Call for Submissions ; Trade, Law and Development Special Issue on Trade & Public Health

Nikita Hora

8 Oct 2015 9:19 AM GMT

  • Call for Submissions ; Trade, Law and Development Special Issue on Trade & Public Health

    Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development has been to generate and sustain a constructive and democratic debate on emergent issues in international economic law and to serve as a forum for discussion and distribution of ideas. In keeping with these ideals, the Board of Editors is pleased to announce Trade & Public Health as the theme for its next Special Issue (Vol. VIII, No. 1).

    The tension between the competing values of free trade and regulatory autonomy has frequently found specific manifestation in trade disputes triggered by public health measures. In the recent past, governmental regulation aimed at protection of public health has given rise to several complex legal issues. Measures taken to ensure availability of affordable drugs, technical regulations aimed at controlling tobacco addiction, SPS measures aimed at protection of human life and health, stockholding of grains for food security, and mandatory plain packaging are a few instances of public health-related measures which have been subjected to intense legal scrutiny.

    The prominence gained by public health related measures, and the legal intricacies associated therewith, call for closer scholarly attention. Organizers believe that a volume dedicated to cutting-edge research on the tension between international economic law and public health regulation will be of immense relevance to legal practitioners, academics and policy-makers alike.


    March 15, 2016


    1. The Board of Editors is pleased to invite original and unpublished submissions for the Special Issue on Trade and Public Health for publication as ‘Articles’, ‘Notes’, ‘Comments’ and ‘Book Reviews’, currently scheduled for publication in May, 2016.

    1. Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail, ExpressO, or the TL&D website.

    General Guidelines:  

    1. All manuscripts submitted which are to be considered for publication in 
      Trade, Law and Development
      “TL&D” must be original and should not have been published elsewhere.
    2. After the first publication of a manuscript with TL&D, permission for any subsequent publication in another forum must be obtained from the Journal's Board of Editors.
    3. Submission of an unsolicited manuscript to the editors does not secure a right of publication in TL&D. In case the manuscript is found suitable for publication, as per TL&D’s standards of quality scholarship, the author(s) will receive a notification of acceptance from the Editors.
    4. Submission of solicited manuscripts, on invitation from the editors of TL&D, guarantees publication of the same. However, in the event that such solicited manuscript does not meet TL&D’s standards of quality scholarship, final discretion to publish the solicited manuscript vests with the Journal's Board of Editors.
    5. The Editors reserve the right to send contributions, whether solicited or unsolicited, to referee(s) for evaluation of content and quality, in which case the identities of both the Author and the Referee shall remain confidential (i.e. Double-Blind Peer Review).
    6. All submissions to TL&D must be topical to the scope and theme of the Journal, as provided in the “Editorial Policies” section of the TL&D website.
    7. The Editors reserve the right to request for copies of any resources or authorities cited in the submitted manuscript. The publication of the manuscript remains subject to the Authors providing such copies.

    All correspondence must be done via e-mail and should be addressed to:

    The Editor-in-Chief, Trade, Law and Development,

    Email: editors[at]

    Specific Guidelines:

    1. Articles must deal with issues of interest and relevance and must demonstrate a high-level of analysis. Articles of a purely descriptive nature, unless about a development in a country or a region which may necessarily be of a descriptive nature, are not preferred.
    2. Aside from Articles, we seek shorter
       which cover a recent development or are issue-specific;Comments, which entail a critical analysis of an issue of relevance, including case laws and policy developments; and Book Reviews which are solicited by the Editors. The editors welcome any suggestions from academicians, scholars or publishers for Book Reviews.
    3. Manuscripts with a word length of 10,000-20,000 words are published as Articles
      ; however, any departures from this limit may be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Editors. Shorter pieces of less than 10,000 words are published as Notes and Comments.
    4. An “Abstract” must precede the body of the manuscript (except in case of Book Reviews).
    5. The Journal follows the system of citation as prescribed in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition). Although not imperative, prospective authors are advised to follow the same, or follow another standard and uniform citation style.
    6. Contributions which are specifically concerning the theme of development and developing issues are encouraged.
    7. As a convention, British English shall be followed.

    Process of Submission:

    1. Authors may submit manuscripts in accordance with the above laid down guidelines either online or by way of e-mail.
    2. Online submissions may be made through: (1) Our own TLD-OJ System; or (2) BEPressExpressO Submission Service
    3. We accept submissions on a rolling basis.
    4. Submissions made by way of E-mail must mention in the subject field - "Manuscript Submission [ARTICLE/ NOTE/ BOOK REVIEW]" and should be addressed to:

    The Editor-in-Chief, Trade, Law and Development, Email: editors[at]


    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 elsewhere.
    2. The submission file is in Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) format with minimum use of Macros.
    3. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which are found in the Specific Guidelines.
    4. In case this is your first submission, an updated C.V. mentioning the authors’ name, affiliation, qualifications and contact details, as well as a cover letter is to be submitted along with the Manuscript.


    Authors, upon submission, communicate their acceptance of the following conditions:

    • The work, upon publication, becomes the property of Trade, Law and Development;

    • Upon publication, the work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

    • Permissions for subsequent publication/reprint and/or derivative works must be obtained from the Editors of the Journal.


    The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.


    In case of any queries, please feel free to contact us at: editors[at]tradelawdevelopment[dot]com.

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