CELAR, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, is inviting submissions for Issue 43 of Lex Terra, their quarterly online publication.

Centre for Environmental Law, Advocacy & Research (CELAR), National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam, is inviting scholastic submissions for Issue 43 onwards for Lex Terra (ISSN: 2455-0965), their quarterly online publication ("webzine").


The Centre for Environmental Law, Advocacy and Research (CELAR) of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), is pleased to invite scholastic submissions for Issue 43 onwards for Lex Terra (ISSN: 2455-0965), our quarterly online publication (“webzine”). Since its inception, Lex Terra has published 42 issues on various debatable facets of the environment and environment-related analytical items. Several academicians, practitioners, and students have contributed to the webzine. Through Lex Terra, we endeavour to facilitate better and greater ideas to create a community of environmentally conscious individuals from legal and non-legal fraternities. Detailed submission guidelines can be found below.

Submission Guidelines

Lex Terra exclusively accepts manuscripts that revolve around the themes of environmental law and policy research. Manuscripts that are not related to environmental law are summarily rejected.

Possible sub-themes include but are not limited to

  • Natural Resource Management Law
  • Waste Management
  • Biodiversity Management
  • Energy Law
  • Forest Laws
  • Animal Rights
  • Agricultural Laws
  • Climate Change Law and Policy
  • Global Commons
  • Sustainable Development
  • Environment Impact Assessment
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Pollution Control
  • Coastal Regulation
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ecofeminism
  • Environment, Business and Human Rights
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Environmental Economics

While contributors are permitted to submit articles on the aforementioned themes across any jurisdiction, we especially encourage submissions exploring customary environmental standards and practices pertaining to North-East India. We, at Lex Terra, firmly believe that the North-East region of India, being rich in biodiversity and natural resources, requires particular attention from an enviro-legal standpoint.

Submission Details

  • All manuscripts and author(s) details must be submitted only via this form:
  • Submission Link: [Click here]
  • Manuscripts sent via email will not be considered.

The word limit, exclusive of footnotes, is as follows:

  • Short Articles: 2000 words,
  • Enviro-legislative analysis: 1000 words,
  • Enviro-legal news & perspectives: 1000 words, and
  • Enviro-judgement analysis: 1000 - 1500 words.
Please do not use any personal identification details in the manuscript, such as your name or institutional affiliations, to better facilitate the double-blind peer-review process.
  • Co-authorship among individuals of the same or different institutions is allowed up to two authors.
  • Please ensure that the manuscript submitted to Lex Terra must not be simultaneously under consideration at other academic publications.
  • The webzine is committed to publishing pieces of the highest academic quality. Pursuant to this, we have a strict no-plagiarism policy and all manuscripts we receive are put through plagiarism detection software. Any manuscripts found to have a similarity index of more than 25% are summarily rejected. Other pieces depend upon context. Only the non-plagiarized manuscripts are sent to the peer reviewers.
For detailed information on Submission Guidelines kindly refer to the brochure.

Editorial Policy

  • The Editorial Board reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any point in time, without prior notice to the author(s).
  • The decision of the Editorial Board in any dispute shall be final and binding.
  • Upon final acceptance of the manuscript for publication by the Board, the copyright over the manuscript is vested with the Registrar, NLUJAA. However, the moral rights over the manuscript shall vest with the author(s).

Open Access Statement

Lex Terra is committed to free and open access to all academic research. No publication fees will be charged to authors at any stage of the review. In addition, no subscription costs will be charged to readers. Accepted manuscripts shall be published online and can be freely accessed through the official website of the National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam.


Brochure: [Click here to view]


Email: celar@nluassam.ac.in.

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