About the Journal

Scholasticus (ISSN 0975-1157), one of the earliest publication by National Law University, Jodhpur, has had the privilege of publishing the articles from some stalwarts of the legal arena including Justice K.G.

Balakrishnan (Former Chief Justice of India), Fali S. Nariman (Senior Advocate at Supreme Court of India) and C. Scott Pryor (Professor at Regent University School of Law). Scholasticus is now published under the aegis of the Centre of Studies in Banking and Finance at National Law University, Jodhpur. The Journal takes immense pride in being the frontrunner to have a specific focus on Banking and Finance laws. The Journal is re-launching after a gap of a few years, and shall be published bi-annually.

About the Centre

The Centre of Studies in Banking and Finance at National Law University, Jodhpur (CSBF) was established by the Reserve Bank of India in 2002. The Centre provides a platform for scholars and practitioners to exchange views on issues dealing with banking and financial systems through its Conferences, Essay Competitions, Workshops and Discussion Forums. CSBF seeks to promote discourse related to the banking sector, capital markets and other financial services. The Journal is another venture of the Centre to associate with professionals, judges, academicians and students to discuss ideas related to the banking and finance sector.

Categories of Submissions

Scholasticus (ISSN 0975-1157) is accepting submissions under the following categories:

  1. Articles (6,000 – 8,000 words): Articles must comprehensively analyze important themes and may adopt comparative perspectives. It must analyze the current practice in the field, identify the lacunae therein, and provide constructive suggestions.
  2. Essays (4,000 – 6,000 words): typically identify a specific issue, which may be of contemporary relevance and present a central argument.
  3. Case Notes, Legislative Comments, Book/Article Reviews (1,500 – 3,000 words).


  • Legal implications of technological advancements such as (1) blockchain; (2) artificial intelligence; (3) cryptocurrency; (4) distributed ledger technology; and/or (5) big data on the banking and finance sector.
  • Impact of digital payments, and neo banks on financial inclusion in India and its interplay with the data protection, and cybersecurity regulations.
  • Reviving the Indian economy in the post-COVID-19 era through banking and finance sector measures.
  • Recapitalization of public sector banks, and mergers and amalgamations in the banking and financial sector.
  • Lessons from across the world – aiding MSMEs and the agricultural sector in India through banking and financial reforms.
  • Exploring the full potential of REITs and InvITs – Financing the real estate and infrastructure sector
  • Ensuring social equity in terms of liquidity and finances for those hit the hardest by Covid-19.
  • Lessons from a crisis like the DHFL, Yes Bank, and PMC Bank debacle – Building a more resilient banking structure.

Guidelines for submissions

  • Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. The Journal is pleased to invite submissions for its Volume I, Issue I. The deadline for sending submissions for the forthcoming volume is October 17, 2020.
  • Submissions must be made in the electronic format by filling the Google form available here  ; alternatively, the submissions may be e-mailed to scholasticus.nluj@gmail.com/centerforbanking@nlujodhpur.ac.in with the ancillary information within the body of the email.
  • All submissions must 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).
  • An abstract of not more than 250 words must be provided.
  • Co-authorship (up to 2 authors) is permitted.
  • No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), and acknowledgments should be included in the text of the manuscript, file name, or document properties.
  • Scholasticus uses only footnotes (and not endnotes) as a mode of citation. Submissions must conform to the Bluebook (20th edition) Citation style.
  • Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe on the copyright or any other rights of any third parties. Any form of plagiarism is strictly discouraged. The manuscript shall be disqualified from consideration of publication in case the plagiarism crosses the threshold of 20% (twenty percent).
  • Submissions made to Scholasticus shall be exclusive and must not be concurrently under consideration by any other publication.

Contact Details

In case of any queries please contact Mr. Shubham Jain (shubhamjain8697@gmail.com | +91-98295-32636) or Ms. Sadhvi Chhabra (sadhvi.chhabra23@gmail.com | +91-95822-52001), Editors-in-Chief, Scholasticus.

Scholasticus- Call for submissions- Volume 1, Issue 1

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