criminal law review blog

About MNLU Mumbai

Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai was established under the Maharashtra Act No.

VI of 2014. The Act envisaged the establishment of a National Law University in Maharashtra to impart advanced legal education and promote society-oriented research in legal studies for the advancement of societal life of the people in India.

About CRCJ

MNLU Mumbai’s Centre for Research in Criminal Justice is dedicated to shaping a more equitable and efficient Criminal Justice System. We do so through our three-pronged approach: Research, Education, and Action. In close collaboration with academicians, policymakers, and researchers, our organization works tirelessly to ensure that every young person, regardless of their background, has the access to inclusive and high-quality learning opportunities. Our extensive audience encompasses a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including students, professionals, and legal practitioners, both locally and globally. Additionally, we actively engage with policymakers and researchers who share keen interest in criminal law issues.

About the MNLUM Criminal Law Review Blog

The MNLUM Criminal Law Review Blog operates as a rigorously curated and academically esteemed platform that employs a meticulous double-blind peer review process. It proudly hosts an extensive spectrum of themes and discussions, all intricately woven into the tapestry of criminal law. This prestigious blog transcends boundaries to delve deeply into the multifaceted realms of jurisprudence, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of criminal law.

Submission Guidelines

  1. The MNLUM Criminal Law Review Blog welcomes submissions from students, academicians, researchers and practitioners on any area of criminal law. The submission should deal with a relevant/topical issue of domestic or international criminal law. The article should be an original work of the author

  2. The submission should be between 1200 — 1500 words. Longer pieces will be considered for publication, if the content so requires and the quality is ensured. Kindly keep your title brief and ensure that it clearly conveys the essence of the piece to the reader.

  3. The articles should be submitted as a Word document (in .doc or .docx format) by filling out the Google form which can be accessed here. Any submissions made through email will not be considered for the review process.

  4. While formatting the document, the author(s) should keep the following things in mind:

    • Font Size: 12 pt., Font Style: Times New Roman and Line Spacing: 1.5

    • All the relevant authorities should be duly acknowledged and hyperlinked in the submitted text itself. If hyperlinks are not available, then endnotes (in Bluebook 20th edition) can be used.

    • We encourage authors to use section headers in bold font to break up the text and guide the reader.

  5. The submission should be an original work of the author and not under consideration for publication in any other journal or blog. Plagiarism above 20% will be a ground for rejection.

  6. Co-authorship is allowed up to two authors.

  7. The authors must ensure that their names, institutional affiliation and other personal information is not present in the submitted manuscript.

  8. All content must be submitted in English. That said, once approved for publication, we are happy to post a translated copy(-ies), provided that the translation is done either by the author(s) himself/herself, or through a trusted third party of the author’s own accord. Please note that any translated version(s) will be posted alongside, rather than in lieu of, the English version. We strongly encourage authors to avail of this opportunity to translate their text into the working language of the context of interest, so that the post can reach more audiences.

  9. Authors should not include their personal details in the manuscript.

Review Process

  • The review process is a two-stage double-blind peer review.

  • The board would look into various factors like relevance to the theme of the blog, accuracy of facts, depth of analysis, coherence in arguments and lastly, language and structure of the content.

  • Generally, the author(s) will be intimated about acceptance/rejection within 10 days of submission. However, the review process may take longer under exceptional circumstances.

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