Call for Papers: Volume X Issue I

CALL FOR PAPERS

RFMLR invites submissions for Volume X Issue I in the domain of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, competition, insolvency, banking and finance, insurance, capital markets, securities, dispute resolution and ADR, international trade, investment funds, labour and employment, taxation, intellectual property, real estate, technology, media & telecommunication, and white-collar crimes. Submissions encouraging an insightful discourse around any contemporary developments in the field of financial and mercantile laws are also welcome. 

ELIGIBILITY

The Editorial Board invites submissions from legal practitioners, professionals, academics, and law students.

Categories of Submission and word limit

RFMLR accepts submissions in the following categories:

  • Article: 6000-12,000 words

  • Short Note: 4000-6000 words

  • Case Comment: 3000-5000 words

  • Book Review: 1500-3000 words

The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

GENERAL

  • The submissions shall be in English language only.

  • Co-authorship is limited to a maximum of two authors.

  • Submissions shall be lucid, contemporarily relevant, and well-researched. They shall contain a novel analysis of the issue by the author(s). The Editorial Board encourages analytical submissions with concrete suggestions over descriptive submissions with generic suggestions.

  • Any form of plagiarism is strictly prohibited and the submission shall be original, unpublished, and an outcome of the author’s own efforts.

  • The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions and views stated in the submitted Manuscript.

  • The name(s) of the author(s) or institution must not be mentioned anywhere in the body of the submission.

  • The author(s) shall refrain from submitting the manuscript elsewhere during the pendency of the review process. If the theme of the manuscript is contemporaneous to the time of submission and a delayed publication would render the research irrelevant, the author(s) may request an expedited review of their submission.

  • The author(s) are required to submit an abstract, not exceeding 250 words, within their manuscript.

  • The author(s) shall refrain from referring to themselves in the first person in the manuscript. Further, while referring to case laws, author(s) are encouraged to use the names of the parties instead of referring to them as “petitioners”, “appellants”, “respondents”, etc.

  • RFMLR is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal and follows a thorough review to ensure that only the finest manuscripts get published in the journal. However, since the peer reviewers are working professionals, the entire review process, especially the peer review stage, can take some time. The author(s) are requested to duly take this into cognizance while submitting the manuscript.

  • The Editorial Board strives to review the manuscripts expeditiously and will convey the preliminary decision on your manuscript within 4 weeks of the date of submission. The author(s) are requested to refrain from enquiring about the status of the manuscript before the expiry of this period.

  • Preliminary acceptance of the manuscript does not in any way confirm publication. The final decision on the manuscript is subject to changes required in the manuscript and the peer review.

FORMATTING 

  • Body: Submissions shall be typewritten in Times New Roman, font size 12 with line spacing 1.5 and justified alignment.

  • Footnotes: Citations shall be in accordance with OSCOLA 4th Edition. All the footnotes shall be typewritten in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing and justified alignment. Use of speaking footnotes is strictly prohibited.

COPYRIGHT

  • Author(s) shall divest the copyright of the manuscript to RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, once the manuscript has been selected for publication. However, all moral rights shall remain with the author(s).

 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

  • The manuscripts shall be submitted through this Google Form only. Submissions made through any other mode will not be entertained.

  • Each author is allowed to submit a maximum of 1 manuscript.

  • Manuscript is to be submitted in .doc or .docx format.

  • The author(s) shall submit the manuscript along with a duly signed Certificate of Originality and Copyright (in this format).

  • Upon submission, the author(s) will receive a receipt of acknowledgement of submission along with a code for your manuscript. Kindly quote the same in any future communication.

WITHDRAWAL POLICY

  • If the author(s) wish to withdraw their piece from consideration, they are required to send an email to submissions_rfmlr@rgnul.ac.in, with the subject line “Withdrawal of Manuscript: [Manuscript Code]”. The final decision rests at the sole discretion of the Editorial Board.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE​

  • The author(s) shall submit the manuscript along with the duly signed Certificate of Originality and Copyright (in the attached format) via this form latest by October 30, 2022.

OTHER DETAILS

  • Google Form for submitting the manuscript can be accessed here.

  • Format of the Certificate of Originality and Copyright can be accessed here.