About the Organization
IBC16 is a blog dedicated to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. It is an initiative started by
the students of the Graduate Insolvency Program (Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs) in an attempt
to contribute to India’s burgeoning restructuring community. We believe that a new profession under
a new law deserves an appropriately fresh and modern platform.
IBC16 is accepting submissions in the form of articles, case comments, research pieces and opinions
which explore contemporary developments and topical themes in insolvency and bankruptcy laws.
Manuscripts should demonstrate a nexus to insolvency law, non-adherence to which, would lead to a
Manuscripts would be evaluated on several aspects, including but not limited to, originality, structure,
coherence, clarity of expression, identification of judicial trends and incorporation of cross-domain
analysis. Purely descriptive pieces are not encouraged.
Section X, IBC16’s judgment search portal, has got your case law research covered – the only place
online where you can find and download any NCLT/NCLAT judgment — with just a click.
Students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral program in any law school, legal
professional training school, or executive programmes (CA, CS etcetera). Research Associates,
Academicians, Educators, practitioners and professionals interested or involved in the area are also
eligible to submit.
Guidelines for Submission.
The following guidelines should be adhered to by the Authors:
- The manuscript should be original and unpublished.
- Co-authorship of up to two authors is allowed.
- Authors are encouraged to identify themes beyond the news cycle, and present a novel take
substantiated by qualified analysis. We also welcome posts related to insolvency law, which are
in the form of book reviews, response to an existing post, or reviews of academic articles.
- The word limit for each submission is 1000-1500 words. Submissions not complying with the
word limit may be considered, depending on editorial discretion.
- A submission should be properly titled, and is to be made in the Microsoft Word format; font:
Garamond, size 12 and justified. Title: bold; headings: underlined; sub-headings: italicized.
- All sources should be incorporated in the main body of the manuscript through hyperlinks.
- In case the source is not available online, it should be cited as an endnote (Garamond, size 10).
The endnotes should comply with a recognized citation standard.
- IBC16 will try to inform the authors of its decision within a week of the submission, but it
may take longer. The article should not be under simultaneous consideration elsewhere.
- On publication of the article, the copyright over the article shall vest with IBC16. Therefore,
cross-posting would require IBC16’s prior approval, and a declaration in the final publication
stating that the article was submitted to IBC16 first.
How to Submit?
Submissions may be made via email to the IBC16 team at [email protected] under the subject
heading “Submission: IBC16 Blogs”. Submission is to be accompanied by a declaration of originality
and a brief covering letter introducing the author(s) [Name, Institution and year of study], both in the
body of the email.
Upon communication of acceptance, the author(s) may also submit a professional photo to
accompany the post.
In case of any queries please feel free to reach out at [email protected].
IBC16 receives and reviews articles on a rolling basis, therefore there is no deadline for submission.
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