Call for Papers: NLU Odisha Students’ Indian Journal of Tax Law (IJTL): Submit by June 30: The journal is independent of the University

The Indian Journal of Tax Law (‘IJTL’) is biannual journal of legal scholarship with focus on the area of taxation. The journal is published by the Indian Journal of Tax Law, an organisation of the law students of National Law University Odisha. 

The organisation is independent from the university, and all its organisational and other decisions are made by the student members.

IJTL is India’s First student edited law journal focusing on taxation. It is a peer reviewed journal, and to advice the Editorial Board on the matters of content and policy, there is a Advisory Board which is a group of academicians and legal practitioners with a strong interest in taxation. 

IJTL principally focuses on discussion of tax laws, and has set forth with the objective of promoting greater interest among students, legal academia and professionals to undertake serious academic research and discussion on issues involving taxation and its allied areas. It endeavours to promote publication of legal scholarship on the vast, and dynamic arena of taxation.

This  journal is follower of Open Journal System and would like to reach to its readers through electronic media, and thus it is published in both electronic and print form.

The Indian Journal of Tax Law calls for the submissions of  manuscripts on all areas of taxation from students, legal academia and professionals within India and overseas.

Types of Submissions: IJTL welcomes submissions of Articles, Case Notes, Commentaries and Book Reviews. The submission length should be as follows- 

Articles (between 3000-10000 words including footnotes)

Articles are welcomed as a detailed exploration on the topic of research in the area of taxation.

An abstract of up to 250 words should be there in the Article.

Case Notes (2500-5000 words including footnotes. 

Case notes are the examination of recent cases significant in area of taxation and are welcomed for publication.

Commentaries (3000-8000 words including footnotes)

Commentaries discussing recent significant developments in taxation and with their practical  implication are welcomed.

Book Reviews (1000-2500 words including footnotes)

Book Reviews are welcomed in form of a short summary of the book in the context of  existing database which the book explores.

​We request the contributors to make submissions within the vicinity of word limits prescribed above, however submissions can be made outside the prescribed word limits.

Mode of Submission: We do not accept hard copy of manuscripts for publication. 

All submissions must be emailed in Microsoft Word format to

Date of Submission: Manuscripts should be sent before the last date notifying the same. For contributors, not being nationals of India, their submissions are accepted on rolling basis. The last date for submission of manuscript for publication in Volume 1 Issue is June 30, 2014.

Style & Format: Submissions must follow the following style and format-

Main Body must be in font size 12, Times New Roman font theme, and 1.5 line spacing.

Footnotes must be in font size 10, Times New Roman font theme, and 1 line spacing.

Citation Format: Please use footnotes rather than endnotes.

Footnotes should conform to the Nineteenth Edition of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation

Publication Conditions:

1. Copyright

We accept submissions for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties.

2. Liability

Submissions must not contain any defamatory, offensive, or racially prejudiced material. In case any such material gets published, the authors shall be liable for the same, and the Indian Journal of Tax Law, its Board of Editors, Board of Advisors, and any other person associated with the Indian Journal of Tax Law shall not be responsible.

3. Indemnity for Liability

​Submission are accepted on the acceptance of these conditions and in case of any liability arising out of violation of the first two conditions, the authors shall accept the same unconditionally and shall forthwith indemnify the Indian Journal of Tax Law and all persons associated with it.


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