Call for Papers: NUSRL Journal of Law and Policy; Submit by May 15

I.  About the Journal

In order to encourage critical writing on issues of contemporary relevance that cut across various  disciplines, the National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi proposes to launch the maiden issue of the bi-annual NUSRL JOURNAL ON LAW AND POLICY.

Articles and other contributions for possible publication are welcome and these as well as books for review should be addressed to the Executive Editor of the Journal, National University of Study and Research in Law, Ranchi, India.

The research articles should be a comprehensive review of contemporary relevant legal issues/question. The world limit for the submission is 5000-10000 words. (Exclusive of footnotes and abstract). 

Shorter Articles and Note and Comment may be in 2000-4000 words. (Exclusive of footnotes, no abstract is required for shorter articles and notes and comments). 

The books that are reviewed should be concerned with legal issue. The review must be critical analysis of the main issue and the author’s view point of the issue. The world limit for the Submission is 1500-2000 words. (Exclusive of footnotes, no abstract is required)

II.  Submission Guidelines

All Submissions must be accompanied by a Covering letter stating the title of the Research paper, author’s full name, name of institute and the author’s contact details. Submission must be in MS Word doc. 2010, Font- Times New Roman. Following details may kindly be followed:

Abstract: All the entries should be accompanied by an abstract (except shorter articles and notes and comments and book review) which should not exceed 200 words, Font size 10.

Key words: At list five key words must be mention in all the entries (except shorter articles and notes and comments and book review).

Main text: Times New Roman, Font size 12, 1.5 spacing, Justified, with a margin of an inch on all sides.

Foot note:  Times New Roman, Font size 10. The detailed citation method is prescribed below.

Both single authored and Co-authors (a maximum of two authors) entries will be accepted.

Specially in the context of book review, the submission should include relevant information like the Title of the Book reviewed, name of the author(s)/editor(s), Publication information (name, place and year of publication), total number of pages, etc.


Articles and Book Review, notes and comments for publication in The NUSRL Journal on Law and Policy may be submitted for its first issue by 15 May, 2014.

All submissions are required to be addressed to the Editor, The Editorial Board, NUSRL Journal on Law and Policy or mailed to [email protected]


NOTE: Submissions made after the last date of submission will be considered for subsequent issues.

III.  Citation Method

a)      Books: 

Marc Benitan, The Law  of  Subsidies under GATT/WTO System (The Hague: Kluwer Law International 2001 First Publication) at 66

Two Authors:

Ashok Gulati and Sudha Narayanan, The Subsidy Syndrome in Indian Agriculture ( New Delhi: Oxford University Press 2003 first Edition) at 67

b)     Edited Books:

C.S. Prasad (ed.) Sixty Year of Indian Agriculture 1947 to 2007 (New Delhi: New Century Publication 2006First Edition) at 68

Peter Pinstrup Andersen and Peter Sandoe (eds.) Ethic, Hunger and Globalization, Search of Appropriate Policies (New York: Springer 2007 First Edition) at 69

More than Two Editor :

Patrick F. Macro, et. al., (eds.) The World Trade Organization: Legal, Economic and Political Analysis (New York: Springer 2007 Vol. III) at 627

c)      Article:

Cottier Thomas, ‘From Progressive  Liberalization to Progressive Regulation in WTO Law’ (2006) 9(4) Journal of International Economic Law at 779

d)     Working Paper of Research Institution:  

 Zanardi Maurizio, ‘Antidumping: A Problem In international Trade’ (2005) Tilburg University and Centre, Working Paper No. 2005-85 at 18

e)      Academe Thesis:

 Atul Kumar, Corruption in Public Offices: A Socio-Legal Study, Ph.D. thesis, Banaras Hindu University, 2013

f)       Report:

Law  Commission of India,  Proposal to constitute Environment Courts, 2003,  Report no.186

g)      Website:

Available at: accessed on 26 January 2014

h)     Cases:

State of Rajasthan v. Vidyavathi, AIR 1962 SC 933

Indera Sawhney v. Union of India (1993) 1 SCC 1


Dr. Shweta Mohan

Executive Editor

Contact No.- 8002666858

Submission should be mailed at [email protected]

Address for correspondence:

The Editorial Board,

NUSRL Journal on Law and Policy

National university of Study and Research in Law .Ranchi

BIT Polytechnic Campus, BIT Mesra, Ranchi- 835215.

Further information can be accessed HERE.

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