Author Guidelines

Invitation To Authors
The Editorial Board of the GIBS Law Journal welcomes submission of unpublished original articles, research papers, book reviews, and case comments for its forthcoming issue from members of the bar, bench and the academia.

Submission Guidelines
All the submissions must follow the guidelines mentioned below:

  1. Font – Times New Roman; Size 12 for Text, 10 for Footnotes.
  2. Line spacing – 1.5 for text and single for footnotes.
  3. All submissions must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx)
  4. The word limit mentioned as under must be strictly adhered to.
    a) Article: The word limit is between 4,000 to 6,000 words.
    b) Research Papers: The word limit is between 6,000 words to 10,000 words.
    c) Notes and comments: The word limit is upto 3,000 words.
    d) Book Review: The word limit is upto 2,500 words.
    Articles and Research papers should be carrying an Abstract in the beginning within a limit of 175-200 words.
  5. The Submissions should original (not plagiarized) and free from grammatical, spelling and other errors.
  6. The Present issue of the giBS Law Journal shall focus on the Recent Developments and Trends that have taken place in the Indian Legal System and abroad.
  7. Co-authorship upto two authors is allowed in cases of writings based on collaborative and multidisciplinary research.However, Co-authorship is not allowed in the category of Case Commentaries and book reviews.
  8. All submissions and correspondence concerning the giBS Law Journal should be addressed to the Editor and be sent at [email protected].
  9. The submission should have an attached cover page with the Author’s brief description including Title, Name, Affilition (University/Organization), Educational qualification, Professional Status, in not more than 300 words. Apart from the cover page, the rest of the¬†submission should not contain any reference to the identity of the author to enable anonymous peer review.
  10. For citation and references, “Indian Law Institute, Rules of Footnoting” should be followed. Authors may visit freely accessible website of Indian Law Institute for footnoting guidelines.
  11. The Editorial Board, giBS Law Journal, conducts a strict editorial review of submissions received and holds absolute discretion in determining whether to accept a submission or not.
  12. Selected research papers will be paid an honorarium of Rs 3000/- per paper along with a copy of the current issue of the giBS Law Journal.

Looking forward to positive response and contribution from research scholars, academia, lawyers, judges and policy makers interested in the studies on legal issues. We request all for cooperation in making this endeavor a success.


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