Call for Papers : Socio-Legal Review


About the journal

The Socio-Legal Review (SLR) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by the Law and Society Committee of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. SLR aims to be a forum that involves, promotes and engages students and scholars to express and share their ideas and opinions on themes and methodologies relating to the interface of law and society. The Journal thus features guest articles by eminent scholars as well as student essays, providing an interface for the two communities to interact. From 2012, SLR has become a biannual publication from an annual publication.

The theme for this issue is ‘Ecological Justice and Development’. Through this effort, the Journal hopes to engage academicians, policy makers and other stakeholders in analysing environmental issues through a socio-legal perspective. This would include not just writing about the societal impact of the recent changes seen in India’s environmental policy and law, but also writing that simply takes cognizance of the legal institutions/institutions of governance/administration involved and various societal programmes undertaken by citizens towards ensuring ecological justice and their interface with law.

SLR has been listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals and has been uploaded on Westlaw and HeinOnline. It was supported by the Modern Law Review for three years since its inception.

Guidelines for submission

  1. All contributions submitted to the Journal should be original and should not be simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere.
  2. The theme for the second issue of the twelfth volume is ‘Ecological Justice and Development’. The Journal welcomes submissions that fit within the broad mandate of the theme, as outlined above.
    1. Contributions should be mailed only in a soft copy to [email protected]and [email protected], the subject of the mail being ‘Submission for 2016 Volume’. Biographical information is to be provided in a removable title page.
    2. The Journal is accepting contributions for Articles and Short Articles. With reference to Articles, contributions should not ordinarily exceed 8000 words. With reference to Short Articles, contributions should not ordinarily exceed 5000 words. The Editorial Board reserves the right to reject without review manuscripts that exceed the word limit substantially.
    3. The Journal also accepts Book Reviews and Notes from the Field. The latter includes shorter pieces designed to provide a glimpse into a new legal strategy, political initiative or advocacy technique applied in the field, a current problem or obstacle faced in, legal reform or development work, or a new issue that has not yet received much attention and needs to be brought to light. Contributions should not exceed 3000 words.
    4. The last date for submission for the first issue is February 1st, 2016. All submissions are to be made via e-mail as .doc or .docx documents.
    5. SLR follows the Harvard Blue Book – A Uniform System of Citation (20th edn.) style of referencing. Contributors are requested to comply with the same.
  3. For any clarifications, please contact us at[email protected].