Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Call for Submissions from Indian Journal of International Economic Law

A call for submissions from the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) which may be of interest to some of our readers.


"We, the editorial board of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL), 2009-10, produced by students of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore are proud to invite submissions for the third issue of the journal from academicians, scholars and graduate students on topics relating to International Economic Law.

IJIEL is an annual journal that is managed, edited and produced by students of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore – India’s premier law school. This refereed journal focuses on the recognition of the staggering impact of WTO and international trade and commerce particularly in developing countries. That is not to say, however, that we restrict ourselves to WTO law and international trade law. Our mandate extends to all academic scholarship relevant to International Economic Law, including international finance and taxation, cross-border regulatory reform in light of the credit crisis, questions concerning the linkages between trade, human rights and the environment, international competition law, economic aspects of IP rights and TRIPS, etc.

We are particularly interested in law and economics analyses of the all the subject areas within our mandate. We pride ourselves on being one of the few legal journals which focuses on these issues from a developing country perspective.

The first two issue have been a tremendous success in terms of the breadth and quality of the submissions that we have received and been privileged to publish. We have been fortunate to receive the enthusiastic support of stalwarts in the field of International Economic Law. Professor Jagdish Bhagwati has written the foreword for our first issue. The foreword for our second issue has been written by Mr. Arvind Subramaniam from the Peterson Institute. Professor Andrew T. Guzman, Professor Yuji Iwasawa and Ms. Jayashree Watal are members of the journal's editorial board. Recently, we have also received the patronage of the WTO Chair established in NLSIU by the Ministry of Commerce of the Government of India.

Our circulation policy has targeted leading international law firms such as Allen&Overy, Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Norton Rose, legal practioners, universities, academic research centres and government bodies in India and abroad, providing us with enormous academic and geographical reach. We are also in the process of negotiating a tie up with the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) to enable us to further extend our circulation.

Submission Guidelines

i) All submissions are to be made via e-mail as .doc documents (Microsoft Word 2003 or 2007) by January 31st, 2010.

ii) We follow the Harvard Blue Book – A Uniform System of Citation (18th edn.) style of referencing and request authors to comply with the same.

iii) For full length articles the word limit is 10,000-12,000 words, though we appreciate brevity. The word limit for graduate and doctoral theses by currently enrolled postgraduate students is 7000-8000 words, and the articles should take the form of case reviews, legislative analyses, short comments or short articles.

iv) We do not accept submissions from undergraduate students. A new Law in Focus section has been introduced where practitioners are invited to briefly describe and opine on recent legislations/ ground breaking cases which have been landmark changes in their respective jurisdictions. The word limit for such entries is 3000-5000 words.

v) We wish to minimize usage of paper and therefore accept only electronic submissions.

vi) All submissions may be e-mailed to the following address: ijiel@nls.ac.in

We look forward with eager anticipation to receiving your submissions.

Thanking You,

Devina Deshpande, Convenor, IJIEL, 2009-10
Abhimanyu George Jain, Chief Editor, IJIEL, 2009-10

[on behalf of the Student Editorial Board of IJIEL, 2009-10: Archit Dhir, Bhavya Mohan, Divya Shenoy, K. Aishwarya, Surbhi Kuwelkar, Surya Kiran Banerjee and Vrinda Bhandari]

Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL)
National Law School of India University (NLSIU)
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore – 560240
ijiel@nls.ac.in
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