Corporate Law Journal Call for Papers | “Corporate Law and its Environment”: Rolling Submissions

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Corporate Law Journal (CLJ) is an online biannual law journal. It provides in-depth coverage of the corporate issues that mean the most to professionals, educators, researchers, academicians and other members of the corporate community. The Corporate Law Journal Call for Papers aims to focus on contemporaneous legal issues related to the corporate world and its environment.

Theme

Corporate Law and its Environment

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions should be accompanied by a covering letter including the name of the author, email ID, mobile number and the name of the author’s institution.
  • Submissions must be in electronic form sent via email.
  • The manuscript itself should not contain any information that can be used to identify the author. These details must only be mentioned in the covering letter.
  • All submissions must be in (.docx) format. They must be word-processed and compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 and above.
  • Manuscripts submitted to the journal must not be written by more than 2 authors.
  • Manuscripts must include an abstract of 250-300 words (included in the word limit). The abstract must highlight the structure and essence of the manuscript.
  • Manuscripts not in conformity with these guidelines may be rejected at the sole discretion of the editor.

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Submissions may be made under the following heads and must conform to the word limits prescribed therein. All the word limits prescribed are inclusive of footnotes. All submissions are to be sent to editorial.clj@gmail.com

Articles

  • 4,000 – 6,000 words
  • An article is an incise and detailed assessment of a legal issue and it details all relevant literature pertaining to the issue and enunciates possible solutions to the same.
  • Co-authoring of papers between individuals of the same or different institutions is permissible. The maximum no. of authors per submission is 2.

Case Comment or Legislative Comment

  • 2,500 – 4,500 words
  • Submissions under this category should contain a normative analysis of the case/legislation that the author wishes to comment upon. The authors’ arguments should be backed by strong reasoning. Comments on relatively newer legislations/ cases would be given priority.
  • Co-authoring of papers between individuals of the same or different institutions is permissible. The maximum no. of authors per submission is 2.

Book Review

  • Up to 3,500 words
  • Book reviews must be done for books published within the past two years and the book must pertain to finance and mercantile law. Book Reviews should include all relevant information relating to the book reviewed. It should include the title of the book reviewed, the name(s) of the author(s)/editor(s), publication information, i.e. place of publication, name of the publisher, year of publication, total number of pages inclusive of the index, the type of binding (softcover/hardcover) and the price of the book.
  • Co-authoring of papers between individuals of the same or different institutions is permissible. The maximum no. of authors per submission is 2.

Essay

  • 4,000 – 5,000 words
  • Any new ideas and perspectives on emerging and upcoming or perceived legal issues may be dealt with via this head.
  • Co-authoring of papers between individuals of the same or different institutions is permissible. The maximum no. of authors per submission is 2.

Publication Guidelines

Model of Publication

  • Corporate Law Journal Call for Papers will procure contributions for the journal in form of Articles, Case Comment, Short Notes, Book Reviews in the following ways:
    Invitation-based: CLJ would seek to invite contributions from eminent legal luminaries, academicians, practitioners, students, and scholars on a prior notified topic.
    Rolling Submissions: CLJ accepts rolling submissions for its forthcoming issues as per the following guidelines.

Publication Conditions

  • Exclusive Submission Policy: All submissions to the journal must be original and should not be simultaneously considered by any other publication
  • Indemnity for Liability: Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties and that the work does not contain any obscene, offensive, defamatory, or racially prejudiced material. All submissions will be checked for plagiarism by the Editorial Board. Infringing, offensive or plagiarized submissions will be liable for rejection.
  • Copyright Policy: As a condition of publication, the authors grant the Journal an irrevocable, transferable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, publish and distribute their submission(s) in all media including but not limited to print and any electronic services. The license is granted for the duration of the subsistence of the copyright including any extensions and/or renewals.
  •  The format of Submission: The submission must be in DOC or DOCX format or RTF document file format. The submission has to conform to the Style/Formatting Guidelines prescribed and should be within the norms of the Citation Methodology prescribed.
  •  Accompaniments with submission: Every submission must be accompanied by an Author’s Details which have to be filled in the form provided and must include name, the affiliation of the author and other relevant details for publication.
  • Blind-Peer-Review Process: All manuscripts shall be subject to a blind-peer-review process of review and editing by one of the designated reviewers and a second review by the Executive/Managing Editors in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Reservation of Powers & Notification of Rules: All powers regarding the Editorial process shall take place with the guidance of the Advisory Council and the decision of the Editor-in-Chief shall be binding in case of any contradiction.
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