Call for Papers
The Editorial Board is pleased to invite submissions for Volume IV, Issue I of the TNNLU Law Review, a faculty-cum-student run, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal published bi-annually. Established in 2018, the journal seeks to encourage interdisciplinary approaches to the law through submissions from students, academics, and other members of the legal community.
Our previous editions included articles from Prof Upendra Baxi on the use of Kautilya Principles in international law; Prof Judy Fudge on the success of pay equity legislation; Prof Meghan Campbell on two-child limit policies in the UK and their inter-sectional effects; Prof Ranita Nagar on the competitive constitution and its access price of Civil Liberties; Prof Ritu Dewan on gender DE-equalization via labor codes; and many more.
- Long Articles: 5000-8000 Words
- Short Articles/Notes: 3000-5000 Words
- Case Comments & Book Reviews: 1500-2500 Words
31st March 2021
A. Types of Submissions
- Long Articles (5000-8000 words): Submissions under this category must present a comprehensive study of a central theme, along with the identification and analysis of related sub-themes. Purely theoretical papers will also be accepted under this category.
- Short Articles/Notes (3000-5000 words): Submissions under this category must deal with contemporary legal issues. It should directly address a specific issue and must be engaging and concise. Author(s) can also include evaluative comments on pending or recent legislation keeping in mind the objective and rationale of the legislation in question.
- Case Comments (1500-2500 words): Case comments must be a critical analysis of recent judicial pronouncements. It must identify and examine the questions of law present in the case and comment on implications of the judgment for the evolution of that branch of law.
- Book Review (1500-2500 words): Reviews of books relating to contemporary legal literature can be submitted under this category. The review should identify the relevant arguments put forth by the author and present a comprehensive critique of the same.
B. Submission Procedure
- TNNLU-LR accepts electronic submissions in MS Word (.doc/.docs) format only. Submissions should be sent via email to lawreview[at]tnnlu.ac.in
- The last date for sending manuscripts is 31st March 2021.
- While there are no rigid thematic constraints, contributions should be within the scope of legal studies and allied interdisciplinary studies.
- All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 200 words.
- The main body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12, and in 1.5 line spacing. The footnotes must conform to the ILI Rules of Footnoting and should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10, and in single line spacing. Endnotes are not to be used.
- Joint submission of two co-authors is allowed.
- All submissions should be accompanied by a covering letter mentioning the submission category, the title of the manuscript, institutional affiliation, and contact details of the author(s).
- The body of the manuscript should not contain any personal details of the author, so as to enable anonymous screening and peer-review.
- The manuscript must be original and unpublished work and must not be under simultaneous consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Copyright of all submissions selected for publication shall vest with TNNLU.
- All submissions will go through two rounds of review, each taking a minimum of 4-5 weeks post acknowledgment of receipt and/or a selection from the first round of review, as the case may be. The final selection of manuscripts will be made on the basis of comments received from the peer-reviewers. The authors are expected to incorporate this feedback and make necessary amendments to their manuscripts before they can be published.
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