The Indian Journal of Constitutional Law is an endeavour of the Constitutional Law Society at NALSAR, Hyderabad and the MK Nambyar SAARC Law Chair in Comparative Constitutional Studies. The Journal serves as a forum for the promotion of scholarship on core and comparative constitutional law issues. The Indian Journal of Constitutional Law is pleased to invite contributions for its 6th Issue slated to be released in July 2013.
Deadline: 31 December 2012
Theme: We shall be accepting original unpublished work in the fields of Constitutional and Comparative Constitutional Law and Theory.
- WORD LIMIT: The word limit (inclusive of footnotes) for different categories is as mentioned below:
- Articles: 7,000 – 8,000 words
- Essays: 5,000 – 7,000 words
- Case/Legislative comments: 4,000 words
- CITATION FORMAT: Authors are strongly encouraged to use The Bluebook (19th ed.) citation format for footnoting. As an exception to the rest of the Bluebook, speaking footnotes are not discouraged.
- ABSTRACT: Every submission must be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 500 words, which outlines the area of study and the conclusions drawn by the author(s).
- JOINT CONTRIBUTIONS: Joint submissions by two contributors shall also be considered for publication.
- COVER LETTER: Manuscripts should also be accompanied by a Covering Letter containing the Author’s name, year of study (if applicable), name of college/university (if applicable), professional position (if applicable), postal address, phone number and e-mail id. These details must not be mentioned anywhere else within the body of the manuscript.
- All submissions shall contain the manuscript, abstract and covering letter in separate Microsoft Word 2007/2003 documents and shall be sent to ijcl [dot] cls [at] gmail [dot] com.
The Journal publishes strictly original material. Therefore, manuscripts must neither be under consideration for publication at any time during the period of consideration by the Journal, nor be previously published. Authors who have submitted their manuscript to the Board are also required to inform it of all prior possible copyrights on the work, and also of any decision on the Author’s part to use the manuscript elsewhere. In keeping with its mandate of publishing absolutely original material, the Journal also adopts a stringent anti-plagiarism policy. Any manuscript containing any unattributed work is liable to be summarily rejected.
The 2013 edition of the Journal will consider undergraduate student contributions in the form of case-comments, legislative comments and essays. Post-graduate students, academicians and practising lawyers are welcome to submit for any category of the Journal.