Call for Submissions

Call for Papers: Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly


CALQ has been published under the aegis of the Center for Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, located at the NLU, Jodhpur

General Guidelines

  1. The Journal attempts to initiate and foster academic dialogue concerning the subject of Administrative Law and Constitutional Law keeping in mind a global perspective. All submitted manuscripts shall be original. Any form of plagiarism would lead to immediate rejection of the submission.
  2. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously. Once a manuscript has been selected for publication or has been published in the Journal, the author(s) must seek permission from the Editorial Board before publishing it elsewhere. Such permission may or may not be granted at the discretion of the Editorial Board.
  3. The author(s) must inform the Editorial Board if the manuscript has also been submitted to another journal, website or forum. The Editorial Board must be notified immediately if an offer for publication from another journal, website or forum is accepted by the author(s).
  4. All correspondence must be via e-mail, and should be addressed to the Managing Editor at:


  1. Specific Guidelines

2.1. Author(s)

  1. Each manuscript may have up to two authors.
  2. In case of joint authorship, the author from whom a submission is solicited by the Editorial Board shall intimate the Board of the name, credentials and contact details of the intended co-author.

2.2. Citations and References

  1. All relevant sources shall be duly acknowledged as footnotes.
  2. The text and citation styles shall conform to the rules prescribed in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition).

2.3. Manuscripts

  1. Abstract:The manuscript must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 350 words.
  2. Word Limit:Please note that the word limit would be considered excluding the footnotes, except in cases where speaking footnotes are used.
  • Articles – Not exceeding 6000 (six thousand) words
  • Notes – Not exceeding 4000 (four thousand) words.
  • Case Comment – Not exceeding 3000 (three thousand) words.

  1. Formatting specifications:The manuscript must be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 with 1.5 Line Spacing.
  2. Language:The Journal shall follow British English. While authors are required to adhere to the prescribed word limits, departures from the same will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Last date for submission:11:59 p.m. on 27th November, 2016.

2.4. Submission Procedure

  1. The Author/s are required to email the manuscript to
  2. The manuscript may be mailed in ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ format.
  3. The subject of the mail must clearly mention, ‘Submission for CALQ_Volume 3.2’.
  4. The mail must be addressed to the ‘Board of Editors’ providing the name of the author/s with the name of the institution affiliated to and the contact details in the body of the mail.
  5. A mail confirming the receipt of the manuscript and subsequently its acceptance for publication would be duly conveyed to the author/s through the email id used by the author/s for correspondence.

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