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Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur invites submissions for its forthcoming Journal of Law and Social Sciences HNLU JLSS Vol X, Issue I.


The journal welcomes and intends to promote authors from various backgrounds having a strong interface with law. HNLU JLSS endeavors to cradle research among the legal academia, practicing lawyers, students, research scholars, and domain experts. It promotes thought-provoking analysis and discussions on contemporary legal and socio-political issues. It is also an attempt to provide a standard platform for quality research papers.

Submission Categories

  • Articles (5000 to 10000 words, inclusive of footnotes) – Papers comprehensively analyzing a theme.
  • Essays (3000 to 5000 words, inclusive of footnotes) – Papers concisely analyzing specific contemporary issues.
  • Case notes and/or Legislative Commentaries (2000 to 7000 words, inclusive of footnotes).


  • Co-authorship of papers (maximum two) between individuals from the same or different institutions is allowed.
  • Abstract: Each manuscript must contain an abstract of not more than 250 words. This includes the above-mentioned word limit prescribed for each submission category.
  • Citations must conform to the standards laid down in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st edition).
  • Submissions must use only footnotes as a form of citation.


  • Please download the specimen word file from the website and customize your manuscript accordingly Or click the link given below to download
  • Specimen WORD file: [Click here to Download]
  • Font Type and Size of the main text must be Times New Roman, 12.
  • Font Type and Size of footnotes must be Times New Roman, 10.
  • Line Spacing of the main text and footnotes must be 1.5 and 1 respectively.
  • Use of headings and Subheadings is encouraged. Headings and Subheadings should be numbered, should be of the same font type and size as the main text, and should be in bold.
  • Page borders and ‘All caps’ in the titles and sub-titles must be avoided.

Submission Procedure

  • Authors are requested to send their details and enclose their original, unpublished submissions in .doc/.docx through the following Google form below.
  • Form: [Click here to Submit]
  • The name of the file must contain the Name of the Author(s) + the Title of the Submission.
  • Last Date for Submission of full paper: July 15, 2024

Publication Policy

  • The submissions should be original works of the authors and must not be
  • published elsewhere. Submissions with plagiarized content and copyright issues will not be accepted for publication.
  • By sending the submissions to the Hidayatullah National Law University, the author(s) agree to assign exclusive copyright in the work to the University. It shall be entitled to, without limitation, publish and produce the submission (or part(s) thereof) in any manner it sees fit (with due acknowledgment to the author) subject to the doctrine of fair use as enumerated under the Indian Copyright Act.
  • The editors reserve the right to edit the submissions or part(s) thereof for publication without permission from or further notice to the author.
  • After initial screening, short-listed submissions will go through a double-blind peer-review process and the final selection will be based on that procedure.


Brochure: [Click here to view]



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