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The Editorial Board is pleased to invite submissions pertaining to all areas of business and allied laws for Volume IX Issue I. The authors have the autonomy to choose any topic under the ambit of Antitrust and Competition Law, Aviation Law, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Insolvency Law, Insurance Law, International Trade Law, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Investment Funds, Labour & Employment Law, Projects and Energy, Real Estate Law, Taxation Law, 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.


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


The Editorial Board invites submissions under the following categories:

  • Long Articles: 6000-12,000 words

  • Short Articles: 4000-6000 words

  • Case Comments: 3000-5000 words

  • Book Review: 1500-3000 words

The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.



  • The submissions shall be written in the 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  • Any form of plagiarism is strictly prohibited and the submission shall be original, unpublished, and an outcome of the author‟s own efforts.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 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 them as “petitioners”, “appellants”, “respondents”, etc.
  • Since RFMLR is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal, the review process is very thorough to ensure that only the finest manuscripts get published in the Journal. The Editorial Board strives to review the manuscripts expeditiously. 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.
  • 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 The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Ed.). All the footnotes shall be typewritten in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing and justified alignment. 
  • The 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).
  • The manuscripts shall be submitted through this Google Form only. Submissions made through any other mode will not be entertained.
  • Any author is not allowed to submit more than one 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).
  • All queries shall be sent to the Editorial Board at rfmlr@rgnul.ac.in.​
  • 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 November 20, 2021.