Call for Papers is being invited for MNLUA Journal for Dispute Resolution by Maharashtra National Law University by 19th January 2023.

Call for Papers is being invited for MNLUA Journal for Dispute Resolution by Maharashtra National Law University by 19th January 2023.

About the Centre

The MNLU-A Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution, a student initiative that took shape in 2022, to promote academic interest and research on themes pertaining to Alternative Dispute Resolution constituting dispute resolution methods like Arbitration, Negotiation, Mediation and Conciliation. The Centre aims to promote and strengthen ADR mechanisms across the nation by providing a platform for an unbiased study and research in the field.

About MNLUA Journal for Dispute Resolution

The Journal for Dispute Resolution (JDR) is a student-run, annual, ADR focused, student-edited, and peer-reviewed journal. The journal aims to provide a platform for engaging in discussions on various themes of ADR mechanism in India and international jurisdictions. The Journal primarily seeks to promote interest, research and academic writing among academia, practitioners, students and research scholars alike and to promote meaningful discourse on contemporary legal issues surrounding ADR.

Call for Papers

The JDR is inviting submissions for its 1st ever volume of the Journal. Contributions for the Journal are welcome from all academicians, practitioners and law students. JDR accepts submissions on a rolling basis, subject to the preference for publication in the upcoming issue granted for those submissions made before the prescribed date, i.e. 19th January 2023.

The journal permits submissions in the nature of Articles, Case Comments, Legislative Comments and Book Reviews falling within the scope of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Submission Guidelines

The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.

Submissions can be made under the following heads:

  1. Long Articles — Word limit of 6500 words
  2. Short Articles — Word limit of 4000- 5000 words
  3. Case Comments — Word limit of 1500-2500 words
  4. Book Review — Word limit of 2000-3000 words
Co-authorship is permissible only up to a maximum of two authors.

Format of Submissions

All the contributors must adhere to the following guidelines:

  1. All submissions must be in ENGLISH only
  2. All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 350 words
  3. The body of the document must be in Times New Roman with font size of 12 and line Spacing of 1.5 with justified alignment
  4. All the footnotes must conform to The Bluebook (21st Edition): A Uniform System of Citation.
  5. All submissions are required to be mailed in .doc/.dox format only
  6. Permitted Level of Similarity is 15% excluding references/footnotes.

Submissions which do not adhere to the guidelines provided shall not be considered for review. All the submissions must be mailed only to with a cover letter specifying the following:

  • Name of the Author(s)
  • Contact Details- Address and Mobile Number
  • Name and Address of the Institution of the Author(s)
  • Academic Qualifications (year of studying)/Affiliations of the Author(s)
  • Title of the Manuscript

Copyright and Editorial Policy

  • Submissions made to JDR are on an exclusive basis.
  • The submissions must not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The contribution presented to and accepted for publication along with the copyrights therein shall be the intellectual property of JDR and vests with it.
  • JDR strives to promote originality and commits itself to strict requirements of integrity. Plagiarized works shall be ineligible for publication.
  • The author(s) are to cite their sources and acknowledge the sources for the content which is not original. JDR editorial team reserves its right to reject and/or discontinue further collaboration on non-fulfilment of the academic integrity criterion.




  • Yash Dadriwal (Convernor): +91 91586 16661
  • Sayali Dodal ( Co-Convenor): +91 95032 86008
  • Indronil Choudhary (Student Editor-in-chief): +91 98186 93403

Submitted By: Kajal Mhasal

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