Call for Blogs: RGNUL’s Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution: Submit by Jan 7, 2022

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About the University    

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law is a National Law University located in Patiala, Punjab, India. It was established in 2006 by the Punjab Government as a university dedicated to the field of Legal Education. 

About the Centre 

The Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, RGNUL (CADR-RGNUL) was established in the year 2018 as a Centre dedicated to research and capacity-building in ADR. One of the foremost aims was to fill voids that plague existing literature and bridge the often daunting gap between the academia and practicalities of a career in ADR.

About the CADR Blog 

The CADR Blog is aimed at integrating insights from the professional and the academic world. To that extent, the Blog publishes articles on contemporary issues plaguing and developing in ADR.

Call for Blogs 

CADR is initiating a cycle of discourse, debate, and deliberation on ADR Mechanisms such as Arbitration (Commercial & Investment), Mediation, Negotiation, and Conciliation through the medium of articles.

General Submission Guidelines

  • Co-authorship is limited to a maximum of two authors.
  • All submissions must be in Times New Roman, font size 12, and Spacing 1.5.
  • Word limit for all submissions is between 800 – 1500 words. This stipulation is, however, flexible at the Editor’s discretion in exceptional cases.
  • All submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number, and email address for future reference.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
  • The submissions must be original, unpublished, and an outcome of the author’s own efforts.  The authors must also include a declaration as to the bona fides of their submission in their email. A sample declaration to that effect can be: “The article is an original work of the author(s). I(We) certify that my(our) submission is original, has not been published elsewhere, and is not under review or consideration elsewhere. 
  • Authors must acknowledge and give due reference to any source. Plagiarism is strictly prohibited, and articles found to be plagiarized will not be considered for publication.
  • On submission, authors shall be deemed to have divested the copyright to CADR. However, all moral rights shall vest with the author(s).

Submission Process

  1. The CADR Editorial Board has a strict double-blind review process. 
  2. At the outset, the authors are requested to send manuscripts which are original and unpublished. In case plagiarism is detected, the Editorial Board has the right to reject the submission. Due credit must be given, to the best of the authors’ abilities, to all who have ideated the content the authors have submitted.
  3. All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of preferably 100–150 words, and at no time more than 200 words, briefly explaining the crux of the submission/the research question/focus of commentary or analysis and if possible, the structure of the submission.
  4. The manuscript should be accompanied by a cover letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number, and email for future reference. [Participants are requested to not put their name anywhere in the main manuscript]. Such Cover Letter should also include an undertaking specifying that the submission is the original work of the author(s), the submission has not been submitted, is not under review, or under consideration elsewhere.
  5. All submissions should be in .doc or .docx format.
  6. The manuscripts must be emailed to submissions.cadr@rgnul.ac.in. The title of the mail
  7. should be “Submissions for the CADR Blog.”

Citation Format

In keeping with the informal tenor of Blog posts, unlike research articles, we prefer hyperlinks over footnotes and endnotes. Use of footnotes/endnotes should be limited to offline sources only. We request the authors to use “The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation” (20th Ed.) for the same.

Submission Deadline

We will not accept submissions beyond January 7th, 2022. All submissions must be emailed to submissions.cadr@rgnul.ac.in with the subject “Blog Submission for CADR Blog: [Name of Article]”.  

Contact Details

For any queries, please contact the Editorial Board at submissions.cadr@rgnul.ac.in.

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