cALL FOR PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL conference on “consumer rights: issues & challenges in new era” BY consumer assisto on 30th may 2021

International Conference on “Consumer Rights: Issues and Challenges” aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Consumer Protection Law and Regulations. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted especially in the fields of Consumer Protection Laws and their rights.

This will not only provide a platform to academicians, practitioners, presenters etc. to share their views on the concept but also provide an opportunity to the participants to understand the concept in detail along with their rights and responsibilities as a consumer in the new era.


  • History and development of Consumer Rights
  • Consumer rights and Human Rights
  • Mediation and Consumer Protection
  • Consumer Education and Consumer Movement: The Role of Civil Groups
  • E- Consumerism: Problems and Perspectives
  • International Consumer Protection Framework & Policy
  • Consumer as victims
  • New developments in consumer protection
  • Jurisprudential and conceptual dimensions of consumerism
  • Consumerism in International integration of E-commerce
  • Misleading advertisements and Law
  • Consumer’s rights in the Digital Era
  • Analysis of the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act 2019
  • Role of regulatory authorities
  • Comparative Analysis of the Consumer Protection framework : India & other countries
  • Misleading Advertisement and its implications
  • Impact of Covid-19 on the rights of consumers
  • New Age Contemporary Issues & Challenges

Note: The Sub-themes are suggestive and do not restrict or confine the scope


  1. The abstract shall not exceed 300 words. It should include the Title of the Paper, Keywords, the Presenter’s Name, Designation, Institutional Affiliation, Mailing Address, Contact Number and E- mail ID.
  2. The abstract should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing.
  3. The abstract shall be submitted through registration link only. All submissions should beuploaded in .doc/.docx format only.
  4. Co-authorship is limited to a maximum of two authors.
  5. Intimation for acceptance/improvisation will be provided within 2-3 working daysfrom the last date of the submission of abstract.


  • Best Presentation will be acknowledged from each session. Certificate Courses worth Rs. 2000 shall be given to the best presenter.
  • All the participants shall be provided with E-certificates.


  • Last Date of Registration for attendees: 17th May, 2021
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: 17th May, 2021
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: 27th May, 2021
  • Date of Conference: 30th May, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance/Improvisation: Within five working days of the submission of abstract/paper.


Link for registration of Attendees and Author/Co-Author (+Abstract Submission):

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Registration Fee: FREE


Student Convenor:

Student Convenors

Ms. Harsha Agrawal +91 7042743125

Ms. Aastha Chahal

Student Co-convenors- Ms. Harshita Agarwal & Ms. Vallabhi Rastogi

Program Coordinators: Mr. Pulkit Khanduja +91 8802050955

Mr. Sanidhya Kulshrestha

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Call for Papers @ NLU-D’s Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice: Rolling Submissions

About the Journal :

Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice (JVVJ), a peer-reviewed journal focuses on both critical leadership and practical development representing victimological perspectives from a broad range of disciplines and contribute to a greater understanding of victims, victimization, victim-offender relations, institutional functioning, and allied issues.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics.

About the submission :

  1. The journal will include Articles, Notes, and Comments from eminent jurists, academicians, victim service providers, policymakers, scholars, and students.
  2. It is a peer-reviewed journal in print format with two issues published annually.
  3. The journal will deploy the insights and methodologies of all relevant disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, social work, economics, history as well as law and legal and political theory to further the interests of victims all across the world.

Submission Guidelines :


  • Article: 7000–8000 words,
  • Essay: 5000–6000 words,
  • Note/Comment: 3000–4000 words and
  • Book Review: 1500–2500 words
  • Including abstract: 200–250 words and footnote.
  • Authorship: All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors.
  • Reference Style: The Bluebook (19th Ed.) reference style

How to Submit :

JOURNAL OF VICTIMOLOGY AND VICTIM JUSTICE is hosted on SAGE Track SAGE, a web-based online submission and peer review system powered by ScholarOne™ Manuscripts.

Visit this page to login and submit your article online.

Please Note:

  • Where an individual who is not listed as an author submits a manuscript on behalf of the author(s), a statement must be included in the Acknowledgements section of the manuscript and in the accompanying cover letter. The statements must:
  • Disclose this type of editorial assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input
  • Identify any entities that paid for this assistance
  • Confirm that the listed authors have authorized the submission of their manuscript via third party and approved any statements or declarations, e.g. conflicting interests, funding, etc.

Contact :

Dr. Akash Singh,

National Law University, Delhi

Address: Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110078

011- 28034253

Email: editor.isvjournal[at]

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CFP: Young Scholars in Public International Law (AjV) and the German Society of International Law (German Society for International Law – DGIR)

About CFP

The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law (AjV) and the German Society of International Law (German Society for International Law – DGIR) invite contributions to their joint conference titled “Jurisdiction: Who speaks international law?

About the Journal:

Jurisdiction endows an actor with the authority to provide binding answers to legal questions. Etymological observations reveal that an analysis of legal validity necessarily requires grasping the notion of jurisdiction. After all, the Latin roots of the term ‘jurisdiction’ – juris dicere – can be translated as ‘speaking the law’. In international law, the notion of jurisdiction serves to delimit international and domestic spheres of competence. Traditionally tied to territorial sovereignty, jurisdiction refers to the legislative, judicial, and executive power of the state bindingly to determine who speaks in the name of the law – and about whom is (merely) spoken. Against this backdrop, the link between jurisdiction and territorial sovereignty needs to be re-examined.

Several questions arise regarding the theoretical and historical underpinnings of the notion of jurisdiction: Who is given the power to speak in international law and who is not? How can rules that are generally considered to be ‘non-binding’ exert their influence on jurisdiction? How do actors located in the Global South approach the notion of jurisdiction? What is the role of jurisdiction in shaping the idea and self-description of International Law as a discipline? Do we have to rethink or abandon the conceptual link between sovereignty and jurisdiction? Is there an essential and unifying element that links the different conceptions of jurisdiction?

Interdisciplinary engagements can provide a more nuanced understanding of jurisdiction: How can accounts not linked to the state help us understand contemporary conflicts of jurisdiction? Which historical circumstances have shaped the notion of jurisdiction? Which (dis) continuities does the history of the idea of ​​jurisdiction reveal? Are questions of jurisdiction always questions of power? How do socio-cultural circumstances inform diverging notions of jurisdiction? How can critical approaches sharpen our understanding of the notion of jurisdiction?

How has private international law dealt with conflicts of jurisdiction and ‘forum-shopping’? What is the relationship between sovereignty and state or diplomatic immunity? How do digital spaces challenge existing notions of jurisdiction? Do we need a new concept of jurisdiction for cyber warfare and for space law? What is the role of the notion of jurisdiction in shaping the relationship between humans and their natural environment? How do rival notions of jurisdiction affect the access to justice regarding human rights violations at the borders of Europe? How can the conflict between the German Federal Constitutional Court and the European Court of Justice be analyzed through the lens of jurisdiction? What are the causes of the criticism leveled against the International Criminal Court’s interpretation and exercise of its jurisdiction?

We invite submissions contemplating these and other questions and hope to cover a broad range of international law topics, including public international law, private international law, and European law. We welcome all theoretical approaches and methods and explicitly invite doctrinal work as well as interdisciplinary, discourse theoretical, historical, philosophical, and critical approaches.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Abstract should not be more than 500 word
  • Language can be German or English
  • abstract should be submitted via application form only
  • Deadline for submission of Abstract: 8 January 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: 31 January 2021
  • Deadline for full paper submission: 1 June 2021 (max. 7000 words)

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Call for Submissions: Cambridge International Law Journal Volume 10

About :

The Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal run by members of the postgraduate community at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. The Editorial Board is pleased to invite submissions for its tenth volume (Issues to be published in June and December 2021).

General call for submissions – International law :

The Board welcomes long articles, short articles, case notes and book reviews that engage with current themes in international law. All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by our Editorial Board. In addition, all long articles are sent to our Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners.

To celebrate the journal’s tenth anniversary, Issue 1 will include a special section that reflects on seminal changes and developments in international law over the last decade.

The Board is particularly interested in contributions on this theme, which will be published as part of the special section. General contributions will be published as part of the general section of Issue 1.

Submissions can be made at any time. Articles submitted by 25 October 2020 will be considered for Volume 10 Issue 1. Any articles submitted after this date will be considered for the following issues.

Further submission information

The Journal accepts the following types of manuscript:

  1. Long Articles between 6,000 and 12,000 including footnotes;
  2. Short Articles not exceeding 6,000 words including footnotes;
  3. Case Notes, including substantive analysis, not exceeding 3,000 words including footnotes; and

Please list the word count of the text and the footnotes on your manuscript.
All copies must be submitted in Word (.doc) or (.docx) format and must conform to our style guidelines, which are available at the following links:

Please ensure that your manuscript does not contain any reference to your personal or professional identity.

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Journal Sports Area invite the author to publish his article on the Sports Area Journal in  Volume 5 No. 2 December 2020 . Writing guidelines, please refer to the writing rules that we have created (templates) , and then please  register on the link provided Click Here .  

The scope of the Sports Area Journal article is as follows:

  • physical education
  • Sports Pedagogy
  • Sociology of Sports
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Science
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Health
  • Traditional Sports

No registration and Publication fee

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CfP: Christ University Law Journal on Eco-centrism in Environmental Law [Vol 11, Number 1]: Submit by June 30, 2021

About the Journal

Christ University Law Journal (CULJ), ISSN 2278-4322 is a biannual peer-reviewed journal.

Call for Paper

Theme: Imbibing Eco-centrism in Environmental Law: Scope, Challenges and the Way Forward
Law has always been used as a tool to secure human needs and wants. An anthropocentric approach is ingrained in every facet of law, and environmental law is no exception. Unfortunately, the present environmental legal regime has not been able to stymie the degradation of the environment, let alone bring about a paradigm shift in the way in which, we humans, interact with nature.
Environmental Law has been based on the wrong assumption that humans are a separate entity, living away from nature. By doing so, it has not taken into consideration the intrinsic, inherent value that exists in each and every component and thereby fails to address the real problems that plague Mother Earth.
This anthropocentric approach has already caused irretrievable damage to the environment. It is high time that we change this wrong assumption and address real concerns and bring about the much-needed thrust towards framing an eco-centric law, which treats humans as a part of nature.
To foster this line of thought one has to delve into its scope, the challenges and possible solutions which would lead to a harmonious coexistence between man and nature.


Christ University Law Journal invites research paper submissions on the following sub-themes:Conceptualising Environmental Law and Governance: Issues and ChallengesDifferentiating Right to environment and Right of EnvironmentEnvironment Protection: Evaluating Rights and DutiesExtending the concept of standingEco-feminism: An AnalysisDeep Ecology: A panacea for environmental woes?Restructuring the environmental justice delivery system: Issues and ChallengesInternalising customs and traditions into Environmental LawThe interface between environment and ethics

How to Submit?

Please send your articles (5000-6000) words following the guidelines mentioned in our website at the latest by 30 June 2021.Kindly include the abstract of the article in 150-200 words, 5 Keywords and a summary of the CV of the author in 100-150 words.The citation format to be used is The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, Harvard Law Review (20th ed.).

Submission Form

To submit the call for papers, here.


30th June 2021.

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Call for papers 2022 Special Issue: The international jouranal of transitional justice @Oxford Academic

About the issue:

Young people play a crucial role in driving social and political change across the globe. Historically they have spearheaded social movements in contexts as diverse as the South African anti-apartheid struggle, the US civil rights movement, Tiananmen Square protests in China, or the “Arab Spring”. Today, young women and men are leading global protests against police brutality, struggles for climate justice and pro-democracy protests.

Despite their role in mass movements, young people often appear to be treated as peripheral stakeholders within transitional justice processes. They can be marginalised or excluded from the political, peacebuilding or accountability processes aimed at addressing the causes and consequences of conflicts. Young people, who make enormous sacrifices in the course of these conflicts, are many times expected to return to disrupted educational institutions, seek employment, or simply wait, as others make the decisions or shape the narratives of past conflicts. While the impact and role of youth in peacebuilding has received increased recognition, scant comparable attention has been given to the implications or role of youth in transitional justice processes.

Young people are severely affected by violent conflict, both as victims and as perpetrators, through being recruited into armed groups, often as child soldiers, or through voluntary participation in protests and dissent that may face violent repression. Also their vibrant role as social and political change agents animates peace, justice, accountability, or reconciliation efforts. Their direct experiences make them arguably among the most crucial stakeholders in socializing and democratizing transitional justice processes across generations and in the prevention of future conflicts. As such – and because of their enduring role in the legitimacy and durability of peace processes – transitional justice processes should cultivate spaces for meaningful inclusion of young women and men as stakeholders. Young people bring creative leadership styles and diverse methodologies for inclusive and participatory decision-making – frequently honed and practiced in the course of conflicts – that offer innovations of potentially great value to transitional justice approaches.

While youth participation, along with other marginalised groups, has been recognised by policy makers as key to inclusive transitional justice, this has seldom gone beyond superficial approaches. The transitional justice field has yet to fully take into account young people’s needs, priorities, skills and agendas in how it frames its purpose and implements processes and mechanisms to give effect to such an expanded horizon.

Further, many young women confront multiple and intersectional experiences of marginalization – excluded for being young, poor, and women of colour. Young people who speak non-dominant languages, are members of indigenous communities, are sexual minorities, non-formally educated, or differently-abled are inevitably further excluded in these processes. Thus, transitional justice needs to proactively include those who are all too often on the sidelines of peace processes.

Themes and sub-themes:

Key Questions:

  • How can transitional justice (both formal and informal) genuinely include and more effectively harness youth innovation, when conventional transitional justice models have often been framed by ‘the old and wise’?
  • What youth-led or -initiated approaches to transitional justice have been explored in different contexts that may expand the more traditional transitional justice categories, instruments or approaches? What innovations and new methods (including social media and cyber capacities, art, music, poetry, or other cultural forms, etc.) might young people add to the conventional set of approaches?
  • Do transitional justice processes have the potential to highlight the conditions of young people and respond to their basic needs and ambitions for a future post-transition society?
  • How does young people’s engagement facilitate the goal of non-recurrence or preventing future conflict?
  • What possibilities exist for innovation or transformation at the nexus of youth and transitional justice, to re-imagine what transitional justice looks like?  Are, or should, youth futures post-conflict be different from those of the rest of the population?
  • Are there particular spheres of distinct importance to youth – for example education, criminal justice, security sector reform, or DDR – that need to be reconceptualised from a youth perspective?
  • What are the barriers and challenges to ensuring that transitional justice processes are youth inclusive?

We would particularly encourage contributions from young scholars, practitioners and activists as we seek to amplify the voices of young contributors in shaping the Special Issue. We also encourage contributions that break the mold in the creative form, style and content of submissions, whether local, national or comparative in their focus. This can include written and graphic contributions, including poetry, spoken word, artistic expression, and musical lyrics, etc.

The Guest Editors for the Special Issue are: Ali Altiok, Youth, Peace and Security Project Officer at Interpeace; Anjli Parrin, Associate Director, Project on War Crimes and Mass Graves, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute; Graeme Simpson, Principal Representative and Senior Peacebuilding Adviser, Interpeace NY, and Lead Author of the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security mandated by UNSC Resolution 2250; and Njoki Wamai, Assistant Professor, International Relations Department, United States International University-Africa.


The deadline for submissions is 1 June 2021.
Papers should be submitted online on the IJTJ webpage at

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Call for Papers – Special Issue on Family Law Disruption and Response during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Viral Lessons for Research, Policy, and Practice

About the Issue:

Family law systems were already overwhelmed when the Covid-19 pandemic erupted. Through
varied policy and public health responses, the family law system, alongside families served, have
had to adjust to emergency orders not only in response to health but also economic disruption.
This has brought risk and opportunity as professionals adjust services, address new sources of
parental conflict over interplays of work, children, and quarantine, and are forced to experiment
in real time without past precedent as a guide.
In this issue, we take stock of lessons learned in what can be done in a crisis, how to best help
“pivot” when traditional, “analog” service delivery is interrupted, what necessary innovations
might come new best practices, and what experiments failed. We also want to better understand
the needs and perspectives of parents as they variably accessed (and demanded) family court and other services.

Theme and Sub-themes:

The following topics are suggestions for submission:
• How family courts and/or professionals have “pivoted” in their work. For example, what
has been the impact of virtual court investigations and hearings on gathering evidence,
ensuring procedural justice and/or ensuring trust in the legal system?
• What new challenges have arisen in family law cases filed due to Covid-19? For
example, what health risks have been raised in the course of co-parenting, and what
standards have been used to evaluate child abuse and neglect? How is family
reunification impacted through social distancing policies?
• How have families adjusted (well and not so well in effect), and created their “new
normal” in balancing work, family, and schooling. For example, what has been the
impact of virtual visits on parent-child relationships?
• How has child support been impacted by economic recession and widespread layoffs?

To submit a paper proposal, please email a 250-500-word abstract with the subject heading
FCR Special Covid-19 Issue. Submit your abstract by email to Associate Professor,
Alexandra Crampton; by September 28th 2020.

We will notify presenters about selected papers by late October. Working drafts of papers
will be due no later than April, 2021, and final papers will be due by October 2021.
We look forward to your submissions. If you have further questions, please contact the guest
Alexandra Crampton:
Amy G. Applegate:
Barbara Glesner Fines:

National Research Paper Writing Competiton-2020

About Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun 

Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is a multi-domain university offering various professional programs to over 10000 on-campus students from all states of India and various countries of the world. 

About School of Law 

School of Law, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is running two full time five years fully residential i.e. B.B.A-LL.B. & B.A.-LL.B. approved by Bar Council of India, has industry oriented curriculum and trains students through rigorous research, moot courts, classroom discussion of case laws and variety of internships with Supreme Court Judges, top law firms and senior advocates. 

About the Competition

School of Law, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is organizing its First National Research Paper Writing Competition, 2020 in on the theme “Contemporary Legal Issues and Advancements”.

Theme: “Contemporary Legal Issues and Advancements”.

Eligibility Criteria: The competition is open for students pursuing LL.B. (3 years and 5 years)/LL.M. course from any recognized university across the country.

Submission guidelines:  

  • The research paper must be written in English.
  • Only one entry is allowed per author.
  • Co-authorship up to two authors is permitted.
  • Only original research papers will be considered for the competition. No part of it should have been published earlier nor should it be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • The research paper must not be more than 4500 words (including footnotes).
  • Any form of plagiarism above 15% as tested by the host institution shall result in disqualification of the research paper entry.
  • The first page of the research paper must contain the details of the author/s, title of the paper and the name of the college/institution.
  • All the soft copy submissions in MS Word.
  • The participants are required to submit research papers in soft copy form.
  • The author(s) must follow the uniform method of citation either Journal of Indian Law Institute (JILI) or Bluebook 19th edition.

Formatting Rules

  • The body of the paper shall be in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing.
  • Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 single line spacing 


  • Best Research Paper: Cash Prize of Rs. 700/- and E- Certificate of Merit along with publication of paper in GEHU’s Law Review: A Bi Annual Journal of Law
  • Second Best Research Paper: E- Certificate of Merit along with publication of paper in GEHU’s Law Review: A Bi Annual Journal of Law.
  • E- Certificate of Participation will be given to all.

Jury Review:

  • Entries will be blindly reviewed by distinguished panel of experts
  • The decision of the jury will be final and binding.


Call for papers:                                                      10thSeptember, 2020 

Submission of ResearchPaper:                            10th October, 2020 

Declaration of Results:                                            24th October, 2020 (UN Day) 

Contact details: 

For any further queries, kindly contact us on the following email ids:,


Faculty Convener,

Dr. Navtika Singh Nautiyal

Senior Assistant Professor,

Graphic Era Hill University



Faculty Coordinator,

Mr. Saurabh Pandey

Assistant Professor,

Graphic Era Hill University


CFP: Special Issue on Advanced PLS-SEM Applications in Business Research @Elsevier

About the Issue:

Composite-based partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) has become a well-established element in researchers’ multivariate analysis methods toolbox (Hair, Black, Babin, & Anderson 2018). Particularly PLS-SEM’s ability to handle highly complex path models and its causal-predictive nature, which allows bridging the apparent dichotomy between explanation and prediction, have contributed to its massive dissemination. While its usage spans across multiple fields outside the social sciences, the mainstay of PLS-SEM is business research. Some of the most popular models in the fields – including customer satisfaction and loyalty models (e.g., Ahrholdt, Gudergan, & Ringle 2019), corporate reputation models (e.g., Hult, Hair, Proksch, Sarstedt, Pinkwart, & Ringle 2018), and technology acceptance models (e.g., Schubring, Lorscheid, Meyer, & Ringle 2016) – are routinely estimated using PLS-SEM. It is not surprising that some of the most cited articles in the Journal of Business Research (JBR) use the PLS-SEM method (e.g., Coltman, Devinney, Midgley, & Venaik 2008; Camisón & Villar-López 2014).

Recent has brought forward numerous methodological extensions that allow for a more nuanced assessment of results. These extensions include, for example, latent class segmentation, model comparisons, endogeneity assessment, and predictive model evaluation (Hair, Hult, Ringle, & Sarstedt 2017; Hair, Sarstedt, Ringle, & Gudergan 2018). Especially the prediction-oriented PLS-SEM analyses (Shmueli, Ray, Velasquez Estrada, & Chatla 2016; Sharma, Shmueli, Sarstedt, Danks, & Ray 2019) and methods to assess the result’s robustness (Sarstedt, Ringle, Cheah, Ting, Moisescu, & Radomir 2019) are particularly important to substantiate findings, conclusions, and managerial recommendations.

The aim of this special issue of JBR is to introduce advanced PLS-SEM methods to a wider audience. The special issue embraces the applications of advanced PLS-SEM methods to generate new insights and shed new light on existing models and theories. In addition, methodological advances of the PLS-SEM method will also be considered. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Differences in model development from explanatory vs. predictive perspectives,
  • Explanatory versus predictive model evaluation,
  • New metrics for goodness-of-fit testing and predictive power assessment,
  • Using PLS-SEM in experimental research and on experimental data (e.g., discrete choice modelling data),
  • Endogeneity in PLS-SEM,
  • Common method variance in PLS-SEM,
  • Using PLS-SEM with archival (secondary) data,
  • Addressing observed (multi-groups analysis and moderation) and unobserved heterogeneity (segmentation) in PLS-SEM,
  • Using PLS-SEM on panel or longitudinal data,
  • Combining Bayesian modeling and PLS-SEM, and
  • Other advanced developments of PLS-SEM and their application.

Submission and review process:

Manuscripts should not have been previously published or be under consideration by other journals. The special issue is tied to the 2020 International Conference on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling ( to be held October 27-30, 2020 in Beijing, China. Outstanding papers presented at this conference will be invited for submission. However, the guest editors also welcome submissions of high-quality papers that have not been submitted to or presented at the conference. Authors who submit papers that have not been presented at the 2020 International Conference on Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling must explicitly state in their cover letter what is unique and valuable about the paper within the context of presenting an advanced PLS-SEM application in business research.

The manuscript must fully comply with the JBR author guidelines.

Authors must use the official JBR submission portal, and select ‘Advanced PLS-SEM’ special issue for their submission. The submission portal will open on November 15, 2022 and will close on January 18, 2023.

All papers will be screened by at least two guest editors (and desk rejected if not deemed suitable) before being sent to at least two referees. Papers will undergo a maximum of two rounds of revision to meet the scope and high standards of JBR (or will be rejected otherwise). There is no guarantee of publication.

The publication of this special issue is anticipated at the end of 2021.

For any queries regarding submission, please contact the special issue guest editors via email.

Special issue guest editors

Marko Sarstedt, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany, and Monash University of Malaysia, Malaysia,

Christian M. Ringle, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany, and University of Waikato, New Zealand,

Lacramioara Radomir, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania,

Ovidiu I. Moisescu, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania,

Siegfried P. Gudergan, University of Waikato, New Zealand,

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CFP: Understanding the effects of social distancing on consumer and business practices during a pandemic: marketing and management implications.

About the Issue:

This Special Issue seeks to expand research conducted to date in the multidisciplinary literature to understand the effects of social and physical distancing during a pandemic by applying a marketing perspective. The aim is to examine how an extreme and unexpected situation is transforming both consumer behaviors and business practices. The current pandemic due to COVID-19 has generated changes in consumers’ consumption practices and led many businesses to adapt to new emerging consumer behaviors such as panic purchasing. While keeping the connections with customers, companies and brands are also engaging in this crisis by playing a social role through showing empathy, donating, sponsoring hospitals, helping public authorities to raise the awareness of people about the Coronavirus, manufacturing face masks and hand sanitizers, and developing online creative and humoristic content to adapt to a new quarantined consumption culture. The social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the daily lives and consumption practices of consumers. For example, while some consumers have started to prepare home-made meals and bread, others have been involved in volunteering and helping vulnerable populations.

This pandemic is disrupting consumer and business practices. It is leading both companies and consumers to develop coping mechanism (Echeverri & Salomonson, 2019: Falchetti et al., 2016) and resilience (Baker et al., 2007) to handle vulnerable situations (Batat & Tanner, 2019; Saatcioglu & Corus, 2016) and reinvent themselves to achieve their individual and collective well-being (Batat et al., 2017). Therefore, for marketing researchers, it could be relevant to analyze consumer behaviors and business practices in different domains and from different analytical angles to provide researchers and practitioners with new insights that can enrich research. This Special Issue builds on prior works in medical sciences, sociology, and marketing that tackled the concept of social distancing and its impact on individuals’ behaviors from different perspectives. While in medical sciences, social distancing refers to a public health practice that urges individuals to maintain their physical distance from each other during a pandemic outbreak to slow the dissemination of the infection (Glass et al., 2006), in sociology, the use of social distancing is mainly related to the study of the impact of ethnicity, social class, and gender on individuals’ perceptions of distance (Ethington, 1997). Yet, although “social distance” is an established construct in sociology, there is no consensus yet on its definition. Some sociologists have advised the World Health Organization (WHO) to change terminology and use “physical distancing” instead of “social distancing.”

While neither of these perspectives and definitions is directly applicable to marketing, “social distance” as a theoretical construct has been used in a few marketing studies to understand shopping behavior. Dickson and MacLachlin (1990) extended the concept of social distance studied in sociology by applying it to the field of retail. Kim et al. (2008) investigated the impact of two dimensions of psychological distance: temporal and social on consumers’ evaluations of products. Similarly, Zhao and Xie (2011) examined the interplay of social and temporal distance on consumers’ responses to peers’ recommendations. As such, despite these studies, the link to consumer social distancing generated by an unexpected situation such as a pandemic and its impact on consumption and business practices as a field of research remains largely unexplored in marketing. This, therefore, presents an ideal opportunity to extend a growing body of the literature on consumer social distancing in a pandemic by advancing the current understanding of emerging consumer and business practices from different perspectives.

In line with the focus of Journal of Marketing Management, this Special Issue welcomes contributions that take managerial, interpretive, and critical perspectives – including contributions that take the traditional format (i.e., papers both qualitative and quantitative) along with videographic contributions. All disciplinary, theoretical (Consumer Culture Theory, Transformative Consumer Research, etc.), and methodological perspectives are welcomed to stimulate marketing and management research in relation to the impact of social distancing during an extreme and unexpected situation such as a pandemic on both consumption and business practices. Topics for this special issue include, but not limited, to the following themes:

  • Consumer physical versus social distancing
  • What does social distancing behaviour mean? A conceptual introduction in marketing
  • How does social distancing in a pandemic affect consumer behaviours and business practices?
  • Consumer behaviour changes during a pandemic
  • Quarantine consumer culture
  • Consumer social distancing in a pandemic from a cross-cultural perspective
  • Consumer vulnerability vs. competence in a pandemic
  • The use of digital and technology in consumption activities during a pandemic
  • Brands’ business practices and communication to respond to a pandemic crisis
  • What are the consequences of the imposed lockdown and social distancing on the future of businesses and brands?
  • How can marketing contribute to the well-being of consumers during a pandemic?
  • What is the role of customer experience in a pandemic?
  • How has social distancing in a pandemic disrupted both business and consumer practices?
  • Young consumers reactions to imposed social distancing
  • The role of empathy marketing and branding in a pandemic
  • Ethics and socially responsible business and consumer practices in a pandemic
  • Consumer resilience in a pandemic
  • How is a pandemic disrupting business and consumption practices?
  • Emergent business models and innovations due to a pandemic
  • Consumers’ panic purchase behaviours
  • Branding and communication during a pandemic

For more details including the reference list for this CFP, please visit the JMM blog:

Submission Instructions:

Authors should submit manuscripts of between 8,000–10,000 words (excluding tables, references, captions, footnotes and endnotes). All submissions must strictly follow the guidelines for JMMVideo Submissions are also welcome. 

Manuscripts should be submitted online using the JMM Scholar One Manuscripts site. Choose “Special Issue Article” from the Manuscript Type list, and when you come to the ‘Details and Comments’ page, answer ‘yes’ to the question ‘Is this manuscript a candidate for a special issue’ and select the Special Issue Title of Social Distancing in the text field provided.

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Call for Papers : Journal Committee Of Institute Of LAw , Nirma University (Submission By 30th September, 2020)

About the NULJ:
The NULJ is currently tolerating entries for its next release to be distributed in December, 2020. Entries of insightful, unique and unpublished composed works from individuals over the legitimate calling – understudies, academicians and experts – are welcomed, to be distributed in the Journal.

About the Journal:

The Journal Committee of Institute of Law, Nirma University therefore welcomes articles/research papers, contextual investigations, and book audits on law and partnered regions for distribution in the Nirma University Law Journal (December 2020 Issue) bearing ISSN Number 2249-1430. The diary is a half-yearly, peer-audited distribution from Institute of Law, Nirma University. It features contemporary issues and provokes explicit to law, with an interdisciplinary methodology towards acclimatizing information. It is an undertaking of the Institute to turn into the guide of legitimate instruction by empowering amalgamation of information and best works on cutting over the scholarly community and exploration society. The Journal is filed in Manupatra, SCC Online, Indian Citation Index and HienOnline.

Submission guidelines:

Research papers (4,000- 6,000words),

Word Limit: Submissions should not exceed:

Short notes (2000-3000 words),

Book reviews (1000-2000 words), and

Case studies/commentaries (1000-3000 words).

Entries from students pursuing Bachelors or Masters in Law and allied discipline of Social Science; Professionals, People from legal Academia would be accepted.

Maximum of two authors per entry.

Citation Style:
The Bluebook Uniform System of Citation (20th edition) shall be strictly adhered to. The main text should be in Times New Roman, size 12 with a 1.5 line spacing and the footnotes shall be in size 10 with 1.0 line spacing. This shall be a strict compliance for papers to be accepted for the review process.

The journal is guided by a well defined ‘Ethical policy’ which gives no scope for plagiarized submission. Thus, authors are strictly requested to follow the plagiarism policy for academic submissions published by UGC, or visit our website for further details @

Publication Policy:

The entries must be unique and ought not be getting looked at in some other diary. Articles with counterfeiting and copyright issues are obligated to be dismissed right away. Nirma University Law Journal isn’t to be dependent upon any risk which may emerge in such manner.

Accommodation of work must be made to Nirma University Law Journal, is characteristic of the way that the creators award selective consent to NULJ to distribute and duplicate their work in all surges of media. Such right is dependent upon the precept of reasonable use as observed under the law identifying with Intellectual Property Rights and subject to the qualifications of the creator.

The editors maintain whatever authority is needed to erase or alter any article or part thereof whose substance is discovered to be hostile, disparaging, out properly exploitative, or in the event that it is reminiscent of prejudice, sexual or strict separation, illicit or dread exercises and so forth. The article is exposed to dismissal if its substance is probably going to annoy the strict or political assessments of the peruser.

 A cycle of companion audit will be utilized to investigate all the entries. Following this the creators of chose papers will be informed of the outcomes.


Submission of Abstract: 30thSeptember 2020

Submission of full paper:31st October 2020

Contact Details:

For any further queries, kindly contact us on the following number or email id:

Shubham Vijay- Mob: 9571878165  E-mail:

CFP: ILSJCCL Volume 2 Issue 4, ISSN: 2581-8465 (Free Publication)

CfP: Indian Legal Solution Journal of criminal and constitutional Law [ISSN: 2581-8465, Vol 2, Issue 4].


ILSJCCL (Indian Legal Solution Journal of Criminal and Constitutional Law) is an e-journal having ISSN: 2581-8465 (A Unit of Raghvendra Kumar and Associates LLP,  Reg no. AAO-0844)

The team is currently working in the field of Free Legal Assistance and for students providing them a platform for law students to represent themselves. To provide students with a better platform, they are aiming for e-journal.

The journal aims to provide a platform for engaging in multi-disciplinary discussions on the criminal as well as constitutional laws. The Law Review primarily seeks to promote a culture of research and academic writing among students, academics and jurists, which would be readily available in the public domain, by publishing it online.

The Editorial Board is pleased to invite original and unpublished Papers for Publication in Volume 2 issue 4


Any Topic related to Criminal & Constitutional Law or criminal and constitutional Law only.


Law students pursuing the three-year LL.B, as well as the five years, integrated LL.B. program, students pursuing LL.M. or Ph.D., Research Associates, Academicians, Educators, and professionals and practitioners in any field of Law are eligible to submit.


Co-Authorship is permitted up to two Authors.


We accept footnote citations exclusively. Citations must conform to standards laid in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition).

Style Requirements

The manuscript’s title must be on the first text page and must be the title of the file.

The font must be Times New Roman and size 12 for the body, and 10 for Footnotes.

Line Spacing must be 1.5 for Body and 1.0 for Footnotes.

One line gap must be maintained between all paragraphs and headings.

Alignment must be justified.

All text, including The hyperlinks must be in black color only.

Abstract and Keywords

All Paper must contain an Abstract of 200-300 words.

Word Limit: Minimum 2k

Submission Guideline

All submissions must be emailed to with the subject as ‘Paper submission for the volume 2 Issue 4 ‘National Journal’, and a declaration to the effect that the Paper is an original and previously unpublished work of the author/s. All Submissions should be in word formate compatible with the word 2007.

Note: Paper without proper Subject will be Rejected

The last date for submission for Volume 2 Issue 4

Last Date for submission: 5th of October 2020

Publication: 15th of October, 2020

Perks: Certificate of Publication

*Best 25 papers will be selected for the publication.

Publication Fee: Free of cost, 

Contact Information

For more information, WhatsApp at +91 7903775870

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CFP: ILSIJLM Volume 2 Issue 2, ISSN: 2582-3655 (Free Publication)

About :

ILIJLM (Indian Legal Solution International Journal of Law and Management) is an e-journal having ISSN: 2582-3655 (A Unit of Raghvendra Kumar and Associates LLP,  Reg no. AAO-0844)

The team is currently working in the field of Free Legal Assistance and for students providing the platform for law students to represent themselves. To provide students with a better platform, they are aiming for e-journal.

The journal aims to provide a platform for engaging in multi-disciplinary discussions on the topics of Law and Management. The Law Review primarily seeks to promote a culture of research and academic writing among students, academics and jurists, which would be readily available in the public domain, by publishing it online.

The Editorial Board is pleased to invite original and unpublished Papers for Publication in Volume 2 issue 2


Any Topic related to Law and/or Management


Law students pursuing the three-year LL.B, as well as the five years, integrated LL.B. program, students pursuing LL.M. or Ph.D., Research Associates, Academicians, Educators, and professionals and practitioners in any field of Law and students of Management are eligible to submit.


Co-Authorship is permitted up to two Authors.


We accept footnote citations exclusively. Citations must conform to standards laid in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition).

Style Requirements

The manuscript’s title must be on the first text page and must be the title of the file.

The font must be Times New Roman and size 12 for the body, and 10 for Footnotes.

Line Spacing must be 1.5 for Body and 1.0 for Footnotes.

One line gap must be maintained between all paragraphs and headings.

Alignment must be justified.

All text, including hyperlinks, must be in black color only.

Abstract and Keywords

*All Paper must contain an Abstract of 200-300 words.

Word Limit: Minimum 2k

Submission Guideline

All submissions must be emailed to with the subject as ‘Paper submission for the 2nd volume 2nd Issue, ‘International Journal’, and a declaration to the effect that the Paper is an original and previously unpublished work of the author/s. All Submissions should be in word formate compatible with the Ms word 2007.

Note: Paper without proper Subject will be Rejected

Last Date for submission: 7th of October, 2020

Publication: 17th of October, 2020

Perks: Certificate of Publication

*Publication Fee: Free

For International Participants: Free

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Call for papers: Journal of law, technology and trust (WINTER 2020 LAUNCH ISSUE)

The Journal of Law, Technology and Trust (JLTT) is a new peer reviewed, open access online journal that aims to encourage interdisciplinary and international debate of issues focused upon law, technology and trust and trustworthiness.  It is published by Northumbria University, UK.

JLTT publishes peer reviewed articles and future-thinking pieces, policy reports and case reviews. The journal embraces both academic debate, and discussion of practical and regulatory issues faced by those in policy and practice.

The Editorial Committee of the Journal of Law, Technology and Trust welcomes submissions for its Winter 2020 Launch Issue.  Submissions should be suitable for publication in one of the following sections:

  • Articles (5,000-8,000 words)
  • Future Thinking Pieces (3,000-5,000 words)
  • Policy Reports (1,000-2,000 words)
  • Case Reviews (3,000-5,000 words)

We particularly welcome submissions considering the current Covid-19 pandemic and its impact upon law, technology and trust, and submissions discussing current disruptive technological and societal environments, including, but not limited to, these broad areas:

  • Big Tech and the use of data
  • Online harms and intermediary liability
  • Datafication and discrimination risk
  • The ethical and legal implications of coronavirus tracing and tracking apps, and ‘immunity passports’
  • Police powers, surveillance and national security legislation
  • Technology, the courts and the wider justice system
  • Legal practice in a time of pandemic
  • The conflict between public protection, public health and individual rights
  • Coronavirus scams, trust and cybersecurity
  • Remote working and home learning and their implications for personal and organisational privacy
  • Telehealth: the online monitoring of health and personal behaviours

Submission Deadlines/Process:

Pieces to be considered for the Winter 2020 launch issue should be submitted via the online journal submission process by no later than 5pm on 1 October 2020. Pieces received after this date will be considered for inclusion in the Spring 2021 issue.

Articles, Future Thinking Pieces and Case Reviews will be subject to JLTT’s standard processes of peer review.  Policy Reports will be subject to editorial review.

Contact Details:

The Managing Editors would be happy to discuss prospective submissions with interested contributors.

Marion Oswald (

Claire Bessant ( Editors, July 2020.

Israel Law Review: Call for Journal Submissions

Type: Call for Publications Subject Fields: Human Rights, Law and Legal History

The Israel Law Review invites submissions on areas of interest in human rights, international and public law.

The Israel Law Review is a double-blind peer reviewed journal established in 1966, published by Cambridge University Press under the auspices and management of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Under this stewardship, it focuses on scholarship in the fields of human rights, public law and international law. The Chief editors of the journal are Prof. Sir Nigel Rodley, University of Essex, UK, and Prof. Yuval Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Issues of recent years have featured contributions by prominent scholars such as Martti Koskenniemi, Lech Garlicki, David Kretzmer, Kenneth Watkin, Yuval Shany and Mark Tushnet.

The journal publishes articles, shorter pieces addressing topical issues under the rubric of ‘opposing views’, as well as book reviews and review essays. We aim to present scholarship that is representative in terms of gender, geographical distribution and viewpoint. We accept submissions on a rolling basis.

Consideration will normally be given only to original material that has not previously been published and is not being under consideration elsewhere. All submissions are subjected to a double-blind review process. For further details on our publication policy and process see here.

For queries and additional information, please contact the academic editor, Prof. Yaël Ronen, at

Contact Info: 

Prof. Yael Ronen

Minerva Center for Human Rights

Faculty of Law

Hebrew University in Jerusalem

Mount  Scopus, Jerusalem 91905




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Call for Papers: Cambridge International Law Journal

Deadline: 10/25/20

Organization: Cambridge International Law Journal

About the Issue:

The Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) publishes two issues per year: one open-call issue published in June and one Annual Conference issue published in December.

The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal is pleased to invite submissions for its tenth anniversary volume (issues to be published in June and December 2021.)

The Board welcomes long articles, short articles and case notes that engage with current themes in international law.

To celebrate the journal’s tenth anniversary, Issue 1 will include a special section that reflects on seminal changes and developments in international law over the last decade.

The Board is particularly interested in contributions on this theme, which will be published as part of the special section. Other contributions will be published as part of the general section of Issue 1.

Submissions are to be made by 11:59 pm (BST) on Sunday, 25 October 2020 via our online platform accessible here. For full submission instructions for authors, please visit Further information can be obtained from the Editors-in-Chief at

All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by the Journal’s Editorial Board. In addition, long articles are sent to the Academic Review Board, which consists of distinguished international law scholars and practitioners. Submissions can be made at any time. Articles submitted by 25 October 2020 will be considered for Volume 10 Issue 1.

So Yeon Kim and Tom Boekestein
Editors-in-Chief for Cambridge International Law Journal (Volume 10)

Contact email:


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call for papers: Information Technology and Customization Strategies in the Digital Economy

Call for Papers

Title: Information Technology and Customization Strategies in the Digital Economy

Short title (VSI): Technology & Customization

Background and Motivations

Customers’ preferences and needs are changing surprisingly fast in the digital economy (Kotler et al., 2016). Emerging information technologies (e.g., mobile apps, voice technology, virtual reality) are empowering individual customers to have mounting knowledge, flexibility, and engagement in business practice (Araujo et al., 2020; Zhang & Chang, 2020). As such, how to better fulfill customer value creation and delivery is becoming increasingly important (Kostis & Ritala, 2020; Van Le & Suh, 2019), and is an immutable source for firms’ competitive advantage.

Firms have been increasingly emphasizing and advancing customization strategies to enhance their ability to fulfill personalized customer demands (Wind & Rangaswamy, 2001). However, due to the paramount role in collecting, analyzing, and understanding customer needs (Selladurai, 2004), integrating and optimizing supply chains (Schniederjans et al., 2020), and delivering agile products/services (Shams et al., 2020), information technology has always been a critical constraint in the customization process (Zipkin, 2001). Amid the digital age, many new information technologies (e.g., Big data analytics, Cloud computing) are surfacing and being adopted in business decision-making (Kohtamäki et al., 2020; Nieuwenhuis et al., 2018). The emergence of those disruptive digital technologies has ushered in new opportunities and challenges for firms to formulate and implement effective and innovative customization strategies (Deradjat & Minshall, 2017). For instance, better data collection, data analysis, and system design and iteration (Ghobakhloo, 2020; McAfee et al., 2012) are enabling and galvanizing firms to innovate their customization strategies in the digital economy.

Although customization strategies can improve firms’ performance by meeting the heterogeneous demands of customers, they also increase the cost of value creation and delivery, which reflects a paradoxical trade-off of “benefits-costs” (Wang et al., 2017; Wiengarten et al., 2017). Many previous studies have shed light on how to deal with this tension from a variety of theoretical perspectives (Liu & Yao, 2018; Yao, 2013). However, scant studies have explicitly explored and synthesize how new IT artifacts affect customization strategies, especially in the digital age, despite the role of IT has become increasingly significant nowadays (Ballestar et al., 2020). Therefore, it is imperative to gather the knowledge of the relationship between IT and innovative customization strategies, and to examine how the new digitized IT artifacts influence the revenue and cost of firms’ customization strategies in the digital economy.

Furthermore, digitized information technologies have also been driving firms to innovate their customization modes, such as personalized customization based on AI (Robinson et al., 2020), mobile-based customization (Tong et al., 2020), etc. However, digitized information technology also brings new challenges to the customization practice of firms, such as privacy leakage and data discrimination (Caputo et al., 2018; Okazaki et al., 2020). So it is also important to explore how firms can take full advantage of those new information technologies and avoid such kinds of negative effects at the same time.

Thus, as the way of customer participation in customization continues to evolve and firms keep improving their customization capabilities, it is necessary for future studies to deeply explore the potential various “revenue” and “cost” mechanisms from the perspective of information technologies in the digital economy.

Objective and topics

This Special Issue seeks state-of-the-art papers that take a broad view of information technology’s current and future impact on firm’s customization strategies and customer participation in customization. We also invite studies drawing on data from real-world settings that take a future-looking perspective to formulate new research paths and pragmatic applications for consumers and businesses. Papers considered for the Special Issue may focus on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

• Digital information technology adoption for innovative customization strategies

• Technological drivers that facilitate customization strategies

• Digital capabilities and the formulation and implementation of customization strategies

• Comparison of new customization strategies/ modes in the digital era

• The interconnections between information technologies and “revenue vs. cost” dilemma of customization

• Interaction and value co-creation between firms and customers in the digital customization platforms

• Customer empowerment and value co-creation in the customization practice

• The personalization experience–privacy paradox in the digital era

Paper Submission

• Submissions should be prepared using the Technological Forecasting & Social Change (TFSC) Manuscript Preparation Guidelines (

• Manuscripts must be submitted electronically online at

• Authors need to select ‘SI – Information Technology and Customization Strategies’ for this call.

• Papers will be reviewed according to the TFSC double-blind review process

• Informal inquiries relating to the Special Issue, proposed topics and potential fit with the Special Issue objectives are welcomed. Please direct any questions to the Guest Editors.

All submissions entailing empirical research are encouraged to provide complete methodological and other details in accompanying web appendices.

Important dates

The timeline of this special issue is as follows:

Submission start date: July 15, 2022

Last date for submission: August 30, 2022

Review process: On a rolling basis from September 2022 to April 2023

Possible Acceptance Date: May 30, 2023

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Special Issue – Environmental, Social and Governance in Capital Markets

About the Journal:

Borsa Istanbul Review is an open access journal and included in Social Science Citation Index (SSCI).Its 2019 impact factor is 2.13 (a Q2 journal) and CiteScore is 3.5. For the articles published in the journal, full texts of which are freely available, please visit

Theme and Sub-theme:

Borsa İstanbul Review will publish a special issue on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in the following and related areas:

  • ESG Screening on Return, Risk, and Diversification
  • ESG Investing in Markets
  • ESG performance of firms and assets
  • Valuation of ESG in capital markets
  • ESG disclosure, reporting and analyst forecasts
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sustainability
  • Institutional investors and corporate social responsibility
  • Role of ESG factors on firm value and corporate financing
  • Green financial assets and uncertainty in the green finance market
  • Green financing and portfolio investment
  • The roles of green premium costs in sustainable development
  • Environmental consequences related to Financial Development

Submission Deadline:

September 30, 2020. Papers will be processed as they are received.

Submission link:

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Call for Papers for special issue on: Forest policy & economics in Latin America @Elsevier

About the Issue:

This is an open call for papers for a special issue of the Journal of Forest Policy and Economics. The SI will focus on Latin America with emphasis on the perspectives of Latin American researchers and policy analysts.

The objective of the SI is to examine the breadth of the forest sector of Latin America, including its many component issues: forests and the global climate; local human impacts on the forest; industrial structure, conduct and performance; and other forest issues as well—but from the special perspective of those economists and policy analysts who know the region best, those who are from Latin America. The topic is vast, and we cannot cover all important examples. To be sure, Latin American perspectives on some forestry issues are different from the perspectives and experiences of other parts of the world. Just as surely, Chile’s and Brazil’s forest industries, for example, do share some characteristics with the industry elsewhere in the world, and Costa Rica’s famous environmental orientation surely shares some experience with Western European and North American efforts to provide for forest-based environmental services. Our objective is to capture the research and policy insights of professionals with personal experience in the region, to capture insight as to the often less examined differences between regional experience and global perspectives, but also to acknowledge the global similarities that do arise.


Papers may be submitted as early as December 1, 2020, but must be submitted before a June 1, 2021 deadline.

Please include the note “VSI: Latin America” along with the title of your paper. Additional submission instructions are identical with those for normal submissions to this journal. The editors will commit to rapid consideration by at least two blind reviewers for all submissions that satisfy the Journal’s review criteria. Accepted manuscripts will be published in the next regular issue of the Journal where they will be clearly marked as Special Issue articles. They will also pulled into the online Special Issue for Latin America.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: GEHU’s Law Review: A Bi Annual Journal of Law

About Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun:

Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is a multi-domain university offering various professional programs to over 10000 on-campus students from all states of India and various countries of the world.

About School of Law

School of Law, Graphic Era Hill University, Dehradun is running two full time five years fully residential i.e. B.B.A-LL.B. & B.A.-LL.B. approved by Bar Council of India, has industry oriented curriculum and trains students through rigorous research, moot courts, classroom discussion of case laws and variety of internships with Supreme Court Judges, top law firms and senior advocates.

Call for Papers

The Journal Committee of School of Law, Graphic Era Hill University hereby invites articles/ research papers, case studies, and book reviews on law and allied areas for publication in the GEHU’s Law Review (January 2021 Issue). The journal is a bi-annual, peer-reviewed publication from School of Law, Graphic Era Hill University. It show- cases 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.

Broad theme

The journal invites submission on any board area which could be related to contemporary Legal issues and advancements with national and international significance.
The authors are free to write on any topic that they wish to contextualise on the broader theme.

Submission guidelines

  1. Word Limit: Submissions should not exceed:
  • Research papers (4,000- 6,000 words),
  • Short notes (2000-3000 words),
  • Book reviews (1000-2000 words), and
  • Case studies/commentaries (1000-3000 words),

2. The manuscript should be in MS Word format
3. The manuscript shall be original and unpublished.
4. Authorship: Maximum of two authors per entry.
5. The author(s) must follow the uniform method of citation either Journal of Indian Law Institute (JILI) or Bluebook 19th edition.
6. The body of the paper shall be in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 single line spacing


Call for papers: 3rd September, 2020
Submission of full paper: 30th November, 2020
Completion & Intimation of Reviewed papers: 05th January, 2021
Publication of Journal: 31st January, 2021

Contact details:

For any further queries, kindly contact us on the following email ids:
Dr. Navtika Singh Nautiyal
The Editor, GEHU’s Law Review-


Call for Papers: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge @Elsevier

About the Journal:

This Special Issue is closely linked to the 14th Academy of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Knowledge Conference (June 2021, Paris, France), where the Special Issue Guest Editor Team will run a track on this topic. Papers accepted for and presented at the Conference will be eligible for publication in the Special Issue. Please note, however, that only papers by participating authors who thoroughly review relevant studies published in TF&SC will be considered for inclusion in the Special Issue. Acceptance of a paper for presentation at the Conference makes that paper eligible for publication in the TF&SC Special Issue on “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge”, provided the paper has been carefully written for the TF&SC readership.

Editors of leading journals will participate in the Conference. The Conference will take place from June 14 to 16, 2021. Papers will be presented at IAE Paris – Sorbonne Business School. The Conference will address several topics, and each participating journal will choose the topic or topics that fit that journal’s scope. One of the goals of the Conference is to select papers that, depending on the scope of the participating journals and the quality of the papers, will appear in Special Issues or Special Sections of these participating journals. The selection and review of articles will be carried out initially by the Conference Advisory Committee. Papers whose theoretical framework and method do not meet the standards of quality and rigor required by the participating journals will not be accepted for presentation at the Conference. Papers that pass the first review stage will then be reviewed by the Academy Editorial Advisory Board, and decisions will be taken by the Guest Editors of the associated journals. Papers should be highly relevant and should closely fit the participating journals’ scope and research focus. After the Conference, the Guest Editors of each journal will decide which papers will be recommended for inclusion in the Special Issues of the corresponding publications. Depending on the quality of submissions, best papers will be published in the Special Issues of these SSCI journals. The Conference is unique in this respect. The deadline for submitting papers is February 1, 2021 (for full papers). Papers should be submitted to the Conference via the Conference website (

Important Dates:

Authors are invited to present their papers on “Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Knowledge” at the Conference, which will be held in Paris, France, from June 14 to 16, 2021. For more details, please follow the link below:

Participation in the Conference itself or acceptance of a paper for presentation does not guarantee that the authors will be selected for the TF&SC Special Issue. Authors may submit their papers to the Special Issue without attending the Conference.

Deadline for the submission of papers: September 15, 2021.

Submission Guidelines:

Kindly submit your paper to the Special Issue category (VSI: Innov Entrep) through the online submission system ( of Technological Forecasting & Social Change. All the submissions should follow the general author guidelines of Technological Forecasting & Social Change available at

All submissions should be made at the following address:

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Call for Papers: NLU Jodhpur, Journal on Corporate Law and Governance [JCLG, Vol IV, Issue 1]: Submit by Oct 31

About The Institution

National Law University, Jodhpur is an institution of national prominence established under the National Law University, Jodhpur Act, 1999 by Rajasthan State Legislation. The University is established for the advancement of learning, teaching, research and diffusion of knowledge in the field of law.

About The Journal

Journal on Governance is an annual journal issued by National Law University, Jodhpur. The Journal offers a forum for critical research on interplay of contemporary issues in corporate law, both from an academic and industry perspective. Along with exploring the various problems and challenges that affect the corporate world, the Journal attempts to explore and offer workable solutions, which may be helpful in regulatory and policy decisions.

The Editorial Board of the Journal welcomes submissions of original articles, comments and discussion within the aim and scope of the Journal for Volume IV, Issue I. The Journal is peer-reviewed with ISSN serial publication No. 0976-0369.


The broad theme of the Journal for Volume IV Issue I is “Winds of Change in the Corporate Governance Regime: Looking towards a New Horizon”.


  • Understanding the role of proxy advisory firms in the corporate governance regime in India and the need to regulate them- A long awaited procedural reform!
  • Growing importance of the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria and its contribution towards better corporate governance.
  • The urgent need for introspection of falling corporate governance standards in public and private sector banks- Identifying the key issues and figuring a way out.
  • Role of corporate governance on stock market liquidity.
  • ‘Shareholder Activism’: An emerging trend in India.
  • Impact of the recent changes in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law on the corporate governance regime- A leeway to defraud creditors?
  • Need for governing Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME’s) the corporate way?
  • Rising corporate governance issues and challenges for Indian companies in the covid-19 era and the expected aftermath.
  • How covid-19 may reform the corporate governance norms/ standards in India (Corporate Governance in the post-pandemic world).
  • Understanding the changing role of Government and its various agencies with respect to corporate governance in India.

Any other article on the general theme but outside the scope of the sub-themes is also welcome.


The Journal invites academicians, practitioners, students of law pursuing their LL.B (Hons.)/ LL.B/ LL.M from any recognized university to submit their entries.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines

Please note that the submissions must conform to the following requirements:

  • The acceptable length of Articles is between 4000-6000 words, and of Notes, Comments and Case Analysis is between 2500-4500 words, including footnotes.
  • All submissions must include an abstract of not more than 300 words, explaining the main idea, objective of the article and the conclusions drawn from it.
  • The Article should be on A4 sized paper, in Garamond, font size 12, 1.5 line Spacing, justified and 1 inch margins on each side. Footnotes should be in font size 10 and with single line spacing.
  • The Authors should conform to the Bluebook (20th edition) Uniform System of Citation.
  • Authors should provide their contact details, designation, institutional affiliation and address in the covering letter for the submission. The Manuscript should not contain any identification of the author/s, which shall be a ground for rejection of the submission.
  • Each submission may have up to two authors.
  • The submission must be the original work of the authors. Any form of plagiarism will lead to direct rejection.
  • The relevant sources should be duly acknowledged as footnotes. The decision of the Editorial Board in this regard shall be final.
  • The Journal publishes only original and unpublished material. Manuscripts must therefore not, at any time during the period of consideration by the Journal, be considered for publication in any other place, nor published beforehand
  • Manuscripts shall be assessed by subjection to Blind Review Procedure. Reviewers shall not be informed of the author’s name, university, year in college, or any other personal information.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for receipt of submissions is ­31 October, 2020.

Submission Procedure

Authors are requested to send an electronic version of their manuscripts .doc or .docx format to with the subject as “Submission- [Name of Author] –Volume IV Issue I.”

The document name must be in the following format “[Name of Authors(s)]-[Title of submission].”

Contact Info

All queries may be addressed to the Editorial Board at 

Ms. Niharika Jaiswal (Editor-in-Chief): +91-9956534045|

Mr. Suraj Sonowal (Editor-in-Chief): +91-9119131952 |

CALL FOR CHAPTERS “Women in Contemporary India: Issues and Challenges”

About the Issue:

Women constitute about half of the world’s total population, but still equality of women is not fully recognized. Their position and status have been inferior to male members of the society. India is a region of striking socio-economic and cultural diversity with wide variations. Within the Indian subcontinent, there have been infinite variations of the status of women, differing according to the cultural milieu, family structures, caste, class, property right etc. we have to specify as to whether we are talking about rural women or urban women, about middle class or lower class women, about Brahmin or scheduled caste woman, about women in the Hindu society or in the Muslim community. Due to the development of patriarchal society women have become a weaker section, her functions have been neglected to more procreation and attending to household chores. She has become a target of social and economic exploitation. ‘Invisible hand’, ‘Should women count?’, ‘Subordinated half’, ‘Neither sustenance nor sustainability’, ‘Half hidden world’, ‘From field to cooking pot’, ‘Second sex’ etc. all these peculiar phases are often used to reflect the lack of equality and human right to women and the freedom to make decisions which affects their lives and results in widening disparities in human capabilities and functioning associated between men and women. The position of women in modern India has changed considerably. Her position in modern Indian
society is equal to that of men, socially, economically, educationally, politically & legally. Her sufferings from Sati, Child marriage, Institution of Temple prostitution no longer exist. Still a no. of issues and aspects need consideration. The problems and issues require special attention.
Walked ahead but still miles to go……..

Call For Chapters:

We are looking forward to receive research papers from the students, researchers, academicians, etc. The research paper should address the key issues and highlight different views and arguments in the present scenario. Some suggestions should also be put forth by the authors for improving the present situation. Every research paper should be accompanied by an abstract of 200 to 300 words mentioning the Title of the Paper, Theme, Sub Theme, Name of the Author and Co-Author, E-mail Address, Postal Address and Contact Number of the Author/Co-Author. The abstract should mention the novelty of the idea which the author wishes to put forth. It should also mention the outcome of the research paper.

Themes and Sub-themes:

Human Rights with special reference to Women’s rights.

  • Fundamental Rights of Women.
  • Women’s Safety and the City.
  • Policies and Resources.
  • Evaluating Safe Cities for Women Initiatives.
  • Women’s Safety and Public Transportation.
  • ‘Dayan Pratha’, an amalgamation of Patriarchy and superstition.
  • Cyber Crime against women and its prevention.
  • Infertility in Women: who is to be blamed?
  • Mental and Physical Violence against women.
  • Deification and Demonization of women.
  • Curbing Domestic violence against women.
  • Reproductive Rights of women.
  • Sexual violence and social stigma.
  • Human Trafficking/Sex Slavery.
  • Rape culture in India.
  • Honour and women
  • Sociological and Historical Dimension of Women Empowerment.
  • Role of Education in Women Empowerment.
  • National Movement and Women’s Empowerment.
  • Problems and issues of Elderly Women.
  • Women’s empowerment in political sphere.
  • Legislation and Administrative Action in Independent India.
  • Genesis of Growing Crimes against women societal ills.
  • Continuing Gender Wage Gap.
  • Laws Mandating Paid Sick and Parental Leave.
  • Affordable and Competent Child Care.
  • Accommodations for Pregnant Women.
  • Treatment of Women in Prison.
  • Role of Women in Academia.
  • Inadequate Representation.
  • Role of Reservation for Women

This list is just illustrative and not exhaustive. Researchers are welcomed for papers on  any topic which is related to the main theme.


The word limit for research paper (inclusive of abstract) is between 2000 words (minimum) to 4000 words (maximum) This word limit is inclusive of footnotes. The word limit must be strictly adhered to by the participants. Each participant is required to submit an anti-plagiarism declaration along with the paper stating that his/her paper is an original and bona fide piece of research work and that it has not been published or being considered for publication elsewhere.

Co-Authorship is allowed. However, there can be a maximum of two co-authors in one research paper. There is a participation fee for Rs. 800/- at par for all the contributors such as students, researchers, academicians, etc. and the participants are encouraged to participate. In the case of CoAuthor/s, each Co-Author/s is chargeable with the same fee as of Author. Payment for publication to be done after the acceptance of the submitted paper is communicated to the author.

NOTE: Each Author with selected paper will be provided with soft copy of the book as
well as 1 complementary hardcopy.


The authors should use the ILI (Indian Law Institute) format of Footnoting and Times New Roman Font 12 with bold headings and space lining 1.5.

Important Dates:

  1. Last date for Paper Submission – 25th September, 2020
  2. Acceptance of Paper submitted – Within a week of Submission
  3. Tentative Date of Publication– Within the month of October, 2020 (Soft Copy)
    (subject to working of the publisher) and within the month of October/November,
    2020, Hard copies (Subject to the postal services).

The papers should be sent by e-mail to latest by 25th September, 2020.
Papers submitted after the last date shall not be considered for publication.


The selected best quality papers will be sent for publication in ISBN numbered book. For extra the Hardcopy of the book, the person has to pay Rs. 400/- for the book with Rs 40/- as postal charges.

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Call for papers: Publishing with English Teaching: Practice & Critique

About the Journal

English Teaching: Practice & Critique (ETPC) promotes research and theory related to English literacy that is grounded in a range of contexts: classrooms, schools and wider educational constituencies. The journal has as its main focus English teaching in L1 settings.

Submissions focused on English as a Foreign Language (EFL) will be considered only if they have clear pertinence to English literacy in L1 (first language) settings. It provides a place where authors from a range of backgrounds can identify matters of common concern and thereby foster broad professional communities and networks. We encourage comparative approaches to topics and issues.

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Call for Papers: Prejudice at Work: What We Understand and What We Still Need to Learn

About the Issue:

“I can’t breathe!” This simple, but horrific sentence uttered by George Floyd this year and by Eric Garner in 2014 in the last moments of their lives, have brought to the forefront of many people’s minds the destructive consequences of prejudice in the real world, despite a long history of racial injustice for both men and women of color (e.g., Breonna Taylor, Kayla Moore). In response to the saliency of prejudice still present in our modern world, people and organizations across the globe are speaking out. At one of our universities, for example, an official proclamation formed by the Faculty Senate states in part, “We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusivity”. Many public and private entities are now producing similar types of statements. Nevertheless, many others are rightfully skeptical about if these are just words or if action will follow. Such sentiment is echoed in the poignant protest sign “George Floyd isn’t a wake-up call, the same alarm has been sounding since 1619, y’all just keep hitting snooze” (see: Following the example of Emerald Publishing itself (see: and, we at Management Decision want to go further by launching a special issue entitled, “Prejudice at Work: What We Understand and What We Still Need to Learn”, in order to encourage the development of theory and research within the broadly construed area of prejudice in and around paid work. Given that the majority of the world’s population are employed, the potential prejudice faced in and around any type of work-related setting may have profound implications for the individuals or groups that are being targeted. In the words of Radiohead: Karma police / I’ve given all I can / It’s not enough / I’ve given all I can / But we’re still on the payroll. In this special issue, therefore, we seek to take stock of the areas of work-related prejudice that many may be waking up to for the first time as well as the areas that have been progressing, and attempt to use that knowledge to provide useful interventions for practitioners of management.

Using a similar method as the COVID-19-inspired special issue (see:, the main purpose of this special issue is to apply Lewin’s (1951) words, “There’s nothing so practical as good theory”, to the areas of work-related prejudice, in order to help practitioners of management use good theory to guide action by turning scientific knowledge into practical wisdom. Theory papers submitted for consideration may approach the topic of work-related prejudice in a variety of ways, such as prejudice in terms of the emotional attitudes about groups of people in and around work-related settings, stereotypes in terms of the cognitions involved, the impact of bias, or even the discriminatory behaviors that may result. The likelihood of publication will dramatically increase if the Academy of Management Review’s standards for theory development are closely followed (see Theory Building Resources at

Priority will be given to manuscripts that 1) logically develop clear propositions based on past research to connect together an impactful theoretical model; and 2) integrate theory and research from related domains (e.g., psychology, sociology, political science, decision science, economics, philosophy) with research and theory from management science (for an example of a paper that fulfills both of these requirements on a different topic see: Oc & Bashshur, 2013). One final requirement of an accepted paper will be to include a concluding section that provides potential interventions based on the theory proposed for solutions to managing prejudice in real life organizations in the tradition of Lewin’s action research (see: Bargal, 2006).

A secondary purpose of this special issue is to provide a place for controlled experimental work done in the broadly construed area of prejudice in and around paid work to have an outlet. Often overlooked or impossible to implement in an organizational setting, controlled experimental research is essential to building theory in the area as cause and effect can be better determined (e.g., Brown & Lord, 1999), allowing for a generalization of theory (Mook, 1983). Those desiring to submit research using a controlled experimental design, must simulate a work-related setting for the hypotheses that are tested. Priority will be given to manuscripts that 1) logically develop clear hypotheses based on the integration of theory and research from related domains (e.g., psychology, sociology, political science, decision science, economics, philosophy) with research and theory from management science; and 2) presents two or more studies (for an example of a paper that fulfills both of these requirements see: Randolph-Seng, Cogliser, Randolph, Scandura, Miller, & Smith-Genthôs, 2016). Yet it is important to acknowledge that experiments themselves have also been used to exploit communities of color and perpetuate biases (e.g. Tuskegee syphilis studies). Thus, we encourage scholars to carefully consider the ethical ramifications of their study designs (see

Please feel free to ask if your potential manuscript fits the scope of this special issue by directly emailing any of special issue editors:

William Cullen Bryant once said, “Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again.” Given the misconceptions and distorted perceptions that often lie beneath human prejudice, it is our hope that this special issue will bring to light well informed knowledge in order to provide valuable direction to management practitioners and scientist in the increasing diverse world we all live in.

Submission Information:

Submission deadline: March 15th, 2021

Submissions to the special issue should be sent electronically through the “Management Decision” ScholarOne System. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the author guidelines given in the website of the journal “Management Decision”:

When submitting, please be sure to select the correct special issue title from the drop-down menu.

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Call For Papers: Technology and Social Change during the Pandemic Crisis @Elsevier

About the Journal & Background

The coronavirus pandemic invaded the world like a silent dark shadow. First announced as a pneumonia of unknown cause by China on December 31, 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely devastated the world (Blackburn et al., 2020). As of August 15, 2020, the pandemic infected almost 21 million people and caused close to 750,000 deaths worldwide (Johns Hopkins University & Medicine, 2020). It is not just people’s health that is suffering. The global economy is in a rapid downward spiral to recession, social distancing has caused mental anguish to everyone, and daily life patterns have dramatically changed (Stoll, 2020).

As damaging and tragic COVID-19 has been, in both scale and depth, one fortunate thing is that the pandemic occurred in today’s digital age (Guy, 2019; Trimi, 2020). We can apply such advanced technologies as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, smart sensors, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile and location technologies, virtual and augmented reality (VR & AR), cloud computing, and autonomous systems. These technologies help generate innovation ideas to manage the pandemic through real-time scanning of the virus spread, data analytics for testing, contact tracing, and isolation of infected patients (Tonby & Woezel, 2020). However, it is important to maintain a balance between leveraging the power of advanced technologies and protecting people’s privacy. For example, due to the differences in privacy laws, it has been more challenging to trace the Covid-19 cases in the USA than in countries like China or South Korea (Chen, 2020).

The pandemic has brought a complete change to the way organizations operate, people live, and governments administer. Many business enterprises were either completely shut down (e.g., restaurants, bars, construction projects, casinos, theaters, sports events, the Tokyo Olympics, amusement parks, casinos, etc.) or operating at a substantially reduced scale (e.g., airlines, hotels, conventions, national parks, golf courses, etc.).

The pandemic has brought social change that no one expected. The recommended and/or compulsory use of masks, social distancing, and shelter-in-residence have significant and positive impacts on controlling the pandemic. It is also estimated that these actions could save approximately 40.76 trillion USD globally (Yoo & Managi, 2020). However, the new measures have changed the way people live (work, learn, entertain, exercise, love, and eat). Such social changes have an enormous impact on people’s physical and emotional health, drive to learn and grow, and the way daily needs are met. Remote work, online learning, telehealth, and home entertainment are only the most visible changes (Lee & Trimi, 2020).

The COVID-19 pandemic has no signs of slowing down its destructive power. Until vaccines or cures are developed, the world has to learn to live with the virus. In almost every developed country, the biopharmaceutical industry is rushing to develop effective vaccines, ready for application by the end of 2020. Eventually, the COVID-19 pandemic will also become a past pandemic as the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919, SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in 2003, novel influenza virus (H1N1) in 2009, and MERS (Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome) have through vaccines, cures, or herd immunity. Then, what will be the new normal in the post-pandemic world? The good old days surely will not return precisely as they were (Sneader & Singhal, 2020). Preparation for the new normal will be an arduous road requiring advanced technologies, innovation, new models of organizations and work, and new approaches to people’s social lives.

Several developments during the Covid-19 crisis have the fingerprints of the open and co-innovation paradigms. Typically, these innovation approaches are implemented to reduce operational costs. However, COVID-19 related innovation initiatives focus on saving time (Chesbrough, 2020). Examples of collaborative innovations include the rapid mobilization of the scientists and pharmaceutical companies to develop the vaccine, the sharing of the genetic sequence of the virus immediately after Chinese scientists were able to synthesize the virus, and the publication of all known literature on coronavirus in a machine-readable format.

This Special Issue explores successes and failures of different approaches, innovations, and technology applications for managing the pandemic and strategies for sustaining and thriving during the crisis (Bello et al., 2020). We also invite original research dealing with developing new models of success in the post-pandemic world for people, organizations, and society at large.

Themes and Sub-themes:

Suggested topics for the Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Managing the pandemic with technology-enabled innovations
  • Collaborative innovation during the crisis
  • Social changes and resilient life strategies
  • Social change for the greater good
  • Reimagining agile organizations for a COVID-19 world
  • Technology-supported management of business disruptions
  • Supply chain innovation during the global pandemic crisis
  • Innovations for contact-free operations and services
  • AI and big data analytics for crisis management
  • Repurposing strategies during the time of crisis
  • Remote work, online education, and telehealth: success and failure experiences
  • Improving the productivity of remote work practices
  • New patterns of leisure and entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Technology-driven strategies for managing the pandemic
  • Digital transformation of organizations in the post-pandemic period
  • Agile and resilient strategies in the new normal
  • Social entrepreneurship in times of the crisis
  • Technology intrusion and privacy concerns during the pandemic

Important dates:

First submission: October 1, 2020

Final submission: July 31, 2021

Publication of the special issue: March 1, 2022

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Call For Papers: Global Energy Transformation for Combating Climate Change in the Built Environment: Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries

About The Journal:

International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation is a CIB-encouraged journal that publishes findings on contemporary and original research towards sustaining, maintaining and managing existing buildings.

About the Issue:

The aim of this Special Issue is to understand the cutting-edge research and technologies being implemented in developing countries to achieve clean, affordable and sustainable energy for the built environment. In addition, efficient technologies that deliver effective thermal cooling of buildings in a sustainable manner to enhance significant energy efficiency improvements and reductions in GHG emissions to address SDG 13 is of priority for this Special Issue.

Specific objectives are:

  • To assess the level of knowledge and awareness in various renewable and alternative energy options for combating climate change in the built environment.
  • To establish user practices in the use of renewable and alternative energy options including challenges and opportunities for adaptation
  • To learn about cutting edge success stories of research and technologies that can be replicated for sustainable energy and affordability in developing economies
  • To learn about informal technologies that communities are deploying and how these are being integrated into sustainable energy practices, especially in Africa

Themes  and sub-Themes:

  • Renewable energy options and development for the built environment
  • Smart Technologies and energy efficiency
  • Adaptation and retrofit of building envelope
  • Behavioural attitudes and affordability
  • Environmental impact assessment, policy issues and implementation
  • Gender based initiatives for energy transformation in the built environment
  • Informal technologies and community actions
  • Mechanical cooling and energy efficiency practices
  • Disposal and waste management of energy-based appliances after their life
  • Climate change, energy and adaptation

Important dates:

Submission window opens: 21st August 2020

Submission closes: 5th December 2020

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Advanced theories and methodologies for design and management of digital transformations@Elsevier

About the Journal:

Digital transformation (DT) is the process of combining digital technology with existing operating models to generate value, respond to market demand, and make profits (Vial, 2019; Gimpel et al., 2018; Schallmo, 2017). The four essential elements of DT are 1) target entity, i.e., the organization that adopts DT; 2) scope and focus of the transformation; 3) technology adoption and manners, and 4) contexts and benefit goals of the expected change (Vial, 2019; Lee et al., 2019). If an organization undergoes DT, it is said to be “triggering significant changes and effectiveness to its external market strategy and internal organization tactics through combinations of information, computing, communication, and connectivity technologies” (Vial, 2019; Gimpel et al., 2018; Schallmo, 2017). An organization with a high digital transformation maturity means that it has the capability to upgrade and transform in different aspects like operational processes, value proposition, customer experience, and culture, while being market sensitive at the same time (Vial, 2019; Schallmo, 2017; Hess et al., 2016;). In doing so, organizations are found to have changed the perception of customer value and experience at the same time (Schallmo, 2017; Gimpel et al., 2018; Huang & Rust, 2020).

To fully reap the benefits of DT, an appropriate DT strategy is necessary for it to be integrated successfully for every organization across various industries, thereby making the “design and management of DT” critical (Vial et al., 2019; Majchrzak et al., 2016). Such can be achieved by integrating an organization’s resources and business needs, to design a unique and innovative value proposal, based on its situation at any point of time (Wang et al., 2017; Lee et al., 2019). In industries having lesser interaction with customers, organizations can undergo DT by ‘digitalizing’ its operational processes. One such example is the use of improved engineering tools to further improve its efficiency and cost-effectiveness (Schallmo et al., 2017). On the other hand, for customer-centric industries such as finance, travel, retail, and media, organizations may focus on value propositions and discuss the digital expertise and quality services that can be provided in terms of primary and market position (Vial, 2019; Gimpel et al., 2018; Schallmo, 2017).

This dynamic pace of DT development has brought about new challenges related to its implementation across all industries (Wang et al., 2017; Lee et al., 2019). One key challenge is the lack of comprehensive understanding of the DT phenomenon and its in-depth insights into industries which are critical factors for market success. This is consistent with several studies, where researchers adopted different methodologies to design and manage DT based on an organization’s structure, processes, and culture to generate the valid value and find the right paths to achieve transformation results (Vial, 2019; Majchrzak et al., 2016).

Another important aspect of DT involves the use of new and emerging technologies, by converging their advantages to the needs of the different industries (Frank et al., 2019; Schallmo et al., 2017; Wang et al., 2017). These tools are normally applied with the aim of addressing demand-pull factors like value-adding customers or technology-push like the improvement of the manufacturing or engineering process (Trappey et al., 2016; Schallmo et al., 2017; Bharadwaj et al., 2013). Examples of these technologies range from the development of new cutting-edge technologies, like the synchronous tool for electronic surveillance to the application of integrated digital technologies – Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and predictive analytics digital tools (Frank et al., 2019; Wee et al., 2019).

Therefore, this special issue aims to explore the fields related to these DT challenges and solutions, from its design, management, and implementation of tools to provide glimpses of the innovative business models, practical experience, and cutting-edge knowledge of the DT in the industry (Dremel et al., 2017; Lee et al., 2019).

Themes and Sub-Themes:

Unpublished, original contributions from prospective authors are invited for consideration by the special issue, subject to blind reviews, with main focus on enabling methodologies of digital transformation that support knowledge intensive tasks (e.g., system architectures and designs, service experience design, human factors, modeling and validation, performance evaluation), the digital-technology enabler for digital transformation (e.g., digital data-driven technology, networking-based technology, digital consumer access-driven technology, artificial intelligence-based technology) (Schallmo, et al., 2017; Boueé and Schaible, 2015). Real-world digital transformation scenarios with the integration and convergence of the above technologies particularly for those in the context of advanced manufacturing and services of Industry 4.0, smart city, and governance innovation (Schallmo et al. 2017; Vial, 2019, Govindarajan; 2018) are expected and required. For manuscripts on DT at the organizational level, the design of innovative strategies to embrace the implications of digital transformation for better operational performance must be addressed (Vial, 2019; Nambisan et al., 2019). For example, AR and VR are used in the construction industry’s DT for better design support of outside and inside building (Delgado et al., 2020). The current status and future trends are analyzed using big data in the constructions for bringing DT benefits (Bilal et al., 2016). Using the convergence digital-technology enabler to carry out technology evolution and transition in the fuel cell field (Chen et al., 2013).

Comprehensive case studies, in-depth review papers about how to design and manage digital transformation for the new innovation model position, process development and value creation, customer experience and loyalty enhancement and operation efficiency improvement, transformation strategy and digital ethics issues are also welcome. Meanwhile, all SI research papers need to fit the core philosophy and the scope of ADVEI. Research papers with particular emphasis on ‘knowledge’ and ‘engineering applications’ are the requirement of ADVEI. Articles must illustrate contributions using examples of digital-enabled automating and supporting knowledge-intensive tasks in artifacts-centered engineering fields such as mechanical, manufacturing, architecture, civil, electrical, transportation, environmental, and chemical engineering for bringing DT benefits by advanced technology and engineering transition (Rezgui et al., 2010; Verhagen et al.; Chen et al., 2013). Research contribution must demonstrate the successful adoption of DT with practical engineering context, and real data analytics. Further, the research must highlight its improvement and implications in the context of an industry and engineering discipline.

Topics of the special issue interests and focuses include, but not limited to:

1. Advanced theories and methodologies of design and management topics for digital transformation with advanced technology and engineering transition to support knowledge intensive tasks in the industry:

  • Management, control, and governance of DT resources and capabilities.
  • Changes in strategy, structure, workforce, processes associated with DT.
  • Managing intended and unintended DT outcomes across levels of analysis.
  • DT business strategy, business models, and value creation processes.
  • DT innovations, including tangible digital product, intangible software development, and customer experience design.
  • DT Evaluation associated with organizational activity and revenue flow model.
  • Managing design issues associated with DT in infrastructures, products, services, platforms, ecosystems and markets.
  • Managing policy, ethical, and social implications under the DT context.
  • Digital innovation, digital governance, digital participation and co-creation in public services;

2. The research must present the integration and convergence of multiple advanced digital-technology enabler for digital transformation (as listed below) for the innovative changes. These DT changes must demonstrate with measurable significant outcomes for the given issues in private sectors or public sectors.

1) Digital data-driven technology:

  • Wearable Devices
  • Internet of things
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Big data analytics
  • Mobile big data analytics

2) Networking-based technology:

  • Smart sensing networks
  • Sensor technology
  • Brain-machine interface
  • Cloud computing
  • Edge Computing
  • Mobile crowdsensing systems

3) Digital consumer access-driven technology

  • Immersive technology (Virtual reality/Augmented reality/ Mixed reality)
  • FinTech
  • Blockchain
  • Social media
  • Mobile social media
  • Mobile software systems
  • Mobile internet
  • Context- and location-aware service systems

4) Artificial intelligence-based technology

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Ambient intelligence
  • AIoT (AI+IoT)
  • Machine learning
  • Deep learning
  • AI Robot
  • Knowledge bots/Service bots/Chatbots
  • Context-aware intelligent system

Submission Guidlines:

Only original manuscripts can be submitted, according to the ‘Guide for Authors’ published on the Advanced Engineering Informatics website As regards the online submission system of Advanced Engineering Informatics, the authors are invited to follow the link “Submit your Paper”, located in the main page of the Journal website, and submit manuscript to Article Type “VSI: Digital transformations” in Advanced Engineering Informatics.

Please mention the name of the Special Issue in your cover letter. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed in accordance with the established policies and procedures of the journal. The final papers will be selected for publication depending on the results of the peer-review process and the reviews of the Guest Editors.

Important Dates

  • Submission open: August 1, 2020
  • Final submission deadline: January 31, 2021
  • Final acceptance deadline: July 31, 2021

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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Networking and Smart Communications @Elsevier

About the Journal:

The fast advancement in the domain of smart technologies like Internet of Things (IoT) has invoked advanced research and development in the domain of networking and communications. The skyrocketing demand for efficient and reliable communication mechanisms across the globe has generated a strong push in this field of networking and communications. Embracing new generations of mobile networks, 5G and beyond, the call of the hour points to rapid development in networking and communications. A comprehensive ecosystem of smart services is largely based on a diverse set of networks, to enable seamless communication among the stakeholders. Networking for smart communications span across a wide domain, wireless mobile networks on one hand, and allied concepts like Artificial Intelligence, data analytics, network and resource optimizations, on the other hand. Towards achieving smart ubiquitous communication, networking involves a lot of trans-disciplinary interactions between architectural designs, protocols, analysis, optimization, and security.

This special issue is aimed at proffering a platform of dialogue between different stakeholders of networking to promote smart communications through highlighting the trending issues, core theoretical designs, implementational aspects, case studies, global challenges, and the future direction of this field.

Themes and Sub-themes for research:

Original and high-quality papers are invited from the potential authors. The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks, Ad hoc and Opportunistic Networks, Vehicular Networks
  • Trust, security, and privacy in wireless mobile networks
  • Data storage, data centers and cloud computing in wireless mobile networks
  • Mobile networks in Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE)
  • Content centric networking
  • Mobility management and modeling in wireless mobile networks
  • Wireless applications, mobile e-commerce, multimedia
  • Wireless network architectures
  • High performance network virtualization
  • Context and location-aware wireless mobile services & applications
  • Cross-layer design and optimization for wireless mobile networks
  • Multipath communication over wireless mobile networks
  • Mobile networks — 5G, 6G and beyond
  • Wireless & mobile network management and data services
  • Network design and customization
  • Artificial Intelligence in networking resource optimizations
  • Predictive analytics and predictive maintenance in networking
  • Energy-saving and QoE-oriented applications

Submission Guidelines:

When submitting your manuscript please select the article type “VSI: Smart Communications”. Please submit your manuscript before the submission deadline.

All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.

Please see an example here:

Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and the link to submit your manuscript is available on the Journal’s homepage.

Special Notes:

Array is a new open access journal. As an incentive, all article processing charges (APC) for articles accepted as part of this Special Issue will be waived. Authors will not have to pay any fees for articles accepted in this special issue.

Time schedule:

· Paper submission deadline: 31 October 2020

· Notification: 15 December 2020

· Planned publication: 2021

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Call For Papers: Special Issue on Security and Privacy in Space-Ground Integrated Network. @Elsevier

About the Journal:

The proliferation of various wireless multimedia applications and services fosters a high demand for wireless access and communication. Some services like disaster warning and aerospace etc. urgently require access to the Internet anytime and anywhere. Consequently, Space-Ground Integrated Network (SGIN) is proposed to overcome the shortage of geographic and time limitations existed in terrestrial networks (e.g., LTE-A networks, Wi-Fi) to meet the high service requirement. Through the widely deployed satellites, SGIN significantly mitigates the communication limitations in the conventional terrestrial networks and enables seamless connection and communication anytime anywhere.

Despite the numerous merits, SGIN comes with its own set of challenges, especially in the aspects of security and privacy protection. Malicious behaviors, such as entity impersonation, unauthorized access, and cross-network attacks could be fatal to the SGIN. However, constrained by satellite communication and computing capabilities, conventional cryptographic primitives based approaches cannot be directly exploited. In addition, due to the various communication domains and entities with different authorities, traditional centralized authentication mechanisms are no longer applicable in SGIN. Moreover, users and satellites are moving all the time, making the cross-domain access and seamless switching difficult. Last but not least, it is also a very challenging issue to maintain the dynamic link of satellites while keeping credibility.

Themes and Sub-themes:

The objective of this special issue is to explore recent advances that address fundamental and practical challenges related to security and privacy in Space-Ground Integrated Network. High-quality original research and review articles in this area are expected. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Security features in Space-Ground Integrated Network (SGIN)
  • Privacy-enhanced technologies for SGIN
  • Security protocols for SGIN
  • Authentication and key management for SGIN
  • Trust and threat models for SGIN
  • Multi-domain network secure interconnection technologies for SGIN
  • Security control mechanisms for dynamic networking in SGIN
  • Security threats analysis and early warning technologies for SGIN
  • Novel architectures and protocols for blockchain-based SGIN applications
  • Blockchain-enabled reliable and privacy-preserving data sharing for SGIN
  • Data analysis for SGIN
  • Security, reliability, and scalability of communications for SGIN
  • Communication modeling, simulation, and verification for SGIN
  • Emerging interconnection technologies for SGIN
  • Security of SDN/NFV for SGIN
  • Security of network slicing for SGIN
  • Security of resource management for SGIN
  • Security and privacy in Terrestrial Networks
  • Security and Privacy in Satellite Communication
  • Encryption algorithms for SGIN

Tentative Schedule:

Submission deadline: December 1st, 2020 First round review: January 1st, 2021

Submission of revised papers: March 1st, 2021

Second round review & Final notification: April 15th, 2021

Submission of final materials: May 15th, 2021

Publication: Fall 2021.

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Call for papers: Special issue on: Benchmarks for Machine Learning in Neuroimaging @Elsevier

About the Journal:

Machine learning is an essential tool in almost every niche of neuroimaging. It is now crucial to draw on the lessons learned from experience in other fields. The underlying enthusiasm has overshadowed a great deal of challenges that are usually addressed through community-building based on appropriate benchmarks. Gauging the potential of new algorithms requires objectively interpretable, comparable, and reproducible benchmarks. Good benchmarks serve a number of different purposes and groups. For newcomers, benchmarks provide a summary that helps them orient in a maze of new terms, algorithms, and data. For sophisticates, benchmarks provide a baseline. Benchmarks encapsulate expert opinions about what’s important, initiating a cycle of optimization for all members of a community and providing a counterweight to biased hype.

This special issue aims to collect a set of such benchmarks to help the field grow. Each benchmark study shall propose a neuroimaging dataset together with a machine learning task to perform, such as classification or clustering and a quantitative evaluation method. Datasets shall be either open access or reachable via cloud-based procedure. We will only consider benchmark proposals endowed with a dataset allowing well-powered studies, unless an opportunity to explore new issues or a rare disease requires working in a more constrained environment.

Submission instructions:

The NeuroImage’s submission system will be open for submissions to our Special Issue from 01 Sep 2020. When submitting your manuscript please select the article type “VSI: Neuroimaging ML Benchmarking”. Please submit your manuscript before 31 Dec 2020.

All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.

Please see an example here:

Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and link to submit your manuscript is available on the Journal’s homepage at:

Inquiries, including questions about appropriate topics, may be sent electronically to Dr.

Jean-Francois Mangin

( )

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Call for Paper: Special Issue on Intelligent Green Logistics Engineering: Data-Driven and AI-Enabled Design and Automation of Low Carbon Logistics Systems @ELSEVIER

About Elsevier:

Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society.

About the Journal:

Logistics engineering has recently become the drill ground of ICT and IOT technologies since these techniques enable the digitization of logistics resources and computer-based intelligent coordination of logistics systems. Currently green logistics is the strategic choice of many countries as it significantly reduces energy consumption and harmful substance emission. Green logistics is an overwhelming factor to be considered in low carbon economy, because logistics industry including transportation, storage, loading and unloading, consume a large amount of fossil energy and emit massive carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur oxide, particulate matters and air toxics [1]. The carbon emission from logistics industry accounts for nearly 10% of global carbon emission [2], and the percent of air pollution substances (CO, VOC, NOx, SOx, PM10, PM2.5) emitted by logistics transportation spans from 13.14% to 57.41% [3]. It is predicted that in 2050, emissions from logistics transportation would approach 21.6% of the total amount of the allowable emissions [4]. In this sense, the development of green logistics is indispensable.

Green logistics can be achieved through green logistics engineering, which encompasses the design and application of green vehicle, green infrastructure and green transportation. Since greenness poses new constraints to logistics systems and thus affects the tradeoff between efficiency and cost, a lot of technologies need to be developed for the design of green logistics equipment and optimization of logistics systems. Concretely, green logistics involves techniques facilitating energy conservation and emission reduction of vehicles and logistics facilities, economical and feasibility analysis of green logistics strategies regarding different stakeholders, information and big data analysis supporting the decision making of green logistics, as well as the intelligent design of logistics systems considering environmental friendliness. The concept of green logistics is interpreted from macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic perspectives, covering the whole process of logistics, and requiring extensive and integrated designs, frameworks, and agility analysis of infrastructure and systems hardware/software.

Data-driven and AI-based techniques are widely used in logistics engineering in recent years [5]. These technologies enable the automation and intellectualization of logistics processes such as logistics equipment assessment [6], logistics system integration [7], risk analysis of logistics network [8, 9] and smart product-service logistics system [10]. With logistics engineering becoming a data- and knowledge-intensive research field, the demand on applying knowledge discovery, evolutionary computing, deep learning and big data technologies in logistics engineering grows. To promote the breakthroughs in logistics engineering with new concepts from big data, AI and IOT fields, it is essential and urgent to advance the research that utilizes knowledge engineering, machine learning and intelligent optimization methodologies combinatorically to realize reduction of energy consumption and emission in green logistics system design, green strategy exploration, green policy evaluation and green effect assessment. Researches from macroscopic, mesoscopic and microscopic perspectives in fields of green logistics engineering are all important and needed.

Themes and Sub-themes for research:

This special track aims at the exploration of theories, methodologies and applications featuring data-driven, knowledge-intensive, automated and intelligent characteristics in fields of green logistics system design and engineering. In addition to quality, originality, and applicability, the selection criteria for articles includes proposed methods relevant to data-driven, AI-enabled, knowledge-based, green-aware design / engineering technologies and methodologies for logistics system optimization tested using real data.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Data-driven, AI-enabled, knowledge-based green-aware logistics engineering
  • Data-driven design of green vehicle and green logistics facilities / centers
  • Big data analytics, digital-twin and AI-enabled intelligent green logistics infrastructure
  • Green-driven collaborative logistics equipment design based on transdisciplinary knowledge
  • Knowledge extraction and application in logistics energy saving and emission reduction
  • Knowledge-based systems for green logistics engineering
  • Data-driven smart and green logistics product-service systems
  • Methodologies for green logistics supply chain optimization
  • Analytics on e-commerce logistics and crowdsourced delivery
  • Green strategy exploration based on data-driven techniques
  • Decision support system for company logistics considering green sustainability
  • Multi-agent gaming and decision making in logistics considering green sustainability
  • Data-driven evaluation of green logistics systems and strategies
  • Data analytics on environmental impact by logistics engineering
  • Theory, ontology and methodology of green-driven collaborative intelligent logistics system
  • Integration of IOT and other ICT concepts to enhance green logistics engineering
  • AI-enabled two-chain integration of block chain and logistics supply chain


  • Submission Open: 1 August 2020
  • Submission Close: 31 December 2020
  • Expected review duration: 2-3 months after submission
  • Notification of final decision: July 2021

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Announcement Focus Issue “Artificial Intelligence in Medical Physics” @ELSEVIER

About Elsevier:

Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society.

About the Journal:

Physica Medica – European Journal of Medical Physics, will publish in March 2021 a Focus Issue containing invited papers focusing on the various aspects of medical physics for applications of Artificial Intelligence methods to diagnostic and therapy. A group of Guest Editors nominated by the Editor-in-Chief, led by dr. Federica Zanca (Leuven, Belgium), will be invited to send electronically their manuscript, via the EJMP website, for the peer-review process, according to the strict evaluation rules of EJMP. There will be no page charges for this Focus Issue which will contain fully reviewed regular papers. Authors might wish to select the Open Access option and corresponding publication fee.

Deadline for submission:

30 November 2020

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Call For Papers: Special Issue on Distributed Networked Industrial Systems: Artificial Intelligence-Based Coordination Control and Cyber Security @ELSEVIER

About Elsevier:

Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society.

About the Journal:

With rapid development of advanced technologies, such as intelligent sensing and monitoring, communication networks, cloud/fog computing, big data analysis, artificial intelligence and so on, industrial control systems have been experiencing a huge revolution from a single point-to-point control fashion to a networked coordination control fashion. This revolution of control structures offers remarkable merits in improving reliability, efficiency, functionality, scalability and adaptability of systems. As a result, many practical applications of coordination control can be extensively found, especially in the fields of smart grids, intelligent transportation systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, smart factories and so on.

For practical networked industrial control systems, the large-scale integration of nodes and the tight coupling of cyber and physical elements become the current trend, which poses new technical and theoretical challenges in distributed coordination control design and implementation. These challenges focus mainly on how to effectively undertake intelligent control decisions and actions based on useful and reliable information refined from massive data and against various malicious cyber attacks. To confront these challenges, much effort has been made by researchers to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for guaranteeing data efficiency and reliability of networked industrial control systems by building on new techniques such as artificial intelligence based control, big data cloud computing, cyber security and so on.

Themes and Sub-themes for research:

This Special Issue aims to seek a series of the latest achievements in artificial intelligence and cyber security techniques-based coordination control for distributed networked industrial systems, furthermore, contributing to stimulating more interest of researchers in this field.

Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence-based coordination control of distributed networked industrial systems
  • Distributed coordination control and power management in energy internet
  • Platoon control of intelligent transportation systems
  • Attack-resilient distributed coordination control of networked industrial systems
  • Data-driven distributed coordination control of networked industrial systems
  • Cybersecurity and privacy-preserving techniques for networked industrial systems
  • Cloud-aided distributed coordination control of networked industrial systems
  • Distributed formation control of autonomous underwater vehicles
  • Distributed sensing, prediction, and estimation over wireless sensor networks
  • Various applications of coordination control of distributed networked industrial systems

Control Engineering Practice is a premier IFAC journal that publishes papers with direct applications of profound control theory and its supporting tools in all possible areas of automation.

Guest Editor:

  • Distinguished Professor Qing-Long Han, PhD, FIEEE, FIEAust
    Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Quality)
    Swinburne University of Technology
    Melbourne, VIC 3122, Australia
  • Professor Lei Ding, PhD
    Institute of Advanced Technology
    Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
    Nanjing, 210023, P. R. China
  • Dr. Xiaohua Ge
    School of Software and Electrical Engineering
    Swinburne University of Technology
    Melbourne, VIC 3122, Australia



Professor Biao Huang, University of Alberta, Canada,


  • Submission Deadline: November 30, 2020
  • First Round Notification: January 31, 2021
  • Revised Manuscript Due: March 31, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 31, 2021
  • Final Manuscript Due: June 30, 2021

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Call For Papers: Second Special Issue on Machine learning and Advanced Data Analytics in Control Engineering Practice @ELSEVIER

About Elsevier:

Elsevier helps researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society.

About the Journal:

The process industries are in a unique position to benefit from Industry 4.0, as they have the right infrastructure and own massive amounts of heterogeneous industrial data. Industry 4.0 is poised to provide economic and competitive advantages in the face of ever-increasing demands on energy, environment, and quality by providing automation and efficiency never seen before. Process industries have been using data analytics (e.g., principal component analysis (PCA), partial least squares (PLS), canonical variate analysis (CVA), and time-series methods for modeling) in various forms for more than three decades. Recent developments in AI, machine learning, and advanced analytics provide a new opening for leveraging industrial data for solving complex systems engineering problems.

Building upon the success of the first special issue on Machine learning and Advanced Data Analytics in Control Engineering Practice, we are happy to release the Call-for-Papers (CfP) for the second special issue on the same topic. 

Themes and Sub-themes for research:

The second special issue intends to continue to curate novel advances in the development and application of machine learning techniques to address ever-present challenges of dealing with complex and heterogeneous industrial data in process systems engineering and beyond. Practical contributions are invited on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Data analytics and machine learning methods for modeling, control, and optimization;
  • Reinforcement-learning/deep-learning methods for modeling and control;
  • Advanced methods for process data visualization;
  • Natural language processing/computer-vision/speech-recognition in the process industries;
  • Adaptive methods for autonomous learning in the process industries;
  • Video and image-based soft-sensors;
  • Mobile and cloud computing in the industry; and
  • Routine and predictive maintenance.

Control Engineering Practice is a premier journal that publishes papers with direct applications of profound control theory and its supporting tools in all possible areas of automation. Through this special issue, we hope to attract more academic researchers and industrial practitioners to work and shape this new, fascinating and vital area.

Guest Editor:


Biao Huang, University of Alberta, Canada,


Submission opens: Immediately

Submission deadline: Dec 31, 2020

Target final acceptance notification: August 1, 2021

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CALL FOR PAPERS: 2020 ECMI Annual Conference by European Capital Markets Institute | Submit by 20 September 2020

The European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) is calling for a submission of research papers in the area of capital markets and their role in overcoming the COVID-19 crisis.

A committee of academics and international experts will select the best paper and award the author(s) a €5,000 prize and the opportunity to present the findings at the 2020 ECMI Annual Conference, 5-6 November.This prestigious international event brings together hundreds of policymakers, academics and industry representatives to take stock of recent developments in European capital markets and analyse their long-term implications.

Research papers should cover, but are not limited to, one or more of the following areas:

  • Impact of COVID-19 crisis on capital markets, in particular the role of market financing in the aftermath of the crisis 
  • Capital Markets Union as driver of economic recovery and resilience (financing of small, young and innovative companies)
  • Operational resilience of market infrastructures (e.g. trade repositories, central counterparties)
  • Impact of monetary policies on capital markets, in particular the asset purchase programmes
  • Corporate bonds markets (pricing, trading and efficiency)
  • Sovereign debt markets (issuance, liquidity provisions, transaction costs, price formation)
  • MiFID II (e.g. transparency, liquidity, research coverage, data)
  • Asset allocation by retail and institutional investors
  • Sustainable Finance (e.g. ESG investment flows and performance)
  • Impact of Brexit on European capital markets (e.g. costs of fragmentation, loss of liquidity, equivalence regime) 

ECMI encourages the submission of empirical research papers with relevant implications for the European capital markets legislative framework. 

Submitted papers should meet the following criteria:

  • Papers should be original and not previously published in an academic journal or other official review.
  • The submission of the paper should be approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible institutions where the work was carried out.
  • Papers should be submitted in English, include an abstract of no more than 200 words, and not exceed 50 pages (including table of contents, appendices, annexes and list of references).
  • Any direct contact by one or more of the authors with members of the Academic Committee should be disclosed in the submission email.
  • Upon acceptance of the prize, the author(s) of the winning paper will be asked to complete and sign a ‘Declaration of Originality’ and to authorise the publication of the paper in the ECMI Working Paper Series.
  • Two files should be sent by email to: by 20 September 2020 (midnight) containing:

i. A title page with the title, the abstract and the full contact details of the author(s) (full name, address, job title, affiliation and contact details). Contact details should appear on the front page only; and,

ii. The full text of the paper with title and abstract in anonymous format. No contact details, name or any other direct sign should appear in the paper that could make the text attributable to the author(s) by the reviewer.

  • Failure to meet any of the requirements above can result in the exclusion of the paper from consideration in the competition.

Academic Committee      

  • Andrei Kirilenko, University of Cambridge (Chair)     
  • Florencio Lopez de Silanes, SKEMA Business School (Vice Chair)                
  • Kris Boudt, Ghent University
  • Marie Brière, AMUNDI and Paris Dauphine University
  • Jesper Lau Hansen, University of Copenhagen                                                               
  • Alistair Milne, Loughborough University

Organising Committee

  • Karel Lannoo (ECMI)
  • Apostolos Thomadakis (ECMI)
  • Cosmina Amariei (ECMI)

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International journal of advanced legal research VOLUME 1 ISSUE 1, 2020

About :

IJALR aims to act as a platform for law students, researchers, legal practitioners, to voice their opinion and to promote high quality legal research.

Eligibility :

Law students pursuing the five-year LL.B course as well as the three years course, Academicians, students pursuing LL.M. or Ph.D., and Educators.

Theme :

Any topic related to law.

Requirements :

1. The manuscript shall be original work and unpublished.

2. The manuscript should be in MS Word format.

3. The body of the manuscript shall be in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 Line Spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 single line spacing.

4. A uniform style of citation must be strictly adhered to while submitting the paper.

5. Co-Authorship is permitted to a maximum of three authors.

6. Copyright over the published shall vest with IJALR.

7. Full Names of all the author(s) must be given.

Word Limit :

The IJALR invites original, unpublished content from all academicians, authors, legal professionals and from students across the globe under the following categories-

• Short Articles: (1500-2500 words, including footnotes)

• Long Articles: (2500-4000 words, including footnotes)

• Research Papers: (2500-8000 words, including footnotes)

• Book Reviews: (1500-3500 words, including footnotes)

• Case Comments: (1200-3000 words, including footnotes)

Note: Abstract should be upto 300 words only.

Plagiarism Policy :

All the submission submitted for the publication to IJALR must be plagiarism free. We may use any software to find out the plagiarism. But it is the duty of the contributors to assure the originality before the submission. [Note: IJALR shall not be liable for any plagiarism or copyright issue]

Submission Procedure :

All submissions must be mailed to with the subject as “Paper Submission” along with a declaration to the effect that the Paper is an original work of an author and previously and unpublished work of the author.

Certificate :

A e-certificate of publication and a soft copy of published paper would be given to the author(s).

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Call for Articles/Short Notes/Case Comments: NUALS Law Journal [15th Edition, Issue 1]: Submit by October 24,2020.

The Editorial Board of the NUALS Law Journal (ISSN Number 2319-8273) is inviting submissions for its 15th Edition. The Journal, being the flagship law review of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, is a multidisciplinary, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal.
Submissions are invited on any topic of law of contemporary relevance, from academicians, legal practitioners, students and researchers from the legal community. All submissions will go through a rigorous review process and possible editing by the Editorial Board.

The journal accepts submissions under the following categories:
• Articles of length: 5000 – 10000 words (exclusive of footnotes; however speaking footnotes must be limited to 50 words); articles exceeding the word limit may be considered on merit.
• Short Notes (between 1500 and 5000 words)
• Case Comments (minimum of 1500 words)
Longer submissions may be considered on the basis of merit.

Submission Guidelines:
• Submissions are to be made only in electronic form and must be sent to
• Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis; the 15th Edition will consist of two issues. The cut off for consideration for the first issue will be 24th of October 2020, while the cut-off for the second will be the 21st of February 2021. All submissions after the 21st of February will be considered for the 16th Edition.
• All submissions are to contain an abstract, of not more than 250 words, accompanying the article. The abstract must be at the beginning of the article. Please refrain from sending abstracts in separate word doc.
• By submitting an article, the author undertakes that the article is an original work and has not been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere.
• Plagiarism will result in summary rejection of the submission.
• Co-authorship is allowed for a maximum of two authors.

Formatting Guidelines:
• All submissions must follow the Bluebook (20th Edition) style of citation; non-conformity will be a ground for rejection.
• Submissions must be in Times New Roman font, with size 12 and line spacing 1.5.
• All footnotes must be in Times New Roman font, with size 10 and line spacing 1.
• Submissions must be made in .doc/.docx formats only.
• The documents must not contain any identification markers. Eg: Name of the author after the title, Author as recognised by Word or any other meta data.
Receipt of submission will be intimated to the authors within two weeks of submission. Authors will be periodically updated on the status of review of their piece.

Contact Information:
If there are any doubts, the board can be contacted at

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Call for Papers — Special Issue “Plant Photobiology and Biotechnology” in 2021


This special issue seeks to publish fundamental discoveries in plant photobiology and light signaling-based biotechnology. We welcome submissions of both research and review articles in the areas of photosynthesis, plant photoreceptors, light signaling, photomorphogenesis, circadian clock, crosstalk between light and other signaling pathways, and crop improvement based on light signaling.

Publishing schedule: March 2021

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2020


Special issue author benefits

  • Free of charge for publication
  • All articles in the special issue will be Free Access (2020-2021)
  • Accepted manuscripts immediately available to readers on-line
  • Global promotions by both traditional channels and social media

General Information

aBIOTECH is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research articles and review papers in areas of biotechnology, agricultural sciences, plant biology, and other relevant biological sciences. We encourage submissions of technological advancements and fundamental findings that enable further innovations and discoveries.

Article types include research articles, reviews, letters to editor, technology breakthrough, and brief communications.


Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.


Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors.

Online Submission

Please follow the hyperlink “Submit online” on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

Please ensure you provide all relevant editable source files. Failing to submit these source files might cause unnecessary delays in the review and production process.

Manuscript structures

Regular Articles should be divided into the following sections:

– Abstract

– Keywords

– Introduction

– Materials and Methods

– Results

– Discussion

– Acknowledgements

– References



Contact the journal

Submission-related enquiries

Queries about submission issues, peer review process, or the status of your manuscript should be sent to Murugeswari Rangasamy (

Publication-related enquiries

Queries about accepted manuscripts in production or post-publication corrections should be sent to Amelie Jung (

Other editorial enquiries

Any other queries about the journal or presubmission enquiries should be sent to Yu Zhu (

Customer service enquiries

For queries about publishing costs, APC or technical problems, please visit Springer support portal.

If you have any questions about the special issue, please feel free to contact us. Guidelines for authors are available here.



Call for papers @Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (JCLA) ; submit by November 30, 2020

About The Journal :

The Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics (ISSN: 0252-8169) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal ko published by the Vishvanatha Kaviraja Institute of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, India since 1977. The Institute was founded on August 22, 1977 coinciding with the birth centenary of legendary philosopher, aesthetician, and historian of Indian art, Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947).

The Journal published quarterly as Spring (February), Summer (May), Autumn (August), and Winter (November) issues — is committed to interdisciplinary and cross-cultural issues in literary understanding and interpretation, aesthetic theories, conceptual analysis of art, literature, philosophy, religion, mythology, history of ideas, literary theory, history, and criticism.

Concept Note :

The inception of postmodernism influenced and reformed the approach of scholars towards gender studies by accentuating the differences that existed amongst women and amongst men. Postmodern theorists denied the concept of traditional essentialist practices that identified the common condition of ‘being a man’ or ‘being a woman’ and established the notion of identities to be regularly in the process of formation and hence plural and fragmented, thereby rejecting the modernist claims of coherent, unified self. The dissolution of identity as something stable and fixed shifted the focus of gender critics from construction of femininity to construction of gender broadening the perspective from objective to subjective study.

The notion of ‘Third World woman’ was equally challenged as a racist hierarchy of privilege, where subaltern consciousness is argued to be a construction of socially authorized language, not a self or subject that can will itself to speak.

The special issue on Gender and Sexuality : Masculinities and Femininities invites research papers, articles and book reviews to explore the construction, deconstruction, performativity and un-doing of gender, and how sexuality interacts with the same, to enhance and enrich our understanding of plurality of gender identity. A healthy and fresh approach would not only deal with ample nuances related to gender and sexuality but would also lead to gender sensitization, answering the call of the contemporary times heralding gender inequality and discrimination.

Theme :

Gender and Sexuality: Masculinities and Femininities. Vol. 44, No. 2, Spring 2021

Sub-themes :

1. Gender and identity
2. Gender and race
3. Gender and postcolonialism
4. Androgyny
5. Female masculinity
6. Male femininity
7. LGBTQ: Queer identity, transgender, transvestite, gay, transsexuals etc.
8. Masculinities and femininities
9. Plural identities
10. Feminism and gender
11. Men’s studies
12. Decolonizing gender
13. Death of gender
14. Gendered spaces
15. Feminist studies in gender and sexuality
16. Sexual orientation
17. Gender/Sexuality and technology

Guest Editor : Dr. Shaista Irshad, Assistant Professor of English, Iswar Saran PG College, University of Allahabad, India

Submission Guideline :

Not exceeding 5,000 words (MLA 7th edition)

Deadline for submissions : November 30, 2020

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About IP Assisto Blog: IP Assisto, operates the IP Assisto Blog to publish latest updates, articles and commentaries on developments relating to IP laws and associated areas. The objective of IP Assisto Blog is to provide a platform for both students and professionals, to contribute their research and viewpoints with an objective to exchange and share ideas in all aspects of IPR. If you wish to make a contribution please follow the below-mentioned guidelines.


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Content and Format

  1. We welcome guest submissions on all areas of IP laws from students, professors and lawyers. Submissions can be in the form of articles, opinions, case comments and short notes. The submission shall be accepted if it is contemporary and innovative to the current debates in IP law.
  2. Submissions should be the original work of the contributor. Co-authorship is allowed subject to a maximum of two contributors.
  3. Authors should use endnotes and NOT footnotes. Footnotes must be kept to the minimum. Submissions with excessive footnoting will not be considered.
  4. The citation format used for the endnotes must be uniform and according to the Bluebook 19th
  5. Authors are advised to keep their articles concise and precise to enhance the effectiveness of their posts, ideally not more than 1000 words (including endnotes). The font should be Times New Roman, size 12 for the body and size 14 for headings. Line spacing of 1.5 should be followed.
  6. Analytical posts are preferred over descriptive ones. Posts will be considered for publication based on various factors, including relevance, quality, structure, logic and writing-style.


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  1. Through their submissions, the contributors confirm that the work represents their original contribution and that it has not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.


Submission Process 

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  4. Posts accepted for publication on The IP Assisto Blog may be cross-posted. However, this is subject to the condition that such cross-posting should necessarily acknowledge the fact that the article was originally posted on The IP Assisto Blog.


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CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference on “Human Rights: Challenges during Covid-19”

Date: 27th September 2020

Organised by: Youth for Human Rights International- India Chapter



  • Challenges to Human Rights during Covid-19
  • Right to education & Covid-19
  • Human Rights of Women and Children
  • Status of Indigenous People and Minorities with special reference to the violations of their Human Rights
  • Human Rights and Terrorism
  • Human Rights violation of Migrant Workers
  • Human Rights of Aged and Disabled
  • Human Rights violation faced by HIV/ AIDS Positive Tested people
  • Violation of Human Rights as a result of Environment Deterioration
  • Human Trafficking and Bride Trafficking
  • Freedom, Justice, Peace, and Human Rights Today
  • Women in Conflict, Refugee Crisis and Gender Justice
  • Gender sensitivity of the justice delivery mechanisms
  • State responsibility to protect gender discrimination
  • Women’s property and inheritance rights
  • Gender discrimination in marriage and divorce 
  • Gender-based violence
  • Role of society in curbing gender injustice
  • Gender Injustice on social media
  • Women’s representation and participation in politics/justice
  • Challenges to Legal aid for gender protection
  • Challenges to Legal protection of third gender
  • Role of NGOs in advocacy of Human Rights
  • Constitutional Rights and Safeguards Provided to the Vulnerable Groups in India
  • Legal services for under-trial prisoners, women/child victim of trafficking and juveniles in juvenile justice system
  • Role of NGOs in advocacy for Human Rights
  • Enforcement Mechanism and Protective Laws: National Perspective
  • Constitutional Rights and Safeguards provided to the vulnerable groups in India
  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and LGBTQ Rights
  • Religion, Culture and Human Dignity
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences: A Socio-Legal Analysis with Special Reference to POCSO Act and Protection of Human Rights
  • Gender Diversity in corporate Governance
  • Migration crises and human rights
  • Climate change, Environmental justice and Human Rights
  • Persistent poverty, Rising inequality, and Human rights
  • Corporate capture of the regulatory state: Implications for human rights and International law
  • Business and Human Rights

    Kindly note: – The above list is not exhaustive and the sessionproposals can be on any title related to Human Rights.

    Submit the soft copy of the Session Proposal/ Abstract at

Submission Guidelines

1. Word limit for the Session Proposal:400-500 words

2. The length of full paper including tables, diagrams, illustrations, references, etc. should be 2500-8000 words. The paper should be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 with 1.5 linespacing.

2.  The footnotes must be typed in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single spacing. The margin of 1 inch on all sides must be maintained throughout the paper.

3. Bluebook 20th Edition/APA shall be strictly followed for Footnoting and referencing.

4.  The session proposal and the full paper should be submitted in soft copy and shall be sent to with the subject line “Full Paper – International Conference”.

5. All submissions should be sent in .doc/.docx format only.


Important Dates

Submission of Session Proposal: 22nd September 2020

Acceptance of Session Proposal: 2-3days of submission

Conference Date:  27th September 2020


Registration Fee

Students and research scholars Presenters : 600 INR

For academicians and professional presenters : 800 INR

For international participant presenters :  30 US

attendees non presenter :  400 INR 


  • Mode of payment will be mailed to the participants after selection of their session proposal/Abstract. 
  • Certificates will be awarded to all people including Non-presenters but attendees.
  • Co-Authors have to register separately (Maximum of two co-authors are allowed).


Student Convenor: Aastha Chahal (Ph: +91-9953847915 )


Updated call for papers: Feminism in pandemic times: Reflections and experiences around COVID-19 and beyond Update

Update :

we’ve had an overwhelming response to this call and are excited to see so many papers already published, which reflect the experiences, emotions and changing nature of our lives during this time. Given some time has passed between our call and today, we are also seeing full empirical papers being submitted to this section and would encourage authors to submit those as a regular submission.

We would also like to expand this call to include experiences of the other simultaneous pandemic: racism. Please send us your writing, reflections, narratives, etc. that speak to your experiences, thoughts and other engagements on/with racism.

As a reminder, this is an open call for papers, so no closing date just yet and no word limits.

About :

The Feminist Frontiers section of Gender, Work and Organization is calling for papers, short pieces, alternative narratives that discuss how the current pandemic we are living through affects our lives and livelihoods. As feminists living and possibly struggling with the demands placed on us, we wish to foster dialogue that involve discussions of how to live a feminist life during COVID-19, while attending to the various ways intersectional, postcolonial, transnational, queer and other frameworks can help us understand and relate to the struggles, failures, and resilience experienced. Some issues to attend to are:

  • Resistance to commodification of our homes and lives
  • Parents, single parenting, homeworking and homeschooling
  • Practices (and frictions) of solidarity during crisis
  • Care, vulnerability, health and diversity
  • Industrial relations during this crisis
  • Tensions between best practice diversity employers and a lack of consideration of diversity
  • Community, care and ethics
  • Home as a contested space
  • Work intensification at home, flexible working
  • Borders, lack of free movement, being displaced
  • Eco-anxiety and feminism
  • Saying ‘no’ to enforced ways of working
  • Women’s resistance and the labelling of women’s emotions (you are overwhelmed, you are being
  • hysterical)
  • And others…

Please send us your contributions via the Feminist Frontiers section of the journal. We will act
quickly to review and publish your papers.

Banu Ozkazanc-Pan,
Alison Pullen,

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Call for papers : first Virtual National Symposium on migrant workers, economic linkage and law : public policy dilemmas @ st. Joseph College of. Law, Banglore on August 27, 2020 ; submit abstract by 20th July, 2020

About :

Sheret. Joseph’s College of Law, Bangalore is pleased to invite you to our first Virtual National Symposium on migration studies.

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Call for papers : Journal of arts & humanities [ISSN: 2167-9053] published by the LAR Center Press, OR, USA

About Journal :

Journal of Arts and Humanities (JAH) is a peer-reviewed and leading open access journal in the academic discipline of arts and humanities.

The scope of the Journal focuses on theoretical and empirical research in the broader fields of Arts and Humanities areas. JAH publishes original research, creative work, and critical discourse on traditional, contemporary, and popular issues in arts and issues in the field of humanities studies.

The journal accepts articles on a rolling submissions basis, and thus, will accept submissions at any time throughout the year. Accepted articles are published online immediately, and are compiled on a monthly basis to create a complete issue.

Author Fees :

Submission fee: 0.00 (USD). This journal does not charge any submission fee.
Publication fee: 200.00 (USD)

Submissions : Mandatory files

  • An anonymous MS Word file of the manuscript including title, abstract, main body, references,, and appendices.
  • A title page with full author(s)’ details and two suggested peer reviewers (upload it as a supplementary file).
  • Other supplementary materials, if any.

Authors Guidelines for Article Preparation :

  1. File format: Microsoft Word file format is only acceptable for the main manuscript document. All text in manuscripts should be in 12-point Times New Roman font, 1.5 spaced, justified-alignment only.
  • Pictures/ Images: Only JPEG (JPG) or TIFF (TIF) file format for illustrations and figures is accepted.
  • Manuscript length: Each full-length research manuscript should be within 8000 words, a short comment should be 3000 words, and chapter or book review should be within 4000 words. Paper for the especial issues should be between 5000 words. The word count excludes the abstract, references, tables, and appendices.
  • Sections and subsections: Each manuscript should be divided into a clearly defined sections with a number assigned to each major section as 1.0, 2.0, etc. The subsections should be numbered as 1.01, 1.02, etc. Any further subsection is discouraged; however, if required should follow the italic title and numbered as 1.1.1, 1.1.2, etc.
  • Article structure: Each submitted manuscript should be prepared within the following framework.
  • Abstract: The maximum length for an abstract is 200 words. Suggested contents: (1) background and/or problem statements, (2) purpose(s)/ aims or objectives, (3) method(s), (4) summary of key findings, and (5) contribution(s) and implication(s). The abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone.
  • Key words: Present 3–5 Keywords immediately after abstract.
  • Introduction: The introduction should clearly justify the rationale of the study with appropriate theoretical and empirical backgrounds. The introduction should briefly present key findings, contributions, and structure of the rest of the paper.
  • Data and Methodology: This section should explain the data source (if any) and the empirical methodologies used in the manuscript. Proper reference should be maintained if the paper is produced by following any published methods.
  • Results and Discussion: The result section should present the appropriate empirical results and make extensive discussions on the overall and critical findings. Relevant literature should be cited to reinforce the findings of the study.
  • Conclusion and Policy Implications: The Journal holds that every single article published must contain some specific policy implication for policy planner of the appropriate regions or country under study. If the paper is of theoretical nature, the idea of such paper is even more valuable. The conclusion should clearly state the major findings of the paper without much repetition.

Interested authors are strongly encouraged to submit quality articles for review and publication. All articles judged suitable for consideration will be reviewed in a double blind peer review process.

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CALL FOR PAPERS : “New Voices in Immigration Law” by the Section on Immigration Law of the Association of American Law Schools On January 5 to 9, 2021 at San Francisco, CA ; Submission Deadline : August 15, 2020

About :

The Section on Immigration Law of the Association of American Law Schools invites papers and works in progress for its “New Voices in Immigration Law” session at the 2021 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, which will take place January 5-9, 2021. This session has not yet been scheduled. We will send updated information when we have it.

This session will be structured as a series of simultaneous works-in-progress discussions, rather than as a panel. Preselected commentators will lead small-group round-table discussions of papers.

Submissions may address any aspect of immigration and citizenship law. We also welcome papers that explore these topics from alternative disciplines or perspectives. Please note that individuals presenting at the program are responsible for their own Annual Meeting registration fee and travel expenses.

Submission Guidelines:

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2020.

Feel free to submit an abstract, a précis, or a work-in-progress. Priority will be given to individuals who have never presented an immigration law paper at the AALS Annual Meeting, works not yet published or
submitted for publication, and junior scholars.

Please email submissions in Microsoft Word format to with

Subject : AALS 2021 : New Voices in Immigration Law.

In your email, please indicate how you meet our selection priorities. If you have participated on previous AALS panels, please indicate when and in what capacity.

Contact :

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Call for papers @ SLR Law Journal of National Law School of India University, Banglore ; last date of submission Of manuscript : September 15, 2020.

About the Socio-Legal Review (SLR) :

SLR is currently accepting submissions for the first issue of Volume 17. SLR is a bi-annual, student-run, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. SLR began with the support of the Modern Law Review, London in 2005 and has, over the past few years, carried articles by luminaries in the legal and social field such as Rajeev Dhavan, Roger Cotterrell, W.T. Murphy and Asghar Ali Engineer. It aims to be a forum that involves, promotes and engages scholars and students to express and share their ideas and opinions on themes and methodologies relating to the interface between law and society.

Contribution Guidelines :

SLR invites contributions in the following categories –

  • Long Articles : Between 6,000 – 8,000 words.
  • Short Articles : Between 3,500 – 5,000 words.
  • Book Reviews : Between 2,000 – 3,000 words.
  • Case Notes/ Legislative Comments : Between 1,500 – 2,500 words.
  • Notes from the Field : Notes from the Field are pieces designed to provide a glimpse into a new legal strategy, political initiative or advocacy technique applied in the field, a current problem or obstacle faced in legal reform or development work, or a new issue that has not yet received much attention and needs to be brought to light. For contributions in this category, empirical studies are encouraged.

All manuscripts must be submitted in a .doc or .docx format. The manuscripts must necessarily be accompanied with the author’s biographical information in a separate title page and an abstract of not more than 250 words.

For formatting and citation guidelines, please refer to SLR’s style guide.

Deadline :

  • The last date for submission of manuscripts for Volume 17(1) : September 15, 2020.
  • Submissions sent after this will be considered for publication in Volume 17(2).

Submission :

Contributions to SLR must be made in the electronic form only. Please mail contributions to, with the subject ‘Submission for Socio-Legal Review – Volume 17(1)’.

Timeline and Procedure :

SLR strives to ensure a speedy and efficient review process. We follow a system of two rounds of internal reviews by the Editorial Board. If approved in both rounds, the manuscript is then subjected to two double-blind peer reviews simultaneously. Authors should be prepared to make suitable changes to their manuscripts as required by the Editorial Board before publication.

Conditions of Publication :

Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned or rejected. While we strive to provide substantive feedback for every manuscript we receive, it may not always be possible to do so, given the large number of submissions. We reserve the right to reject manuscripts without providing substantive feedback.

Please note that in the event that a manuscript submitted to SLR has been submitted and accepted by any other Journal, the author must withdraw their submission from SLR. If SLR accepts the manuscript first, the author must withdraw it for consideration from all other Journals. Failure to do so will lead to removal of the piece for consideration for publication in SLR.

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Call for Papers @ National Law School of India Review: Submit by October 30, 11.59 PM

About NLSIR:

It has been cited recently in the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment, Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India, which established the Fundamental Right to Privacy in India. NLSIR has also been recently cited in Justice R. S. Bachawat’s Law of Arbitration and Conciliation, a leading treatise on arbitration law in India.

About NLSIU Law Review :

National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) is inviting contributions for its forthcoming Volume 33, Issue 1. Contributions to NLSIR are invited with an aim to encourage legal writing, provide inclusive legal scholarship, and contribute to issues at the forefront of contemporary legal discourse.


  • The deadline for submissions is October 30, 11.59 PM.
  • Co-authoring of papers among individuals of the same or different institutions is permissible, for a maximum of three authors.
  • Upon submission, every manuscript will undergo two internal reviews by the Board of Editors. If approved in both the rounds, it is subject to a double-blind peer review process.
  • NLSIR plans to update authors within 4 weeks of their submission.

Submission Guidelines :

  1. All contributions submitted to the NLSIR should be original, and should not have any plagiarized content.
  2. By submitting contributions to NLSIR, the author(s) confirms that the manuscript is not being simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere (online or print).
  3. Pieces with relevance to India or Indian law are particularly welcome. This, however, is not a prerequisite.
  4. The journal is flexible regarding the word count depending on the quality of the submission. All word limits are exclusive of footnotes.

Submissions are accepted for the following categories:

Long Articles: 5,000 – 10,000 words

Papers in this category are expected to engage with the theme and 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 pieces are also welcome.

Essays: 3,000 – 5,000 words.

Essays are more concise in scope. These papers usually deal with a very specific issue and argue that the issue must be conceptualized differently. They are expected to make an easily identifiable and concrete argument.

Case Notes and Legislative Comments: 1,500 – 2,500 words.

Case Notes are expected to analyse any contemporary judicial pronouncement, or a new piece of legislation, whether in India or elsewhere. The Note must identify and examine the line of cases in which the decision in question came about, and comment on implications for the evolution of that branch of law. In case of Legislative Comment, the Note must analyse the objective of the legislation, and the expected legal impact.

Book Reviews: 2,000 – 3,000 words.

Submission Procedure:

Submissions may be emailed to under the subject “33(1) NLSIR – Submission”. All submissions must contain the following:

The manuscript in a .doc or .docx format. The manuscript should not contain the name of the author, their institutional affiliations, or any other identification markers.

The title of the manuscript should indicate the sub-theme that the author(s) have chosen.

A separate cover letter in a .doc or .docx format, containing the Name of the author, Professional Information, Title of the manuscript, and Contact information.

An abstract of not more than 150 words.

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Call for Articles @European journal of Legal Studies

About :

EJLS is pleased to announce its New Voices Prize 2020, which this year will include a €500 cash prize which will be awarded to the author of the best New Voices article submitted by an early-career scholar by 31 December 2020. For more details see here

Submissions :

EJLS accepts submissions for New Voices and General Articles on a rolling basis. Articles should be sent as Word files to

EJLS accepts submissions in the fields of:

  • European law
  • International law
  • Comparative law
  • Legal theory
  1. We particularly welcome contextual and/or interdisciplinary approaches to legal scholarship.
  2. Submissions should follow the EJLS Style Guide.
  3. The Journal is also committed to multilingualism and accepts submissions in any language, subject to the capacity of the members of the current editorial board. Authors are requested to provide an abstract in English at the time of submission.
  4. In light of the journal’s open access policy, no publication fees are charged and all articles are freely available, with due acknowledgment of copyright, to download, copy and print as PDFs. Read more about our review process here.
  5. Before submitting an article to us, please read the EJLS Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.
  6. By submitting your work for review to EJLS, you are committing to refrain from submission of this work to, or publication of this work in, any other journal, volume, platform or website, regardless of type and nature, for the entire duration of the review and publication process. In the event of rejection of the submission, this obligation shall be terminated. In the event of acceptance for publication of the submission, you will be asked to sign a Copyright License Agreement which provides for limited exceptions to this commitment.
  7. EJLS welcomes submissions that were published as working papers, provided that the paper was substantially revised prior to submission to EJLS. Authors shall inform the Managing Editor that the submission was published before as a working paper, failing which the submission may be identified as a case of plagiarism which results in the immediate rejection of the paper. If the submission is accepted for publication, authors must commit to replacing the working paper on all platforms where it appears with the final version of the paper as it will appear in EJLS, with mention that the paper is forthcoming, or was published, in EJLS.
  8. Authors publishing with EJLS are encouraged to register for an ORCID iD.
  9. If it is not practicable to send an electronic copy, articles may be submitted in hard copy to:

The Editor-in-Chief
European Journal of Legal Studies
c/o EUI, Law Department,
Villa Salviati, Via Bolognese 156
50139 Florence – Italy

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Call for papers : Regulatory Compliance Implications of COVID-19

Journal of Regulatory Compliance Call for Papers Fall 2020 Issue – Regulatory Compliance Implications of COVID-19

About :

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal community has ramped up efforts to identify challenges and manage risks across a variety of industries. In recognition of the broad regulatory compliance implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Journal of Regulatory Compliance invites original submissions for publication in our Fall 2020 issue.

The official Journal of Regulatory Compliance at Loyola University Chicago School of Law is a biannual digital publication exploring themes and challenges facing regulatory compliance from a wide range of perspectives. The journal seeks to advance the academic dialogue on managing regulatory risk in a commercial enterprise, the experience of the regulated actor, and analysis of regulations in the context of organized efforts to comply with the law.

The Fall 2020 issue is seeking articles about developments in the regulatory landscape during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We seek articles of broad interest covering policy, regulation, and risk management. These topic areas may include but are not limited to:

  1. Government Stimulus Compliance : Topics may include a discussion of an organization’s obligation through acceptance of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act relief; the compliance risks under the CARES Act; and other compliance and implementation challenges for fund recipients.
  2. Workplace Compliance : Topics may include a discussion of the workplace safety measures and guidelines; OSHA obligations and standards; employment law aspects of remote working; and leaves of absence under the new federal emergency sick leave and family leave law.
  3. Healthcare Compliance : Topics may include a discussion of the temporary regulatory waivers and new emergency rules in respond to the pandemic; the implication on treatment, operation, and reimbursement models; the changing regulatory framework on telehealth; and challenges on healthcare providers.
  4. Environmental Compliance : Topics may include a discussion of the ongoing environmental compliance and reporting when lapses are caused by COVID-19; critical supply disruptions and other operational changes that contribute to environmental violations; and any enforcement relief options available.

Submission Guideline:

  • The submission deadline is Friday, August 14, 2020.
  • Submit via email to with subject line JRC Fall 2020 Submission.
  • The article should run about 10,000 – 15,000 words.
  • We welcome submissions from law students, legal scholars, and other professional disciplines. We also encourage submissions from authors whose voices are traditionally underrepresented in legal scholarship.

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Call for Papers@ Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Netherlands.

About Conference:
The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences will be hosting a conference on Studies of Belonging from 9-11 June 2021 in Amsterdam.This 3-day conference aims to set the agenda for future interdisciplinary, international collaborations that bring together a broad variety of perspectives on the issue of belonging. For this conference we welcome proposals from scholars and cultural practitioners.

The definition of ‘Studies of Belonging’ will deliberately remain open as this concept can apply to a vast range of phenomena, and the conference will be built around six topical threads:
· Place-attachment and Mobility
· Community-life and Isolation
· Practices of Belonging
· Borders and Boundaries
· Seeking Refuge
· Identity, Inequality and Politics

Last Date: The closing date for proposals is 1 October 2020

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Call for Articles: Post-Pandemic Impact on Healthcare Development and Delivery ; submit by 24th July, 2020

About :

The Annals of Health Law and Life Sciences at Loyola University Chicago School of Law invites original submissions for publication in our Winter 2020 issue. The Winter 2020 edition is seeking articles about post-pandemic impacts on the American healthcare system in the different stages of healthcare development and delivery. These topic areas may include but are not limited to:

  1. Health law and the life sciences : Topics may include a discussion of the bounds of the FDA’s authority; the impact of a public health crises like the COVID pandemic on the FDA’s function; and the FDA’s role in innovation in recent years.
  2. Technology and Telehealth : Topics may include a discussion of the role of telehealth in primary patient care; the long-term integration of telehealth into healthcare delivery; challenges of adopting a technology-based approach to healthcare; data privacy in the age of a pandemic; and the introduction of telepsychiatry into post-pandemic healthcare delivery models.
  3. The impact of COVID on healthcare providers : Topics may include a discussion on mental health considerations for healthcare providers; mechanisms to prevent disruptions in equipment supply chains for future emergencies; and long-term changes in the delivery of health care.

Submission Details :

We welcome submissions from professional disciplines other than law and encourage submissions from authors whose voices are traditionally underrepresented in legal scholarship. We will also consider JD and LLM student submissions with a short letter of support from a faculty advisor from your home institution. Please direct articles for publication to by July 24, 2020.

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Call for Paper: UPES Student Law Review (Volume I Issue I) ; Submit abstract by 7th July, 2020

About UPES School of Law:

School of Law, UPES was established in 2007 in Dehradun as College of Legal Studies (COLS). It is one of the best and foremost multidisciplinary law schools in India. Its accomplishments has moved it to the pinnacle of legal education by creating expertise in the highly expanding and dynamic areas of Energy, Corporate, Taxation, Intellectual Property and Cyber laws.

The objective at School of Law is to produce competent and strong global legal professionals for the future who contribute to nation-building. School of Law includes programs like techno-legal programs such as LLM with specialization in Energy Laws and several specialized programs including B.Tech. LL.B. with specialization in Cyber Laws and IPR which is a field of prime importance in the future. The programs, at School of Law, enable students to develop strong legal acumen that would help them handle the complexities in legal matters of the entities they associate with and guide them through.

About The Journal :

UPES Student Law Review is a bi-annual, student run, double blind peer-reviewed legal e-journal based at School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies emanating and embracing legal scholarship. It is the publication that is entirely produced by the student board of the University under supervision of faculty advisors.

The UPES SLR Journal aims to publish comprehensive treatments of subjects (“articles”), written by law students at graduate and postgraduate grades as well as shorter pieces, commonly called “notes” and “comments”.

Submission Guidelines :

  • Submissions can be in the form of articles, research papers and short notes. The acceptable word limit should not exceed:
  1. Articles: 5,000 to 7,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.
  2. Essays: 3,000 to 5,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.
  3. Case Notes and Legislative Comments: 2,000 to 3,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.
  4. Book Reviews: 2,000 words, inclusive of footnotes.
  • (For book reviews, only unsolicited entries are encouraged. It is also required that the book must have been published/reprinted in the last three year from the date of submission).
  • All the submissions must consist of an Abstract of not more than 300 words, main contribution and a declaration of originality. The abstract will not be included in the word limit.
  • It is advisable to choose a theme that is of contemporary relevance and has an issue of law to be engaged with analytically. Papers dealing with foreign themes, in any of the above categories, should also engage with its relevance in the Indian context.
  • Co-authorship is permitted up to a maximum of two authors.

Format & Citation Guidelines :

  • Submission in a Microsoft Word-compatible format (.doc or .docx preferred).
  • Size of main text must be in Times New Roman font size 12.
  • Main title should be in full capitals, bold and centered, Times New Roman font size 16.
  • Sub-titles should be in sentence case, bold, Times New Roman font size 12.
  • Footnotes should be in Times New Roman font size 10.
  • Citation must be in Bluebook Uniform Style of Citation (20th edition).

Important Dates :

Last date for submissions of abstracts : 7th August 2020

Communication of acceptance of abstracts : 22nd August 2020

Last date for final submission of full paper : 22nd September 2020

Submission Procedure :

Authors are requested to send their original, unpublished submissions in .doc/.docx format to

The submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter bearing the following information:

  1. Full Name of the Author(s)
  2. Position /Designation
  3. Institutional Affiliations
  4. Contact Details of the Author(s)

Contact :

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CFP:International Economics Business & Social Science Congress by Kastamonu University Turkey and InSc India:22nd to 24th July 2020

About Kastamonu University:
Kastamonu University is a public university located in Kastamonu and some of its districts, Turkey. It was established in 2006 after some colleges and schools in Kastamonu, which were administered by Ankara University and Gazi University, were gathered under one institutionl.

About INSC:
Institute of Scholars (InSc) is an emerging technical professional organization established in the year 2014. InSc aims to connect the Scholars, Academicians and Professionals from Industries. InSc’s motto is to serve the International Science and Engineering community through dissemination of knowledge on recent advances in different fields of Science and Engineering through its several departments.Streams: Social Science, Humanities, Business Management and Economics.

Streams: Social Sciences, Humanities, Business Management & Economy.

Last date for abstract submission: 17th July 2020 to

Registration fee : Rs.1500/- or USD20.
All accepted papers will be published in *Econder International Academic Journal*

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Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law & International Affairs [Vol 4, Issue 2]: Submit by July 31

Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs was founded in 2015 with the primary purpose to create a productive space for an interdisciplinary academic discourse vis-à-vis International Affairs, and International Law including International Arbitration, International Refugee Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and other allied subjects incidental thereto. Presently, The Indian Journal of Law & International Affairs is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, biannual journal dedicated to publishing original research, reports, and reviews from academicians, professionals, experts, research scholars and students exclusively on International Law and its related subjects.
The Journal lauds the support of an Advisory Board that includes policy analysts, senior bureaucrats, distinguished academicians from Yale Law School, Sciences Po, Indian Society of International Law, International University of Sarajevo. The Editorial Collective and the Advisory Board publish the content after multiple rounds of double-blind review.
Furthermore, the Journal has previously organised two International Symposiums on Contemporary International Affairs in 2017 and 2018 respectively, and both these Symposiums were attended from wide range of academicians, experts, research scholars and students of international law.

The Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs expects the authors to make their submissions on the themes and sub-themes given below:
International Humanitarian Law, Migration and Internal Displacement: In light of COVID-19 and Otherwise
1. Detention of migrants and refugees and their protection under international law.
2. Internally displaced people and their protection under international law during COVID-19.
3. Right to universal healthcare and its protection under IHL – in light of global pandemics.
4. Use of Mediation in the resolution of international armed conflicts.
5. Impact of COVID-19 on the global economy and the affordability of armed conflicts, including sanctions, investments, and reparations.
A Brave New World: Changing Dynamics of Self-Defence and Use of Force
1. Article 2(4): Use of Force under the UN Charter in the era of proxy wars.
2. Use of Force and Third World countries.
3. Jus ad Bellum or an attack on sovereignty? Recent shifts in justification for use of force in light of the ongoing US-Iran altercation.
Recent Shifts in India’s Foreign Policy
1. India’s foreign policy and the recent shifts in India’s interests in the middle-east.
2. National Foreign Policy – National Interest or Government Interest? A holistic view of changing foreign policies with changes in regimes.
3. India’s trade relations with South-East Asian Countries.
4. India’s interests in the UN-Iran dispute vis-à-vis the petrodollar and the Chabahar Port.
5. The Galwan Valley crisis in light of 1993 and 1996 LAC bilateral treaties, and India’s evolving foreign policy qua increasing border disputes.
6. Pangong and Arunachal Pradesh: A potential Galwan Deja Vu? The validity and enforceability of the 1993 and 1996 bilateral treaties under International Law.
7. Nepal-India crisis: 1950 Indo-Nepal Friendship Treaty and the implication of its potential violation.
The above-mentioned list of sub-themes is merely suggestive and not exhaustive. The authors are at liberty to make submissions on issues which come within the ambit of core-themes mentioned above.

Submission Categories:
1. Articles: (5000-10000 words, inclusive of footnotes): The papers in this category must comprehensively and critically analyse the theme that the author seeks to contribute. They may be either doctrinal or theoretical (or both) specifically dealing with contemporary and academic issues in international law and related disciplines.
2. Essays: (3000-5000, inclusive of footnotes): The paper should be concisely in terms of scope and conceptualisation of the theme intended to highlight by the author. The essay seeks to solve existing paradigms and contemporary issues in international law and related disciplines.
3. Case Comment: (1000-3000, inclusive of footnotes): The paper related to the case comments should comprehensively deal with the study of contemporary or landmark judicial pronouncement by International Court of Justice, International Criminal Law, Regional Human Rights Court, International Tribunal for Law of Sea etc.
4. Book Review: (1500-3000, inclusive of footnotes): A critical review may be undertaken concerning the book published in the field of international law and related disciplines.

Guidelines for Submission:
The theme of the submission should be within the ambit of the core-themes mentioned above.
1. The submission should be unpublished, original and should not be under consideration elsewhere.
Submission should be made in the electronic form to under the subject heading “IJLIA Vol.4 Issue 2” submission ‘Paper Title’.
2. All the submission must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx) with the Times New Roman Font (Main text: size 12 and 1.5 spaced, footnotes: size 10 and single-spaced).
3. Page borders should not be used.
4. An abstract of not more than 300 words should be accompanied in the paper.
5. Co-authorship (up to 3 authors) is permitted.
6. All the manuscripts must be accompanied by a cover letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/organization, the title of the manuscript and contact information (email id & phone number)
7. No personal information or references, including name(s) of the author(s), institution/organization and contact information be mentioned in the text of the manuscript and file name.
8. Manuscripts with plagiarism above 25% shall be summarily rejected.
9. All the manuscript must comply with the Harvard Blue Book citation (20th Edition) for footnotes. The non-compliance to the citation of footnotes shall be subjected to rejection.
10. Every submission of the manuscript shall be acknowledged within 48 hours and subject to the preliminary review process by the peer review group.
11. In case of acceptance or rejection, the authors of submitted manuscripts shall be informed about the status of peer-review of the manuscript not later than 30th August 2020.
12. In case the submission is accepted, the editorial board shall inform the author of editors’ feedback/comments and authors shall be afforded a reasonable time to submit the revised draft keeping in mind the editor’s comments.

Submission Deadline:
All submissions shall be sent to latest by 31st July 2020.
Note: There is no registration and processing fee.

Contact Info:
Queries may be directed to with ‘Query’ in the subject line of the email.

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Call for Papers: HPNLU’s Shimla Law Review [ISSN: 2582-1903] ; Submit by September 01, 2020

About the Law Review :

The Shimla Law Review is envisioned to be an annual publication, owned and published by the HPNLU, Shimla. The Periodical is intended to provide a forum for faculty members, research scholars, judges, and students. It is not confined to the discipline of law but allows the contributors to take a call on the age-old tradition of legal scholarship.

It is open to tread beyond the established modes of reflection or exposition on select central ideas, concepts, tools, and techniques that are evidently integral to or associated with the legal academic discourse.

Further, SLR does not consider the task of legal education institutions to be limited to devising some expedient ideational mechanism to deal with diverse legal issues. The topography, where the University is located, resembles the terrains of the law and provides the most conducive opportunity for a publication such as the SLR that dwells deeper into the realms and nuances of these terrains of the law and legal system.

Call for Papers :

The Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla, is launching the Third Volume of its annual publication, Shimla Law Review (SLR) (ISSN: 2582-1903). The volume is scheduled to be out in the month of December 2020.
In this connection, submissions, under different categories, are invited form interested faculty members, research scholars, judges, and professionals.

The volume is not restricted to any particular theme and manuscripts with an interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary socio-legal issues, theories, and developments awaiting scholarly treatment are encouraged. Selection of entries is based on double-blind peer review.

Submission Guidelines :

  • Theme: There is no specific or particular theme(s) or topic(s) for the Volume. All submissions, relating to law, directly or otherwise, are welcome.
  • All submission in Electronic form: All contributions have to be submitted in electronic form. The manuscript should be typed in MS Office double spaced, with a left margin of one and half inches, and send to editorslr[at]
  • Covering Letter: Author(s) must send a covering letter mentioning the title of the paper, name, designation and details of the author(s) and institutional affiliation. The author(s) are compulsorily required to make a solemn declaration about the originality of the manuscript and that the same has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
  • Communication of Acceptance: The decision on the acceptance of the paper for publication will be that of the Editorial Board, which shall be final. The decision of acceptance will be communicated to the contributor in eight weeks of receiving of the submission.
  • The last date for submission of contributions : September 01, 2020.

Style Requirements :

  1. Citation: For citation and references, The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edn.), should be strictly (Author(s) may visit freely accessible website of Cornell University Law School:
  2. Lengthy Quotations discouraged: Author(s) should avoid long quotations and keep it at minimum wherever necessary with full and proper
  3. Footnotes: Lengthy and multi-paragraphed footnotes are The citations must mention the page(s) of the source and in cases where Court Judgments are referred to, the footnote should also mention the paragraph of the judgment in addition to the page number of the Reporter.
  4. Websites: Only authoritative websites may be References to internet sources such as Wikipedia, blogs, commercial websites, etc., are not acceptable.

Terms and Conditions :

The authors must comply with following terms and conditions:

  • The manuscripts should be well researched/ documented following uniform citation method for footnotes given.
  • The manuscripts should be the original work of the contributor and not a compilation of pre-existing works on the subject. It should not amount to the violation of others’ copyright.
  • The contributor has to give a declaration as to originality of the The copyright in all articles, published in the Volume, shall vest in the owner of the Law Review e. HPNLU, Shimla.
  • The views adopted from other sources and others’ work must be quoted and sufficiently acknowledged.
  • Paraphrasing another author’s work shall not be considered as original work. The source has to be
  • The Contributor has to cover the risk of being sued for copyright, defamation or contempt and shall be liable to suffer the losses if caused by violating

Shimla Law Review Volume – I, 2018, can be accessed here.

Shimla Law Review Volume – II, 2019, can be accessedhere.

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Call For Blogs: LegalReadings: No Submission Fee, Submit by July 10

About Legal Readings :

Legalreadings is Founded by the students of Aligarh Muslim University, run professionally supported blogs, a newly established platform with the primary objective of promoting and publishing quality legal research on academics and contemporary issues of law.

About the Blog :

The Blog aims to publish short academic articles alongside commentary on contemporary and recent emerging socio-political issues falling within the spheres of law.

Eligibility :

LegalReadings welcomes submissions from Law Aspirants, undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners, academicians, and experts.

Theme :

While there are no rigid thematic constraints, the article should be related to the academic sphere, which the law students acquainted during their graduation period. The expectation is that the submitted article will provide informed perspective, critical thinking and new insight to the readers. We encourage submissions on a wide variety of topics:

  • Indian Penal Code
  • Constitutional Law
  • Muslim Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Hindu Law
  • Business Law
  • Code of Criminal procedure
  • Indian Evidence Act
  • Civil Procedure Code
  • Important Supreme Court Judgments Summary
  • Current Legal Affairs
  • Law and COVID-19

Note: Above mentioned themes are not exhaustive, the Author can write as per his own area of interest but the article must belong to the legal fraternity.

Submission Guidelines :

  • Submission must be original and unpublished.
  • Authors are advised to keep the submission concise and precise, ideally between 1500 to 4000 words.
  • The manuscript submitted must be in Times New Roman.The line spacing must be 1.5
  • The font size of the title: 16, the font size of headings -15 and the font size of the body – 12.
  • Authors must refrain from using footnotes. instead, sources must be hyperlinked and endnote must be provided
  • All submissions must be sent in an MS Word document with the title “Blog Submission”
  • Co-authorship up to two authors is allowed.
  • The submissions must be sent to[at] in a MS word document.
  • Legalreadings, generally take 7-8 days to review a submission, decision to publish may be made subject to revisions.
  • The manuscripts submitted are original pieces of work and have not been plagiarized nor has been published or is in consideration for publishing in any other place.
  • Word Limit Short Articles: 1500-2000 words, Long Articles: 2000- 4000 words
  • Note: No publication fee shall be charged at any stage.
  • Deadline of Submissions: 10th July 2020.

Perks :

  • Top 2 entries will be awarded a cash prize of 500 each.
  • Certificate of Participation
  • E-Certificate of Publication provided to All the Participants, who’s blog will be published on our website (PDF)E-Certificate of Participation provided to All the participants (PDF).

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CFP: E- JOURNAL OF UPES STUDENT LAW REVIEW BY UPES SCHOOL OF LAW(Last Date for Abstract Submission: 7 August,2020)

School of Law, UPES was established in 2007 in Dehradun as College of Legal Studies (COLS). It is one of the best and foremost multidisciplinary law schools in India. Its accomplishments has moved it to the pinnacle of legal education by creating expertise in the highly expanding and dynamic areas of Energy, Corporate, Taxation, Intellectual Property and Cyber laws. The objective at School of Law is to produce competent and strong global legal professionals for the future who contribute to nation-building. School of Law includes programs like techno-legal programs such as LLM with specialization in Energy Laws and several specialized programs including B.Tech. LL.B. with specialization in Cyber Laws and IPR which is a field of prime importance in the future. The programs, at School of Law, enable students to develop strong legal acumen that would help them handle the complexities in legal matters of the entities they associate with and guide them through.

About the Journal:
UPES Student Law Review is a bi-annual, student run, double blind peer-reviewed legal e-journal based at School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies emanating and embracing legal scholarship. It is the publication that is entirely produced by the student board of the University under supervision of faculty advisors.
The UPES SLR Journal aims to publish comprehensive treatments of subjects (“articles”), written by law students at graduate and postgraduate grades as well as shorter pieces, commonly called “notes” and “comments”.

Word Limit:

  1. Long Articles/Research Papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  2. Essays: 3,000 to 5,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  3. Case Notes and Legislative Comments: 2,000 to 3,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  4. Book Reviews: 2,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)

Submission Guidelines:
All the submissions must consist of an Abstract of not more than 300 words, the main contribution and a declaration of originality. The abstract will not be included in the word limit.
A submission can be co-authored by a maximum of two people.
Authors are requested to send their original, unpublished submissions in .doc/.docx format to

Important Dates:
Last date for abstract submission: 7th August 2020.
Communication of Acceptance of abstracts: 22nd August 2020
Last date for final submission of full paper: 22nd September 2020

For any query and clarification contact at:
Mr. Kumar Rishabh Parth
Contact No.-9990718785

Mr. Arush Agarwal
Contact No.-7465939386

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