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Call for Submissions by NLUJAA CELAR’s Webzine ‘Lex Terra’ (Issue 37): Submit by Oct 31

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NLUJA Assam’s the Centre for Environmental Law, Advocacy & Research (CELAR) is inviting submissions by way of a call for submissions for its webzine Lex Terra (Issue 37).

About CELAR and Lex Terra

Since its inception, Lex Terra has published 33 issues on various debatable facets of the environment and environment-related analytical items. Several academicians, practitioners, and students have contributed to the webzine. Through Lex Terra, we endeavour to facilitate better and greater ideas to create a community of environmentally conscious individuals from the legal and non-legal fraternity.

Lex Terra is committed to free and open access to all academic research. No publication fees will be charged to authors at any stage of the review. In addition, no subscription costs will be charged to readers. Accepted manuscripts shall be published online and can be freely accessed through the official website of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam.

Call for Submissions

The Centre for Environmental Law, Advocacy & Research (CELAR) of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA) is inviting scholastic submissions for Issue 37 onwards for Lex Terra (ISSN: 2455-0965), their monthly online publication (webzine). The webzine is scheduled to be published tentatively in January 2022.

Click here for Lex Terra’s previous issue.


Themes of environmental law and policy research.

Possible sub-themes include but are not limited to

  • Climate Change Law and Policy;
  • Sustainable Development;
  • Natural Resource Management Law;
  • Waste Management;
  • Biodiversity Management;
  • Energy Law;
  • Forest Laws;
  • Animal Rights;
  • Agricultural Laws;
  • Environment Impact Assessment;
  • Ecological Restoration;
  • Ecofeminism;
  • Coastal Regulation;
  • Global Commons;
  • Environment,
  • Business and Human Rights;
  • Ecosystem Services;
  • Environmental Ethics;
  • Environmental Economics; and
  • Pollution Control. 

General Submission Guidelines

While contributors are permitted to submit articles on the aforementioned theme across any jurisdiction, submissions exploring customary environmental standards and practices pertaining to North-East India, are especially encouraged.

Lex Terra firmly believes that the North-East region of India, being rich in biodiversity and natural resources, requires particular attention from an enviro-legal standpoint. 

  • Manuscripts sent via email will not be considered
  • The word limit, exclusive of footnotes are as follows: 
    • Short Articles: 2000 words, 
    • Enviro-legislative analysis: 1000 words, 
    • Enviro-legal news & perspectives: 1000 words, and 
    • Enviro-judgement analysis: 1000 – 1500 words. 
  • Please refrain from using any personal identification details in the manuscript, such as your name or institutional affiliations, to better facilitate the blind peer-review process.
  • Co-authorship among individuals of the same or different institutions is allowed up to two authors
  • All works must be original and unpublished. Please ensure that the manuscript submitted to Lex Terra is not simultaneously under consideration at other academic publications.
  • The webzine is committed to publishing pieces of the highest academic quality. Pursuant to this, there’s a strict no-plagiarism policy and all manuscripts received are put through plagiarism detection software. Any manuscripts found having a similarity index of more than 25% are summarily rejected. Other pieces depend upon context.
  • Only the unplagiarized manuscripts are sent to the peer reviewers. 

Formatting Guidelines 

Submissions should exclusively be made in .doc/ .docx format. 

The authors must follow the Bluebook 20th Edition format for citations.

Please adhere to the following formatting guidelines: 

  • Title of the article: Times New Roman font size 14, Upper Case, Centre Aligned, in bold, and in black colour. 
  • Main body of the text: Times New Roman font size 12, Line Spacing: 1.5, Justified, and in black colour. 
  • Sub-headings within the main body: Times New Roman font size 12, All Caps, Left Aligned, numbered using Roman numerals, in bold, and in black colour.
  • Footnotes: Times New Roman font size 10, Line Spacing: 1, Justified, and in black colour. 
  • Abbreviation of a word should only be done at the first instance and should not be repeated later. Please refrain from using terms such as “hereinafter” within the parentheses and do not use periods in these short forms. 
  • For example: “The National Green Tribunal Act, 2010 (‘NGT Act’) is an Act of the Parliament of India which… 
  • The NGT Act was enacted to create a special tribunal to handle environmental cases.”
  • Writers should not use double quotations unreasonably. Only content used verbatim should be put in quotation marks. 
  • Speaking footnotes are strictly prohibited.
  • Hyperlinks to an online citation must be removed. Only the text of the link should be retained.

Link for Submission

All manuscripts must be submitted only via this form. Manuscripts sent via email will not be considered.

Contact Details

In case of any queries, please write to us at celar@nluassam.ac.in

Click here for detailed submission guidelines.

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