Call for Blogs by The ILSCA ADR Blog on a rolling basis

The Indian Law Society’s Centre for Arbitration and Mediation’s blog on Alternative Dispute Resolution accepts submissions on a rolling basis from students, legal professionals, teachers, researchers, policy-makers, senior academicians, and any expert from the field.


  • The submissions shall be accepted on the contemporary and relevant national and international issues on areas of alternative dispute resolution, including but not limited to arbitration, mediation, negotiation and conciliation.
  • The submissions can take the form of articles, opinions, case comments, book reviews and short notes on the aforementioned topics. The articles should be analytical rather than descriptive, comprising of the author(s)’s views, adding to the existing literature on the subject.
  • Co-authorship up to 2 authors is permitted.

Content Guidelines

Submissions to the blog should follow the following format:

  • Submissions should ideally not exceed 1500 words (excluding endnotes) to enhance the effectiveness of the articles. However, flexibility will be adopted in cases where the submissions, by their nature and topic, demand the same.
  • The submissions should have an informative and narrative title, which condenses the crux of the article. However, it should not be more than 15 words. . If the author wishes the Editorial Board to assign a title, the author should inform the same in the submission.
  • The submissions must contain succinct, introductory paragraph summarizing the substance of the submission.
  • The submissions should be in a uniform Garamond size 12 font, with 1.5” Spacing and justified alignment.
  • For references, an appropriate hyperlink should be provided therefor in the main text itself. In case, sources are not available as open-source documents, endnotes may be added adhering to the Uniform Bluebook 20th Edition citation style.
  • In case, if author/authors wish to have a particular image as a preview of their blogpost, then kindly send high resolution image for the same, as an attachment to the email. If any such image is sent, author is required to include an alternative text describing such image in the body of cover letter.  Authors shall insure that they have required permission for using such image or it is free and reusable for non-commercial purpose. (Authors need to check licensing information given along with image on Google Search engine). Ideally, images should be attached to the submissions.
  • By submitting an article, the author represents to the Editorial board that the same is an Original Work of the author and further undertakes that the same has not been submitted, or published, or under consideration for publication elsewhere.  The author agrees, acknowledges and confirms that the Editorial board has the exclusive rights to remove/pull down the article from the blog/website, in the event of receipt of any notice/claim in so far as the ownership or copyright/intellectual property of the published article is concerned and the same shall be at the sole discretion of the editorial board and the board is not required to consult the  concerned author in this regard.
  •  Any degree of plagiarism will result in rejection of the submission in a summary manner and the decision of the Editorial Board shall be final in this regard.

Submission Process

  • Submissions should be made in electronic format, particularly in the Microsoft Word (doc. or docx.) format, with the title of the article as the file name.
  • All submissions must be mailed to [email protected] accompanied with a covering letter containing the details of the author/s including the name/s, institutional affiliation, title and the category (arbitration /mediation /negotiation /conciliation /other) as well as the contact details of the authors, including the phone number and the email address. The body of the submission should not contain any identification of the author/s of any kind.

Review Process

  • The ILSCA ADR Blog strictly adheres to a double-blind review system in determining the publication of a submission and holds complete discretion over such decision. In case of any dispute, the decision of the Editorial Board shall be final and binding.
  • The editorial board will promptly acknowledge the receipt of the submission, and will communicate their decision on publication, within 10 days of the receipt of the email.
  • The applicants agree and confirm that the contents of the articles published on the blog are the ideas, views, opinions, and interpretations of the respective authors.  
  • The Editorial Board merely edits them for the sole purpose of publication on the blog and to ensure that they adhere to the established quality standards and is not liable/responsible for the contents of the article.
  • Cross-posting of articles already published on the blog is allowed, subject to the condition that such cross-posting should acknowledge that the article was originally published on the ILSCA ADR blog.
  • In case of republication by any third party, due credit to the author of the published article and to the ILSCA ADR Blog along with the link to the original post must be provided.

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