Call for Papers: For Two International Volumes


Call for Papers: For Two International Volumes

Eminent Scholars, academicians, practitioners, students, researchers and experts from all relevant
disciplines are invited to contribute their scholarly work for both or any one of the proposed volumes
mentioned below. The volumes shall be published in the form of “edited book” by a reputed international
publishing house with ISBN. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers as well as studies on
issues at the local, regional and International levels. All issues connected to main titles of books may be
addressed in the submissions. The relevant themes may be selected from the lists given below. The themes
are mere illustrative and any other contemporary theme may by chosen by the author.

Themes for the Volume on
“Biotechnology, Law & Development”

1. Biotechnology and Bio-safety Law
2. Environmental Risk and Biotechnology Regulation
3. Risk Management and Socio- economic Considerations of Bioengineered Products
4. Biotechnology and Liability under Civil and Criminal Law
5. Animal Biotechnology: Need, Challenges & Utility
6. Plant/ Agricultural Biotechnology and Law
7. Aquaculture Bioengineering, Development and Regulatory Framework
8. Genetically Modified Organisms and International Law
9. Compliance of Domestic Law and follow-up
10. Development and Economy dependant on Genetic Engineering
11. National Issues (Poverty, Hunger, health, medicine, economic growth etc.) and Biotechnology Demand
12. Consumer Demand, International Market, Development and Law
13. Packaging of GM Products and Law
14. Farmers’ and Plant Breeders’ Rights and Challenges
15. Biotechnology and I.P.Rs.
16. Organic Products vs. Bioengineered Products
17. Food Safety and Standards

Themes for the Volume on
“Advanced Issues in International Criminal Law”

1. Jurisdiction of International Criminal Law
2. Global Conventions against Transnational Organized Crime
3. International Criminal Justice and Politics
4. Limits of International Criminal Law
5. Genocide and Crime Against Humanity
6. Comparative Criminal Laws and Criminal Procedural Laws
7. Office of Global Criminal Justice
8. Human Trafficking, Arms Trafficking, Drug Trafficking
9. Torture and Sexual Slavery
10. Terrorism
11. Transnational Organized Crimes and People Smuggling
12. Apartheid
13. Illegal Immigration
14. Money Laundering
15. War Crimes
16. International Criminal court, the Ad-hoc tribunals and other relevant justice delivery systems
17. International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
18. Environmental Crimes
19. High-tech Crimes
20. International Law Commission
21. Cases on International Criminal Law

Submission Guidelines

For Abstracts

An abstract of not more than 300 words shall be sent to [email protected] . All abstracts
shall be considered for the first screening and selected abstracts may be developed in the form of a research
paper or article. The abstract shall describe the statement of problem, gaps identified, materials and
methodology used or to be used, main arguments, findings/proposed outcome (if applicable) and their
relevance. Authors should avoid abbreviations and references in the abstract. Three to five keywords shall
be provided with the abstract.

For Full Paper/ Article

The length of the paper may be 4000-8000 words (Abstract and footnotes included) which may be relaxed
in special cases. All the manuscripts must be accompanied by:

1. A covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and contact information.
2. An abstract of not more than 300 words describing the submission.
3. Co-authorship (not more than 2 authors per paper) is permitted.
4. Submissions are preferred in Times New Roman font with 1.5 line spacing in the main text with the
font size 12. The footnotes shall be in Times New Roman font with font size 10 and 1.0 line spacing.
The complete text including footnotes shall be in the justified alignment.
5. No unnecessary bold and italicizing of words or phrases is permitted. Only main headings shall be in
bold. For the complete paper the numeric sub heading style shall be used for example for main heading
1,2,3,4,5 and for subheadings 1.1, 1.1.1, 1.2 …….2.1, 2.2…..etc.
6. Only footnotes (and not end-notes) should be used as a method of citation however, unnecessary
footnoting should be avoided. Any uniform method of citation may be used.
7. All submissions should be made in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx).
8. All submitted papers shall be checked by anti-plagiarism software. Any submission found plagiarized
or auto-plagiarized shall be straight away rejected.
9. There are no publication charges. One copy of the published work will be provided for each

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 28th April, 2015

Notification of Acceptance of Abstract: 30th April, 2015

Deadline for Full Paper Submission: 25th May, 2015

Notification of Acceptance of Full Paper: 30th May, 2015

Expected Month for Publication: August, 2015

Only electronic submissions are accepted.

Submissions can be emailed to [email protected] under the subject heading ‘Theme for
Biotech’ or ‘Theme for Criminal Law’ and the “title of the Paper”. All contributions submitted should be
original. By submitting the paper the authors agree to transfer the copyright and shall be liable for any kind
of copyright claim or violation. Authors are also required to inform the Editorial Board if they have
submitted their manuscript to another journal and if they have received an offer of publication. Authors
may request an expedited review on this basis. It shall be within the discretion of the Editorial Board to
grant an expedited review.

For any clarifications, please contact us at:
E-mail: [email protected]

Contact numbers: +00251938018522, +00251938018523, +00251947119117, +00251929135701

Projected By:
Secretary, Graduate Committee,
School of Law,
WU, Ethiopia