Call for Submissions: International Journal of Legal Insight (IJLI)


International Journal of Legal Insight (IJLI) is a student edited, blind peer reviewed quarterly publication which focuses on all aspects of Law and a multiple variety of disciplines ranging from Articles, Notes & Comments and Legislative Briefs on contemporary issues related to the fields of economics, social and legal sciences from Students, Research Scholars, Academicians and other Professionals to all other types and forms of academic writings.

IJLI is delighted to announce its maiden issue, Issue 1 of Volume 1, which is to be published in August, 2016. The deadline for submission of manuscripts for the forthcoming issue is July 30, 2016.

As per the rules and regulations of International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), the Journal is under consideration for its registration under ISSN. It is assured from IJLI to the interested author(s) that the first issue itself would be published with ISSN and the certificates would also be issued to the author(s) with ISSN.


Author(s) may submit under any of the following categories:

  1. Articles (4000 to 6000 words) – An article must completely analyse the issue that the author seeks to highlight. We intend to incorporate critical analysis and original assertions on the said issue.
  2. Notes (2500 to 4000 words) – A note should include condensed study in the contemporary legal issue. The nature of the writing should preferably include descriptive analysis and informed comments on any new ideas and perspectives.
  3. Case Commentaries (1000 to 3000 words) – A Case comment should include interpretation of any landmark judicial pronouncement in any contemporary legal issue.
  4. Legislative Briefs (1000 to 2500 words) – Legislative briefs seek to determine the implication of any existing or proposed Indian legislation (both Central/State). One can also focus on any specific section/s or present an overview of the legislation.

All the word limits mentioned above are inclusive of footnotes. Please note that the word limits will be strictly enforced.

Manuscript Guidelines

  1. All manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 200 words explaining the aim and object of the manuscript. The abstract should contain a minimum of three keywords arranged alphabetically.
  2. The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and in 1.5 line spacing.
  3. The text should be justified and a margin of two centimetres shall be left on all sides of the paper.
  4. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and in single line spacing. End notes are not to be used.
  5. The Harvard Bluebook, 19th edition is the style which is to be strictly adhered to for citations.
  6. Submissions must be made in the MS Word (.doc/.docx) format.
  7. Co-authorship is permissible up to a maximum of two authors and two separate certificates shall be issued.
  8. Submissions must be made via e-mail to Editor-in-Chief of IJLI at [email protected] .
  9. The subject of the e-mail should be “Submission_Articles/ Notes/ Case Commentaries/ Legislative Briefs”.
  10. The submission shall also contain a separate Cover Letter as an attachment enumerating the following details:
  • Submission Category – (Example: Article/ Notes/Case Commentaries/Legislative Briefs).
  • Title of the Manuscript.
  • Name of the Author(s).
  • Name of the Institution.
  • E-mail Address.
  • Postal Address.
  • Contact Number.
  1. The submissions will undergo a blind peer-review process, therefore the author(s) shall not disclose their identities anywhere in the body of the manuscript.
  2. All articles submitted will be checked for plagiarism. The author(s) are strictly expected to acknowledge the references made use of.
  3. The manuscript must be an original and unpublished work. The author must also confirm that the manuscript is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  4. The Editorial Board holds the power to disqualify any author(s) work which is in non-compliance to these guidelines and also retains complete discretion over acceptance/rejection of manuscripts.


While there are no rigid thematic constraints, we expect contributions to be largely within the rubric of legal studies and allied interdisciplinary scholarship.

Pre-Publishing Formalities

The author(s) are kindly expected to submit a scanned copy of the copyright agreement form, processing and publication fee, once the manuscript is accepted for publication. For the convenience of the author(s) we offer Paytm wallet transfer and author(s) interested in alternate payment methods would be notified via e-mail regarding the payment option.

Single Authored Manuscript – INR 850

Co-Authored Manuscript – INR 1250

The fee includes a copy of the journal issue in CD and a Certificate of Publication to the author(s) through speed post/courier. The interested author(s) can also procure a printed copy of the journal by an additional payment of INR 500.


Reward for Excellence

Writing is a passion. A lot of people write to inspire the masses who experience the events occurring around them and form an opinion to share it with the world at large but above all of these there are writers who write to touch and hit that cord which makes all the difference. International Journal of Legal Insight promotes an innovative vision and so in order to encourage and acknowledge these special breed of writers we have decided to present a special token of appreciation for manuscript with the best legal insight from each issue of our journal. The best manuscript would be awarded a certificate of excellence as a small gesture for appreciating the author(s) stupendous effort.


For any further queries feel free to:

  • Aman Aditya – +919958907715 / +919643226762
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