The review / journal accepts submissions on contemporary legal and social issues. Additionally, we also welcome submissions on literature, dance, music and films with special reference to social, political or legal aspects.
Each of the entries shall have to conform to the set of guidelines which follow.
Guidelines for Submissions
The LAW REVIEW: A Journal of Law, Policy and Society
Details regarding Contributions
Contributors are requested to follow ILI Citation Style while preparing their articles. The style-sheet may be referred to here. It will help immensely for faster processing and error-free editing.
Contributions in the following forms are invited:
(1) Special Articles
(3) Case Comments
(4) Book Reviews
Manuscripts shall be formatted according to the following guidelines:
(1) It shall be in Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman font, 12 pt. font size and 1.5 line spacing.
(2) The main text shall be divided under different sub-headings. Different level of headings shall be formatted as follows:
(3) All citations shall be placed in foot-notes.
(4) Number less than 100 shall be spelt out unless they are a percent (e.g., 5 percent).
(5) Use of first person shall be avoided.
(6) All pages shall be numbered.
(7) Uniform date format shall be used (e.g., August 15, 1947).
(8) Quotations: Quotations within a sentence must be enclosed in double quotation marks (“ ”). A quotation within a quotation should be enclosed in single quotation marks (‘ ’).
A quotation longer than three lines should be set out in a separate block indented from both the left and right margins. Do not enclose the quotation in quotation marks. A quotation is introduced with a colon (:)
(9) When referring to a section or article of a statute in the main text, the word ‘section’/ ‘article’ should neither be abbreviated nor capitalized. However, in the footnotes the section / article should be abbreviated. E.g. The Constitution of India, art. 30; The Indian Penal Code, s. 42.
Use of Footnotes
Footnotes are preferred (to end notes) because of the following reasons:
(1) To identify the source of quotations or paraphrases;
(2) To acknowledge indebtedness for words, phrases or ideas borrowed;
(3) To explain where additional evidence or commentary may be found;
(4) To provide additional material or discussion that is relevant but which would disrupt the flow of the text if it were included in the main text itself;
(5) To refer the reader to other parts of the paper; and,
(6) To enable the reader to read the reference without having to turn to the end of the text which would otherwise tend to disrupt the flow of the text and hamper smooth reading.
We at Law for Aid and Welfare (LAW) have adopted a set pattern of citation (i.e., ILI Rules of Footnoting), which is followed in The Journal of Indian Law Institute and various other publications of the Indian Law Institute. The citation style in the articles and notes and comments submitted for publication shall be in conformity with the ILI Rules of footnoting available at www.ili.ac.in/cstyle.pdf .