General Guidelines
The deadline for submission of unsolicited manuscripts is 30th June, 11:59 PM.
Contributions should be in English language only and in conformity with the IJCLS scheme and style. Text and citations should conform to the rules in The ILI Citation style ( This mode of citation must be strictly followed otherwise the paper shall not be considered for publication.
Co-authorship is allowed up to 3 authors.
All manuscripts submitted to IJCLS must be original and must not have been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
In the event that a manuscript submitted to IJCLS has been submitted and accepted by any other journal, the author must withdraw their submission from IJCLS. If IJCLS accepts the manuscript first, the author must withdraw it for consideration from all other Journals. Failure to do so will lead to the removal of the piece from consideration for publication in IJCLS.
All manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected, the Editorial Board reserves the right of rejection of the same.
Authors shall warrant that the paper submitted for publication does not infringe the copyright of any other person, except as agreed otherwise. The copyright of the articles published shall vest with the publisher, viz., International Journal of Comparative Legal Studies. The publisher, however, shall not be liable for any copyright infringement.
Submission Guidelines for Manuscript
The IJCLS invites manuscripts under the following categories and the word limit mentioned as under must be strictly adhered to:
●       Short Articles: Between 3,000 to 5,000 words.
●       Long Articles: Between 5,000 to 8,000 words.
These word counts are exclusive of footnotes. The Editorial Board reserves the right to increase or relax the word count, depending on the quality of the submission.
The body of the manuscript should be in Bookman Old Style, font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing.
The footnotes should be in Bookman Old Style, font size 10 with single line spacing.
The Journal employs footnotes as the method of citation, rather than endnotes. The system of citation to be used is The ILI (Indian Law Institute) Citation style.
Submission Procedure
All manuscripts must be emailed to [email protected] with the subject “IJCLS Volume 1 – Submission”.
The manuscript should be submitted electronically in doc or docx format. No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and acknowledgements should be included in the text of the manuscript, the name or document properties. All such information may be incorporated in the covering letter accompanying the manuscripts.
All manuscripts must be accompanied by:
a.    A cover letter with the name(s) of author(s), designation, institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and contact information (correspondence address, email id, phone number etc.).
b.   A declaration that the manuscript submitted is a piece of original and bonafide research work and has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.
c.    An abstract of not more than 200 words describing the submission.
Authors are required to inform the Editorial Board if they have submitted their manuscript to another law journal and if they have received an offer of publication.

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