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Call for Papers: Journal of Juvenile & Family Law (ISSN: 2446-2101)

The Board of Editors of the Journal of Juvenile & Family Law (ISSN: 2446-2101) invite submissions for the inaugural issue of the journal.

Journal of Juvenile & Family Law (ISSN:2446-2101) is Peer Reviewed Journal. It seeks to encourage scholarship in the field of juvenile & family laws.

It has been established with the objective of becoming a formidable instrument in taking the standard of legal research in the country up by several notches. It is a peer-reviewed journal and is the only Indian journal committed solely to the developments and trends that characterize juvenile, gender and family issues.


The Journal aims to publish articles, case comments, book reviews on all aspects of law and related issues and its objective is to giving the opportunity to students, legal academia, research scholars, advocates and activists working for enhancement and implementation of legal scholarship.


  • Family and law.
  • Familial philanthropy and economic rights in a family (e.g. in undivided Hindu family)
  • Women as daughters and brides (social and legal rights in natal and marital homes)
  • Live in relationships as new form of family.
  • Elderly and incapacitated persons – care and protection.
  • Hindu undivided family.
  • Changing patterns of family.
  • Marriage and law.
  • Inter caste and inter religious marriages.
  • Succession and inheritance rights.
  • Marriage as a tool to achieve individual and group aspirations.
  • The institution of marriage.
  • Legal and social resolution of marital conflict.
  • Reproductive rights of women, surrogacy and adoption
  • Abortions and women’s choices.
  • Right to Abortion vs. Sex Selective Abortions.
  • Traditional surrogacy contracts.
  • Legal issues on surrogacy.
  • India as a field for commercial surrogacy.
  • Health issues and Rights of surrogate women in India.
  • Surrogacy vs. Prostitution: Use of women’s body.
  • Laws of adoption.
  • Adoption by single women.
  • Use and misuse of DNA technology and paternity matters.
  • Violence against women and the media.
  • CEDAW and PWDVA – the law, loopholes and implementation.
  • Dowry and marital rape.
  • Media and reinforcement of traditional gender roles.
  • Juvenile Justice System in India: Need for systemic changes.
  • Recent trends in Juvenile Justice system.
  • Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015.
  • Juvenile Justice and Convention on the Rights of Child.
  • Juvenile Justice: Constitutional Perspective.
  • Juvenile Justice System in Common Law Countries.
  • Right to Education and Juvenile Justice.
  • Adoption under Juvenile Justice System.
  • Terrorism, Technology and Juvenile.
  • Juvenile Justice and Child abuse.

Above Identified Issue/ Themes Are Only Illustrative. Participants May Select The Related Topics Covered Under The Main Theme.



We accept contributions in the form of articles, essays, notes and comments.

JJFL firmly believes in the importance of originality of ideas and therefore any material submitted to the Journal should not have been published elsewhere or be under consideration at any other publication.

Joint authorship is permitted and there is no specific cap on the number of authors per submission.

Plagiarism in any form shall result in instant rejection of the submission.

The decision of the Board of Editors in this matter is final and binding.

The Editorial Board of JJFL shall not be responsible for any material that is libelous or scandalous and the author shall be deemed to have obtained the permission of the referred author in case the work is unpublished.


  1. Article/Essay

An article may be an exposition of lacunae prevailing in contemporary laws of any country, a comparative study of different laws, or the publishing of research data and analysis in the area of juvenile and family law.

Along with articles engaging in current contemporary themes, pure theoretical works are also welcome.

It is advisable that the article has a theme or a core argument around which it would ideally revolve.

The author is expected to make a comprehensive study of the subject and offer fresh innovative solutions for the same.

The article should not exceed 6,000 words (inclusive of footnotes).

  1. Case Comment/Legislative Critique & Notes

The author may choose to critique an existing legislation, which may be an Act, Regulation, Rule, Scheme, Policy, Guideline etc. In the alternative, the author may also critique and analyze a bill which is tabled before the Parliament of any country.

A case comment requires a thorough analysis of the various aspects of the legislation and may focus on the consequences of changes and amendments that would entail before and after its implementation (if the author suggests any).

A case comment/legislative critique should not exceed 3500 words (inclusive of footnotes).

  1. Book Review

A book review shall ideally incorporate a complete analysis and an overview of the book, along with special reference to the original author’s ideas, his writing style etc.

It must not date back to more than three years from its date of issue/ publication in the public domain. Although there is no strict word limit for a book review, it should be concise enough to provide the reader a holistic review of the book.

A book review should not exceed 1500 words (inclusive of footnotes).



The last date for submitting entries is 15th January, 2017. The manuscript has to be sent in ‘docx.’ format to

Any queries may be directed to


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