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NLUD Student Law Journal (Vol. 3, Issue 2): Call for Papers

The NLUD Student law Journal (NLUD-SLJ) is the flagship student publication of National Law University, Delhi. It is a biannual peer reviewed journal which seeks to provide a forum for engaging in discussions on varied issues of contemporary importance in domestic and international law and policy.

Following the successful publication of Volume 3 Issue 1, and in continuance of the endeavour to encourage academic discourse and legal scholarship, the Board of Editors invites submissions for the Volume 3 Issue 2. In order to provide a new and exciting way of exploring the changing dynamics of law, the editorial board has decided that the forthcoming issue of the journal will cover a broad spectrum of topical issues, within the framework of a common theme - 'Media Law and Policy'.

Contributions in the form of Articles, Essays, Case Comments, Legislative Comments and Book Reviews are invited from academicians, practitioners, students of law and allied fields on any area of media law and policy, including (but not limited to):

  • Freedom of expression and information in the context of media and communications
  • Content regulation and censorship
  • Issues of jurisdiction specially in the context of globalization
  • Defamation
  • Corporatization of media
  • Privacy / breach of confidence
  • Competition and the media and communications industries
  • Laws affecting journalism
  • Trial by media

Submission Guidelines:
Submissions may be in the form of original, unpublished Articles, Essays, Case Comments, Legislative Comments and Book Reviews. All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 250 words. The abstract must highlight the importance of the issue, main arguments and the conclusions of the article. Submissions can be made at

Word Limits:
The word limit (including footnotes) is:

  • Articles: 6,000-10,000 Words
  • Essays: 3,000-6,000 Words
  • Book Review, Case & Legislative Comments: 2,000- 3,000 Words

Formatting & Citation:
The main text of the paper should be in font size 12, Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing and footnotes in font size 10, Times New Roman, 1.0 line spacing.

  1. Main Text:
    1. When to use italics:
      • Do not italicize the full case name in footnote, but do italicize short form of case name and the case name in the text.
      • Always italicize procedural phrases, such as en banc, In re, ex rel., etc.
      • Titles of publications, speeches or articles should be italicised.

    2. Capitalization:
      • Nouns that specify persons, officials, groups, government offices or bodies should be capitalized.

    3. When inserting quotes:
      • When the quotation is more than 50 words, the quotation should be indented on the left and right, without quotation marks. But quotation marks within a quotation should appear as they do in the original.
      • 49 words or fewer should be enclosed in quotation marks (double) and should not be separated from the rest of the text.
      • Always place commas and full stops inside the quotation marks. Any other punctuation mark should be placed inside the quotation marks only if they are a part of the original
      • Footnote number should appear after the final punctuation of the quotation.

  2. Citation:
  3. The Journal requires the use of footnotes and not end-notes as a method of citation. The Journal follows THE BLUEBOOK: A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION (19th ed. 2010) as the method of citation.

  4. Submission format:
  5. Contributors must submit their work only in MS Word format (.docx extensions). PDF/other formats will not be accepted.

Publication Policy:

  • The Journal firmly believes in the importance of originality of ideas and therefore any material submitted to the Journal should not have been published elsewhere. If the submission is under consideration elsewhere, the author should inform the Editorial Board. Co-authorship is permitted.
  • All submissions will be run through anti-plagiarism software and plagiarism in any form will result in instant rejection of the submission.
  • The decision of the Board of Editors regarding publishing the piece is final and binding.
  • The Editorial Board shall not be responsible for any material that is libelous or scandalous. The author shall be presumed to have obtained necessary permissions from cited authors in case a cited work is unpublished.
  • The Editorial Board will review the accuracy of citations. However the final responsibility for accuracy of facts, quotations and citations in the submission rests with the author.
  • The author agrees that if accepted for publication, NLUD will have the right to publish/assign the right to publish the whole or parts of the submission in future publications. The author will retain all moral rights. The author will also retain copyright, with the condition that in any future publication, the author must acknowledge that the piece was first published in NLUD-SLJ.
  • NLUD believes in open access to knowledge and will strive to make the journal as widely accessible as possible.

Articles may be submitted at any time before 10th November, 2014, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Mr. Jishnu Sanyal
NLUD Student Law Journal,
National Law University, Delhi
Sector 14, Dwarka
New Delhi - 110078

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