Indian Journal of Law and Development aims to spread legal awareness and to bring out and propagate the opinion of the legal fraternity so that the developments in the legal field help in imparting justice at every level and to every section of the society.

Submission Category

  • Short Articles: (1000 – 2500 words including footnotes)
  • Long Articles: (2500 – 4000 words including footnotes)
  • Research papers: (3000 – 10000 words including footnotes)
  • Legislative Analysis: (1000-3000 words including footnotes)
  • Book Reviews: (1000-2000 words including footnotes)
  • Case Commentaries: (800-2000 words including footnotes)

General Guidelines

Submissions must be in MS Word (.doc or .docx) format only. Submissions made in any other format shall not be considered.

The article should be the original work of authors and must be unpublished.

Co-authorship is allowed up to a maximum of 2 authors. Both single and co-authored (a maximum of two authors) entries shall be accepted. Only one submission per author is allowed. In case of multiple submissions by an author, all the manuscripts submitted by the author shall be rejected at the outset. In case any author submits multiple papers either with same author or with a different author, all the papers submitted by the author shall be rejected out rightly.

The authors are requested to refrain from mentioning the name, institutional affiliation, or any other detail of the author(s) in the document to facilitate the double-blind review process.

The submission shall be accompanied by another word document comprising of a cover letter mentioning the name of the author/s; name and address of the Institution/College/University; designation; year of study and Email ID.

All the manuscripts shall be submitted in English Language only. The language used must be formal and clear, adhering to the submission guidelines of the Journal along with the declaration to the effect that the work is an original and unpublished work of authors.

The author will receive an acknowledgment within 24 hours of the submission. However, the Editorial Board may take up to 7-14 days to respond to submissions.

The submission shall be grammatically correct, non-plagiarized and free from any spelling mistakes.

Decision of Editorial board shall be final.

All the submissions must be made at adhering to the guidelines mentioned.

Formatting Guidelines

ABSTRACT- All the entries shall be accompanied with an abstract which should be of 250- 300 words, explaining the main idea, objective of the article and the conclusions drawn from it. The Abstract must include the author(s)’ name and college/institution as a footnote. The abstract has to be provided in a separate file.

MAIN TEXT – Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 spacing, justified alignment, with a margin of one inch on all sides.

FOOTNOTES – Times New Roman, font size 10, single line spacing. Substantive footnotes are accepted. Speaking footnotes should be avoided.

CITATION-The Bluebook: 20th Edition shall be strictly adhered to.

Plagiarism should not be more than 25%.

There shall be no Borders.

Contact Details:

Kushagra Pandya : 7000451833

Shatakshi Saxena: 9453983747

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