Call for Papers | KIIT Student Law Review Volume 10 | Submit by 15th Dec. 2022

About KIIT Student Law Review (KSLR)

The KIIT Student Law Review (KSLR) is the flagship review (ISSN: 2348-4381) of the School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha having a double-blind peer review process of selection.

About the Call for Papers

The School of Law, KIIT University, hereby announces a call for papers for Volume 10 of its annual Review (KSLR). We extend our invitation to law students (both postgraduates and undergraduates), professionals, lecturers, policymakers, and others to send in their write-ups on contemporary issues of law.

The review, through its publications seek to generate interest for a better understanding of the major areas of law and also to provide a national and international forum for debate on the comparative, analytical aspects and issues.

Themes of the Law Review

The tenth volume of the Review would highlight the contemporary legal issues from areas of law such as Contract laws, Commercial laws, Competition laws, International Trade Law, International Commercial Arbitration etc. and other branches, which are giving impetus to deliberation, not only amongst the student community but also within the entire legal fraternity. The theme is not exhaustive, and Articles from other branches of law would be appreciated as well.

Submission Categories:

  • Articles (5000-7000 words exclusive of footnotes) — Article should provide an in-depth study of the contemporary legal issue. We intend to incorporate critical analysis and original assertions on the said issue.
  • Short Articles (3000-5000 words exclusive of footnotes) — Short articles should include condensed study in the contemporary legal issue. The nature of the writing should preferably include descriptive analysis and informed comments on any new ideas and perspectives.
  • Book Reviews (1200-1500 words exclusive of footnotes) — Book reviews should incorporate critical examination of a book pertaining to law, published two years preceding the release of the current issue of KSLR. All the book reviews must embody an assessment of ideas promoted by the author of the book from the point of view of originality, the extent of analysis, and quality.
  • Case Comments (2500 -4000 words exclusive of footnotes) — Case comments should include interpretation of any landmark judicial pronouncement in any contemporary legal issue. Brief information regarding contribution to and digression from the existing laws will be appreciated.
  • Legislative Briefs (maximum 2500 words exclusive of footnotes) — Legislative briefs seek to determine the implications of any existing or proposed Indian legislation (both Central/State). Author(s) may focus on any specific section/s or present an overview of the legislation.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions to the KIIT Student Law Review [Volume X] should adhere to the following guidelines:
  • All articles and short articles must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words.
  • The submissions are to be made only in Microsoft Word Format (.docx or .doc files) by uploading the same on the Google Form
  • The name of the file must be of the nature “KSLR Volume IX Submission:_____________” followed by title of the paper. Please note that the last date of submission of the Manuscript is 15th December 2022.
  • The word limits are exclusive of footnotes and only footnotes are to be used and no end-notes or bibliography. The Harvard Bluebook, 20th edition is the style that is to be strictly adhered to for citations.
  • Sub-headings will be formatted in Normal with case size 12 in Times New Roman & Bold. The body of the writing will be formatted in Normal with case size 12 in Times New Roman.
  • Co-authorship is permissible up to a maximum of two. The submissions will undergo a double-blind peer-review process, therefore the author/s shall not disclose their identities anywhere in the body of the manuscript.
  • The Author(s) shall have to upload a Declaration [as a separate attachment] in the Google Form as to that the work has not been published anywhere else and has not been submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • For any issues arising in contravention to such declaration, the KIIT Student Law Review, and Editorial Board shall not be liable. The author shall be personally liable for his or her actions or omissions. The declaration should be a scanned document in PDF or Image (.jpg or .jpeg) formats containing the above mentioned declaration.
  • The submission shall also contain a separate Cover Letter as an attachment uploaded to the Google Form enumerating the following details:
    • Name of the author(s)
    • Address of the author(s)
    • Phone Numbers of the author(s)
    • Title of the manuscript
    • Submission Category – (Example – Article/ Short Article/ Book Review)
    • Name of the institution
    • Year of study (in case of a student)/ Designation (in other cases)
    • Email address(s)
  • The Editorial Board holds the power to disqualify any author’s work that is in non-compliance with these guidelines and also holds the final copyright and all other rights regarding the work that is published after receiving such approval for publication and transfer of such rights from the author(s).
  • Each published paper will feature in the KIIT Student Law Review: Volume X will be published around April-May 2023.
  • The authors whose papers are published will each receive a paperback hard copy of the Review, mailed to the address they provide along with the copyright confirmation on the selection of their paper as and when intimated to them.

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