Editorial policy

Review process

1. A four-stage double-blind review process is followed.

    • Student Editors are responsible for the first stage of the editorial process, which usually takes one week and involves proofreading the paper and the footnotes for grammar, spelling, and structural errors.
    • Senior Editors complete the second stage of the process, which also takes around a month. All of the student Editor’s suggestions are gathered and evaluated by the Senior Editor. After that, the Senior Editor transfers all of the necessary changes to a new copy of the article.
    • The third stage of the editorial process is the Manuscript Edit, which focuses on grammar and the Oscola citation style. The student editors compare each footnote to its original source for authority verification and add footnotes if needed. The staff members additionally make sure that the citations to each authority are formatted correctly according to Oscola guidelines.
    • The Final Review is the fourth stage of the procedure. A member of the Advisory Board is in charge of this edit. This editor extensively checks the manuscript for consistency in all areas and reviews any suggested modifications to the article’s text, considering the pros and cons of publishing a particular manuscript. The article is ready for publication after the Final Review.
    • Following that, the manuscript is forwarded to the author for review. At the same time, the Student editors examined the text twice more to ensure that no errors were missed during the previous stages of editing.
    • When the author is finished reviewing the article, changes made by the author and any additional changes made by the Student Editors are combined. The article is then sent for final approval by the Authors. Post their approval, the manuscript is sent for publication.

2. The authors will be notified after the successful completion of each stage of the review process.

3. The manuscript may be returned to the authors with any suggestions that the board members may have related to the manuscript. Final acceptance of a manuscript for publication is contingent on the incorporation of such suggestions to the satisfaction of the Editorial Board.

4. The board reserves absolute discretion in relation to the acceptance or rejection of the submissions made.

Publication policy

1. All submissions should be the original work of the author and should not be considered for publication in any other journal, blog, or any similar platform.

2. All sources should be duly acknowledged as footnotes. Any form of plagiarism will lead to direct rejection.

3. An abstract of not more than 250 words should be enclosed with submissions made under the categories of Long and Short articles.

4. The abstract should not be written in the first person. The abstract should highlight the entire flow of the article with specific issues and five keywords. No references/citations or undefined abbreviations used be mentioned in the abstract.

5. A co-authorship is allowed for the categories of Long and Short articles.

6. For long articles, a maximum of three authors are allowed and for short articles, a maximum of two authors are allowed. Only single authors can contribute to the category of book reviews and case notes & comments.

7. The manuscript should be on A4-sized paper, with a margin of 1 in. on each side.

8. Body of the manuscript:

    • Font- Times New Roman;
    • Font Size- 12;
    • Line Spacing- 1.5; justified
    • Heading – left-aligned, bold, Font-size 14, Bottom border (width1pt.); Small caps
    • Sub-heading – left-aligned, bold, Font-size -12
    • Use the decimal system of headings Example: Heading 1 Section 1.1 Subsection 1.1.1 Sub-Subsection 2
    • Authors must conform to the Oscola footnote referencing style.
    • Footnotes: Font-Times New Roman; Font size- 10; Single line Spacing.

9. The manuscript shall not contain any identification of the author/s, which shall be a ground for rejection of the submission.

10. To submit the manuscript, click here.

11. All submissions should be in the doc. format. Submissions made in any other format will not be considered.

12. We accept submissions on a rolling basis. However, we release call for papers notification to notify the contributors.

13. There is no publication charge.