The Journal Committee of Institute of Law, Nirma University hereby invites
articles/ research papers, case studies, and book reviews on law and allied
areas for publication in the Nirma University Law Journal (December
2016 Issue) bearing ISSN Number 2249-1430. It can be an interdisciplinary
study reflecting socio-economic and political ideas or
contemporary issues. The journal is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed ISSN serial
publication from, Institute of Law, Nirma University. It showcases
contemporary issues and challenges specific to law, with an interdisciplinary
approach towards assimilating knowledge. It is an endeavor of
the Institute to become the beacon of legal education by encouraging
synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across the academia and
research fraternity. The Journal is indexed by Manupatra and SCC
1. Word Limit: Submissions should not exceed Research papers (5,000-
6,000 words), Short notes (2000-3000 words), Book reviews (1000-2000
words), and Case studies/commentaries (1000-3000 words). However,
looking at the quality and depth of research, relaxation may be given and
word limit may vary.
2. Entries from all aspects of law whether direct or applied are welcome.
3. Background of writers: We are a peer reviewed Journal. Hence entries
from students pursuing Bachelors or Masters Course in law and any other
allied discipline of Social Science would be accepted.
4. Authorship: Entries can be co-authored. However, a maximum of two
authors per entry is allowed.
5. Citation Style: The Blue-book Uniform System of Citation (19th
edition) shall be strictly adhered to.
6. Format of Main Text & the Footnotes: The Times New Roman font, in
font size 12 is prescribed for all entries. Further, the footnotes shall be in
font size 10 and line spacing of 1.5 and 1.0 shall be followed respectively.
7. Mode of Submission: Entries are to be sent at latest by November 30, 2016 (11:59 pm).
No hard copy of the same is required.
Submission guidelines are also available on Institute of Law, Nirma
University website. ( Those
entries that do not make it to the present issue of Journal may be
considered for the next issue (subject to intimation by the NULJ Team)
The following table summarizes the deadlines to be complied with when
submitting the papers for publication in the Nirma University Law
Date and Time
30th November 2016 (11:59 pm) Submission of full paper
01st to 19th December 2016 Peer Review
20th to 25th December 2016 Communication regarding the acceptance to the authors
Last week of January 2017 Release of the Journal
For any further queries, kindly contact us on the following number or email ID:
1. Vasundhara Kanoria (+91 94214 83027)
2. Sparsh Upadhyay (+91 78200 30880)
All the submissions sent to the University must be original and should not
have been published nor should they be under consideration for
publication in any other journal. Plagiarized entries are liable to be
rejected. There must not be any copyright issues with the article send for
publication purposes, and if any such issues are later discovered, the
Nirma University Law Journal denies any responsibility in that regard.
By way of submitting their work to the Nirma University Law Journal, the
authors grant exclusive permission to NULJ to publish and reproduce
their work in all streams of media. Such right is subject to the doctrine of
fair use as followed under the law relating to Intellectual Property Rights
and subject to the entitlements of the author.
A process of peer-review shall be used to scrutinize all the submissions.
The editors reserve the right to delete or edit any article or part thereof
whose content is found to be offensive, defamatory, out rightly unethical,
or if it is suggestive of racism, sexual or religious discrimination, illegal or
terror activities etc. The article is subjected to rejection if its content is
likely to offend the religious or political sentiments of the reader

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