Call for Papers: Academike (Lawctopus’ Law Journal): Submit by April 20, 2021


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.

How to Submit?

Please make your submission using the form only.

Academike Explainers

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 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.

In case you don’t hear from us in the two weeks, remind us at

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  1. Has anyone been communicated yet about acceptance/rejection of your submission?

  2. I could not upload my submission in MS Word format in google docs. Kindly tell me if I can upload it in any other format.

  3. I am not able to upload word document of my Article pls help me do so.

  4. I am first year student.. I am doing BaLLB.. can I apply for this internship if not then can U suggest me any other internship!!

    1. Dear Satyam,

      Yes, more than one authors are allowed. But please be sure that inconsistencies are not visible in the submission. Overall the writing should be coherent.



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