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Call for Papers: Journal of Juvenile and Family Law [Volume 6]: Submit by December 20

Journal of Juvenile and Family Law Volume 6
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Journal of Juvenile and Family Law (ISSN: 2581-6381) is Peer Reviewed Journal. It aims to be a forum where contemporary issues like marriage, adoption, succession, surrogacy, live-in relationship and many other issues relating to the rights of the child may be highlighted, discussed and debated. It has been established with the objective of becoming a formidable instrument in taking the standard of legal research in the country up by several notches.

It is a peer-reviewed journal and is the only Indian journal committed solely to the developments and trends that characterize juvenile, gender and family issues.


The Journal aims to publish articles, case comments, book reviews on all aspects of law and related issues and its objective is to giving the opportunity to students, legal academia, research scholars, advocates and activists working for enhancement and implementation of legal scholarship.

Volume 6 is scheduled to be published in January 2019.


The topics listed below are suggestive and not exhaustive in nature. The Editorial Board will consider work by the author(s) which deals with any relevant family law or juvenile justice issue.

  • Social morality and Constitutional morality
  • Live in relationships as a new form of family.
  • Elderly and incapacitated persons – care and protection.
  • Changing patterns of family.
  • Marriage and law.
  • Inter-caste and inter-religious marriages.
  • Succession and inheritance rights.
  • Marriage as a tool to achieve individual and group aspirations.
  • Legal and social resolution of marital conflict.
  • Reproductive rights of women, surrogacy, and adoption
  • Abortions and women’s choices.
  • Right to Abortion vs. Sex-Selective Abortions.
  • Traditional surrogacy contracts.
  • Legal issues on surrogacy.
  • Health issues and Rights of surrogate women in India.
  • Surrogacy vs. Prostitution: Use of women’s body.
  • Laws of adoption.
  • Use and misuse of DNA technology and paternity matters.
  • Violence against women and the media.
  • CEDAW and PWDVA – the law, loopholes, and implementation.
  • Dowry and marital rape.
  • Media and reinforcement of traditional gender roles.
  • Concept of Juvenile Justice
  • Concept of Juvenile Delinquency
  • Nature and Causes of Juvenile Delinquency
  • Juvenile Justice System in India: Need for systemic changes.
  • Recent trends in the Juvenile Justice system.
  • Juvenile Justice and Convention on the Rights of Child.
  • Juvenile Justice: Constitutional Perspective.
  • Juvenile Justice System in Common Law Countries.
  • Right to Education and Juvenile Justice.
  • Adoption under Juvenile Justice System.
  • Juvenile Justice and Child abuse.
Submission Guidelines

We accept contributions in the form of articles, essays, notes, and comments. JJFL firmly believes in the importance of originality of ideas and therefore any material submitted to the Journal should not have been published elsewhere or be under consideration at any other publication.

  • The Entry must be typewritten. Font: Times New Roman, font size 12, line spacing 1.5 and justified alignment. No borders.
  • The Citations must be typewritten in the font Times New Roman, font size 10, line spacing 1.0 and justified alignment.
  • The submission of abstract is not mandatory as part of the submission process.
  • The authors are at their will to chose any uniform mode of citation.
  • The manuscript has to be submitted in ‘docx.’ or ‘doc.’ format. Submission in ‘.pdf’ the format will result in instant rejection.
  • Joint authorship up to 3 authors per submission is permitted.
  • The decision of the Board of Editors in this matter is final and binding.
  • The Editorial Board of JJFL shall not be responsible for any material that is libelous or scandalous and the author shall be deemed to have obtained the permission of the referred author in case the work is unpublished.
Nature of Contributions

1. Article/Essay

An article may be an exposition of lacunae prevailing in contemporary laws of any country, a comparative study of different laws, or the publishing of research data and analysis in the area of juvenile and family law. Along with articles engaging in current contemporary themes, pure theoretical works are also welcome.

The article should not exceed 5,000 words (inclusive of footnotes).

2. Case Comment/Legislative Critique & Notes

The author may choose to critique an existing legislation, which may be an Act, Regulation, Rule, Scheme, Policy, Guideline etc. In the alternative, the author may also critique and analyze a bill which is tabled before the Parliament of any country. A case comment requires a thorough analysis of the various aspects of the legislation and may focus on the consequences of changes and amendments that would entail before and after its implementation (if the author suggests any).

A case comment/legislative critique should not exceed 3500 words (inclusive of footnotes).

3. Book Review

A book review shall ideally incorporate a complete analysis and an overview of the book, along with a special reference to the original author’s ideas, his writing style etc.

Although there is no strict word limit for a book review, it should be concise enough to provide the reader with a holistic review of the book.


The last date for submitting entries is 20th December 2018.

Submission Procedure

The manuscript has to be sent in docx.’ format to submission.jjfl@outlook.com

Publication Charges

If the work of the author has been shortlisted for publication, the author will be required to make the publication charges as follows:

  • Single Authored Article: INR 1400
  • Co-authored Article: INR 2100

The authors will receive 1 printed copy of the journal along with ‘Certificate of Publication’. In case of the co-authored article, both the authors will receive printed copies of the journal and certificate.


Any queries may be directed to editor.jjfl@outlook.com

Contact No: +91 9654022324

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