Call for Papers: The ALSD Journal (Submit by 28 Feb)

Call for Papers: The ALSD Journal  (Submit by 28 Feb)

The Amity Law School Debate Student Journal is an initiative of the Student Journal Society. It invites contributions from students studying in various universities in India and abroad. It is a peer reviewed Journal having ISSN No. 2249-4421.

It was first published in the year 2011 and is published annually.

Amity Law School, Delhi invites papers for ALSD Student Journal 2020.

Only those manuscripts which are approved by the Editorial Board and are as per the submission guidelines (as annexed herewith) will be considered for publication.

The theme for the current issue is “Legal Framework in India and Ease of Doing Business” . The scope of the Journal includes (but is not necessarily limited to) research pertaining to:

• Analysis of the role and impact of existing Government Policies on Ease of Doing Business; Make in India, Skill India, Start-Up India.

• Changing landscape of Insolvency laws.

• Stimulation of innovation in India through relaxation of existing IPR norms.

• Enhancement of the Arbitration ecosystem in India through technology.

• Impact of Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts on the Indian Arbitration regime.

• Analysis of the reforms brought in Company Law with respect to Starting a Business.

• The Paradoxical Rights of Labour vis-a-vis Employers: what makes India a global hub for investment.

• Probe into the merits and demerits of Tax reforms to improve Ease of Doing Business.

• Introduction of Fast Track Approval Systems for issuance of Construction Permits.

• ‘Indian Customs Single Window Project’ and digitisation in Trading Across Borders.

The coverage of the Journal includes all new developments in the above-mentioned fields. The sub-theme of the paper should be consistent with the main theme. Co-authorship is allowed up to a maximum of two authors. Manuscripts can be in the form of Articles, Research Notes, Case Comments, Legislative Comments and Book Reviews.

Due to the present pandemic situation (COVID-19), the upcoming issue of Student Journal is expected to be published in digital version.


In order to maintain the quality of Publication/Journals, the ALSD Publication Ethics follows the philosophy and principles of Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE). ALSD believes in the duty to retain the integrity of scientific record. ALSD invites papers from students pursuing law and masters in law.

To further strengthen the quality of contribution from authors, ALSD restricts the co-authorship number up to two.

Abstract: All submissions should be accompanied by an abstract of about 200 words outlining the central theme(s) of the paper.

Copyright: Authors shall warrant that the paper submitted for publication does not infringe the copyright of any other person, except as agreed otherwise. The copyright of the articles published shall vest with the publisher, viz., Amity Law School, Delhi. The publisher, however, shall not be liable for any copyright infringement.

Cover page: In order to facilitate anonymity, authors must mention their names, contact details (including contact no., e-mail address for correspondence) and affiliations only on the cover page of the manuscript.

English: British spelling and punctuation conventions.

Font Size and Style: Times New Roman 12 point for the main text and 10 point for footnotes. Line spacing 1.5 for the main text and 1.0 for footnotes.

Headings: The heading should be used as per the following style:

• First heading: 12pt, Bold Centrally aligned

• Second heading: 12pt, Bold Left aligned

• Third heading 12pt, Italics Centrally aligned

Length: Papers should follow the following word limits (including footnotes and exclusive of abstract) :-

• Articles should be between 5000 to 7000 words.

• Notes Case Comments, Legislative Comments and Book Reviews should be between 2000 and 3000 words.

The Editors may, however accept longer submission in appropriate cases.

Indent: Left and Right indent should be 0.5 on both sides.

References: Footnotes should be used and not endnotes.

Quotations/ Quotation Mark: Double quotation marks should be used; single quotation marks should be used only for quotes within a quotation. Quotations over 50 words should be indented.

The last date for submission of full manuscript is 28th February 2021. All papers must be submitted through email to with the subject marked as “SUBMISSION – VOLUME 9”.

All queries shall be emailed to with the subject marked as “QUERY.”

Call for Papers Volume 9 - ALSD Student Journal Society.pdf

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