Call for Blogs | Centre for Business and Financial Laws | NLU Delhi | Rolling Submissions

The Centre for Business and Financial Laws (CBFL) at NLU Delhi invites submissions by way of a Call for Blogs for its newly launched blog.

About the Centre

The Centre of Business and Financial Laws (CBFL) at National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) was established to develop intellectual leadership and capabilities in banking, capital markets, and other financial services.

Previously known as the Centre for Banking and Financial Laws, it has expanded its scope to include allied areas relating to business law. It seeks to engage public and private stakeholders to work together on an exchange of ideas, policy recommendations, and allied regulatory issues. It also aims to generate scholarship and work as a think tank for the robustness and soundness of the business sector.

The CBFL Blog

The Centre for Business and Financial Laws (CBFL) at National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) operates the CBFL Blog to publish the latest business law, financial law, and allied areas.

Articles are preferred based on emerging law conflicts, notes about a recent case, recent legislation, or recent legal developments. We, therefore, invite submissions from students, academicians, and practitioners on issues relevant to the areas of:

  • Corporate Law
  • Competition Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • Employment Law

However, these themes are indicative rather than exhaustive, and there is no requirement that the submission falls under the above heads. Please note that the pieces are expected to be analytical, and descriptive articles will not be accepted. Please feel free to submit your article if you believe it aligns with the Centre’s mandate.

Nature of Submissions

  • The blog invites rolling submissions.
  • Co-authorship of up to (2) authors is allowed.
  • Submissions should be no shorter than 1000 words and no longer than 1500 words.
  • In an event where your chosen theme requires relaxation, the Board of the Blog would be happy to consider it on a case-by-case basis. Please write to us regarding a word count relaxation, and we would be happy to consider your request.
  • Presently, the blog only accepts articles in English. We are constantly working with our editing team to allow submissions in vernacular languages.

Plagiarism and Author Agreement

  • Submissions should be the original work of the contributor. All submissions are screened via plagiarism software, and in an event where a submission is found plagiarized, the article will be summarily rejected. CBFL reserves the right to take further action against the author(s) as it deems fit.
  • The author is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the statement of facts, opinions, or views in the submission.
  • Submissions should not contain offensive, abusive, derogatory, or potentially defamatory content.

Formatting and Referencing

  • Font: Times New Roman; Size: 12; Line Spacing: 1.5. Paragraph Spacing: 0-6.
  • Authors should hyperlink relevant sources in the text. Where hyperlinks are not possible, consistent footnotes in either the Bluebook or OSCOLA are permitted. Footnotes must be kept to the minimum, if at all.
  • The submission must only be in a .doc/.docx format. The file name must be “Title_CBFL Blog”. The short title must capture the essence of the submission and not be longer than ten words.
  • Metadata of the file or the submission body must in no event disclose the identification of any kind, including the name and institutional affiliation of the author.

How to Submit?

  • Submissions must only be made by filling the Google Form, through the link given at the end of this post. Submissions made through any other medium will be summarily rejected.

Publication Policy

All submissions made to the CBFL Blog are double-blind refereed. The decision on publication is at the sole discretion of the Centre. Relaxation of any rules regarding submissions is subject to the discretion of the Board of Editors. On publication, all literary rights to the submission are transferred to the Centre for Business and Financial Laws, NLU Delhi.

Contact Information

For further clarification, you may kindly send a mail with ‘Query’ to [email protected].

Click here for the official website of the CBFL Blog.

Click here for submitting your blog for CBFL.


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