Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The Arbitration & Corporate Law Review “ACLR” is accepting submissions of manuscripts for publication in Volume I, of the journal, aimed to be published by April 2021. The deadline for submission of manuscripts for the forthcoming issue is Jan 15, 2021.


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. Submissions can take following forms (exclusive of footnotes) 

  1. Short Articles – 3000 to 5000 words.

  2. Long Articles – 5000 to 8000 words.

  3. Book Reviews – 2000 to 3000 words.

  4. Case Comments – 3000 to 5000 words.

  5. Legislative Comments – 2000 to 4000 Words.

 Content Guidelines

  1. The submission should reflect original and unpublished work of the author which is not under review on any other platform. A maximum similarity index of 15% is allowed. Non-adherence to this rule shall result in rejection of the manuscript summarily.

  2. Submissions must ideally adhere to the word limits provided. However, the author can exceed the limit in case it is necessary for the purpose of discussion. This limit shall be exclusive of any explanatory footnotes that are added. 

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

  4. The submission should adhere to the following formatting style.

    • Heading 1 - Times New Roman, 14, Bold, 1.5" spacing, Justified alignment.

    • Heading 2 - Times New Roman, Italics + Bold, 12, 1.5" spacing, Justified alignment.

    • Body – Times New Roman, 12, 1.5" spacing, Justified alignment.

    • Footnotes- Times New Roman, 10, 1" spacing, Justified alignment.

  5. Relevant sources such as judgments, laws, treaties, news articles, and other legal texts must be added as footnotes adhering to the Uniform Bluebook 20th Edition citation style. 

  6. The submission should have an informative and narrative title.  If the author wishes the Editorial Board to assign a title, the author should inform the same in the form.

  7. The submission should accompany an Abstract (300-500 words) (to be provided in the form) which shall sum up the crux of the paper.

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. Last Date of Submission 15th January 2021.

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

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

  5. Publication Fee: We are a non-profit student-run organisation. So there will be NO FEES/REMUNERATION requirement at any stage of publication.

The author shall be informed of the preliminary decision of the editorial board by an email on the date of preliminary review.

(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.)

We look forward to receiving your contributions!