Submission Guidelines

All submissions are to be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx), with Times New Roman font (Main text: size 12 and double spaced, footnotes: size 10 and single-spaced). A cover page contains details of the author, his or her institution, and contact details must also be attached. An abstract of not more than 250 words is to be provided with the manuscript.

No personal or identifiable information of the author must be present within the main body of the submission. Any relevant information may be added to the cover page during the submission.

The Business Law Review uses only footnotes (and not endnotes) as a method of citation. Submissions must conform to the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities.

Authors are requested to inform the Editorial Board if the manuscript has been submitted to other journals or if the manuscript has already been published in another journal. Authors may requested expedited review of the manuscript, which shall be granted at the discretion of the Editorial Board.

Submission categories:

Articles: (6,000 – 10,000 words) are comprehensive publications that analyse important themes, and may adopt comparative perspectives.

Essays (4,000 – 6,000 words) typically identify a specific issue, which may be of contemporary relevance, and present a central argument.

Case Notes, Legislative Comments, Book/Article Reviews (1,500 – 3,000 words) provide an insight into new developments in the field of business law

However, The Business Law Review is quite flexible with the word limit and, therefore, would be open to receiving submission that are substantially shorter or longer, depending upon the content.

Soft copy submissions can be emailed to the editorial board at nlsblr@nls.ac.in and hard-copy submissions can be made to the address specified in the contact page.