Workshop: Navigating the World of Journal Publishing for Human Rights Researchers


Early career researchers who undertake research in human rights often find it difficult to understand the interdisciplinary publishing landscape, prepare manuscripts for publication with diverging audiences in mind, select an appropriate journal for their specific research, and develop a future-regarding researcher profile.

This full-day workshop, co-organized by Hasselt University, Ghent University, University of Antwerp and VUB, aims to provide researchers in human rights with the knowledge and skills needed to make the right choices in the face of these challenges, as they develop their knowledge dissemination competences in the multi- and interdisciplinary field of human rights.

More information regarding the content, application process and preliminary programme can be found here (pdf, 165 KB)

Learning outcomes

After participation in this workshop, you will…

  • Have a better understanding of the process of journal publishing in human rights, including challenges and how to best manage them
  • Be more skillful at navigating the challenges of interdisciplinary publishing in human rights
  • Be able to critically consider questions of dissemination of and access to knowledge
  • Be able to create and reassess your own research profile in human rights
  • Be more skillful at tailoring your research output in human rights to different (disciplinary) audiences


  • Apply by sending your CV and a motivation letter to prof. dr. Stijn Smet ( and Marion Sander ( by 6 February 2023.
  • To be eligible to apply for participation in this workshop, you must:
    • be a PhD candidate or postdoctoral researcher, based at a Flemish university;
    • undertake research in the field of human rights (preferably in the disciplines of law and/or social sciences);
    • not have participated in a similar workshop before.
  • You will receive an e-mail if you are selected by 10 February 2023.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).


  • DATE
    09 March, 2023
    icon Oude Abdij Kortenberg
    Abdijdreef 22
    3070 Kortenberg