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
The Centre for Corporate Governance is a research hub under the rubrics of National Law University, Jodhpur, dedicated to research and development of governance standards for the corporate world. To promote holistic research on areas covered within the broad ambit of corporate law, the Centre came out with a bi-annual publication in 2008, known as Journal on Governance (also known as ‘Journal on Corporate Law and Governance’).
The Journal on Corporate Law & Governance (JCLG) is evidence of invincible research, thought-provoking ideas and significant academic and intellectual standards. It offers a forum for critical research on the interplay of contemporary corporate law issues, both from an academic and industry perspective.
The Journal is peer-reviewed with ISSN serial publication No. 0976-0369 and indexed on prestigious legal databases SCC Online and Manupatra. Along with exploring the various problems and challenges that affect the corporate world, the Journal attempts to examine and offer workable solutions, which may help regulatory and policy decisions. Our previous issues boast of scholarly discourses from eminent legal practitioners, academicians, research scholars and students.
The journal also publishes the winning essay of the prestigious Pranita Mehta Memorial Essay Writing Competition conducted by the Corporate Law Society, NLUJ. The competition aims to create profound discussions and discourse around contemporary issues within the corporate law realm. Please visit our website for accessing our previous issues.
The Editorial Board of the Journal welcomes submissions of original articles, comments and discussion within the aim and scope of the Journal for Volume V, Issue 1.
The broad theme of the Journal for Volume V Issue 1 is “Addressing Emerging Trends: Navigating the Murky Waters of Corporate Law and Governance.”
The sub-themes for this issue are as follows:
1. Zee - Invesco Tussle: Growing Shareholder Activism and the hurdles in India
2. PNB Housing Finance case: Upholding Shareholders Rights and/or Protecting the Interest of Investors.
3. NPAs and Corporate Governance failure: A never-ending tryst?
4. Social Stock Exchange: Addressing the governance concerns in a social investment ecosystem.
5. Franklin Templeton case: What does it mean for Unit Holders, SEBI and Corporate Governance of Mutual Funds in India?
6. The emergence of Green Bonds in India: A New Direction for Sustainable Financing
7. NBFCs and the need to step up Corporate Governance standards.
8. Addressing the changing narrative of CSR in the post-pandemic world.
9. Analysing the interaction between corporate taxation and corporate governance.
10. COVID-19 induced Regulatory Changes and impact on Corporate Governance.
Please note that the list of sub-themes is merely suggestive and non-exhaustive in nature. The authors can choose to submit manuscripts on other relevant and contemporary topics.
The Journal invites academicians, practitioners, students of law pursuing their LL.B. (Hons.)/LL.B./LL.M. from any recognised university to submit their entries.
Please note that the submissions must conform to the following requirements:
The author(s) may contribute to the Journal in the form of Articles, Notes, Comments and Case Analysis.
The acceptable length of Articles is >4500 words, and of Notes, Comments & Case Analysis is between 3000-4500 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.
Each submission may have maximum of two authors.
The manuscript should be on A4 sized paper, in Garamond, font size 12, 1.15 line Spacing, justified and 1-inch margins on each side. Footnotes should be in Garamond, font size 10 and with single line spacing.
The Authors must conform to the Bluebook (20th edition) Uniform System of Citation. Please refer to our guide to Bluebook (20th edition) here.
The Manuscript should not contain any identification of the author/s, which shall be a ground for rejection of the submission. Authors should provide their contact details, designation, institutional affiliation and address in the covering letter for the submission.
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.
Authors are requested to send an electronic version of their manuscripts .doc or .docx format to email@example.com with the subject as “Submission- [Name of Author] –Volume V Issue 1.”
The document name must be in the following format “[Name of Authors(s)] – [Title of submission].”
The e-mail must contain a covering letter providing the contact details, designation, institutional affiliation and address of the authors.
The deadline for receipt of submissions is February 15, 2022.
Manuscripts shall be assessed by through a three stage Blind Review Procedure. Reviewers shall not be informed of the author’s name, university, year in college, or any other personal information.
In the first stage of the review, the board shall undertake a preliminary review of the manuscript to determine its relevance and contemporariness. At this stage, the manuscript shall also be assessed by the Copy Editors for plagiarism, grammar and formatting.
In the second stage of the review, the manuscripts shortlisted in the first stage are assessed by the Associate Editors based on eight factors: quality of content, originality, relevance, contemporariness, structure, coherence & clarity, language, footnotes & references.
In the third stage of the review, the content of the manuscripts shortlisted in the second stage is assessed comprehensively and in detail by the Senior Content Editors for its quality and accuracy. After this stage, the manuscript may be sent back to the author(s) with suggestions and recommendations for the author(s) to incorporate/consider. It is expected that the authors will cooperate with the editorial board to incorporate/consider the said suggestions and recommendations.
The author shall be notified of the manuscript’s conditional acceptance only after the completion of the third stage. Acceptance of the manuscripts are conditional, i.e., the final acceptance depends upon the satisfaction of the editorial board with the incorporation/consideration of the suggestions and recommendations provided.
The editorial board reserves the right to reject the manuscript until final acceptance has been communicated to the authors.
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.
The author must inform the Journal if he/she has submitted the manuscript to other platforms prior to its acceptance for publication in the Journal. The author must withdraw his/her submission accordingly.
JCLG is committed to open access for academic work. All the articles published in the JCLG are freely accessible immediately from the date of publication. The Journal doesn’t charge the authors any fee or charge prior to publication, and no charge for any reader for accessing and downloading our articles for their own personal use.