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Please follow the guidelines below to write guest-posts for Law School Policy Review.

Submission Guidelines 

  1. The submission should deal with a relevant/topical issue concerning any area of Law/Policy. Only original content developed by the author(s) will be accepted. Submissions will be screened for plagiarism.
  2. Submissions must be emailed to lawschoolpolicyreview@gmail.com in the form of a word document. The subject of the email should be ‘SUBMISSION – GUEST POST’.
  3. The body of the email must contain a short bio of the author(s) and the name of the institution that they are affiliated to. Submissions are welcomed from students, academicians and practitioners alike.
  4. The submission should preferably be between 1500-1800 words. This stipulation is flexible at Editor’s discretion in exceptional cases.
  5. The submission should contain a title and a subtitle. The subtitle can be in the form of a question or an assertion. For eg.,

Title – My Data is Mine: Data Control & the GDPR

Subtitle – The EU’s GDPR will bring an end to the corporates’ casual attitude towards data by treating it as a factor of production.

  1. References must be in the form of hyperlinks, linked to keywords and phrases in the body of the submission. Use of Footnotes should be limited to offline sources only.
  2. Submissions may be accepted/rejected based solely on the discretion of the Editorial Board. The board will evaluate submissions on the basis of criteria including but not limited to originality, argumentation, language, structure and analysis. Purely descriptive pieces are discouraged. Editors shall compare submissions with existing literature available elsewhere to assess novelty. The Board reserves the right to reject a piece at any stage, if it is noticed that these criterions are not duly met.
  3. Authors must ensure that their chosen theme/arguments have not already been substantially covered in past articles (the search tool on our website can be utilized for this). Such submissions will be rejected without review. However, this does not apply to responses/contrary opinions/different perspectives to existing content.
  4. As per our 2-stage review cycle, the Editorial Board may take up to 7 days to respond to submissions. Once accepted, the submission shall be published within 3 days of acceptance. While responding to the Editor’s comments, authors are requested to make all edits in “track changes” mode in the review document itself.
  5. Please note that editors will directly respond with the verdict to each submission, as per the stipulated timeline.  Due to our volume of submissions, we do not send formal acknowledgements of receipt.
  6. In case of articles on very recent developments which may lose novelty or relevance within days, authors may request an expedited review by adding the words “Expedited” in the subject line. Such articles shall be reviewed within 3 days.  Such exception shall be granted solely on the discretion of the Editorial Board, otherwise, the submission will be relegated to the normal review cycle.
  7. The author is also requested to attach an image to accompany the piece. The Image should be representative of the submission’s topic, area or argument. It should be high quality (upwards of 1000p) and aspect ratio of 1:1 (Square). You may find copyright-free images on https://ccsearch.creativecommons.org/. Please make sure you mention the image source in the email, for the purposes of giving creator credits.
  8. Important: The authors must include a declaration in the body of the mail, as to the bonafides of their submission. A sample declaration to that effect can be: “The article is an original work of the author/s. I certify that the intellectual content of this article is the product of my own work. No part of this article has been copied from any other source without acknowledgement of the source.”
  9. Once posted on LSPR, a submission may be cross-posted on other platforms. The cross-post must carry the words ‘First posted on Law School Policy Review’, with a link to the LSPR post.

Please reach out to us at lawschoolpolicyreview@gmail.com for any clarifications.

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