September 28, 2021

Call for Papers | NLS Business Law Review: Submit by Oct 20 [No Publication Fee]


The NLS Business Law Review is an initiative by the National Law School of India University. The review intends to recognise and foster academic research and scholarship in commercial law by examining the myriad regulatory frameworks, domestic or international, that impact doing business in India or globally.


Company law, securities and capital markets regulation, banking and finance, taxation, foreign investment, competition law, commercial dispute resolution, contract and commercial law, and employment law. 


· Articles (6,000 – 10,000 words) are comprehensive publications that analyse important themes, and may adopt comparative perspectives.

· Essays (4,000 – 6,000 words) typically identify a specific issue, which may be of contemporary relevance, and present a central argument.

· Case Notes, Legislative Comments, Book/Article Reviews (1,500 – 3,000 words).

Further Guidelines

· Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Currently, the Journal is inviting submissions for its 7th Volume. The deadline for sending submissions for the forthcoming volume is October 20, 2020.

· Submissions must be made in electronic form to [email protected] under the subject heading ‘NLSBLR Vol. 7 Submission: ’. The submissions by students of NLSIU must be made to [email protected]

· All submissions must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx), with Times New Roman font (Main text: size 12 and double spaced, footnotes: size 10 and single-spaced).

· All manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript, and contact information.

· An abstract of not more than 250 words shall have to be provided.

· Co-authorship (up to 2 authors) is permitted.

· No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and acknowledgments should be included in the text of the manuscript, file name or document properties. All such information may be incorporated in the cover letter accompanying the manuscripts.

· The NLSBLR uses only footnotes (and not endnotes) as a method of citation. Submissions must conform to the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities. Please note that SCC citations for cases must be preferred wherever available.

· Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties.

· Submissions made to NLSBLR shall be on an exclusive basis and must not be concurrently under consideration by any other publication.

· Submissions must fall within the general mandate of the journal, which can be found at

Submission Guidelines for BLOG

The NLSBLR Blog invites contributions in the following categories –

1. Responses to articles in the print journal or previous articles published in the NLS BLR

2. Comments on contemporary legal developments

3. Articles on topics of with respect to ease of doing business in India

4. Book reviews engaging with recent literary works.

Please note that this is an inclusive list and we would be happy to publish other pieces as long as they fall within our mandate specified above.


Articles for the blog must be between 1,000-2,500 words and the relevant citations must be hyperlinked. All contributions must be made in a .doc or .docx format. The contributions must necessarily be accompanied with a subtitle and the author’s byline of not more than 50 words. Submissions must be made in electronic form to [email protected] under the subject heading ‘NLSBLR Vol. 7 Submission: ’. The submissions by students of NLSIU must be made to [email protected]

Timeline and Procedure

We accept contributions to the BLR Forum on a rolling basis. BLR strives to ensure a speedy and efficient review process. We follow a system of two rounds of review by the Editorial Board for publication in the BLR Forum. Authors should be prepared to make suitable changes to their articles as required by the Editorial Board before publication.

Conditions of Publication

Please note that submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned or rejected. While we strive to provide substantive feedback for every submission we receive, it may not always be possible to do so, given the large number of submissions. We reserve the right to reject submissions without providing substantive feedback.

Please note that the NLSBLR blog allows cross-posting of articles.

Last date of Submission:

October 20, 2020


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