Call for Papers: International Journal of legal & Social studies

International Journal of legal & Social studies is a quarterly double blind peer reviewed journal. We look forward for submissions from members of the Bar, Bench and the academia. Submissions can be in the form of long articles, short articles, case comments, legislative notes and book reviews. IJLSS is free of cost journal run by http://www.knowledgesteez.com

THEME

The theme selected for the upcoming issue is ‘Law and Sustainable Development in the light of the Paris Climate Conference’. The 2015 United Nations Climate Change ConferenceCOP 21 or CMP 11 was held in Paris, France, from 30 November to 12 December 2015. It was the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which saw the negotiation of the Paris Agreement, a global agreement on the reduction of climate change, the text of which represented a consensus of the representatives of the 196 parties attending it. Papers are invited across the following sub-themes:

  • Paris Agreement and its normative value in international law
  • Paris Agreement and rethinking the concept of sustainable development
  • Ramifications of the COP21 on international trade
  • Effect of the Paris Agreement on national economic and environment protection policies
  • The North-South Divide and implementing the Paris Agreement
  • The way beyond COP21
  • Any other related sub-themes

NATURE OF CONTRIBUTIONS AND WORD LIMIT

  1. Articles: An article must conduct a complete analysis of the area of law, which the author seeks to highlight. It must contain a comprehensive study of the existing law, indicating the lacunae therein, and must contain an attempt to suggest possible changes which can address the said lacunae. An article should be between 4,000-5,000 words.
  2. Essays: An essay is more adventurous as it challenges challenging existing paradigms/norms and provides a fresh outlook to common problems. It is strongly recommended that essays be considerably more concise than articles, in terms of scope and conceptualization. An essay is thus advised to be between 3,000-5,000 words.
  3. Notes: A note is a relatively concise form of an argument advanced by the author. The focus of a note should be on a relatively new debate or controversy regarding the interpretation or implementation in the law. Notes shall primarily highlight contemporary issues, which need to be addressed, and the authors are expected to offer a solution. The maximum word limit for a manuscript in the form of note is 2,500 words.
  4. Comments: A comment is where the author may decide to critique any recent/landmark judicial pronouncement or any recent legislation or bill before the Parliament or State Legislature. The word limit for a comment is 2,500 words.

 

PLAGIARISM GUIDELINES

As per the  Policy on Academic Misconduct, “plagiarism” means failure to acknowledge ideas or phrases from another source. Such source is not limited to published text. Acknowledgement of others’ work is expected even if the source was a discussion (whether oral or written) with another person, or use of materials on the internet.

  1. Multiple submissions are not allowed: “Multiple Submission” means submitting the same, or largely the same, piece of work in more than one journal or competition, without written permission from the instructors involved and or recycling of any part of a previously written piece of work whether or not published without appropriate reference to their your own prior work. Prior permission shall be required if the recycled work forms more than 5% of the new work.
  2. Misrepresenting work: Misrepresenting work prepared by another as one’s own means submitting work that has been prepared by someone else (whether for payment or not) as one’s own work. This would include instances where excessive help is taken from another person such that the assessment objective and intention of the assignment/ exercise is frustrated.

Note: It is assumed that work submitted is represented as being authored by the person on whose behalf it is submitted. Falsification of Work Product is falsifying, concocting or misrepresenting of data, statistics, or other observations/ information.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT

Please submit the paper to internationaljlss@gmail.com  indicating which category your paper is intended for. All submissions should contain the name of the author, professional information, the title of the manuscript, and contact information. Submissions may be emailed with the subject heading ‘IJLSS – Submissions’.

IMPORTANT DATES

The last date for submissions of papers is 15, March 2016

for more details visit :http://ijlss.in/

 

 

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