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Submissions

The RGNUL Student Research Review (RSRR) is committed to developing a platform for robust and holistic scholarship in the fields of law and the social sciences. In pursuance of that objective, the RSRR accepts submissions to its Journal and its Online Blog.

Students of law or any such allied field, scholars, academics, industry and working professionals, as well as active or retired law officers are encouraged to submit to the RSRR.

General Guidelines

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

  • Submissions should be sent to submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in

  • Submissions mailed must bear the subject name as RSRR Submission – [Name of Author].

  • The submitted manuscripts must be titled as RSRR Submission – [Name of Author].

  • 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.

Technical Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be made in a .doc or .docx format.

  • Submissions must be in the Garamond font.

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

  • Footnotes/endnotes must be in Font Size 10 and Line Spacing 1.0 and must follow the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities - OSCOLA Referencing Style (4th Edition).

  • 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.

Journal Submission Guidelines

The RSRR accepts submissions to its Journal under a variety of categories. They are as follows:

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

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

  • Case Comments (2,000-5,000 Words): An academic writing that analyses or is a critique of a recent case.

  • Legislative Comments (2,000-5,000 Words): A comment that analyses the objective of the legislation and analyses the legal impact of the same.

 

The Journal specific guidelines are as follows:

  • The aforementioned word counts are exclusive of footnotes.

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

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

Blog Submission Guidelines

Blog Submission Guidelines

The RSRR accepts submissions to its Blog by means of Blog Posts (1,500-1,800 Words). The guidelines particular to Blog submissions are as follows:

  • Rolling Submissions should be sent through this Form.

  • The aforementioned word count is exclusive of endnotes.

  • Submissions for the Blog must bear 1 Inch on all four dimensions as margins.

  • Submissions in their manuscripts must include hyperlinks

  • The hyperlinks used must exclusively link to legal, reliable or respected news sources.

  • Submissions in their manuscripts featuring derivation or interpretations of the existing literature should be endnoted to give due credit to the original author. Relevant legal sources that cannot be accessed online may be endnoted instead of hyperlinked.

Open Access Policy Statement

The RSRR is committed to developing a robust and trenchant academic culture with critical and open scholarship. In pursuance of that objective, all Journals and Blogs of the RSRR shall be freely accessible and available for the broader public. We encourage other institutions and publications to adopt similar policies for the further development of the law and social sciences across the world.

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