Lawctopus’ Law Journal Academike is inviting submissions for April 2021.
We are accepting well written and well-researched manuscripts. The same can range from long-form and short-form articles to book reviews, case notes, legislation analysis and short explainers.
Are We Following Any Theme?
The submissions can be made on varied themes but must remain within the ambit of the law. Plus points for including the social, political and cultural impact of the law.
Kindly stick to the suggestive word limit for respective submission categories:
Research papers/working papers: 3000-6000 words
Short articles: 1000-3000 words
Case analysis/notes: 1000-3000 words
Legislation-analysis/commentary: 1000-3000 words
Book Reviews: 1000-3000 words
Explainers: Less than 3000 words
Disclaimer: We expect only original pieces that reflect your analysis and understanding of the subject matter.
Mandatory Guidelines for Submission
Needless to say, plagiarised work will be rejected.
All submissions must be sent as a Microsoft Word document.
Please use Times New Roman, font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing for the main body of your piece (except the title). For footnotes, use Times New Roman, font size 10; alignment justified for the entire piece.
All submissions need to be referenced, especially facts and case laws.
You are free to use any uniform method of citation (Bluebook, MLA, SILC, NUJS Law Review, ILI, etc.).
Double quotations must be used only when directly quoting a statement, in other cases, use single quotes. All direct quotes must be referenced for context.
Please use Subheads to enhance clarity. Using contextual and appropriate subheads breaks the monotony of the article and enhances readability.
Articles that deviate from the said guidelines will not be accepted.
Note: Articles can be sent back to the author for rectification, improvements, and clarification.
We are also accepting entries for Academike Explainers. Academike Explainers are analytical pieces meant to provide the know-how of anything that’s occupying the media space. Please remember explainers will be accepted based on the timeliness and newsworthiness of the topic at hand. Explainers should not exceed 3000 words.
Mail your entries to email@example.com. Use the subject line ‘Academike Explainer- topic’, e.g. ‘Academike Explainer- NCT Bill’.
Whether the Journal (and the Submission) Will be Freely Accessible Online?
Academike is free and open for all. All articles can be accessed online.
What is the Publication Fee?
There is NO publication fee.
While editorial resources take time and effort, we have decided to keep Academike free. We value your hard work and expect nothing but the best from you.
We are exploring avenues to keep Academike sustainable in the long term. Currently, we are funded and supported by our parent organisations, Lawctopus and Lawctopus Law School.
Whether the Authors Will be Given a Certificate of Publication?
Yes. An e-certificate will be issued. E-certificates are issued to all authors between the 1st and 3rd of each month.
Please also note that the URL/link of your published article in itself is a ‘certificate’ of publication.
By When Will the Article (if selected) be Published?
All authors will be responded within 2 weeks of submission.
You will be informed about the publication accordingly.
Sonali is a Master’s in Law, politics and society from Ambedkar University Delhi. She has had a background in Journalism and mass communication. Her spirit animal is a koala bear as she loves to sleep and hang upside down.
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