Submission Guidelines for Blog
1. Co-authorship is limited to a maximum of two authors.
2. We invite blog submissions from legal practitioners, professionals, academicians, legal experts, and law students.
3. All submissions must be typewritten in Times New Roman, font size 12 with line spacing 1.5 and justified alignment.
4. Submission should contain hyperlinks instead of footnotes and endnotes. Endnotes should only be used for references where hyperlinks are not possible or the source is under a paywall or offline – such as books, articles, etc. In case of endnotes, The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Ed.) is to be followed for citations. All endnotes must be in Times New Roman, font size 10, single-line spacing, and justified text.
5. Submissions shall not be less than 1300 words and shall not exceed 1500 words (exclusive of endnotes). Longer pieces can be divided into 2 or 3-part posts for better readability. However, each part post shall be complete in itself.
Contributor Agreement and Copyright
6. Any form of plagiarism is strictly prohibited and the entries shall be original, unpublished, and an outcome of the author’s own efforts.
7. Author(s) shall divest the copyright in 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).
Author(s) shall refrain from submitting the manuscript elsewhere during the pendency of 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.
8. While evaluating submissions for publication, the Editorial Board considers the relevance of the topic,novel analysis by the author, writing style, structure, and coherence. Analytical posts with concrete suggestions are preferred over descriptive posts with generic suggestions.
Language and Content
9. The blogs must be written in the English language only.
10. Author(s) shall refrain from referring themselves in first person in the blog. Further, while discussing case laws, prefer using the name of parties instead of referring them as “petitioner”, “appellant”, “respondent”, etc.
11. The Editorial Board accepts submissions via Google form. The author(s) are required to submit the manuscript along with the duly signed Certificate of Originality and Copyright via Google form here.
12. The Editorial Board strives to communicate its decision regarding publication of the blog to author(s) at the earliest. Ordinarily, we apprise the authors of our decision within a fortnight from date of submission. We, therefore, request the author(s) to refrain from sending any follow- up emails.
13. In case of any queries, please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. We invite blog submissions on contemporary issues in commercial and mercantile laws on a rolling basis.
You can find the Google Form for submitting your manuscript here.
You can find the format of Certificate of Originality and Copyright here.