Saveetha Law Review of Saveetha School of Law is inviting contributions from authors for its 1st issue by way of a Call for Papers. The submission deadline is October 20, 20215 min read

About Saveetha Law Review

Saveetha Law Review (SLR) is a double-blind peer-reviewed law journal, edited by faculty members of the Savitha School of Law, SIMATS, Chennai. The School of Law is a NAAC A accredited law school with 13th place in the NIRF Ranking 2021 of the MHRD.

Call for Papers

Invitation based: SLR would seek to invite contributions from eminent legal luminaries, academicians, practitioners, students, and scholars on a prior notified topic.

Rolling Submissions: SLR accepts rolling submissions for its forthcoming issues.

General Guidelines

Manuscripts selected for publication will be critically reviewed by a faculty editor and appropriate independent referees. Contributions can be in the form of articles, short notes, case comments or book reviews. Submissions can be made online at  slr@saveetha.com

For speedy processing of the manuscript, please follow the guidelines below while preparing your manuscript.

SLR invites contributions for the journal’s 1st issue.

Important Dates

  • Submission of abstracts: October 20, 2021
  • Communication of acceptance of abstracts: October 30, 2021
  • Submission of the manuscript: December 30, 2021

Manuscript Submission Guidelines for Invitation-based Contributions to SLR

  • SLR encourages writings that cut across the disciplines of Law.
  • Contributions can be made under four categories, viz., research articles, short notes, case comments and book reviews.
  • Research articles must be academic contributions of 6,000 to 8,000 words on an area within
    • Indian law
    • International law; or
    • Comparative analysis of the domestic law to Foreign law including historical and theoretical debates.
  • Short Notes are academic contributions briefly analyzing any legislation or other legal issues of relevance, of a minimum of 4,000 words, not exceeding 6000 words on any areas listed above.
  • Case Comments are academic analyses of a minimum of 2,000 words, not exceeding 4,000 words, of a case originating from Indian law, international law, or a substantial comparative analysis of foreign law to Indian domestic law.
  • Book reviews must be below 2000 words.
  • Word limits are inclusive of the footnotes.
  • The manuscript should not carry the name, affiliation, or contact details of the author(s). To ensure blind peer review, please indicate only the title and abstract on the submitted manuscript file.
  • Covering Letter and Title page
    • Each manuscript submitted shall be accompanied by a covering letter and a title page.
    • The names of all authors, affiliations, contact details and the corresponding author details must be provided in the covering letter.
    • Author(s) names should include the full names as in official records.
    • The affiliation should mandatorily include the Designation, Department, Institution, and the city where it is located. Student submissions should specifically include the year of study of the author(s).
    • Essential Components of the Title Page
      • The full title of the paper-short, clear, and specific
      • The authors’ full names, the degrees (?) and institutional affiliations of all authors
      • The names, addresses (including zip codes), e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of all contributing authors.
      • A running title of 3 or 4 words.
      • Indication of the corresponding author to whom communications should go regarding the manuscript and reprint requests.
      • Grants and other acknowledgments: Authors who have received financial support should disclose this support on the title page of the article.
      • Specify any meeting at which the paper was presented (including place and date).
      • Statement of conflict of interest. If no conflict exists, please state that “no conflict of interest is declared.”
  • Abstract
    • The abstract should form part of the manuscript file immediately after the title. This must have the heading ‘Abstract’ and be written in italics to easily identify from the main text.
    • Abstract for research articles, case notes, and short notes should not be more than 200 words summarising the main arguments and conclusions.
    • A maximum of six keywords may be placed below the abstract
  • The body of the submission should be in Times New Roman, with Font Size 12 and Line Spacing of 1.5. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 with Single Line Spacing.
  • References and/or citations should be given at the end of the main text.
  • The submissions should follow the citation system under the Harvard Bluebook 20th edition. It implies that the authors who contribute based on invitation, if not familiar with the Bluebook Citation system, consent to have the citations modified by the editors in accordance with the Bluebook Rules.
  • All pages should be numbered consecutively, beginning with the title page. A page number should be included in the upper-right corner of each page.
  • Abbreviated terms should be spelled out at first use and followed with the abbreviation in parentheses.

Submission Policy

  • Manuscripts submitted shall not be published before or under consideration for publication anywhere else. The authors are responsible to ensure that due permissions are obtained from all the co-authors and if applicable, the institute/organisation where the work has been carried out. The Publisher, Saveetha School of Law, shall not accept any liability in this regard.
  • The author(s) shall ensure that the submissions are not violative of any third-party content included in the submission or used in the research. Required permissions must be sought for the use of all types of third-party content beyond the legally permissible limits. The Publisher, Saveetha School of Law, shall not be responsible for any copyright infringement.
  • The copyright of the content published shall vest with the Publisher, Saveetha School of Law. Once the manuscript is accepted for publication, authors will receive a copyright transfer form (electronically).
  • Publication Fees: Publications in this Law Journal do not entail any fees. 

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