January 23, 2022

Call for blogs| by MNLU’s Centre for Information, Communication and Technology Law (CICTL)

MNLU Mumbai

The Centre for Information, Communication and Technology Law Blog is inviting submissions, including articles, research pieces, opinions, case comments and short notes on the latest and/or relevant issues on Information Technology Law, and any aspect regarding the relationship between technology and the law.

About Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai (MNLU Mumbai) is a National Law University at Mumbai, Maharashtra India. It is a National Law University established in India by The Maharashtra National Law University Act 2014, passed by Maharashtra Legislature under the Maharashtra Act No VI of 2014. MNLU Mumbai offers a five-year integrated B.A LL.B.(Hons.) course. Admissions are through Common Law Admission Test.

About the Centre

The Centre for Information Communication & Technology Law (“CICTL”) is an initiative of the Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai which aims to be a centre for excellence in generating and disseminating the knowledge concerning the interrelationship between technology and law across the globe.

Submission guidelines

  • Co-authorship: Co-authorship up to two authors is permitted.
  • Plagiarism: The submission should reflect original and unpublished work, not under review with a similar platform. A maximum similarity of 15% is allowed. Non-adherence to this rule shall result in rejection of the article summarily with no chance for improvement.
  • Length: Submissions must ideally be limited to a length of 1500 words. This limit shall be exclusive of any explanatory endnotes that are added. Non-adherence of the word limit can be allowed only if deemed necessary.
  • Formatting: Submissions should be made in Microsoft Word (.docx) format. The submission should adhere to the following formatting style. Font: Times New Roman, Font size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5. (For Endnotes Font size: 10, Line spacing:1)
  • Citation: Relevant sources such as judgments, laws, treaties, news article and other legal texts must be added as hyperlinks in-text. Where sources are not available as open-source documents, Endnotes may be added adhering to the uniform Bluebook 20th Edition citation style.

Other details

Every article undergoes a comprehensive three-tier student review and is sent back with comments for improvement, suggested changes, or cogent reasons for rejection/selection.  The final decision of the editorial team shall be conveyed within the strict timeline of 7 days subject to response of the authors in case the article is sent back for revision.

Upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication by CICTL Blog, the copyright over the manuscript is vested with MNLU Mumbai. However, the moral rights over the manuscript shall vest in the author(s).

On successful publication of a blog article, the author(s) shall be provided with a certificate of publication from Centre for Information Communication, and Technology Law, MNLU Mumbai. The Centre is a non-profit initiative which does not seek remuneration for publishing scholarly works.

Contact

Any queries can be addressed via mail at [email protected]  (Kindly mention “Query – Blog) at the mail.

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