About: – Journal for Law Students and Researchers (JSLR)
Journal for Law Students and Researchers (JSLR), envisions to empower the individual of
tomorrow to advance and learn from the theoretical and practical aspects of the contemporary
law today. Law as a field, is a predominantly present in the lives of people in society, and as
such its discourse and dissemination are requisite in a proper forum today. Journal for Law
Students and Researchers (JSLR), therefore, acts as a platform for the researchers and
students, along with academicians to publish their research on contemporary issues of the
law, so as to enable the growth and understanding of the aspects of the law to the interested
individuals in society. This enables engagement in a fruitful discourse with the public, for
their informative purposes and the awareness of the unaware on key legal issues. The ambit
of the JSLR, includes, topics on important socio-legal contexts, socio-economic factors in
law, or any other related theme pertinent to any field of law today.
The Journal welcomes submissions for its 1st issue.
The Journal accepts all submissions related to fields under the ambit of law. All topics of
contemporary relevance are welcome to be published in the Journal.
1. The final decisions of the Editorial Board with regards to the contemporary
relevance of the selected theme is binding, and the same shall be communicated as
to the author(s).
The Journal has a monthly issue, scheduled to be released each month. As such, rolling
submissions are accepted for the Journal. All submissions must be emailed to
[email protected] with the subject as ‘Paper Submission – Issue 1’ along with
declaration to the effect (Signed by the author(s)) that the Paper is an original work of the
author(s), and has not been published previously.
Other key details pertinent to the submissions are as follows:
Submissions are welcomed from students pursuing a five-year integrated degree in law, or a
three-year LL.B. degree, or any post graduate degree (LL.M. & Ph.D.) in law from any
Submissions are also welcomed from practitioners, and academics, researchers and
individuals pertinent and informed on the fields of law.
The Journal welcomes submissions on all aspects of law, with relevance in the contemporary
Requirements / Manuscript Guidelines:
1. The Journal welcomes previously unpublished and original submissions from
2. The submissions are required to be sent with an abstract, not exceeding 300 words.
3. The submissions to the journal are allowed from single authors and till a maximum of
4. The submissions should fall within the following categories with the word limits as
a. Articles: 3000-5000 words.
b. Short Notes: 2000-3000 words.
c. Book Reviews: 1000-2000 words.
d. Case Comments: 1000-3000 Words.
i. Note: The word count is exclusive of Footnotes.
5. Citations should be included as footnotes in the submissions. Kindly refrain from
adding citations as end notes, so as to ensure uniformity in the journal.
a. The citations should be according to the OSCOLA or any standard ones.
b. The footnotes should be uniform throughout the submission.
c. Use of Speaking/Substantive Footnoting is discouraged. Kindly incorporate
these elements in the main body of the submissions itself.
6. The formatting guidelines are required to be followed by the author(s). The guidelines
are as followed:
a. The Body of the Submission must be in Times New Roman, Font Size:12, and
with 1.5 Line Spacing.
b. The main text of the Submission should be justified. Headings, may have a
c. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size: 10, and with 1.0
d. The submissions by the author(s) are encouraged to use headings, to separate
various parts of the submission. This will ensure, better readability for the
readers. Though this is not a necessary requirement.
e. The use of precise and concise language is encouraged.
7. The submissions should not contain the name of the authors mentioned in the body.
The name of the author(s) will be provided in a separate cover letter.
8. The cover letter will contain details of the author(s), including, the Author(s) name,
the Author(s) professional or institutional affiliations, the Persons short background.
The cover letter will also include key-words (a minimum of 5 highlighting the key
aspects of the submission).
9. The submissions must be sent in one of the following prescribed formats:
a. MS Word .
10. The Copyright of the Submissions will rest with Journal for Law Students and
a) The Journal follows a strict no plagiarism policy. All submissions made by the
author will be vetted with relevant plagiarism software in the review process.
Any submissions not meeting the criteria will be rejected, summarily by the
b) The submissions not adhering to the requirements mentioned above, may be
rejected, after due consideration by the Editorial Board. The Journal reserves
all rights to do the same, and the final decision by the Editorial Board will be
c) The Submissions are required to pass through multiple stages of review, in
light of the same, the board reserves the right to return the article to the
author(s) for review, or correction of elements which it deems fit / identifies,
as requiring necessary changes after any stage of the review process. The final
acceptance of the submission is dependent on the incorporation of the
corrections. The final decision shall rest with the editorial board.
d) The submissions are required to contain footnoting, the use of end notes is not
e) There should be strict adherence to the citation style mentioned in the
guidelines above. Any departure from the same, may result in rejection of the
submission from the Editorial Board.
f) All communication for relevant details, and acceptance will be done by the
board with due process and consideration. The contact persons and details will
be duly notified to the selected author(s).
g) Kindly refrain from contacting the Editorial Board for the acceptance of the
Submission. The communications regarding the acceptance will be made in
due time and the co-operation and trust of the author(s) is requested for the
Final Date of Submission:Nov 30th
Notification of Acceptance of Submissions: Within 15 days
Tentative Date of Publication for the Journal Issue:Dec 2nd,2019
For further information please contact the undersigned.
Sai Vikranth [ Founder] :9136804644
Website Link : jlsrjournal.in