CfP: NLUJA Assam – Child Rights Law and Policy Review Journal [Submit by May 15]

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Centre for Child Rights, National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam invites original scholarly research articles, book reviews, statute reviews and case comments for the first issue of its Journal ‘Child Rights Law and Policy Review’.

The research work may reflect on any topic of researcher’s choice relating to Child Rights, Child Protection, Laws and Policies and other issues of children such as: Care and Protection of Children; Juvenile Justice Board; Children in Conflict with Law; Child Welfare Committees; Children in Need of Care and Protection; Rehabilitation and Social Re-Integration; Adoption; Institutional and Non Institutional Care; Right to Education; Child Labour; Health and Nutrition; Juvenile Justice; Protection of Children from Sexual Offences; Migration; Displacement and Status of Children in Conflict Zones; Rights and care of Differently Abled Children; Issue of Custody of Children in Divorce Cases-Relevance of a child’s perspective; and Functioning of Child Care Institutions, etc.

About the Journal

‘Child Rights, Law and Policy Review’ is a peer-reviewed Journal and will be published bi-annually henceforth by the Centre for Child Rights, National Law University, Assam. It is an endeavor of the Centre for Child Rights to become a beacon in the field of “Law Relating to Children” by encouraging the synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across academia and research fraternity.

The Journal welcomes submissions from academicians, judges, practitioners, civil society activists, research scholars and students across the globe.

Centre for Child Rights, National Law University and Judicial Academy (NLUJA), Assam hereby invites articles/research papers, short notes/comments, case reviews, and book reviews on the topics and themes of law relating to children for publication in the maiden issue of its Journal.

Categories for Submission:

1. Research Papers: Between 5000 and 7000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Papers in this category are expected to engage with the theme comprehensively, examine literature comprehensively and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme. Purely theoretical pieces are also welcome.

2. Notes/Comments: Between 3000 and 5000 words, inclusive of footnotes. This section should include a thought-provoking and innovative piece consisting chiefly of personal opinions and analysis.

3. Case Comments: Between 2500 and 3000 words, inclusive of footnotes. This part should entail an analysis of contemporary Indian or International judicial pronouncements relevant to the themes. It must identify and examine the line of cases in which the decision in question came about, and comment on implications for the evolution of that branch of law.

4. Book Review: Word limit is between 2000 and 3000 for review of a book relevant to the themes. The review should identify the relevant arguments put forth by the author and present a comprehensive analysis of the same.

Guidelines for Submissions

  • Submissions should be in Times New Roman, 10 font size with 1.5 line spacing, justified text and 1-inch margins on all sides of an A4 sheet. (Page number at the bottom and center aligned).
  • Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, 10 font size with 1.0 line spacing and text justified. Endnotes are not allowed.
  • Graphics, Charts, Tables, and Diagrams should be numbered consecutively and included in the body of the work. Submission must be compatible with Microsoft Word.

Headings should follow the following standard

1. LEVEL 1 HEADING: All Capitals & Bold
1.1.1. Level 3 Sub-Sub-Heading: First Letter CAPITAL & BOLD & ITALIC; and Level 4 Sub-Sub-Sub-Heading: Normal

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be emailed at [email protected] along with a covering letter addressed to Ms. Gitanjali Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Law (Editor-in-Chief), of the Editorial Board of Centre for Child Rights.

  • The covering letter should include the author’s contact information and a short abstract (250-300 words) that outlines the main questions or themes addressed in the paper.
  • Authors shall be required to submit an author profile, post submission of 200 words before their contribution can be considered for publication.
  • The submission must be the original work of the author(s). Any form of plagiarism will lead to disqualification.
  • Submitted entries must not have been sent for consideration at any other place for presentation or publication.
  • Co-authorship is allowed. Maximum number of Co-author for a submission shall only be one.
  • Authors should provide their contact details, designation, and institutional affiliation in the covering letter for the submission.
  • Footnotes must conform to ‘Blue Book’ 19th Edition.
  • Copyright of all entries shall exclusively vest with Centre for Child Rights, NLUJA, Assam. The submission would imply that the author has assigned such rights to Centre for Child Rights, NLUJA, Assam.
  • All articles, book reviews, and case comments should be original and not published elsewhere. A certificate to that effect is required to be attached to the article.

Last Date for Submission:

15th of May, 2018


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