About the Journal
The NLS Business Law Review is an initiative by the National Law School of India University to recognise and foster academic research and scholarship in corporate and commercial law.
The NLSBLR has featured scholarship by a wide range of leading academics, practitioners, and luminaries, such as Justice V. Ramasubramanian (Supreme Court of India), Phillip R. Wood (QC, Allen and Overy LLP), Prof. James J. Nedumpara (Jindal Global Law School) Rajat Sethi (Founding and Managing Partner, S&R Associates), Prof. Régis Bismuth (Sciences Po), Prof. Anurag K. Agarwal (IIM Ahmedabad) and Rahul Singh (National Law School of India University)
Over the course of the previous year, NLSBLR started a blog that has been active throughout the year. We also transitioned into a bi-annual publication, with a Special Issue on International arbitration. We spearheaded the initiative to publish articles in real-time (rolling publications) in the form of Advance Articles. Most recently, we have been indexed on the UGC Approved list of Journals, as well as on other international databases such as HeinOnline, JSTOR.
The review intends to recognise and foster academic research and scholarship in commercial law by examining the myriad regulatory frameworks, domestic or international, that impact doing business in India or globally. We particularly welcome submissions applying comparative international perspectives.
The mandate of the NLS Business Law Review thus, inter alia, includes company law, securities and capital markets regulation, banking and finance, taxation, foreign investment, competition law, commercial dispute resolution, contract and commercial law, and employment law.
The NLS Business Law Review (NLSBLR – Volume 8) is accepting submissions under the following 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).
Guidelines for Submissions
- Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. Currently, the Journal is inviting submissions for its 8th Volume.
- Submissions must be made by filling the form attached here.
- 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).
- All manuscripts must be accompanied by a covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript, and contact information.
- An abstract of not more than 250 words shall have to 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 acknowledgements should be included in the text of the manuscript, file name, or document properties. All such information may be incorporated in the covering letter accompanying the manuscripts.
- The NLSBLR uses only footnotes (and not endnotes) as a method of citation. Submissions must conform to the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities. SCC citations for cases must be preferred wherever available.
- Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties. Thus, all submissions are checked for plagiarism.
- Submissions made to NLSBLR shall be on an exclusive basis and must not be concurrently under consideration by any other publication.
In the event of any queries, please contact Aditi Sheth, Editor-in-Chief or Anshita Agrawal, Deputy Editor-in-Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org.