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Heritage Law College invites authors to contribute scholarly work on contemporary legal issues to the upcoming issue of the Journal of Heritage Law College.

Publishing Guidelines

  • Manuscripts meeting the quality and standards of the Journal of Heritage Law College will undergo review.
  • The submitted manuscript should be original and created by the author(s).
  • The manuscript should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere and has not been previously published in any other outlet.
  • AI chatbots, such as ChatGPT, should not be included as authors.
  • Any form of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification for publication in the Journal of Heritage Law College.

Types of Articles

The journal accepts submissions in contemporary legal issues from academicians, professionals, scholars, and students under the categories: Articles, Essays, Case Notes, Legislative Comments, and Book Reviews.

The preferred format for your manuscript is Microsoft Word (.docx).

The preferred maximum length for:

  • Abstract (250-300 words)
  • Keywords (3-5)
  • Articles (4000-5000 words)
  • Essays (3000-4000 words)
  • Case Notes(1000-2000 words)
  • Legislative Comments (1000-2000 words)
  • Book Review (1000-2000 words)

*The length includes footnotes.

Points to be remembered

  • Utilize ‘z’ spellings instead of ‘s’ spellings. For example, words ending with ‘-ise’, ‘isation’, etc., will be spelled with ‘z’ (e.g., ‘civilize’, ‘organize’,‘recognize’).
  • Utilize ‘centre’ instead of ‘center’, ‘labour’ instead of ‘labor’ and ‘programme’ instead of ‘program’).
  • Employ single quotes throughout the manuscript. Double quotes are only to be used within single quotes.

Submission Link

Submission Guidelines

1. Margin

  • 2.54 cm from all sides

2. Title

  • Font: Times New Roman (Bold)
  • Font size: 16 pts.
  • Alignment: Centre

3. Abstract

  • Font: Times New Roman (Italics)
  • Font size: 12 pts.
  • Line spacing: 1
  • Alignment: Centre

4. Keywords

  • Font: Times New Roman (Italics)
  • Font size: 12 pts.
  • Alignment: Justified

5. Headings

  • Font: Times New Roman (Bold)
  • Font size: 14 pts.
  • Alignment: Left

6. Content

  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font size: 12 pts.
  • Line spacing: 1.5
  • Alignment: Justified

7. Footnotes

  • Font: Times New Roman
  • Font size: 10 pts
  • Line Spacing: 1.0
  • Alignment: Justified

8. Reference Style

  • The citations must strictly conform to the Indian Law Institute (ILI) style of footnoting.
  • The same is available at: https://www.ili.ac.in/cstyle.pdf
  • No endnotes or speaking footnotes (descriptive footnotes) are allowed.

Submission Deadline

September 06, 2024.

Review Process

  • HLC Law Review adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy, ensuring the anonymity of both the reviewer and author throughout the evaluation process.
  • This would ensure a greater standard of review and identification of qualityacademic writing.
  • Feedback from the review process will be furnished to the authors, offering invaluable insights that can aid in refining the paper prior to its publication.

Acceptance and Publication

  • The Editorial Team will maintain communication with author(s) regarding the progress of your scholarly work throughout the process.
  • Proofs will be sent to the corresponding author via e-mail, and any necessary corrections should be promptly addressed directly or brought to our attention.
  • Authors are urged to carefully review their proofs to verify the accuracy of all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details.


  • Authors will receive a copyright form upon acceptance of their contribution for publication.
  • Submission will be considered final only upon receipt of the completed and signed copyright form.
  • If there are two authors, the corresponding author must sign the copyright form.


  • Joydip Ghosal: joydeep.ghosal@hlc.edu.in.
  • Prithwish Ganguli: prithwishganguli@gmail.com.

Important Links

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