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Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL): Call for Papers

The Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed law journal published annually by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore (NLSIU) under the patronage of the Indian government-sponsored chair on WTO Law. The Indian Journal of International Economic Law is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue - Volume 7.

The Journal is an endeavour to encourage scholarship in the fields of international trade law and international economic law, in recognition of the staggering impact of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and cross-border trade and commerce in the world today.

The previous issues of the Journal have featured articles by distinguished authors such as Fiona Smith, Faizel Ismail, Enrico Baffi, Lotta Viikari, Rafiqul Islam, G.R. Bhatia, Michelle Sanson, Jason R. Bonin Dr. Rafael Arcas, and Colin Picker, and forewords by Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati and Prof. Stephen Hobe. Journal's Mandate:

The IJIEL accepts submissions in the form of articles, notes, comments or book reviews on a host of legal issues in the field of international economic law and international trade law. This includes (but is not necessarily limited to) research concerning the WTO, financial institutions, regulatory subjects such as taxation and competition policy, services sectors such as banking and brokerage, linkages to human rights and cultural issues as well as international commercial arbitration.

The Journal is oriented towards publishing academic work that considers the aforementioned issues from a comparative perspective and/or the perspective of the developing world.

Submission Categories:
Papers may be submitted under the following categories:

  • Articles (5000 to 12000 words*)
  • Essays for the Law in Focus section (3000 to 5000 words*)
  • Case notes and/or Legislative Commentaries (2000 to 7000 words*)

*Please note that the word limit is exclusive of footnotes.

Book reviews are published through solicitations by the student editorial board.

Articles: They must deal with a theme of interest or importance comprehensively and are expected to show an extensive coverage of existing literature and an in-depth analysis.

Essays: Submissions in the form of essays for the 'Law in Focus' section must concisely analyse specific contemporary issues in international economic law.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. All manuscripts must be accompanied by:
    • A covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and contact information.
    • An abstract of not more than 200 words describing the submission.

  2. Co-authorship (However, not more than 2 authors per piece) is permitted.
  3. 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. All such information may be incorporated in the covering letter accompanying the manuscripts.
  4. Submissions are preferred in Times New Roman font, double-spaced. Main text should be in font size 12 and footnotes in font size 10.
  5. The IJIEL uses only footnotes (and not end-notes) as a method of citation. Submissions must conform to the OSCOLA (4th edition) system of citation. (Please see link:
  6. All contributions submitted to the Journal should be original. Authors are also required to inform the Editorial Board if they have submitted their manuscript to another law journal and if they have received an offer of publication. Authors may request an expedited review on this basis. It shall be within the discretion of the Editorial Board to grant an expedited review.
  7. The IJIEL only accepts electronic submissions which may be emailed to under the subject heading 'IJIEL Vol. 7 Submission'. All submissions should be made in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx) and clearly indicate which category they are intended for.

The Journal reviews submissions on a rolling basis. The deadline for sending submissions for the forthcoming volume is 10th March, 2015. The submissions received after this date will not be accepted.

Ms. Ayushi Sutaria
Chief Editor

Ms. Deekshitha Ganesan


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