Submission Guidelines - Blog

Contributors

We accept submissions on a rolling basis from students, legal professionals, teachers, researchers, policy-makers, senior academicians and any member of the legal fraternity. The submission should be original, unpublished and should not be under review in any similar platform.

Subject Matter

  1. Submissions will be accepted on the contemporary and relevant issues on areas such as Company law, Insolvency law, Securities law, Competition law, Arbitration Law, Law of Taxation, IPR, Trade Law, and Employment law.

  2. Submissions can take the form of articles, short notes, opinions, case comments, book reviews, response to an existing post on the blog on the abovementioned topics.

 Content Guidelines

  1. The submission should reflect original and unpublished work. A maximum similarity of 15% is allowed. Non-adherence to this rule shall result in rejection of the article summarily.

  2. Submissions must ideally be limited to a length of 1500 words. However, the author can exceed the limit in case it is necessary. This limit shall be exclusive of any explanatory endnotes that are added. 

  3. Submissions should be made in Microsoft Word (.docx) format.

  4. The submission should adhere to the following formatting style. For the body - Garamond, 12, 1.5" spacing, Justified alignment. For the endnotes - Garamond, 10, 1.5" spacing, Justified alignment.

  5. Relevant sources such as judgments, laws, treaties, news articles, and other legal texts must be added as hyperlinks in-text. Where sources are not available as open-source documents, endnotes may be added adhering to the Uniform Bluebook 20th Edition citation style. (Note: Please do not use footnotes)

  6. The submission should have an informative and narrative title. It should be precise and shall sum up the crux of the article. The more descriptive and informative the title is, the more likely it is to attract the readership. Ideally, keep the length of the title to 20 words or less. If the author wishes the Editorial Board to assign a title, the author should inform the same in the form.

How to Contribute

  1. All submissions shall be made by filling out the google form available in the Submit button below. Kindly do not send submissions via email. The submissions sent via email will not be accepted.

  2. Please do not disclose your identity in the word document while making the submission. We follow a blind peer review process. If

  3. Co-authorship up to 3 authors is allowed.

The author shall be informed of the decision of the editorial board by an email within  7 working days.

(The Editorial Board holds absolute discretion to decide whether the submission shall be published or not. In case of any dispute, the decision of the Editorial Board will be final and binding.)

Note: On publication of the article, the copyright over the article shall automatically transfer to the Arbitration & Corporate Law Review. Therefore, all the articles shall be shared on various social media platforms of the Arbitration & Corporate Law Review. We allow cross-posting of the published blog posts on the other platforms. However, this is subject to the condition that such cross-posting shall duly acknowledge the fact of the article was originally posted by the Arbitration & Corporate Law Review.

We look forward to receiving your contributions!

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