Call for Papers; The Indian Journal of Constitutional Law

Nikita Hora

15 Sep 2015 6:05 PM GMT

  • Call for Papers; The Indian Journal of Constitutional Law

    The Indian Journal of Constitutional Law has invited Articles, Essays, Case comments, Legislative comments and other sumbmissions for their upcoming issue.


    20thOctober, 2015.


    ARTICLES – 6,000-8,000 words

    Articles are lengthy publications that provide sustained analysis on legal topics. They are either doctrinal or theoretical (or both) and comprehensively deal with relevant literature on the chosensubject to formulate viable assertions. An Article is therefore usually conservative in its methodof analysis.

    ESSAYS – 4,000-6000 words

    Essays are usually more adventurous, challenging existing paradigms and innovatively addressing well known problems. It is not necessary for an essay to be as comprehensive as anarticle, and it is strongly recommended that essays be considerably more concise, in terms ofscope and conceptualization.

    CASE COMMENTS – 3,000-4000 words

    A study of any contemporary judicial pronouncement (Indian or foreign) and must contain its analysis, the context in which the particular judgment has been delivered, its contribution to existing law and must necessarily comment on the judicial process involved. Critical,comparative pieces dealing with similar issues across jurisdictions are encouraged.

    LEGISLATIVE COMMENTS - 3,000-4,000 words

    This entails a critical analysis of any existing Indian Legislation or proposed Bills and their constitutional implications. The analysis is expected to be original and technical in nature withspecific regard to the constitutional provisions.

    OTHER SUBMISSIONS – 2,000-3,000 words

    Other pieces that do not specifically fall into any of the aforementioned sections will also be considered. The Board specifically solicits Book Reviews, short responses to previouspublications and notes on an author’s practical experiences in constitutional litigation, judgmentdeliberation, legislative drafting, etc.



    All submissions must conform to the Bluebook (19th edn.) system of citation. Speakingfootnotes are not discouraged. A submission that is either insufficiently cited or is seen as notadhering to the citation format will be deemed as rejected.


    Every submission must be accompanied by an abstract, of not more than 350 words, that outlines the area of study and any important conclusions that may be drawn by the author(s).


    Collaborative articles and essays by up to two authors shall also be considered.


    Authors may submit their designations, current institutional affiliations, email and postaladdresses and other such details as they might deem to be important. Such details shall be mailedin a separate document and must not appear anywhere in the manuscript or the abstract.


    Submissions should contain the manuscript, abstract and authors’ details in three separate documents. All documents must be in Microsoft Word’s .doc format only. Submissions mustonly be in the form of electronic copies. Your submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hoursand subject to a thorough review process by the editorial board and faculty at NALSAR. Theboard shall inform the authors of the reviewer’s comments and the authors will be affordedreasonable time to submit a revised drafts keeping in mind the reviewer’s comments.


    All submissions and other related queries are to be sent to

    For further information click here.

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