Call for Papers: International Journal of Human Rights and Legal Research

Submission Guidelines


General requirements

Manuscripts submitted to the journal must represent reports of unpublished original research, which are not under consideration for publication elsewhere in any medium. Related manuscripts that are in press or submitted elsewhere must accompany the submission. The submission for publication must be approved by all authors if the number of author is more than one.

Articles should be of minimum 4000 words and should not normally be in excess of 8,000 words excluding footnotes or 10,000 words including footnotes should be submitted through e-mail.

Any editorial or submission queries may be sent to the General Editor- Avantika Sarkar, e-mail:

Please note that the Journal only accepts submissions via e-mail and cannot consider articles received by any other means.



 Articles should be strictly submitted in docx. or pdf format accompanied by an abstract of not more than 150–200 words. Copy should be double-spaced only.

The first paragraph after a heading or a new sub-division should be flush to the margin. Subsequent paragraphs should be indented.

Footnotes should be marked clearly in the text in numeric order after a point of punctuation(…possible to resist..1), and listed at the bottom of the relevant page.


General Style

IJHRLR  uses the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). Please refer to OSCOLA for detailed information on citation style click here



 The main headings should be centred and numbered 1, 2 and so on; first letters of main words should be in upper case.

The next level headings should be aligned on the left and be lettered A, B, C and so on; first letters of main words should be in upper case.

The next level should be aligned on the left and be numbered (i), (ii), (iii) and so on. Only the first letter of the heading should be in upper case.



Quotations within the text are enclosed within single quotation marks, and quotations within quotations are given double quotation marks. If quotations are three lines or more, they should be separated from the rest of the text, and should not be enclosed within any quotation marks.


Correction of English

IJHRLR strongly recommends authors who are unsure of proper English usage to have their manuscripts checked by language editing services prior to submission. Manuscripts that do not conform to Standard English usage may be editorially rejected and returned to the authors. Manuscripts under review may be sent to language correction at the editor’s discretion. In such case, the costs must be borne by the author. No waiver application will be considered. For authors who require information about language editing and copyediting services pre- and post-submission, please contact the editor for more information.



Any figures submitted to the journal in colour can be published in colour online at no cost (unless the author specifically requests that their figures be in black and white online). Authors may choose to also publish their figures in colour in the print journal: you will be asked to approve this cost after your article is accepted for publication. Black and white figures will be printed without additional cost, but figures that may be converted from colour to black and white should be well prepared with high contrast, and must have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch at their final size. Figure captions must be suitably worded to apply to both the print and online versions of the article. If applicable, you will be issued an invoice at the time of publication.

In order to reproduce any third party material, including figures or tables, in an article authors must obtain permission from the copyright holder and be compliant with any requirements the copyright holder may have pertaining to this reuse.

When seeking to reproduce any kind of third party material authors should request the following:

(i) non-exclusive rights to reproduce the material in the specified article and journal;
(ii) electronic rights, preferably for use in any form or medium;
(iii) the right to use the material for the life of the work; and
(iv) world-wide English-language rights.

Authors should also include a statement indicating that permission has been obtained in the relevant legend/footnote and provide the Editorial Office with copies of any relevant paperwork.




Enter text in the style and order of the journal.

Insert figure captions and tables at the end of the file.

Save any tables, diagrams, figures, graphs or illustrations electronically generated as separate files and not embedded into the text file.

Type references in the correct order and style of the journal.

Type unjustified, without hyphenation, except for compound words.

Type headings in the style of the journal.

Use the TAB key once for paragraph indents.

Where possible use Times for the text font and Symbol for the Greek and special characters.


Use the word processing formatting features to indicate Italic, Greek, Check the final copy of your paper carefully, as any spelling mistakes and errors will be faithfully translated into the typeset version.



Enter carriage returns to obtain spacing between lines, paragraphs, references etc. The space required is generated automatically by the typesetters.

Use double spaces after each sentence within a paragraph.



 Authorship credit should be based on substantial contributions to the overall design and execution of the work. The corresponding author (the single person to whom all the correspondence on the manuscript should be addressed) is responsible for ensuring that all contributors meet the authorship criteria and for informing all authors of the manuscript’s status throughout the review and publication process. The order of authorship on the byline should be a joint decision of the co-authors
Review process

All manuscripts are considered to be confidential and are reviewed by members of Editorial Board, and qualified referees. Reviews are normally completed within 4 weeks from receipt of the manuscripts and the corresponding author will be notified of the editor’s decision to accept, reject, or require revision. Note that manuscripts may be editorially rejected without review, on the basis of lack of conformity to the standards set forth in these instructions. When requested for revision, authors must submit the revised version along with a point-by-point response to each reviewer and the editor. If the revision is not submitted within 30 days, the submission will be withdrawn and any revised version will be considered as a new submission. Additional time for revision is granted upon request, at the discretion of the editor. Manuscripts that have been rejected or withdrawn may be resubmitted with appropriate modifications based on the editor’s comments. In such cases, the revised version must be submitted as a new submission, accompanied by the former manuscript number and detailed response to original reviewers, but not be sent to the original editor directly.

Notification of acceptance

Once a decision has been made on an article, the corresponding author will be notified. If the article is accepted, it will be entered into publication system and the corresponding author will receive an acknowledgement letter containing the production reference number, accompanied by an offprint order form and a copyright transfer form.



The corresponding author will receive one set of page proofs in PDF format by publication department. The address for return of corrected proofs will be clearly indicated in that proof e-mail.



The corresponding author, at no cost, will be provided with a PDF file of the article via e-mail. The PDF file is a watermarked version of the published article and includes a cover sheet with the journal cover image and a disclaimer outlining the terms and conditions of use.


Copyright and off prints

 IJHRLR is copyrighted by IJHRLR and the National Bureau of  Human Rights and Legal Research, India, and authors are considered to have transferred their rights to IJHRLR. Requests for any reproduction or translation of the Journal articles should be submitted to IJHRLR. This request must include a statement of intended use as well as explicit specification of the material to be reproduced.

The corresponding author must obtain permission from the copyright owner to reproduce figures or tables that have been published elsewhere and credit the sources in the relevant figure legend or table footnote of the manuscript.

Upon receipt of accepted manuscripts at IJHRLR, authors will be invited to complete an online copyright license to publish form.

Please note that by submitting an article for publication you confirm that you are the corresponding/submitting author and that IJHRLR may retain your email address for the purpose of communicating with you about the article. You agree to notify IJHRLR immediately if your details change. If your article is accepted for publication IJHRLR will contact you using the email address you have used in submission. Please note that IJHRLR does not retain copies of rejected articles.

International Journal of Human Rights and Legal Research



Editor-in-chief: Avantika Sarkar

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