Call for Blogs: UPES Society for Constitutional Law & Human Rights

SCLHR seeks to provide a platform that promotes and sustains informed discussion and dialogue on emerging issues in the field of Constitutional Law and Human Rights.
Call for Blogs: UPES Society for Constitutional Law & Human Rights

The SCLHR Blog is a student-edited, peer-reviewed and an open-access blog maintained by the Society for Constitutional Law and Human Rights. SCLHR seeks to provide a platform that promotes and sustains informed discussion and dialogue on emerging issues in the field of Constitutional Law and Human Rights.

The blog welcomes original contributions from students, researchers, academicians, legal practitioners, and those who are enthusiastic to engage in academic discourse and widen the scope of the Constitutional study.

Authors are encouraged to explore critical and multidisciplinary perspectives on Constitutional developments in and beyond India.

Submission Guidelines

  • The article should be an original work of the author and not under consideration for publication in any other journal or blog. All submissions will undergo a mandatory plagiarism check. The plagiarism percentage should not exceed 20%.

  • Co-authorship is allowed up to one author for the articles.

  • The word limit for submissions is about 1500 words exclusive of endnotes. All documents/sources must be cited in the hyperlink format, and the authors must use endnotes and not footnotes wherever the document to be cited is not publicly available.

  • The format for citation will be Bluebook 20th Edition.

  • The content should be written in the font style of Times New Roman with a font size of 12. Line Spacing is to be maintained at 1.5.

  • Interested authors are requested to send their submissions in .doc/.docx format to https://forms.gle/biGfRFk8FU5yVKc57.

  • Authors must include their full name and the details of their institution/organization along with their submission.

  • The Editorial Board shall review the article and get back to the authors within a few weeks of acknowledging their submission.

  • The copyright over the articles shall automatically be transferred to the University through the Editorial Board.

  • The SCLHR Editorial Blog follows a 2-tier review process. Therefore, the authors can expect a response from the Editorial Board regarding their submission status within 8- 12 working days from the date of acknowledgement. Please ensure that the submissions to SCLHR Blog which are under review, must not be submitted to any other forum for review/publication. In case of any deviance from this guideline will be subject to a final decision of the Editorial Board in reference to the document submitted.

  • In relation to all the disputes, the decision of the Editorial Board shall be final and binding.

Submission Formats

  1. Articles: Authors can submit articles on the themes of Constitutional law and Human Rights below-mentioned. The articles must aim to analyse the issue comprehensively and further, we encourage originality and a creative outlook in the analysis of the issue.

  2. Case Comments: Authors can choose to analyse a judgement/judgement of Constitutional relevance aiming to understand the substance of the pleadings before the Courts and the impact of the Court’s understanding of Constitutional Law.

  3. Legislation Reviews: Authors can analyse the Constitutionality of a legislation or various executive actions within India. Alternatively, authors can also choose to analyse legislations outside India which have a significant impact on the understanding of Constitutional law within India.

Relevant Themes

  1. Understanding the essence of election laws and its mechanism in India.

  2. Comparative Constitutionalism

  3. Judicial Independence inclusive of Judicial Review

  4. Public Health and equity through lens of Constitution

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