The Indian Journal of Constitutional & Administrative Law (IJCAL) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed, open access, bi-annual law review.
IJCAL seeks to encourage path-breaking research work in the fields of Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Theory, and other ancillary subjects like Legal Philosophy and International Law, in order to revolutionize the traditional study of Constitutional Law in India.
In the past, the journal has seen contributions from luminaries like Mark Tushnet (Harvard Law School), Soli J Sorabjee, PP Rao. Sidharth Luthra, Gary Jacobsohn, Tomasz Koncewicz (Princeton Law), among others.
IJCAL is open for academicians, practitioners, doctoral students and research scholars. Submissions must pertain to Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Theory and ancillary subjects only.
All submissions must be accompanied by an Abstract, explaining the aims and objectives of the paper. The word limit for the Abstract is 500 words.
The cover page of the paper must contain the title and the details of the authors. Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of 2 authors. The name of the author should be followed by a footnote mark (*) for the first author and (**) for the second author.
The footnotes should give educational qualifications and the institutional details of the contributor/s.
All submissions made, must not have been previously published elsewhere. All submissions must follow the “The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Ed.)”. Non-conformity will be a ground for rejection.
The body of the manuscript must be in the font “Garamond”, font size 12, line spacing 1.5.
All footnotes must be in Font “Garamond”, font size 10, line spacing 1.
Submissions must be made in Microsoft Office (doc. /docx.) formats only.
• Formatting guidelines are available here.
• Submission guidelines are available here.
• Volume II is available here.
The submissions could fall under any of the following categories:
1. Articles (6000 words or above, excluding footnotes)
2. Essays (3500-6000 words excluding footnotes)
3. Book Reviews/Case Commentary/Short Notes (1500-3500 words excluding footnotes)
All submissions must be made to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Submission for Volume III” by December 31st, 2018.
The journal follows a two-stage review – one by the editors, and the second by the peer reviewers. Within a month of submission of papers, the authors shall be intimated if their submissions have been accepted for the second stage of review.
The provisionally accepted papers shall be forwarded to the Peer Reviewers, on whose advice; the decision regarding the final publication of the papers shall be taken.
Authors can expect to receive decisions on their submissions within two months of their submissions.
Please note that the procedures for reviewing manuscripts are based on the anonymity of the author and the confidentiality of the editors’ and reviewers’ reports.
For any queries, feel free to contact:
Mr. Zaid Deva, email@example.com
Mr. Swagat Baruah, firstname.lastname@example.org