Call for Papers: NLU Odisha Journal of Banking & Insurance Laws; Submit Abstracts by Aug 15

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Call For Papers

Journal of Banking & Insurance Laws (JBIL) will be a peer- reviewed journal and will be published bi-annually by the Centre for Banking and Insurance Laws (CBIL), NLUO. JBIL aims to further the objectives of CBIL by promoting the research which is not only academic in nature but can also pave a way for relevant law reforms in future.

Law and policy makers are under constant pressure to guard the interest of consumers taking up banking and insurance services. JBIL invites contributions from academia, professionals engaged in banking and insurance industry, policy makers, lawyers, researchers and students.

Thematic areas for Submission to JBIL’s Inaugural Issue:

1. Recovery of debts by banks: Laws, policy and judicial response

2. International banking law regime and practices

3. Banking disputes resolution mechanism

4. Insurance and Regulatory Environment

5. Ethics and Corporate Governance: Banking & Insurance Business

6. Marine Insurance: Legal Infrastructure

7. Health Insurance: Emerging law & policy


JBIL invites contributions in the form of original articles, case comments, and book reviews. Authors should provide their contact details, and institutional affiliation in the covering letter for the submission.

Kindly submit your contributions (in Microsoft Word, 2003 format) and direct any queries at [email protected]


Articles are lengthy contributions that provide comprehensive analysis on legal themes. They may be doctrinal or theoretical or both; and deal with relevant literature on the chosen subject to devise viable assertions in an expansive manner. Article discussing recent developments in the concerned field will be eligible for submission.


Case Comments are pieces which seek to either support or critique contemporary judicial decisions. Such decisions may be Indian or foreign. Ideally, a Case Comment should contain an analysis of a Judgment, the precise context in which that Judgment has been delivered, its contribution to/ digression from existing law and an up–to– date and conversant comment on the judicial process involved.


A book review is a description, critical analysis, and an evaluation on the quality, meaning, and significance of a book, not retelling. It should focus on the book’s purpose, content, and authority. Book review of a recently published book will be preferred.

Publication Guidelines/Specifications:

1. The word limit (excluding footnotes) for different categories is as mentioned below:

a. Abstract: 500 words
b.Articles: 4,000 – 6,000 words
c. Case Commentary: 1500- 2000 words
d Book Review- 1500- 2000 words

2. Spacing: 1.5

3. Font Type: Times New Roman

4. Font Size: 12

Citation Format

Authors are strongly encouraged to use The Bluebook (19th ed.) citation format for footnoting. Keeping in mind the specifications of The Bluebook, speaking footnotes are discouraged.

Joint Contributions

Joint submissions by two contributors are permitted. However, the number of authors for a single contribution cannot exceed two under any circumstance.

Review Process

The following review process may kindly be noted by the authors:

Upon receipt, an article will undergo a review for legal and substantive content and edited. The edited article if necessary may be then returned for author review. Deadline pressures often make it impossible to submit final typeset proofs to authors, and several minor corrections typically are made at this stage.

The editors reserve the right to make deletions to conform to space limitations. Subheads also may be altered at final stages.

Prior Publications

Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to other publications is discouraged and must be brought to the attention of the JBIL Editor-in-Chief. Unless otherwise clearly noted, all manuscripts are expected to be original.


Submission of an Abstract: 15th August, 2014

Submission of full paper: 15th September, 2014

Note: Abstracts and Articles submitted shall be subject to plagiarism check.

The official call for papers can be accessed HERE.

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