Call For Submissions
Lex Terra (ISSN: 2455-0965)
Submit By: 31st October 2021
About CELAR and Lex Terra
The Centre for Environmental Law, Advocacy & Research (CELAR) of National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA), is pleased to invite scholastic submissions for Issue 37 onwards for Lex Terra (ISSN: 2455-0965), our monthly online publication (“webzine”). Since its inception, Lex Terra has published 33 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 the legal and non-legal fraternity.
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 National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam.
About the University
The National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam (NLUJAA) was established by the
Government of Assam by way of enactment of the National Law University and Judicial
Academy, Assam Act, 2009 (Assam Act No. XXV of 2009). The Hon’ble Chief Justice of the
Gauhati High Court is the Chancellor of the University. NLUJAA promotes and makes available
modern legal education and research facilities to its students, scholars and faculty drawn
from across the country, including the North East, hailing from different socio-economic, ethnic,
religious and cultural backgrounds.
CELAR are currently soliciting submissions for our forthcoming editions starting from “Issue 37”, scheduled to be published tentatively in January 2022.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
Lex Terra exclusively accepts manuscripts that revolve around the themes of
environmental law and policy research. Possible sub-themes include but are not limited
Climate Change Law and Policy; Sustainable Development; Natural Resource
Management Law; Waste Management; Biodiversity Management; Energy Law; Forest
Laws; Animal Rights; Agricultural Laws; Environment Impact Assessment; Ecological
Restoration; Ecofeminism; Coastal Regulation; Global Commons; Environment,
Business and Human Rights; Ecosystem Services; Environmental Ethics; Environmental
Economics; and Pollution Control.
1.While contributors are permitted to submit articles on the aforementioned theme 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.
2.All manuscripts and author details must be submitted only via this form:
3.Manuscripts sent via email will not be considered.
4.The word limit, exclusive of footnotes are 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 refrain from using any personal identification details in the manuscript, such as
your name or institutional affiliations, to better facilitate the blind peer-review process.
- Co-authorship among individuals of the same or different institutions is allowed up to
- All works must be original and unpublished. Please ensure that the manuscript submitted
to Lex Terra is not 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 a plagiarism detection software. Any manuscripts found having a similarity index
of more than 25% are summarily rejected. Other pieces depend upon context.
- Only the unplagiarized manuscripts are sent to the peer reviewers.
- 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).
The Last Date for submissions is October 31 2021
MODE OF SUBMISSION: Online only
All manuscripts must be submitted only via this form
Manuscripts sent via email will not be considered.
In case of any queries, write to us at [email protected].
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