International Journal of Legal and Social Studies is the quarterly journal of Knowledge Steez which started in the year 2014. Our aim is to create a journal where not only law students and members of academia but also social science researchers andscholars from diverse disciplines can look for academic and research discourse. It will also help in establishing concrescence from diverse disciplines to engage on the path towards the integration of disciplinary ideas and suggestions for formulating ideal socio-legal policies suited to the contemporary and future needs. An important feature of the journal is the Case Comment section, in which academicians and other distinguished contributors will analyse recent Judicial Precedents, new Legislations, and Current Socio Legal Reform Proposals which will help in in-depth understanding and establishing better confluence of law along with other sociological disciplines.

The IJLSS is the first and only law journal in India devoted exclusively to the study of interface between Law and Social Sciences.



Submissions are preferred in the font style ‘Times New Roman’, font size 12, spacing of 1.5 unit. The title of the paper should be in font size 16 and bold. Co-authorship is allowed, with a maximum of 2 authors. The name of author(s) should be in font size 16 and italic. All the footnotes should be in the font style ‘Times New Roman’ and font size 10. All submissions must be word processed and compatible with Microsoft Word 2007. Submissions must conform to the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) 4th edition citation. No hard copies of manuscripts will be accepted.



The International Journal of Legal & Social Studies (IJLSS) is now accepting submissions for its upcoming issue – Volume 6 issue 1, 2019 Manuscripts may be submitted under the following categories:


Articles: Between 4000 and 8500 words, inclusive of footnotes. Manuscripts in this category are expected to engage with the theme comprehensively, examine literature comprehensively, and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme. It is advisable, though not necessary, to choose a theme that is of contemporary importance. Purely theoretical manuscripts are also encouraged.


Essays: Between 4000 and 6000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Essays are expected to be descriptive, analytical or may critically evaluate a topic or an issue. For a narrative essay, more attention can be paid to the style which can impress the readers. An argumentative or persuasive essay can be more concerned about the facts and arguments to prove the point.


Case Comment: Between 2000 and 3500 words, inclusive of footnotes. It may project a critical analysis of Indian or Foreign contemporary judicial precedents and must identify and examine the cases, in a sequential manner, where the decision in question came about, and comment on implications for the evolution of that branch of law.


Book Review: Between 1000 and 2000 words, inclusive of footnotes. This is a review of any academic book on legal studies and social sciences. Entries submitted under this category may present innovative evaluations of the present academic literature.



The manuscripts must be submitted to clearly indicating the category to which the manuscript is intended for. All submissions should contain the name of the author(s), professional information, the title of the manuscript, and contact information. Submissions may be emailed with the subject heading ‘IJLSS – Submissions’.



The last date for submission of manuscripts – 20th April, 2020.


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