Adhikārin JOURNAL FOR CENTRE OF CHILD AND WOMAN STUDIES; A Centre committed to restore the dignity and existence as a basic condition for progression towards equality and

About the Journal

Adhikarin – Journal, the flagship of Centre of Child and Woman Studies will constitute one more step in the journey of struggle to protect and strengthen the position of women in India. The central theme reflects the current context of a rapidly changing society wedged up in a lived experience of ambiguity, volatility, insecurity, and struggle that women and children face. Undoubtedly, issues such as gender inequality, violence and discrimination against women and children are gaining impetus in the present scenario but issues pertaining to securing their fundamental rights are equally vital.

This Journal aims to fore ground the need to search through the mounting complexities of day-to-day experiences, issues, and incidents for the structural underpinnings of contemporary inequalities a new thinking to effectively challenge the structures that central to inequalities.

Submission Categories

The Adhikarin – Journal of Centre for Child and Woman Studies invites submissions under the following categories:

  1. Articles (4000-7000 words excluding footnotes)
  2. Case Comments (upto 5000 words excluding footnotes)
  3. Case Notes and Legislative Comments (up to 5000 words excluding footnotes)
  4. Book Reviews (2000-3000 words excluding footnotes) Submission
    Guidelines: 1. Theme: The theme(s) or topic(s) for the volume is confined to child and woman issues. All submissions engaging facets of legal interest and relevance shall be accepted.
  5. All submissions in Electronic form: All contributions shall be submitted in
    double spaced, with a left margin of one and half inches and send to:
  6. Abstract: Abstract of 150-200 words in length should be sent along with the electronic submissions.
  7. Cover Letter: All submissions must be accompanied with a cover letter providing the title of the paper, name, designation and details of the author and co-author(s) institutional affiliation. It is mandatory for the author/co-author(s) to make a solemn declaration the paper has not been previously published or submitted for Call for Paper elsewhere.
  8. Communication of Acceptance: The decision of editorial board vis-à-vis to acceptance and rejection of a submission for publication shall be final. The decision of acceptance will be communicated to the contributor within six weeks of receiving the submission
  9. Last Date of Submission: September 30, 2020.
    Style Requirement:
  10. Citation: For citation and references, The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (19th Ed.), should be strictly followed.
    electronic form. The paper should be processed in MS Office 2010 onwards,
  11. Lengthy Quotation(s) discouraged: Author(s) should avoid lengthy quotation(s) and keep them precise and succinct, wherever necessary. It is further directed that, quotation(s) must carry apt acknowledgement.
  12. Footnotes: Lengthy and multi-paragraph footnotes are discouraged. Footnote must provide the page number(s) of the source(s). In the case where judicial pronouncements are the source, it is mandatory to cite the paragraph of the judgment in addition to the page number of the Reporter.
  13. Websites: Only authoritative websites must be cited. References to (or citing them in regarding the originality of the paper and that footnotes) unauthentic internet sources inter alia Wikipedia, blogs etc. In gravamen, any sources which can be manipulated by third person are strictly prohibited
    Terms and Conditions The submission(s) should meet the following terms and conditions:
  14. The submission(s) should be coherent, well researched and elucidate in nature. As above mentioned,
    it must be necessarily follow uniform citation method for footnotes/references.
  15. The submission should be the original work of the contributor and not a mere compilation of pre-existing works on the subject. The researched contributions should not violate the copyright of other person(s). contributor(s) must give a certificate/declaration as to authenticity of the work.
  16. The copyright in all articles, published in the Volume, shall vest in the owner of the Law Review, Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla.
  17. There is generally, a prevailing (mal)practice to adopt other’s work together with footnotes. If one is reading from works of an author and that author has quoted yet other books or cases etc., the rule is that the one has to find out each original source.
  18. The context of the author might be different. One is not entitled to pick up the footnotes of that other author as also his propositions relating to it. If original is not looked at, you should quote the secondary author and state that the previous author relied on the source as stated in footnotes of previous work.The Contributor has to cover the risk of being sued for copyright, defamation or contempt and agree to suffer the losses if caused by violating copyright.



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