Call for Papers: NLSIU’s The Indian Journal of Law and Technology; Submit by Dec 15

The Indian Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to invite submissions for its 10th Volume due to be published in 2014.

The Journal

The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-run open-access law journal published annually by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India (NLSIU).

We take pride in the fact that IJLT is the first and only law journal in India devoted exclusively to the law and technology interface. Previous issues have featured articles by distinguished authors such as the Hon. Mr. Justice Kirby, William Patry, Yochai Benkler, Donald S. Chisum, His Lordship Justice Mr. Muralidhar, Benjamin Edelman, Gavin Sutter, Raymond T. Nimmer, John Frow, Christoph Antons, Lawrence Liang and Shamnad Basheer.

The journal is presently indexed on the Westlaw, HeinOnline, the Legal Information Institute of India and Manupatra databases.

Submission Guidelines

Issues/Scope: We welcome submissions dealing with any broad area of law and technology. We have previously carried submissions and invite submissions in the areas of:

  • hard and soft intellectual property rights
  • data protection
  • cloud computing,
  • pharmaceuticals and access to medicines,
  • intermediary liability,
  • privacy rights,
  • free-speech and openness,
  • telecommunications policy and regulation,
  • media and entertainment law in the digital age,
  • technology, innovation and competition

This list is merely illustrative and we are happy to discuss other areas of interest as well. We generally encourage submissions with a developing country perspective or a comparative approach that benefits the developing world.

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Word limit and footnoting style

A submission may fall within any of the following categories:

  • Articles (5,000-15,000 words)
  • Short Articles (5,000 words); and
  • Essays (3,000 words)

The above limits are exclusive of footnotes. We are also open to discussing potential submissions that are substantially longer or shorter. Please get in touch with us for further information and to discuss any such proposals you may have. However, please note that we do not accept unsolicited book reviews.

Any footnoting style may be adopted as long as it is internally consistent.


We only accept previously unpublished submissions. All submissions will be subject to a plagiarism check.


Although we accept submissions on a rolling basis, the first deadline for submissions will be December 15th, 2013. We will announce further deadlines on a necessity basis.

Format of Submissions

Please send in your submissions in MS Word (*.doc or *.docx) or Open Office (*.odt) to [email protected] with a copy marked to [email protected] along with the following information:

  •  Name
  •  Institution
  •  Position / Year of Study
  •  Author contact information
  • An abstract of not more than 200 words

Please feel free to browse our website ( or to contact us at [email protected] for more information. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

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