Submission Guidelines

We invite submissions on a rolling basis throughout the calendar year from members of the bar, legal professionals, law students, or others who are interested in publishing with us and wish to further legal discourse.

Guidelines:

  1. The article should be an original work of the author and neither published nor under consideration for publication in any other journal or blog. The work must not be plagiarised.
  2. Co-authorship (limited to 2 authors) is allowed for the articles.
  3. We prefer an article with 1200-1500 words. Articles with words exceeding 2000 shall not be considered as a general rule, except under special circumstances subject to the sole discretion of the Editorial Board. In case author(s) want(s) to roll out a series of blogs, the decision on the word limit shall be taken by editorial board accordingly.
  4. The content should be written in TIMES NEW ROMAN font with a size of 12 and line spacing is to be maintained at 1.5.
  5. We encourage authors to use British English.
  6. All the relevant sources must be duly acknowledged and hyperlinked in the text of the submission itself. We discourage any other mode of citation. However, if your article contains sources that cannot be hyperlinked, cite them in a uniform style using endnotes.
  7. The article must be submitted in a .doc/.docx format to ccjarmlnlu@gmail.com
  8. A separate word file must be sent including a brief description of the author(s) in furtherance of double-blind peer review. The article must not in form contain any information regarding the author(s).
  9. The authors are encouraged to provide a relevant photograph regarding the subject matter of the article, having a size of not more than 1 MB.
  10. The authors shall receive an acknowledgement email on the receipt of the article by the Editorial Board. In case this does not happen, kindly check your spam-box or re-send the article. Once the Editorial Board receives an article, it shall be processed through a rigorous editorial procedure and the decision about its acceptance or rejection shall be communicated to the authors within 10 days. The Editorial Board reserves the right to make or suggest changes in the article sent.
  11. For articles of great contemporary relevance, the article may be considered for early publication, provided that the author mentions so in the submission e-mail subject to the Editorial Board’s discretion.
  12. The copyright over the articles shall automatically transfer to the Centre through the Editorial Board. Therefore, all the articles shall be reposted to the University’s digital repository and shared on various social media platforms.
  13. We allow cross-publication of articles published on another platform after a review process, provided that the authors have the explicit permission of the Editorial Board of such other platform.
  14. We allow re-posting of the blog posts published here on other platforms. However, re-posting requires prior explicit permission of the Editors and must fulfill any other condition(s) mentioned therein. The second publication must duly acknowledge the publication on this blog, in any format the Centre determines.
  15. In relation to all the disputes, the decision of the Editorial Board shall be final and binding.