Indian Journal of Criminology and Sociology


Indian Journal of Criminology and Sociology

Each article will be peer reviewed and edited before being approved by the Board of Editors for publication.

Submission Guidelines

  • All submissions must be in Times New Roman 12, single-spaced.
  • All footnotes should be in Times New Roman 10 single-spaced and should conform to the Harvard Blue Book 19th Edition Citation Guidelines.
  • All submissions are exclusive of footnotes.
  • All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 20% of the word-limit subject to a minimum of 200 words.
  • The Journal shall retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.
  • The manuscript should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference.
  • Any submission may have up to 2 authors. All entries should be submitted in MS Word or in .doc or .docx formats.
  • All submissions should reach us by 15th  September 2013 and should be sent to [email protected] with a subject “Submission: (type of entry)- Title of manuscript”

The Journal would be accepting entries on recent developments or theoretical debates in Criminal Law.

Literature Review

Unlike other law reviews, this literature review will be open to books, treatise or other academic material bearing the theme of criminal law.  The word limit per submission will be 1000-1500 words.


Original work expressing either theoretical debates, or an empirical analysis would be considered for publication. The word limit per submission is 1000-1500 words.

Case Notes

Either critical or supportive comments on recent judicial pronouncements can be submitted under this category. Word limit per submission is 1000 words.

Legislative Comments

Comments on any new or proposed legislation pertaining to criminal law may be submitted under this category. The Word limit for each submission would be 1000 words

Legal Essays

Essays on focused topics on criminal law can be submitted under this category. The word limit for each essay is 1000 words.


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