Indraprastha Law Review – Call For Papers – Volume 2: Issue 1 – Summer 2021


Indraprastha Law Review (ILR) solicit contributions for Summer 2021: Vol. II Issue I in the form of article, legislative comment, book review and case comment on “Freedom of Speech, Expression And Press in India”

University School of Law and Legal Studies (USLLS) under the aegis of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi takes great pleasure to inform you that the Indraprastha Law Review (ILR) has received encouraging response and the Editorial Board has successfully published the inaugural editions of ILR Summer 2020: Vol. I Issue Iand Winter 2020: Vol. I Issue II.

Submission Guidelines

  1. All submissions are required to be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief, Indraprastha Law Review, University School of Law and Legal Studies, GGS IP University, Delhi – India.
  2. All entries by interested parties must be mailed to [email protected] by 11:59 PM, September 12, 2021, with the subject: ILR Summer 2021: Vol. II Issue I with specifying the classification of manuscript i.e. Article, Legislative Comment, Book Review, Case Comment.
  3. Contribution sent after the last date may be considered for Winter 2021: Vol. II Issue II subject to the quality of article and plagiarism clearance as per the UGC guidelines.
  4. The copyright of the entry to the eJournal will rest with the Editorial Board once the entry has been selected and the Author(s) of the same have been notified.
  5. The name of the Author (s) or any mode of identification should not be included in the manuscript. The cover letter should have the requisite contact details of the Author(s) along with an undertaking of originality and Copyright Form available on
  6. The Citation pattern to be uniformly followed is Journal of the Indian Law Institute The body of the manuscript shall be in Times New Roman, size 12, 1.5 line spacing. Citations shall be in Times New Roman, size 10, single line spacing.
  7. Speaking footnotes are discouraged.
  8. The entries shall be accepted only in MS Word (.doc, .docx)
  9. Co-Authorship of one person other than the author is allowed.
  10. The entries submitted shall be original and the plagiarism norms of the UGC shall be applicable to the submissions.
  11. An E-Certificate of Publication will be issued to author(s).
  12. There is no publication fee.

Note: All the submissions shall be put to double stage blind peer review and only on the recommendations of the reviewers, the papers submitted shall be considered for publication on Indraprastha Law Review website. Only shortlisted manuscripts will be contacted via email. If you do not hear from us within six weeks of the deadline, please assume that your manuscript has not succeeded. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reply to individual queries about the status of their manuscript.

The theme of Summer 2021: Vol. II Issue I:

Freedom of Speech, Expression And Press in India

Some suggested sub-themes are:

  • Hate Speech versus Free Speech
  • Government Surveillance of Social Media and Privacy
  • Right to Know versus Right Against Information
  • Digital Diplomacy – Interim Measure or Way Forward?
  • Contempt of Court versus Right to Freedom of Speech

(Kindly note that the above sub themes are merely indicative in nature and are not to be treated as compulsory requirements)

Submissions can be made of the following nature:

  • Book Reviews: 1000 – 2000 words.
  • Case Commentaries: 1500 – 2500 words.
  • Legislative Comments: 1500 – 2500 words.
  • Articles: 5000 – 8000 words (including footnotes)

Text Format: The length of the manuscript should not exceed 8000 words. Manuscripts shall be formatted according to the following guidelines.

  • It shall be in Microsoft word format and 1.5 line spacing.
  • All citations shall be placed in foot-notes.
  • All manuscripts should include an introduction and conclusion.
  • Number less than 100 shall be spelt out unless they are a percent (e.g., 5 percent).
  • Italics or quotes for emphasizing shall be used very sparingly.
  • Charts, graphs, etc., shall be used very sparingly.
  • Use of first person shall be avoided.
  • All pages shall be numbered.
  • It shall include an abstract of not more than 250 words, and are to be included with the final draft of paper.
  • Uniform date format shall be used (e.g., August 15, 1947).

Use of Footnotes: Indraprastha Law Review prefers footnotes (to endnotes) mainly because of the following reasons:

  • To identify the source of quotations or paraphrases;
  • To acknowledge indebtedness for words, phrases or ideas borrowed;
  • To explain where additional evidence or commentary may be found;
  • To provide additional material or discussion that is relevant but which would disrupt the flow of the text if it were included in the paper itself, and
  • To refer the reader to other parts of the paper

To enable the reader to read the reference without having to turn to the end of the text which would otherwise tend to disrupt the flow of the text and hamper smooth reading.

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