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Journal of National Law University, Delhi | Call for Papers


The Journal of National Law University, Delhi [ISSN No: 2277-4017] is a faculty run, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Law University, Delhi. The Journal seeks to provide a platform for engaging in multi-disciplinary discussions on themes of law, society and justice. NLU, Delhi provides open access to the Journal on its website. The Journal is also listed on Heinonline and on SCC Online.


JNLUD welcomes original and previously unpublished articles, notes and comments, and book reviews for publication in its 2016-2017 volume. The Journal does not publish submissions from undergraduate students. Please direct such submissions to the NLUD Journal of Legal Studies.


Submissions for the 2016-17 volume will be accepted on a rolling basis upto 4:00 pm on March 31, 2017. Please note that in order to meet the publication schedule, this deadline cannot be extended. Please send all submissions to After initial screening, selected submissions will be peer reviewed and finalized for publication.


Submission Guidelines:


Articles are typically of around 10,000 words including footnotes.


Notes and Comments are shorter pieces (of around 5,000 words). These have a narrower scope of inquiry than articles and may include analysis of recent case law, legislation or policy.


Book reviews are generally around 3000 words. We welcome review of books that have made a significant contribution to legal or academic scholarship. Successful submissions to this category will engage substantively with the ideas and themes explored in the book instead of merely providing a summary of its main arguments.


JNLUD follows the OSCOLA citation style. Authors are encouraged to adhere as closely as possible to this citation style. However, at the stage of submission, non-compliance with OSCOLA will not affect the decision on publishability of the piece. 


Please submit your manuscript as a MS-Word document. The submission should have an attached cover page with the title of the submission, and name and designation of the author. Apart from the cover page, the rest of the submission should not contain any reference to the identity of the author in order to enable anonymous screening and peer-review. Each submission should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words.