Call for Papers (Volume 11, Issue 1) | The Indian Journal of Arbitration Law [“IJAL”]

About IJAL

The Indian Journal of Arbitration Law [“IJAL”] is a bi-annual, open-access journal published by the Centre for Advanced Research and Training in Arbitration Law [“CARTAL”]. It is indexed on Kluwer Arbitration, HeinOnline, Westlaw and SCC Online. IJAL is the leading journal on arbitration law in India, with a global readership. It is an excellent source of reference in the field of international arbitration. 

Aim of the Journal

The Indian Journal of Arbitration Law (“IJAL”) is a biannual journal, published in January and July of each year. IJAL strives to provide a platform for discussion of international as well as national developments in the field of arbitration. IJAL regularly publishes contributions from experienced practitioners whilst giving due importance to theoretical work of academicians at the same time. Each issue contains (i) articles, which analyse topics of permanent interest from major national jurisdictions as well as contemporary international issues, (ii) notes, which cover topical recent developments and
on-going debates in the field and (iii) book reviews.
The following is an indicative list highlighting the scope of the journal:
• International Commercial Arbitration;
• Investment Treaty Arbitration;
• Industry-specific issues in Arbitration (for e.g., maritime, construction, oil and gas, etc.);
• Jurisdiction-specific issues in Arbitration;
• Inter-State Disputes subject to Arbitration;
• Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism;
• Institutional Arbitration;
• Multilateral Arbitration Conventions;
• UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.
• Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
• Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of
Other States


Manuscripts for Volume 11, Issue 1, which is scheduled to be published in September 2022, may be submitted via email to [email protected] latest by July 31, 2022. 

  • Manuscripts will undergo a three-stage blind review, which will be conducted by the Board of Editors over a course of eight (8) weeks, after the submission deadline for Volume 11, Issue 1 has elapsed. 
  • We accept manuscripts year-round, on a rolling basis, and any manuscript submitted after the aforesaid deadline will be considered for the subsequent issue i.e. Volume 11, Issue 2. 


Each issue contains: 

  1. Articles, which analyse topics of permanent interest from major national jurisdictions as well as contemporary international issues, 
  2. notes, which cover topical recent developments and on-going debates in the field, and 
  3. book reviews. 

IJAL invites contributions from experienced arbitrators, practitioners, academicians and law students on contemporary topics in international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as on jurisdiction-specific themes. 

  • Authors are requested to adhere to our Contribution Guidelines, available here
  • Authors are requested to provide a declaration stating that the manuscript is original, unpublished, and it is not submitted for consideration to any other law journal. 
  • Authors are encouraged to read the previous issues of IJAL for guidance.

Submission Guidelines

  1. IJAL seeks submissions under the following categories:
    a. Articles – 6,000 or more words (inclusive of footnotes).
    There is no maximum word limit for articles. However, authors are encouraged to consult
    previous issues as a guide to the length of article the Journal usually publishes.
    b. Notes – 4,000 to 6,000 words (inclusive of footnotes).
    c. Book Reviews – 1,000 to 2,000 words (inclusive of footnotes).
  2. The manuscript may be co-authored by a maximum of three authors.
  3. The manuscript must be topical and related to the scope of IJAL.
  4. The manuscript must contain an abstract of not more than 200 words.
  5. The authors must follow the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed.) for footnoting.
  6. Please do not include a table of contents or numbered paragraphs.
  7. The manuscript must not contain any mention of or reference to the author’s name, affiliation or
    credentials. Such information must be restricted to a separate cover page, which must contain a
    brief biographical description of the author, and also include the author’s name, affiliation,
    qualifications and contact details.
  8. IJAL accepts manuscripts on a rolling basis.
    • The manuscripts received from Apr. 01 to Sept. 30 shall be considered for the January issue.
    • The manuscripts received from Oct. 01 to Mar. 31 shall be considered for the July issue.
  9. The manuscript must be contained in a Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) document.
  10. The manuscript must be sent to the Executive Editor at [email protected].
  11. A declaration must be made at the time of submission that the manuscript is an original and
    unpublished work of the author(s), and that is not being considered for publication elsewhere.

Editorial Policy

  1. Authors, upon submission, must communicate their acceptance of the following conditions:
    • The work, upon publication, becomesthe property of the National Law University, Jodhpur;
    • Permissions for any subsequent publication, reprint, or derivative works must be obtained
    from IJAL.
  2. IJAL follows a comprehensive blind review procedure. IJAL shall inform the authors of the
    acceptance/rejection of their respective manuscript after the completion of the review process.
  3. IJAL retains complete discretion over acceptance/rejection of manuscripts.
  4. IJAL does not entertain requests for advance decisions based on abstracts, topic proposals or
    outlines. Editorial decisions shall be based solely on a multi-stage review of the final manuscripts
    submitted by the authors.
  5. Post-review, manuscripts may be returned to the authors with suggestions related to substance
    and style. Acceptance of a manuscript may be made contingent on the author incorporating such
  6. IJAL reserves the right to request copies of any resources or authorities cited in the manuscript.
  7. The authors of accepted articles are entitled to receive a complimentary printed copy of the issue
    in which their article has been published.

Contact Information

For questions about submissions, please contact IJAL’s Executive Editor at [email protected].

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