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GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics (GJLDP): Call for Papers

The GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics (GJLDP) is a biannual, interdisciplinary journal which focuses on law, development and politics; published by the Editorial Board of Gujarat National Law University and is administered by faculty and students of the University.

The purpose of GJLDP is to provide our readers with information on recent developments affecting laws, development and various political issues. The journal, like most academic publication, is peer-reviewed with ISSN serial publication and is published by EBC. To uphold the quality and validity of individual articles and the overall integrity of the journal, the reviewing process is based on the anonymity of the author and the confidentiality of the reviewer's and editor's report.

Editorial Policy:
The GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics (GJLDP), is the first academic journal to look at the inter-disciplinary aspects between Law, Development and Politics, which are three entirely diverse yet convergent fields meriting greater in-depth research, discussion and analysis. We believe that it is the obligation of the academia to initiate such discussion and to analyze the various issues that are being faced in India and the world at large.

The Editorial Board of the Journal welcomes the submission of original articles, review, book reviews, comments and discussion within the aim and scope of the journal. Contributions may also be solicited by the editors.

Submission Categories:
GJLDP invites authors to submit manuscripts under following heads:

  • Section I - Article:
    'Article' refers to a comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal. The Article submitted should deal with law, development; politics or issues related to these and is expected to be comprehensive and thorough. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 8,000 words.

  • Section II - Commentaries:
    'Commentary' refers to academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case, piece of legislation, article or contemporary issues of law. The word limit for commentaries is between 4,000 to 5,000 words.

  • Section III - Book Review:
    GJLDP accepts books reviews. Submission should not exceed 3,000 words. Submission should include complete details of the books including ISBN No., Paper-back / hard bound and price.

  • Section IV - Discussion Letters:
    GJLDP encourages readers to comment on articles published in GJLDP. It also encourages readers to comment on published articles. All letters containing comments should have the writer's full name, postal address and affiliations. Submission for Discussion, Letters should not exceed 1,500 words.

Submission of Manuscripts:

  • 'Manuscript' shall refer to all modes of submissions made by author(s) to the Editorial Board of the GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics.
  • The Manuscripts submitted to the Editorial Board for publication in GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics should be an original work and conform to the norms of the Journal.
  • While author(s) are free to submit their manuscripts to multiple journals, the authors must necessarily disclose this knowledge to the Editorial Board of GJLDP.
  • The author(s) must necessarily and immediately notify the Editorial Board of the GJLDP if their submitted manuscript has been confirmed to be published in the other publication(s), at which point it will be removed from consideration to be published by GJLDP.
  • If an author(s) accepts the offer to be published in the GJLDP, he or she must immediately withdraw the Manuscript from consideration at other publications and transfer the exclusive copyright to the GJLDP. (Waiver Form available on the website
  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted Manuscript. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of submitted manuscript, the Manuscript shall be deemed subject to rejection.
  • The final discretion as to the acceptance of the Manuscripts and subsequent possible publication thereof rests with the Editorial Board of GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics and all decisions concerning the Manuscripts shall be final and binding on the author(s).

Goals of the GJLDP:

  • Promotion of development, politics and issues related to legal reforms
  • Critique of the legal system
  • Monitoring developments in alternative practice
  • Spreading legal education to various communities

GJLDP is one of the two journals of Gujarat National Law University. The Student Editors along with Faculty Editors and an Editor-in-Chief of GJLDP, research, edit, and cite check the submitted manuscripts. The Student editors are chosen annually by the faculty editors of the Journal.

GJLDP receives substantial support and assistance from its Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors is comprised of Judges of various Courts, Senior Advocates, Legal Practitioners and academicians around the country. The Board of Advisors advises the Board of Editors on issues relating to practice in the law field, the organization and dissemination of an academic legal publication, and the maintenance and development of relations in various areas of law.

Deadline:
The GJLDP accepts submissions of Manuscript for publication throughout the year. But for each bi-annual issue, only those articles and notes and comments submitted on or before the last date of submission prescribed below would be considered. Submissions made after the last date of submission will be considered for subsequent issues. Manuscript accepted can take up to six months or even more to be published in the Journal. Papers with immediate relevance would be considered for early publication. This is matter of editorial judgement. The schedule for considering the submissions is as follows:

Issue Submission Deadline

Issue

Submission Deadline

January

February - October

July

August - April

Contact:
The Editorial Board
GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics
Gujarat National Law University,
Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor, Koba,
Gandhinagar - 382 007, Gujarat
Email: gjldp@gnlu.ac.in
Website: www.gnlu.ac.in

Download Editorial Policy, Submission Guidelines, Citation Style Sheet, Waiver Form

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