of Violence 
  • Gender Issues 
  • Public Policy Planning
We invite submissions of articles in all areas related to the understanding of human dignity and humiliation. Articles from all disciplines are welcome; please keep in mind that our readers are multidisciplinary practitioners and researchers. Please direct your language to this audience. We are also very interested in reports of ongoing projects that promote human dignity, manuscripts of international interest, personal scholarship, and perspectives that represent new and novel ways to foster human dignity throughout the world.


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Message from the Editors

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Peer Review Process

The managing editors make an initial appraisal of each manuscript. If the topic and text seem potentially appropriate and consistent with journal’s expressed focus and global audience, the manuscript goes to review with the editors overseeing the review process. Once the review process has been completed, the editors decide on acceptance, resubmission, revision, or rejection of a manuscript.

To provide the most independent and unbiased perspective on submissions, this journal uses a “blind review” process: authors are not told who reviewed their manuscript and reviewers are not told who wrote the paper. Peer reviewers may be informed of the identity of the authors once the manuscript is accepted. After a decision is reached, a reviewer is free to contact the authors about the manuscript.

Manuscripts are sent out for review electronically, and all correspondence takes place via email. A decision on the manuscript generally may be expected within six months of submission; however, delays in obtaining reviews may extend this process.

Journal editors and reviewers are generously offering their services pro bono while managing other demanding professional and personal responsibilities. Consequently, we appreciate your kind patience and support throughout the review and decision-making process. Although we strive to maintain timely progress on all articles, our first concern is sustaining high-quality, peer-review standards that are applied to all manuscripts submitted to the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.


Publication Frequency

The Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation will publish one volume per year. Articles and other contributions will be published as soon as they aready. They will be added to the current volume's Table of Contents. Volumes will be identified by the year of publication.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Creative Commons License The Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Study is an Open Access Journal. All content, unless otherwise indicated, is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.