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Call for Papers - Volume 10 Issue 2

The RGNUL Student Research Review is delighted to delighted to invite papers and submissions for Volume 10, Issue 2 from academicians, practitioners, legal luminaries and students on the theme titled 'From the Margins to the Centre: Exploring Third World: Approaches to International Law'.

Sub-Themes

  • General International Law

  • Humanitarian & Human Rights Law

  • Economic & Trade Law

  • Environmental Law

  • International Relations

  • Associated Issues (Including Analysis of Methodologies & Critiques)

Note. These sub-themes are merely illustrative. Submissions need not be restricted to the above-mentioned list as long as they fall within the ambit of the main theme.

General Guidelines

  • Submissions may be made with one author or co-authorship of two authors only.

  • Submissions for the Journal must be accompanied by a cover letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail.

  • All manuscripts submitted must be original and should not have been published elsewhere to be considered for publication in RSRR.

  • All manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected, the Editorial Board reserves the right of rejection without a review of the manuscript.

  • The manuscript should not contain the name(s) of the author(s), their institutional affiliations, or any other identity markers. The title of the manuscript should indicate the sub-theme that the author(s) have chosen.

  • Upon submission, every manuscript will undergo an internal review by the Board of Editors. If approved by the Board, the manuscript shall be subject to peer review from a panel of experts.

  • Authors must note that grammatical and legal accuracy, contribution to literature (originality of content), etc., will be some of the major criteria for analysing the submissions. The responsibility for the accuracy of the facts, opinions, or viewpoints stated in the submitted paper shall rest solely with the author(s)

  • Submissions non-compliant with the General Submission Guidelines may be deemed non-responsive and thereby rejected without notice. The RSRR reserves the right to solicit a compliant version before review.

Submission Guidelines

I. Submission Categories

The RSRR invites papers under the following categories:

  • Articles (5,000 to 10,000 words) - A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal.

  • Short Notes (3,500 to 5,000 words) - A note containing brief, terse and pointed arguments revolving around a specific, current issue or issue of importance which may not have received due research.

  • Case Comments (2,000 to 4,000 words) - An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case.

  • Legislative Comments (2,500 to 4,000 words) - A comment that analyses the objective of the legislation and analyses the legal impact of the same.

  • Normative Law Articles (3,000 to 5,000 words) - These will explore the opinion of students relating to the specific legislations involved in the theme of the Journal. They seek to bring out a student’s view on how a particular legislation or legislative provision should have been drafted to bring out clarity into the law. The authors are welcome to draft amendments (or even a law in its entirety) to the existing laws should they believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments. Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as sociological, political, and economic implications of the law.

Note. The aforementioned word counts are exclusive of footnotes.

II. Technical Submission Guidelines

  • The final submissions must be in .doc or .docx form and must bear the subject name as 'RSRR Vol 10.2 Submission - Name of Author'. All final submissions are to be made via this Google Form.

  • The abstracts must be in .doc or .docx form and must bear the subject name as 'RSRR Vol 10.2 Abstract Submission - Name of Author'. All abstract submissions are to be made via this Google Form.

  • Submissions must be in the EB Garamond font.

  • Submissions must be in Font Size 12 and Line Spacing 1.5.

  • Submissions for the Journal must bear the following margins: Left 1.5 Inch, Right/Top/Bottom 1 Inch.

  • Footnotes/endnotes must be in Font Size 10 and Line Spacing 1.0.

  • Footnotes/endnotes must follow the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities - OSCOLA Referencing Style (4th Edition).

  • All submissions must include an abstract of a maximum of 250 words.

  • Submissions non-compliant with the Technical Submission Guidelines may be deemed non-responsive and thereby rejected without notice. The RSRR reserves the right to solicit a compliant version before review.

  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or views stated in the submitted paper.

Copyright Policy

RSRR shall retain all the copyrights arising out of the publication. All the moral rights shall vest with the author(s). For further details, refer to the copyright policy.

Deadline

The deadline for the abstract submission is by 25th June 2024, by 11:59 P.M. (IST). The deadline for the final paper submission is by 31st July 2024, by 11:59 P.M. (IST).

Contact Us

For any queries, please reach out to us at submissionsrsrr@rgnul.ac.in.
Our previous Journal Volumes can be accessed here.

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