Call for Papers: NLUO Student Law Journal, Volume 5, Issue 1 [Submit by April 20]

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NLU Odisha
NLU Odisha

The NLUO Student Law Journal is accepting submissions for its forthcoming Volume 5 Issue 1 (2020).

Contributions are solicited from undergraduate and postgraduate students of law and other disciplines. In exceptional cases, submissions from full-time doctoral students may be considered at the discretion of the editorial board.

The NLUO Student Law Journal is a student-run, a peer-reviewed academic journal published semi-annually and bears the ISSN No. 2305-062X.


Submissions may be in the form of articles, short notes, case/legislation comments, or book reviews.

  • Articles (about 6000-8000).

  • Comments (specific to a single issue) (about 3000-4000 words).

  • Case/Legislative Comments (about 3000 words).

  • Book Reviews (about 2000 words).

The word limits above are exclusive of footnotes.

Manuscript Guidelines

  • Please format submissions according to the NLUO-SLJ Stylesheet downloadable from the link here.

  • A maximum of three co-authors is permissible for articles and a maximum of two for short notes. Comments and book reviews must be by individual authors only.

  • Please note that NLUO-SLJ follows a strict no-plagiarism policy.

  • Submissions are subjected to plagiarism checks commensurate with appropriate international standards. NLUO-SLJ also follows a strict exclusive submission policy. No submission should be published or under consideration for publication anywhere else.

  • Any infringement shall be liable for automatic disqualification.

Submission procedure

NLUO-SLJ accepts submissions only through e-mail. MS Word (.doc, .docx) and Open Office Writer (.odf) are the only accepted file formats.

Files in other formats, particularly PDF, shall not be considered.

Submissions may be sent to the following address:

The subject line of the covering e-mail should contain the following:

  • Mention of the fact that it is a submission for Volume 5 Issue 1;

  • If a short note, case comment, legislative comment, or book review, then the type of submission (not applicable for articles);

  • The abbreviated title of the submission.

The covering e-mail should contain the following particulars:

  • Full title of the submission;

  • Type of the submission;

  • Word count;

  • The name, affiliation, and contact details of the author (in case of multiple authors, the names and affiliations of all authors, and the contact details of the corresponding author).

Pre-Submission Checklist

Prior to submission, authors are to ensure that the following are complied with:

  • References should correspond strictly to prescribed guidelines.

  • Refrain from using unnecessary decorations, specifically page borders.

  • Ensure submissions are single-spaced throughout, and with no paragraph, formatting features such as spacing above paragraph or spacing below paragraph.

  • When referring to journals, ensure that the full name is used, and not abbreviations.

  • Submissions plagiarised beyond acceptable standards are liable to be summarily rejected.

E-mail submissions to


Please note we accept rolling submissions. Submissions received after the deadline may be considered for the next issue.

For further clarifications contact the NLUO Student Law Journal Team at nluo

For more details, visit the website.

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