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Author Guidelines

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.


Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Managing Editors).
  2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or RTF document file format.
  3. Where available, Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) and/or URLs for the references have been provided.
  4. The text is 20-25 pages and double-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text consistently adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS), or the Modern Language Association (MLA). For more details, please go to: Other professional style formats will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  6. Please kindly use standard American English in your manuscript. For more details, please go to: We also suggest using Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary as a reference.
  7. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

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