January 23, 2022

Call for Papers| WBNUJS’s Journal on Dispute Resolution [JODR]: Submit by July 31

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About the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS or NUJS) is one of India’s finest National Law Universites. Established in 1999, NUJS offers courses at under and postgraduate levels. It is in Salt Lake City of Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

The university offers a five-year integrated B.A. LLB (Hons.) degree program, and an LLM program. Admission to the former program is through the Common Law Admission Test, a highly competitive, nationwide entrance examination, held jointly by fourteen of the nineteen national law schools. NUJS also offers MPhil, Ph.D., and diplomas in business laws and other programs, in addition to a number of online courses that attract students from 17 countries across the world.  

About the WBNUJS Journal on Dispute Resolution

The Journal on Dispute Resolution [JODR] is the flagship biannual journal of the Mediation Clinic published under the aegis of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. It is an open-access, student-reviewed journal and aims to provide a platform for the discussion of national as well as international developments in the field of dispute resolution.

The Journal seeks to strike a balance between practical and academic contributions on issues which form the forefront of contemporary legal discourse.

JODR was launched in association with the NUJS Mediation Clinic and the Indian Mediation Week (‘IMW’). The NUJS Mediation Clinic was the first student-run Mediation Clinic of the nation, inaugurated by Justice A.K. Sikri. IMW is also recognised as India’s largest student-run Access to Justice Campaign, spread across the country and supported by the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India and Supreme Court Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC).

Theme

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism
  • Investor-State Dispute Settlement
  • Investment treaties issues
  • Institutional and Non-Institutional Arbitration
  • Jurisdiction specific issues on arbitration
  • Developments in litigation in the concerned field

Submission Guidelines

  • The journal accept submissions from academicians, legal practitioners, research scholars and students encompassing but not limited to the themes mentioned above.
  • Co-authoring of papers amongst individuals is permissible. However, the number of co-authors must not exceed three.
  • The manuscript must not contain any mention of or reference to the Author’s name, credentials or affiliations in any form. Such relevant biographical information must be provided in a separate cover letter.
  • The manuscript must contain an abstract of up-to 300 words. It may also contain a maximum of 5 key-words to ensure search engine optimisation.
  • The author must uniformly follow the OSCOLA guide to legal citation (4th ed., 2012) in the manuscript.
  • The body of the manuscript must be in the font ‘Times New Roman’, font size 12, line spacing 1. All footnotes must be in font ‘Times New Roman’, font size 10, line spacing 1.
  • The manuscript must be an original and unpublished work of the Author(s). While the submission is under the process of review, it shall not be considered for publication by any other platform. Submission(s) made by the Author(s) shall not be plagiarised and the editorial board has the right to reject a plagiarised manuscript.
  • The Author(s) must ensure to follow British spelling conventions in accordance with the Oxford English Dictionary.
  • The manuscript must contain an abstract of up to 300 words. It may also contain a maximum of 5 key-words to ensure search engine optimisation. The abstract will not be included in the final word count. Formatting guide for the same is provided below.
  • The manuscript may contain a table of contents. This will be included in the final word count. Formatting guide for the same is provided below.
  • The Author(s) must uniformly follow the OSCOLA guide to legal citation (4th, 2012) in the manuscript.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Main text formatting:
  • Alignment shall be justified.
  • Font style shall be ‘Times New Roman’.
  • Font size shall be 12.
  • Line spacing shall be maintained at 1.
  • Paragraph spacing shall be maintained at 8.
  • Paragraph indentation (1 tab).
  • Footnote formatting:
  • Font style shall be ‘Times New Roman’.
  • Font size shall be 10.
  • Line spacing shall be maintained at 1.
  • All hyperlinks shall be black in colour and must not be underlined.
  • Footnotes shall not be included in the final word count.
  • Miscellaneous formatting
  • Uniform margins (top, right, bottom, left) shall be maintained at 2.54 cm.
  • Headings shall be in ‘Times New Roman’. Heading levels must clearly be demarcated.
  • Abstract shall be justified and in italics.
  • For the table of contents, font style shall be ‘Times New Roman’, font size shall be 10, and line spacing shall be 1.
  • Any table used in the manuscript must be numbered and precisely named.

Word limits

  • Long Articles: 6,000 +
  • Short Articles: 3,000 to 6,000
  • Case Comments: 1,500 to 3,000
  • Legislative Comments: 1,500 to 3,000
  • Book and Article Reviews: 1,500 +

Other information

  • The manuscript shall be submitted in an MS Word (.doc/.docx) format and must be compatible with MS Word 2007 and above. The submissions shall be sent to [email protected] with the title as “Submission—JODR”. Pitches or enquiries about possible articles may be made in the body of the e-mail.
  • The Deadline for submissions for the first issue is July 31, 2020.
  • Submissions shall be accepted across the year, however, submissions made after July 31, 2020 shall be considered for the next issue.

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