Call for Papers: HPNLU's Journal of Environment & Disaster Management (Submit by Oct 18)

The first volume of HPNLU Journal of Environment and Disaster Management is calling for submissions
Call for Papers: HPNLU's Journal of Environment & Disaster Management  (Submit by Oct 18)

The HPNLU Journal of Environment and Disaster Management, (Volume 1 Issue 1 of 2020)invites scholarly contributions for the maiden issue. The maiden issue of the Journal is scheduled to be published online in the month of December 2020.

The journal solicits scholarly contributions relating to legal cum theoretical developments in the field of Environment Law and the Disaster Management.

The last date for submission of contributions is October 18, 2020.

Selection of entries shall be based on double-blind peer review. Queries about submission of papers and related matters may be directed to

Submission shall be accepted only through email, and the same need to be captioned as “Contribution to HPNLU-JEDM <Title of Contribution>”.


Contribution may be made in the form of of Article, Notes & Comments and Book Review. The contribution, in any category, should be comprehensive and in-depth analysis of a contemporary issues in Environmental Law and/or Disaster Management.

Following word limits should be observed:

  • ARTICLES (≥6,000 to <10,000 words)

  • ESSAYS & COMMENTS (≥4,000 to <6,000 words)

  • Book Review (≥3,000 to <4,000 words) (Contribution under this Category is required to be made along with the new hard copy of the Book.)

❖ Lengthy Quotations are discouraged. Author(s) should avoid long quotations and keep it at minimum wherever necessary with full and proper acknowledgement.

❖ Lengthy and multi-paragraphed footnotes are discouraged. 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.

❖ Only authoritative websites may be cited. References to internet sources such as Wikipedia, blogs, commercial websites, etc., are not acceptable.

❖ Send your manuscript in MSWord (.docx) format to The subject of the email should be “Submission for HPNLU-JEDM” <Title of the Manuscript>.

The submissions must be sent by 11:59 pm, October 18, 2020.


❖ Author(s) is required to send a covering letter mentioning the title of the paper, name, designation and details of the author(s) and institutional affiliation. Further, the author(s) are 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.

❖ Paraphrasing another author's work shall not be considered as original work. The source must be acknowledged.


❖ Submissions shall be accepted only in the English language.

❖ All Articles must be accompanied with an ‘abstract’ of 250-300 words. The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the article beyond the existing available literature.

❖ Co-authorship is allowed up to one (01) co-author only.

❖ The manuscript should not contain any references to the identity of the authors.

❖ The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and 1.5-line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and single line spacing.

❖ For Citation, the Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edn.), should be strictly followed. (Author(s) may visit freely accessible website of Cornell University Law School:

❖ Manuscripts should only use footnotes as a means of citation. No other method shall be permitted.

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