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The RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review: Call for Papers

The RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review is now accepting submissions for its 1st edition.

We are looking for submissions which broadly deal with the following areas:

  1. Third World Approaches to International Law and its Impact on the International trade regime
  2. A Study of the Legal Regimes of Developing Nations and how it impacts Cross Border Investment
  3. Corporate Governance and its Impact on Financial Crisis
  4. Indian Financial Market Regime and liberalization
  5. What can WTO do to deal with the Global Financial Crisis

However, submissions on topics apart from these will be entertained if they are possessed of high academic potential and merit.

Submissions may conform to the following heads.

  • Articles: (15,000-30,000 words)
    An article is an incise and detailed assessment of a legal issue and it details all relevant literature pertaining to the issue and enunciates possible solutions to the same.

  • Notes: (8,000-10,000 words)
    Notes are much more specific studies of contemporary issues.

  • Reviews: (10,000 words)
    Book reviews must be done for books published within the past two years and the book must pertain to finance and mercantile law. Book Reviews should include all relevant information relating to the book reviewed. It should include the title of the book reviewed, the name(s) of the author(s)/editor(s), publication information, i.e. place of publication, name of publisher, year of publication, total number of pages inclusive of the index, the type of binding (soft cover/hardcover) and the price of the book.

  • Essay: (5,000 words)
    Any new ideas and perspectives on an emerging and upcoming or perceived legal issues may be dealt with via this head. The research need not be detailed.

  • Sidebar: (1000 words)
    It is a comment or a short essay on a recent legal event or a comment on an academic piece.

Submission Details:

  • All submissions must be 1.5 spaced in Times New Roman, font size 12 and justified. The prescribed word limits are exclusive of footnotes.
  • All submissions must be in conformity with The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (19th Ed.). The review employs footnotes as the method of citation.
  • Only footnotes may be used as the form of citations. End notes shall not be accepted. All footnotes must be in Times New Roman, size 10, single-spacing and justified. The Rules of Citation are derived from The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (19th Ed.)
  • Electronic submissions (on website or email) should ideally be made in Word Format (.doc)/(.docx)
  • No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author (s), affiliation(s) and acknowledgements should be included in the text of the manuscript, file name or document properties.
  • An abstract of not more than 300 words describing the submission must be submitted along with the submission.

Co-authouring of Papers:
Co-authoring of papers between individuals of the same or different institutions is permissible. The maximum no. of authors per submission is 2, however in case of a sidebar, the permissible no. of authors is 1.

Submission Date:

  • The first edition of the review has a hard deadline of 15th November, 2013 and all articles must be sent in on or before the deadline. Late entries will not be entertained. However, the editorial board reserves discretion to waiver the above deadline.
  • Submissions for the sidebar are processed and published on an ongoing basis.

Dr. Anand Pawar
Editor in Chief

Mr. Abhayjeet Pathania

Mr. Vikalp Mishra

Mr. Anshul Gupta


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