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KIIT Student Law Review (Volume 4): Call for Papers

The KIIT Student Law Review (ISSN: 2348-4381) is the flagship review of the School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha having a double blind peer review process of selection.

The School of Law, KIIT University, hereby announces a call for papers for the Volume 4 of its annual Review (KSLR). We extend our invitation to law students (both post-graduates and under-graduates), professionals, lecturers, policy makers and others to send in their submissions on "Contemporary Legal Issues" The Review through its publications, seeks to generate interest for a better understanding of the major areas of law and also to provide a National and International forum for debate on the comparative, analytical aspects and issues.

The fourth volume of the Review would highlight contemporary legal issues from areas such as constitutional law, international law, taxation law, intellectual property rights, business law, criminal law and other branches, which are giving impetus to discussion and deliberation, not only amongst the student community but also within the entire legal fraternity.

Submission Categories:

  • Articles(5000 - 7000 words exclusive of footnotes):
    Article should provide an in-depth study in the contemporary legal issue. We intend to incorporate critical analysis and original assertions on the said issue.

  • Short Articles(3000 - 5000 words exclusive of footnotes):
    Short articles should include condensed study in the contemporary legal issue. The nature of the writing should preferably include descriptive analysis and informed comments on any new ideas and perspectives.

  • Book Reviews(1200 - 1500 words exclusive of footnotes):
    Book reviews should incorporate critical examination of a book pertaining to law, published two years preceding the release of the current issue of KSLR. All the book reviews must embody an assessment of ideas promoted by the author of the book from the point of view of originality, extent of analysis and quality.

  • Case Comments(2500 - 4000 words exclusive of footnotes):
    Case comments should include interpretation of any landmark judicial pronouncement in any contemporary legal issue. Brief information regarding contribution to and digression from the existing laws will be appreciated.

  • Legislative Briefs(maximum 2500 words exclusive of footnotes):
    Legislative briefs seek to determine the implications of any existing or proposed Indian legislation (both Central / State). Author(s) may focus on any specific sections or present an overview of the legislation.

Submission Guidelines:
Submissions to the KIIT Student Law Review (Volume IV) should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • All articles and short articles must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words.
  • The submissions to be made only in Microsoft Word Format (.docx or .doc files) through email and send to: Emails should carry the subject "KSLR Volume 4 Submission:" followed by title of the paper. Soft copies should be submitted by 30th September, 2016.
  • The word limits are exclusive of footnotes and only footnotes are to be used and no end-notes or bibliography. The Harvard Bluebook, 19th Edition is the style which is to be strictly adhered for citations.
  • Sub-headings should be formatted in Normal with case size 12 and in Times New Roman, Bold. The body of the writing should be formatted in Normal with case size 12 and in Times New Roman. Co-authorship is permissible up to a maximum of two. The submissions will undergo a double blind peer-review process therefore the author(s) shall not disclose their identities anywhere in the body of the manuscript.
  • The Author(s) shall have to send a Declaration (as a separate attachment) as to that the work has not been published anywhere else and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere. For any issues arising in contravening to such declaration, the KIIT Student Law Review, Editorial Board and the KIIT Student Law Review shall not be liable. The author shall be personally liable for his or her actions or omissions. The declaration should be a scanned in.PDF or Image (.jpg or .jpeg) formats containing the above mentioned declaration.

The submission shall also contain a separate Cover Letter as an attachment enumerating the following details:

  • Name of the Author(s)
  • Address of the Author(s)
  • Phone Numbers of the Author(s)
  • Title of the manuscript
  • Submission Category - (Example - Article / Short Article / Book Review)
  • Name of the Institution
  • Year of study (in case of a student) / Designation (in other cases)
  • Email address(s)

The Editorial Board holds the power to disqualify any author's work which is in non-compliance to these guidelines and also, holds the final copyright and all other rights regarding the work that is published after receiving such approval for publication and transfer of such rights from the author.

Each published paper will feature in the KIIT Student Law Review: Volume 4 which will be published near February, 2017. The authors whose papers are published will each receive a Paperback Hard copy of the Review, mailed to the address they provide along-with the copyright confirmation on selection of their paper as and when intimated to them.

The last date for submission of manuscripts is 30th September, 2016

Ms. Oindrilla Mukherjee
Phone: +91-8093792375

Mr. Debottam Chattopadhyay
Phone: +91-9007706752


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