HRJ Editorial Submission Guidelines

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House Rabbit Journal
Editorial Submission Guidelines

The House Rabbit Journal has been producing professional-quality veterinary, educational, and creative articles, contributed from readers, since 1988. We accept inspiring or informative articles and thoughtful essays that help educate and entertain readers about rabbits and support House Rabbit Society’s philosophy. Please have a look through our archive to see the types of stories we publish. We would love to have your original contribution! Below are the guidelines for submitting articles.

We take great pride in originality and do not reprint previously published articles, including blog posts. Once your article is published in the HRJ, it will become available on our website.

Submission Deadlines

The deadline for submission for our Fall 2015 issue is August 1st, 2015. Authors will receive a response from our editing team within one month of submission.

Suggested Subjects

  • rabbit medicine (subject to veterinary review)
  • new ideas in rabbit rescue/rabbit sheltering
  • discussion of rescue efforts and lessons learned
  • review of rabbit-related or veterinary books or articles written in the last 3 years (and not previously reviewed in the HRJ)
  • review of rabbit topics covered at veterinary or professional conferences
  • discussion of rabbit activism initiatives
  • rabbit care and behavior topics
  • rabbit-related how-to articles

Word count and Formatting

Articles usually vary in length between 600 and 1200 words, depending on the topic and format. We accept digital submissions as attachments to email only. Our editing team works in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) and will review your piece with you using the track changes function. If you do not have access to Microsoft Word but would still like to submit an article, please contact our editing team at hrjeditor@rabbit.org. Our style guide is The Chicago Manual of Style. If you have special formatting needs for your piece or have questions about the editing process, please contact us.

Authors are expected to obtain permissions for any copyrighted material used prior to submission, including graphics, quotes, and tables.

Please include your name as you would like it credited, the title of your piece, and your email address at the top of your submission.

Graphics

You are encouraged to send photographs or original artwork to accompany your article, along with suggested captions. You may also submit stand alone photographs or artwork, which we will pair with an article or feature in an upcoming issue. You must either hold the copyright to the images you send or have permission from the copyright holder. It is also recommended to have a model release for any people in your photos. Photos must be sent in digital form at the largest size available as email attachments. Please note that photographs that are out of focus, low in contrast, or very small may not be usable. Artwork and illustrations must be scanned and sent via email. Please include the name of the artist or photographer when submitting graphics and artwork so that we may give credit.

Letters to the Editor

If you have feedback, suggestions, or feature ideas for us, you may submit it via email. Please include your name, city, and state, and country. Letters that are chosen for print in the HRJ may be edited for clarity.

Where to send

All submissions must come via email to hrjeditor@rabbit.org. We look forward to receiving your submissions for the House Rabbit Journal!

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