August 4, 2021

Call for Papers| Nirma University’s Journal of Centre for Environmental Law [ISSN 2456-2246]

Nirma University

About the Nirma University

Nirma University was established in 2003 as a statutory university under Gujarat State Act, and as an initiative of the Nirma Education & Research Foundation (NERF). The university has been recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act.

Institute of Law was established with a vision to promote excellence in the field of law and justice, and sets high standards in the field of legal education. The Institute emphasizes the all round development of its students, and aims at not only producing good professionals, but also good and worthy citizens of a great country aiding in its overall progress and development.

About the Journal

Journal of Centre for Environmental Law [ISSN 2456-2246] is the flagship publication of Institute of Law Nirma University. The journal is an annual, peer-reviewed ISSN serial publication from Centre for Environment Law of Institute of Law, Nirma University.

It showcases contemporary issues and challenges specific to law, with an approach towards assimilating knowledge in the field of environment. It is an endeavor of the centre to become the beacon of legal education by encouraging synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across the academia and research fraternity.


Environment and Town Planning


  • Town and country planning: Concept of “Green spaces & Lung Spaces”
  • Law: enforcement and constrains
  • Planning: management policies any other
  • Smart Cities and Environment
  • Land pollution and Smart cities
  • Water degradation and town planning
  • Noise pollution and smart city agreements
  • Any Other

Word Limit

  • Research papers (5,000- 6,000 words),
  • Short notes (2000-3000 words),
  • Book reviews (1000-2000 words), and
  • Case studies/commentaries (1000-3000 words).

However, looking at the quality and depth of research, relaxation may be given and word limit may vary.


It shall be open to all law students. (5 Year Integrated LLB/3 Year LLB/LLM), Law professors, Law practitioners etc. Entries can be co-authored. However, a maximum of two authors per entry is allowed.

Entries from all aspects of law whether direct or applied are welcome.

Citation Style

The Bluebook Uniform System of Citation (20th edition) shall be strictly adhered to.

Format of Main Text & the Footnotes: The Times New Roman font, in font size 12 is prescribed for all entries. Further, the footnotes shall be in font size 10 and line spacing of 1.5 and 1.0 shall be followed respectively.

Mode of Submission

Entries are to be sent at [email protected] latest by January 15, 2021 (11:59 PM). No hard copy of the same is required.

Upon the completion of the review process the authors of accepted papers would be notified.

Publication Policy

  • All the submissions sent to the Centre must be original and should not have been published nor should they be under consideration for publication in any other journal.
  • Plagiarized entries are liable to be rejected.
  • There must not be any copyright issues with the article sent for publication purposes. Centre for Environment Law denies any liability which may arise in this regard.
  • By way of submitting their work to the Journal of Centre for Environment Law, the authors grant exclusive permission to JCEL to publish and reproduce their work in all streams of media.
  • Such right is subject to the doctrine of fair use as followed under the law relating to Intellectual Property Rights and subject to the entitlements of the author.
  • A process of peer-review shall be used to scrutinize all the submissions.
  • The editors reserve the right to delete or edit any article or part thereof whose content is found to be offensive, defamatory, outrightly unethical, or if it is suggestive of racism, sexual or religious discrimination, illegal or terror activities etc.
  • The article is subjected to rejection if its content is likely to offend the religious or political sentiments of the reader.


Faculty Coordinators: Ms. Swati Mawandiya, +91 9873951536

Student Coordinators: Nandini Goyal, 8439135123


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