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Call for Papers

Call For Papers : Indian Journal Of International And Comparative Law

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28 Aug 2021 11:34 AM GMT
Call For Papers : Indian Journal Of International And Comparative Law
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ABOUT THE JOURNAL The Indian Journal of International and Comparative Law is an internationally peer-reviewed journal which seeks to publish articles on public and private international law, and comparative laws, viz. constitutional law, constitutional theory etc. The journal is biannual and will be published by Thomson Reuters. This is a call for papers for the journal's...

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ABOUT THE JOURNAL

The Indian Journal of International and Comparative Law is an internationally peer-reviewed journal which seeks to publish articles on public and private international law, and comparative laws, viz. constitutional law, constitutional theory etc. The journal is biannual and will be published by Thomson Reuters. This is a call for papers for the journal's inaugural volume.

The purpose of the journal remains to bring contemporary Indian and international legal issues to the fore, to inform the public and also aid government in policy planning. We aim to publish original and innovative papers contributing significantly to the field of international law. Notes and comments on current developments of international law are welcome. The journal includes a separate section for book reviews.

ELIGIBILITY

The journal welcomes the participation of professors, lawyers, experts, research scholars and students. Work submitted for publication in the journal must be original and not under consideration for publication by other organisations and/or journals.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Submission deadlines in the Call for Papers released biannually have to be strictly followed. We strive to curate the articles to adhere to the scope of the juridical area of operation of the journal, and also to the timely themes we adopt to ensure contemporary relevance. The papers shall be submitted biannually, no later than 11:59 p.m, 15 Decemeber, 2021 for the inaugral issue. Late entries shall not be entertained.

MODE OF SUBMISSION

All papers shall be submitted on the link : https://forms.gle/zZzwpR4qJuL4CmuC8. In the event that a paper is authored by more than one author, all correspondences from and to the journal shall be made to the primary author i.e., the author from whose email address the paper is received at the first instance.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

  • Articles (12,000 words (maximum), exclusive of footnotes): Submissions should be analytical and focussed on a scholarly study of issues. The paper may be either doctrinal or theoretical (or both).
  • Case Comments (2,500--4,000 words, exclusive of footnotes): Case comments may deal with a contemporary judgement in the field of either international law or comparative law. They can also include interpretation of any landmark judicial pronouncement on any contemporary legal issue.
  • Essays/Comments/Notes (4,000—6,000 words, exclusive of footnotes): Submissions for the essays (descriptive) comments and notes section, must be concise in their analysis and should deal with recent developments in international law or comparative law.
  • Book reviews (2,000--4,000 words, exclusive of footnotes): The review must be critical in nature and should deal with books related to international/comparative law.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION

  • The submissions must adhere to the general ambit of themes mentioned above.
  • All the submissions must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx) with the font being Times New Roman (main text: 12 pt and 1.5 line spacing; footnotes: 10 pt and single spaced).
  • An abstract of not more than 500 words should be incorporated in the paper.
  • Co-authorship (up to two authors) is permitted.
  • There should be no reference to personal information of the author(s) in the text of the article or the file name.
  • The manuscripts must comply with the 20th edition of the Harvard Bluebook Citation or our independent guide for citations available below.
  • Any manuscript with plagiarism percentage above 20 percent, will be rejected outright.
  • The authors of submitted papers shall be informed about the status of their papers (whether accepted or rejected) not later than three weeks from the date of submission.
  • In case of acceptance of a manuscript, the author will be provided with feedback of the editorial board, and will be given reasonable time for the submission of a revised manuscript incorporating the same.

CITATIONS

Citations in the paper must follow the instructions given below.

Journals

Name of the author, title of article within single quotation marks, title of the journal in italics, volume number, year of publication, and page number(s).

  • Natalia Buchowska, 'Violated or protected. Women's rights in armed conflicts after the Second World War', 2 International Comparative Jurisprudence, 2016, pp. 72-80.

Books

Name of the author, title of the book in italics, year and place of publication, page number(s).

  • Immanuel Kant, Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Essay, 1795, New York, p. 13

Chapter in an edited book

Name of the contributing author, title of the chapter within quotation marks, title of the edited book in italics and the name(s) of the editor(s) in brackets, place of publication, year of publication, page number(s).

  • L. Ferrari-Bravo, 'International Law and Municipal Law: The complementarity of Legal System' in The Structure and Process of International Law (eds. R. St. J. Macdonal and D. Johnston), Dordrecht, 1983, p. 715

Reports

Law Commission Reports

Law Commission of India, title of the report. If accessing the report online, add the date when it was last visited and the URL in brackets.

  • Law Commission of India, Reforms in the Judiciary: Some Suggestions, Report No.230
  • Law Commission of India, Reforms in the Judiciary: Some Suggestions, Report No.230, last accessed on January 2, 2014, available at <http://lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/reports/report230.pdf>

Government Committee Reports

Name of either the chairman or the committee in small caps, title of the report in italics, page number(s), publication date within parentheses. If the exact date is unavailable, the month and year, or just the year may be cited.

  • justice b.n. srikrishna committee, Report of the Committee on Reservations, 66 (January 28, 2011).

NGO Reports

Name of the NGO in capitals, title of the report in italics, page number(s), date of publication. If accessing the report online, include the uniform resource locator (URL).

  • MARG, Human Trafficking and the Law, 6 (August 2006), available at <http://www.pucl.org/major_reports/Custodial_Death_by_Design_Chattisgarh_2006.pdf >

Reports of Advisory Bodies

Name of the Advisory Body in small caps, title of the report in italics (including the date of the report), page number(s). If the report is available online, provide the uniform resource locator (URL) and the date when it was last visited.

  • national advisory council ('NAC'), Report for the Period June 2010-May 2012, 5-11, available at http://nac.nic.in/pdf/en_report_june2010_july2013.pdf (Last visited on February 5, 2014).

Online material

Websites and blogs

CONTACT INFORMATION

Any queries may be directed to Abhishek Mishra, Editor in Chief, at [email protected] with 'Query' as the subject line.

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