Call for Papers: NLU Delhi Student Law Journal [Volume 5]: Submit by Dec 20


The NLUD Student Law Journal is National Law University, Delhi’s flagship journal. It is an annual student edited, peer-reviewed law journal, which seeks to provide a forum for engaging in discussions on varied issues of contemporary importance in domestic and international law and policy.


The aim of the journal is to provide a platform for discussion of matters relating to crucial developments in the legal field.

Volume 4 of the journal hosted articles from various noted scholars and professionals such as Prof. Upendra Baxi, Nakul Dewan and Aditya Swarup. The Editorial Board is pleased to invite scholarly submissions from students, academicians, practitioners and researchers for the Volume 5 of the journal, due to be published by June 2018.

Writing Guidelines

All Submissions must be as long or short articles with a length ranging between 3,000 to 10,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.

‘Articles’ can also be in the form of essays, case and legislative comments and book reviews.


Themes must revolve around the law and the sphere of legal studies. It is advisable to select themes that are of contemporary relevance and have an issue of law to be engaged with analytically. Papers dealing with foreign themes, in any of the above categories, should also engage with its relevance in the Indian context.

The Writing Guidelines are recommendatory, and the Editorial Board reserves the right to make selections based upon its discretionary assessment of each submission.

Submission Guidelines

Co-authorship is permitted up to a maximum of two authors.

All submissions must contain a title. All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words. Submissions above 6,000 words must also contain an index.

All submissions must have 1.5 line spacing in Times New Roman font, with font size 12.

Citations must be in the form of footnotes. Endnotes or bibliography are not permitted. Footnotes must be single-spaced in Times New Roman format, with font size 10. Submissions must conform to the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), 4th Edition.

The manuscript itself must not contain any reference to the author’s name, institution or affiliation. The submission shall be accompanied with a document containing the author’s complete name, academic qualifications, affiliation (if any) and contact details, in a separate attachment.

Submissions are accepted only in electronic form.

Submission Procedure

The submission must be made in a Microsoft Word (.docx) format via e-mail to with the email title as ‘Submission – SLJ.

Multiple submissions by the same author are permitted. Each submission will have to independently comply with these guidelines. However, resubmissions and revisions of a previously submitted paper are not permitted.

The Editorial Board shall have the discretion to decide whether a submission is new or simply a resubmission of a previously submitted paper.


The deadline for the submission of manuscripts is 21st December, 2017.

Editorial Policy

The submission must be an original unpublished work. Submissions should not be simultaneously considered by any other publication.

Upon submission, the manuscript shall be the property of National Law University, Delhi. Permission for any subsequent publication/reprint/derivative work/submission must be obtained from the Editorial Board of the Student Law Journal.

Once submitted, the Editorial Board of the Student Law Journal reserves the right to reproduce, publish and distribute any paper submitted for publication in all media, including, but not limited to electronic and print media.

Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe upon the rights of any third party.

All submissions will be run through anti-plagiarism software and plagiarism in any form will result in instant rejection of the submission.

The decision of the Editorial Board regarding the acceptance/rejection of a submission shall be final. The Board shall not be bound to disclose the reasons for such rejection.

Authors may withdraw their manuscripts 4 weeks after submission after which withdrawals of submissions would not be permitted. The Editorial Board may allow withdrawals of submissions on a case-to-case basis at its discretion.

The Editorial Board shall endeavour to inform authors of the status of their submission as it goes through each stage of review. Submissions are liable to be rejected at any stage of the review.

After review, manuscripts will be returned to authors suggesting changes to content, style or structure. Acceptance of the piece for publication may be made contingent upon incorporating such suggestions.

The Editorial Board shall not be responsible for any material that is libellous or scandalous.

The author shall be presumed to have obtained necessary permissions from cited authors in case a cited work is unpublished.

The Editorial Board may review the accuracy of citations. However the final responsibility for accuracy of facts, quotations and citations in the submission rests with the author. The author may be asked to present copies of the materials cited in the paper.


For any questions or clarifications, authors may contact the Board at

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