Call for Papers: RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review, RFMLR: Submit by Oct 31

RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review (ISSN NO: 2347-3827) RFMLR is an academic initiative Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law to promote research and debate in areas of financial and economic impute emanating out of legal issues.

The review looks to understand the legal paradigm prevalent in India and South East Asia and how it affects finance and other cross border mercantile activities.

The RFMLR generally appreciates submissions which have a basis in Indian, South East Asian and International Law.

It lays emphasis on publishing work that is at the cutting edge of doctrinal, theoretical and empirical research. In the contemporary world, commercial arbitration has played an important role in dispute resolution.

With the expansion of globalization, there is a substantial increase in the no. of parties belonging to multiple jurisdictions.

Taking into account these concerns arbitration has emerged as an alternative to court proceedings for it ensures neutrality and enforcement (due to the ratification of New York Convention by over 150 countries).

With an influx of overseas commercial transactions and open ended economic policies acting as a catalyst, international commercial disputes are steadily rising.

However, much of the concerns related to this field have not adequately dealt under the international legal regime.

This issue of the RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review intends to focus on emerging area of international commercial arbitration specially the change in perspectives, observed in last decade in relation to explaining the comparative strengths and weaknesses of international commercial dispute resolution mechanism. The scope of the theme is subject to all extended parameters including all possible interpretation and dimensions.

Submissions may conform to the following heads:

Articles: (5,000-15,000 words)

Reviews: (10,000 words)

Essay (5,000 words)

Sidebar (1000 words)

Submission Guidelines:

• All submissions must be 1.5 spaced in Times New Roman, font size 12 and justified. The prescribed word limits are exclusive of footnotes.

• All submissions must be in conformity with The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (19th Ed.). The review employs footnotes as the method of citation.

• Only footnotes may be used as the form of citations. End notes shall not be accepted. All footnotes must be in Times New Roman, size 10, single-spacing and justified. The Rules of Citation are derived from The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (19th Ed.)

• Electronic submissions (on website or email) should ideally be made in Word Format (.doc)/(.docx)

• No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author (s), affiliation(s) and acknowledgements should be included in the text of the manuscript, file name or document properties.

• An abstract of not more than 300 words describing the submission must be submitted along with the submission.

Co-authouring of papers:

Co-authoring of papers between individuals of the same or different institutions is permissible. The maximum no. of authors per submission is 2, however in case of a sidebar, the permissible no. of authors is 1.

Submission Date:

The third edition of the review has a deadline of 31st October. Late entries will not be entertained.

However, the editorial board reserves discretion to waive the above deadline.

Submissions should be emailed to us at

RFMLR follows a double-blind peer review process, it is imperative that contributors stick to the deadlines. For further information or clarifications, you may also write to us at

The brochure for further details regarding RFMLR can be found HERE.

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