Call for Papers – Indian Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Law, Volume 1, Issue 1 (2020).

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The Indian Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Law (IJAIL) is a flagship law journal addressing technology law in a combination of theoretical and practical approaches. It aims to provide coverage on the interdisciplinary relationship between law and artificial intelligence in businesses, education, research and innovation practices. A bi-annual publication, it is the endeavor of the Indian Society for Artificial Intelligence and Law (ISAIL) to create much-needed discourse in the field of technology and artificial intelligence law. Thus, being the first such Journal in India, it welcomes contemporary unique perspectives on the topic as well.

The Journal is presently soliciting submissions for its 1st Volume, to be released tentatively in June 2020. Undergraduate students, postgraduate students, practitioners, faculty and other academicians are invited to contribute to the Journal in the form of articles, case comments, and book/research article reviews. Guidelines for the submissions are provided below.

The last date for submission of papers is May 31st, 2020.

Submission Guidelines

1.     All references, being in-text citations, must conform to the ISO 690:2010 (First Element & Date) standard. No references are allowed in the format of endnotes/footnotes. However, speaking footnotes or subjective notes only are allowed. Authors are requested to refer to Springer LNCS (https://www.springer.com/gp/computer-science/lncs) for the format of the paper. The in-text citations must also be provided in the Bibliography as a List.

2.     Please refer to the link provided to learn how to generate placeholders and list of references in Microsoft Word: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF_DFNpJGVE. Do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Board for further queries.

3.     The text of the submission must be in Times New Roman, size 12 and 1.5 spacing. The in-text citations and subjective notes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 and single spacing.

4.     The Journal is accepted submissions in the following categories:

i.         Long Articles: An article must comprehensively analyse the issue that the author seeks to highlight. It must contain a rigorous study of the status quo or a contemporary issue. A long article should be between 6,000 – 10,000 words.

ii.         Short Articles: This must be shorter in scope challenges existing paradigms/norms and provides a fresh outlook to common problems. A short article should be between 4,000 – 6,000 words.

iii.         Case Comment: A comment allows the author to critique any recent/landmark judicial pronouncement, legislation or a pending bill/development. The word limit for a comment is 4,000 – 10,000 words.

iv.         Book/Article Review:  Authors can review any contemporary books or research papers within the broader themes of the Journal. The word limit is 4,000 – 10,000 words.

5.     Authors are requested to ensure that the research submitted is original. The work has to be fully referenced, and all authors cited should be accurately represented. Even previous unpublished material of the author must be disclosed. It will further be presumed that the authors have obtained necessary permissions for all the references made in the article as well.

6.     Openly declare any conflicts of interest – for example, if the research work was intended to benefit any particular service or institute in which the author’s interest lies. If the submitted work contains a significant conceptual or textual reproduction of the research work undertaken by/for such institution, then kindly submit acknowledgement letter from the relevant authority.

7.     The novelty, object, quality of arguments and clarity of the paper will decide whether it will be published in the journal.

8.     Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of 7 authors if the submission is related to the field of Computer Sciences. In case the submission lies in the domain of Law and Social Sciences, co-authorship is allowed up to a maximum of 3.

9.     Each article must be accompanied by an abstract of 500-800 words.

10.  Provide your ORCiD in the submission as well. An OrCiD is generated by creating a free account at https://orcid.org/.

11.  Kindly register using Google Forms at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5QETljfPGgsyt8VB8yMOEPA2_LWhwPsVCK9FFkLsjceWzPA/viewform?pli=1.

Other Important Guidelines

1.     The submission must be exclusive. It must not be published or submitted anywhere else, all or in part. In case of submission anywhere else, the author should intimate the team clearly on this and get clearance from the Editorial Board if the same is approved based on the circumstances.

2.     Our team will contact you after your article is selected for the due submission of your ORCiD. In the event that your paper is accepted for publication, you are requested to obtain acknowledgment letters from co-authors after such acceptance.

3.     Strictly avoid fabrication of research data as well as manipulation of existing data.

4.     Authors are expected to anticipate accurate and thorough plagiarism checking measures. Submissions will be scrutinized for plagiarism of words, ideas, writings, information, illustration, graphic representations, printed and electronic materials, and any other original work.

5.     At any stage of the editorial/review process, author(s) will be directed to undertake citation and referencing again themselves if the submission has not used proper referencing styles.

6.     All the selection remarks for the papers will be provided to every individual applicant with the case whether their paper is approved or not.

7.     The papers reviewed and approved by the Peer Reviewers and Editors will be published in our upcoming issue of the Journal with an ISSN. The Journal may be available in other possible forms and forums. The team will be in the process of attainment of adequate recognition standards for the articles published, for which, we will contact you and intimate shortly.

Editorial and Peer Review Policy and other information about the Journal can be found on the website https://www.isail.in/journal.

Please mail us on [email protected], should you have any further queries!

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