National Law Institute University, Bhopal is inviting submissions for its Journal of Business Laws through a call for papers.
Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) was established as a “Centre for Excellence” in 2008 at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal.
About Journal of Business Laws
The Journal of Business Laws serves as the flagship publication of CBCL and is a specialized periodical devoted exclusively to corporate and commercial laws, which offers legal professionals, academicians and students an up-to-date review of the field.
Published pieces include long articles, short articles, case and legislative comments, and book reviews on the law and practice relating to corporate and commercial laws.
Hon’ble Justice Ravi Malimath, Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court and the Chancellor of NLIU, serves as the Patron-in-Chief of the Journal, whereas Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar, Vice-Chancellor of NLIU, serves as the Patron of the Journal.
About Call for Papers
The JBL is inviting submissions for Volume IV.
Students, academicians, and professionals.
JBL shall include articles pertaining to the field of business and commercial laws. The Journal welcomes submissions on any of the following sub-themes:
- Company law
- Investment law
- Competition law
- Law of banking and finance
- Insolvency and bankruptcy law
- Taxation law
- Securities and capital markets law
- Intellectual property law
- Contract law
- White-collar crimes.
Note: The submissions are expected to be of contemporary social relevance and must demonstrate high standards of scholarship.
- Long articles (4000 to 7000 words): The article must be a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of a contemporary issue in corporate and commercial laws and should include references to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions.
- Short articles (2000 to 4000 words): The article must be an analysis of a contemporary issue in corporate and commercial law and should include a reference to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions.
- Case comments (2000 to 4000 words): The comment must be an analysis of a recent judgment, bringing out its relevance in light of the development of corporate and commercial law, views expressed in the judgment and the opinion(s) of the author.
- Legislative comments (2000 to 4000 words): The comment must be a critical analysis of a recent amendment, legislative report, notification, or new enactment, and must include the views of the author(s).
- Book review (1000 to 3000 words): The review must be a crisp account of a recently published book on corporate and commercial laws, including the issues explored and related arguments of the author.
Note: The word limit is exclusive of the abstract and the footnotes. The prescribed word limit may be relaxed up to 10%, at the discretion of the Editorial Board.
Submission and Formatting Guidelines
- The title must succinctly encapsulate the topic and explain the body of work.
- There must be an abstract (250-300 words) which briefly describes the idea behind the submission, its structure, and the authors’ conclusion(s). It must include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the article beyond the existing available literature.
- The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, with Font Size 12, and 1.5-line spacing.
- The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, with Font Size 10, and single line spacing.
- The citations must conform to the style of OSCOLA (4th Edition) – Key available here.
- Co-authorship (with no cap on authors) is permitted for all articles.
- Manuscripts should only use footnotes as a means of citation. No other method shall be permitted.
- Substantive footnotes are permissible.
- The manuscript should not contain any references to the identity of the authors. However, authors are allowed to cite their previous published work.
- All manuscripts shall only proceed to content evaluation after clearing a strict and thorough plagiarism check.
How to Submit?
- Kindly send your manuscript in MS Word (.docx) format to cbcl[at]nliu.ac.in. The subject of the email should be “Submission for Volume 4 – .”<Title of the Manuscript>.
- The submission should be accompanied by a Covering Letter, which must include the following details:
- Name of Author(s)
- Contact Details– Address and Mobile No.
- Institutional Affiliations (if any)
- Academic Qualifications
December 30, 2022; 11:59 PM
In case of any queries, please contact cbcl[at]nliu.ac.in.
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