Call for Blogs | Alternative Dispute Resolution Laws by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University | Rolling Submissions!

About the Blog

The USLLS ADR Blog is an initiative of University School of Law of Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. We, at USLLS ADR Blog, believe that sustained academic deliberation is required to ensure that the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution Law grows continuously, and becomes the mainstream solution to disputes.

Their aim is to provide a conducive platform that fosters discussions and deliberations pertaining to the field of ADR by academicians, researchers, students and practitioners.

Board of Advisors

The members of the Board of Advisors are: Mr. Ratan K. Singh (Senior Advocate and Arbitrator), Mr. Shashank Garg (Partner, Advani & Co. and Arbitrator), Mr. Divyakant Lahoti (Advocate-on-Record and Arbitrator), Mr. Thomas P. Valenti (Attorney and Conflict Resolution Specialist), Ms. Veena Ralli (Mediator and Organising Secretary, Samadhan – Delhi High Court Mediation & Conciliation Centre), and Dr. Nidhi Gupta (Associate Professor, NLU Jodhpur).

Submission Guidelines

They welcome all submissions pertaining to the field of ADR, subject to the following guidelines:

  1. Co-authorship up to two authors is allowed. 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.
  2. Submissions should be original and unpublished work of the author(s). Any form of plagiarism will result in an automatic rejection. Moreover, if the Turnitin similarity index reports over 20% similarity (after making the relevant exclusions such as bibliography, quotes, small matches etc.), then the submission shall be rejected.
  3. Submissions should be concise. They should range between 1000-2000 words. Longer posts may be published in parts subject to editorial board’s discretion. The word limit is exclusive of endnotes.

General Formatting Guidelines

  1. Formatting Typescript
  2. Font Type: Times New Roman
  3. Font Size: 12
  4. Line Spacing: 1.5
  5. Text Alignment: Justified

Citation Style

  • Method of Citation: Endnotes
  • Format of Citation: Bluebook 20th edition
  • Font Type: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: 10
  • Line Spacing: 1.0
  • Text Alignment: Justified

Review Process

All submissions are put through a rigorous double blind review process where they are evaluated by two editors on different parameters. The review process usually concludes within 14 days from the date of receipt of the acknowledgment of the submission. Once the review is complete, the decision of acceptance (conditional or unconditional) or rejection is communicated to the author. The authors will be provided 10 days to make the necessary changes that may be suggested by the editorial board. It is expected that the authors will make all changes in good faith.

Copyright and Exclusivity

Upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication by the editorial board, the copyright over the manuscript shall vest in the Blog. However, the moral rights over the manuscript shall vest in the author(s).

The Blog only accepts exclusive publications. Once a manuscript is accepted, the same can not be published elsewhere.

Submission Procedure

  • They accept rolling submissions.
  • All submissions must be made to: submissions@usllsadrblog.com. 
  • The file must be a word document (‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’). An abstract of not more than 100 words must accompany the submission.
  • The abstract is exclusive of the word limit for the article.
  • The author(s) are also requested to submit a short biography detailing their current designation and institutional affiliations.

They have recently published their inaugural blog series which features the articles of 12 esteemed legal professionals from around the world. To read their blog pieces or to know more about them, please visit their website at www.usllsadrblog.com

Contact Details

Please feel free to contact them at: operations@usllsadrblog.com or, alternatively at submissions@usllsadrblog.com .

Disclaimer

All efforts are made to ensure the accuracy and correctness of the information published at Legally Flawless. However, Legally Flawless shall not be responsible for any errors caused due to oversight or otherwise. The students are advised to check an opportunity themselves before applying.

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