Call for Papers by IJPIEL [Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy Law]: Submit by May 15

IJPIEL or Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy Law is inviting submissions by way of a call for papers, to be submitted by May 15.

About the Journal

The Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy Law (IJPIEL) is a student-run quarterly law journal, blog, and podcast. The journal focuses upon the niche area of Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy (PIE) laws. In the post-pandemic scenario, we believe that the focus of global markets will be, among other goals, to create Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure (SDG 9) and Alternative Sources of Energy (SDG 7). This is particularly important for India, which is slated to be one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. However, the same is not possible without achieving SDG 17 – Peace & Strong Institutions of Justice.

We at IJPIEL, wish to support and propel this nascent area of study and practice, through discourse and conversation. IJPIEL aims to bring to the fore clarity for crucial terms such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Procurement (and the different steps and documents involved in the same), which require greater enquiry for both students and young professionals.


The suggested Themes and Topics for Submission for Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Journal are as follows:

  • Mineral Law (Amendment) Bill, 2020 [India]
  • COVID-19’s Impact on existing and future PPP Projects
  • The National Environment Protection Act (NEPA) Amendment Bill, 2020 [United States of America]
  • The Moving Forward Act, 2020 [United States of America]
  • Draft Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2020 [India]
  • Ministry of Mines’ Order dated 3 July 2020 for the Auctioning of Coal Blocks and the setting up of Project Management Units (PMUs) thereof [India]
  • EPA Amendment Rules, 2020 and its impact on EIA Assessments of Developmental Projects- preferably with an emphasis on IFI projects and the World Bank ESF [India]
  • The Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) Reimbursement Policy dated 27 March 2020 with regards to Stranded Laborers at Construction Sites [India]
  • The Infrastructure Planning (Publication and Notification of Applications etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 [UK]
  • Prospects of Green Energy Financing in India
  • A Comprehensive Study on segments of Construction Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Construction Sector
  • Exploring Project Risk Management in EPC Contracts

List of suggested Case Laws for Case Comments:

  • Century Rayon v. MERC & Anr.
  • ACME Chittorgarh Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd. v. MSEDCL
  • Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd. v. GRID Corp of Odisha Ltd & Ors
  • Kanika Steel Alloy Pvt Ltd. v. MSEDCL
  • NLC India v. CERC and Ors.
  • PEL Power Ltd. v. CERC Anr.
  • TSSPDC Ltd. v. Srighdaa Beverages
  • SEAMEC v. Oil India Ltd.

Please note that the themes are purely suggestive in nature and are not in order of preference. The Editorial Team would be happy to entertain submissions (preferably, contemporary) related to any topic under the broad theme of Projects, Infrastructure and Energy Laws.


  • Long Article: 8,000-12,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  • Short Article: 5,000-8,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  • Case Commentary: 3,000-5,000 words
  • Book Reviews and Legislative Comments: 2,000-4,000 words

Please note that the aforementioned word limit is suggestive in nature. The journal shall provide due consideration to all articles regardless of the word limit; however, non-compliance to the aforementioned limit shall act as a deterrent factor with regards to the selection of your manuscript.

Submission Guidelines

  • Co Authorship: A maximum of three authors shall be allowed for all manuscripts that are submitted to the journal.
  • Last Date of submission: The last date of submitting the manuscript is 15th May, 2021. If your manuscript is selected for publication, you will be notified regarding the same on or before 1st June, 2021.
  • Abstract: The Abstract should ideally be between 125-250 words. Non-compliance to this suggested limit is acceptable, but not advisable.
  • Peer Review: All manuscripts shall go through a Double-Blinded Peer Review process.
  • Keywords: A list of keywords (3-10) should be included. Abbreviations should also be provided
    if necessary.
  • Citation: The Harvard Bluebook (20th Edition): A Uniform System of Citation must be followed.
  • Format: The paper should follow the following specifications:
  • Title of the Paper: Font Size 14 Font- Times new Roman Size- 12, single spacing
  • Alignment: Single spaced Line Spacing- 1.5 Footnotes- size- 8, line spacing
  • Plagiarism: Only original manuscripts that have not been published anywhere and are plagiarism-free will be accepted for publication.

Where to Submit?

Please submit your manuscript in word as well as a PDF form to – editors.ijpiel.journal[at]

Publication Fee

IJPIEL does not charge any fees for publication to our journal. IJPIEL recognizes that asking for any kind of payment for the publication of manuscripts leads to a denial of opportunities for contributors who may be differently placed.

Contact Us

  • Naman Anand- 7888526240 (Founder & Managing Editor, IJPIEL)
  • Aakriti Gupta- 9871466567 (Editor-in-Chief, Journal, IJPIEL)
  • Or drop in a mail at



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