Call for Blogs by Hidayatullah National Law University Student Review (HNLUSR): Rolling Submissions


The Hidayatullah National Law Univeristy Student Review is calling for blogs in the form of Articles, Essays, Book Reviews and shorter analytical pieces for publication in HNLUSR Online, the online companion to the Review.

About the HNLU

Hidayatullah National Law University is a public law school and a National Law University in New Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. The University is named after the former Chief Justice of India, Justice Mohammad Hidayatullah.

About the Call for Blogs

The Hidayatullah National Law University Student Review (HNLUSR)(formerly HNLU Student Bar Journal) is the flagship student-run publication of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur. It is a biannual, student-edited, peer-reviewed, open-access law journal dedicated to publishing legal scholarship by lawmakers, judges, practitioners, academics, legal scholars, and students.

The Review is publishing Articles, Essays, and select Book Reviews in its print volumes, and shorter analytical pieces on HNLUSR Online, the online companion to the Review.

The Hidayatullah National Law University Student Review Online (formerly The HNLU Weekly), the online companion to the print version of the Review, was founded in 2015 to better realise the mandate of making legal scholarship more widely accessible.


HNLUSR is accepting submissions from academics, practitioners, legal scholars, and students. Co-authorship is limited to a maximum of two authors.

Submission Guidelines

  • Length Limitations: Except in extraordinary circumstances, HNLUSR will not publish articles exceeding the limitations below. HNLUSR publishes a variety of content. Common examples include but are not limited to the following:
    • Blog posts discussing or evaluating relevant contemporary legal developments, limited to a total length of 700–2,000 words.
    • Commentaries on recent court cases or legislative developments, limited to a total length of 1,000–3,000 words.
    • Book reviews of a recent and relevant book, limited to a total length of 700–1,500 words.
  • Citation Format: Please use hyperlinks rather than footnotes or endnotes.
  • Language: HNLUSR only publishes pieces in English. When American English and British English grammatical or spelling conventions differ, please use the British English standard.

Submission Procedure

  • All submissions must reach electronically and in Microsoft Word format (.doc / .docx).
  • All submissions must be sent as an email attachment to submissions.hnlusr[a] with a subject line beginning with “Online Submission” and including the author’s name, e.g., “Online Submission – John Doe”.
  • In addition to the article manuscript, the body of the email must contain a short biographical information of the author(s) including the name of the institution that they are affiliated to.

Review Process

  • Submissions to HNLUSR Online are reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Once an article has been selected, an Editor will contact the author with further information on the editing and publication process. Selected pieces may be published anywhere from within a few days to two weeks, depending on the level of editing necessary and the timeliness.
  • They generally receive simple redline edits but also may receive more substantive or structural comments, where necessary.
  • All submissions that meet the criteria will be reviewed thoroughly.

Contact Information

  • If you have any questions about the submissions policy, please email at submissions.hnlusr[a]
  • In case of any other general queries, please contact at hnlusr[a]

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