Call for Papers: Centre for Transnational Commercial Law

The review aims to be a national forum of scholarship and discussion for academics, practitioners and regulators working in the field of commercial laws.
Call for Papers: Centre for Transnational Commercial Law
NLU Delhi

The Centre for Transnational Commercial Law is proud to launch its flagship “The Transnational Commercial Law Review (TCLR)”. The review aims to be a national forum of scholarship and discussion for academics, practitioners and regulators working in the field of commercial laws. Submissions are welcomed from law students, academicians, and legal professionals.

The Transnational Commercial Law Review invites contributions in the following categories:

1. Responses to articles in the print journal or previous articles published at TCLR.

2. Articles on topics of Company Law, Securities and Capital Markets Regulation, Banking and Finance, Taxation, Foreign Investment, Competition Law, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Contract and Commercial Law, and Employment Law.

ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR TRANSNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW

The Centre for Transnational Commercial Law (“CTCL”) is a constituent unit and specialized research center of the National Law University Delhi established in 2008 by Act No. 1 of 2008 of Delhi. Since its establishment in 2016, CTCL has actively undertaken various initiatives to promote research and scholarship in the area of commercial laws. The Centre seeks to promote an environment for high-quality research in all aspects of national, international, transnational, and comparative law.

Consistent with this aim, CTCL actively engages in deliberations involving the Unification and Harmonization of International Private Laws along with the UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT, The Hague Conference and similar institutions & organizations. It has also organized various symposiums, seminars, conferences, moot competitions and holding roundtables with various experts in the field of transnational commercial laws and insolvency laws. The Centre also aims to nurture and encourage the researchers of the future in this important area of law.

The advisory board of CTCL includes professors from London School of Economics, University of Western Australia, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Willamette University College of Law, University of Basel, Nottingham Trent University, Delhi University, NLSIU among others. Further details about the activities of CTCL are available here.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

1. Articles for the Review are invited from students, researchers, academicians, domain experts, and practitioners.

2. The manuscript submitted for publication must be original and must not be previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. They must be submitted to editor.ctcl@nludelhi.ac.in with the subject “TCLR Submission”.

3. The mail containing the submission must contain a cover letter stating the author’s details, including their name, institutional affiliation, year of study, and contact details. The submission itself must not contain any metadata or personal information. 4. The Article for the Review must be within 1000-2500 words. However, flexibility is allowed if the content so requires and the quality is ensured.

5. Co-authorship with a maximum of two authors is allowed. The contributions must necessarily be accompanied by a subtitle and the author’s by-line of not more than 50 words.

FORMATTING GUIDELINES

1. Submissions should be in Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 line spacing, and 1-inch margins on all sides of an A4 sheet.

2. All the relevant sources must be duly acknowledged with the use of Hyperlinks only. Only in the case where Hyperlink cannot be used, the author may add a footnote that must conform to the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) 4th Edition.

3. No endnotes and speaking notes are permitted.

4. All manuscripts must be submitted in a .doc or .docx format.

EDITORIAL AND REVIEW POLICY

1. The submission of the manuscripts is accepted on a rolling basis.

2. Each submission shall undergo two rounds of the review process by the Editorial Board for publication which are Formatting and Substantive.

3. About three weeks will be taken to review your manuscript. Once completed, the author will receive the comments suggesting changes to content, style or structure. Authors should be prepared to make suitable changes to their articles as required by the Editorial Board before publication. Please follow up if you do not hear from us within three weeks from the submission of your manuscript. Upon the submission of the manuscript, the authors shall receive an acknowledgement email on the receipt of the article by the Editorial Board.

4. The editorial board strives to provide substantive feedback for every submission that is received. However, it may not always be possible to do so given a large number of submissions. We reserve the right to reject submissions without providing substantive feedback.

5. The article should be in a proper flow. Paragraphs/ sentences/ headings/ sub-headings (select as appropriate) should be connected with the previous and subsequent paragraph/ sentence/ heading/ sub-heading (select as appropriate).

6. Posts accepted at TCLR cannot be cross-published elsewhere. Articles with plagiarism of more than 20% will be rejected.

7. Copyright of all the entries shall exclusively vest with CTCL, NLU Delhi. The submission would imply that the author has assigned such rights to CTCL, NLU Delhi.

8. The decision of the Editorial Board is final and binding concerning the publication of the manuscript.

9. For any questions or clarifications, the authors may contact the Editorial Board at editor.ctcl@nludelhi.ac.in.

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