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CALL FOR BLOGS – USLLS ADR Blog [No fee, Rolling Submissions]

by Ajshal
USLLS

The USLLS ADR Blog invites crisp and analytical submissions pertaining to Alternative Dispute
Resolution Laws on a rolling basis.

About the University

Established in 2001, University School of Law and Legal Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha
University is located in Dwarka, New Delhi, India. It is the first University to be in the vicinity of the
Supreme Court, Delhi High Court, various subordinate courts, commissions, tribunals and various
monitoring offices of national and international voluntary organizations. The Law School aspires to
open new vistas in the arena of law, legal studies, theoretical and clinical legal education through an
incessant endeavour towards developing academic potential, critical analytical ability, advocacy,
counselling and mediation skills so as to fully equip the students with learning which is intellectually
stimulating, socially vital and professionally enriching.

About the Blog

The USLLS ADR Blog is an initiative of University School of Law of Legal Studies, Guru Gobind
Singh Indraprastha University. We, at USLLS ADR Blog, believe that sustained academic deliberation
is required to ensure that the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution Law grows continuously, and
becomes the mainstream solution to disputes. Our aim is to provide a conducive platform that fosters
discussions and deliberations pertaining to the field of ADR by academicians, researchers, students
and practitioners. We hope to promote the culture of ADR and acquire the viewpoints of the various
stakeholders in the field. In pursuance of that vision, we have also constituted a diverse Advisory Board
consisting of extremely accomplished individuals in the field of ADR so as to enable the Blog to ensure
that the viewpoints of the various stakeholders are addressed through the holistic functioning of the
Blog.

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Board of Advisors

The members of the Board of Advisors are: Mr. Ratan K. Singh (Senior Advocate and Arbitrator), Mr.
Shashank Garg (Partner, Advani & Co. and Arbitrator), Mr. Divyakant Lahoti (Advocate-on-Record
and Arbitrator), Mr. Thomas P. Valenti (Attorney and Conflict Resolution Specialist), Ms. Veena
Ralli (Mediator and Organising Secretary, Samadhan – Delhi High Court Mediation & Conciliation
Centre), and Dr. Nidhi Gupta (Associate Professor, NLU Jodhpur).

Submission Guidelines

We welcome all submissions pertaining to the field of ADR, subject to the following guidelines:

  1. Co-authorship up to two authors is allowed. Refrain from mentioning the name,
    institutional affiliation, or any other detail of the author(s) in the document to facilitate the
    double-blind review process.
  2. Submissions should be original and unpublished work of the author(s). Any form of
    plagiarism will result in an automatic rejection. Moreover, if the Turnitin similarity index
    reports over 20% similarity (after making the relevant exclusions such as bibliography,
    quotes, small matches etc.), then the submission shall be rejected.
  3. Submissions should be concise. They should range between 1000-2000 words. Longer posts
    may be published in parts subject to editorial board’s discretion. The word limit is exclusive
    of endnotes.

General Formatting Guidelines

  1. Formatting Typescript
    Font Type: Times New Roman
    Font Size: 12
    Line Spacing: 1.5
    Text Alignment: Justified
  2. Citation Style
    Method of Citation: Endnotes
    Format of Citation: Bluebook 20th edition
    Font Type: Times New Roman
    Font Size: 10
    Line Spacing: 1.0
    Text Alignment: Justified

Review Process

All submissions are put through a rigorous double blind review process where they are evaluated by
two editors on different parameters. The review process usually concludes within 14 days from the
date of receipt of the acknowledgment of the submission. Once the review is complete, the decision of
acceptance (conditional or unconditional) or rejection is communicated to the author. The authors
will be provided 10 days to make the necessary changes that may be suggested by the editorial board. It
is expected that the authors will make all changes in good faith.

Copyright and Exclusivity

Upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication by the editorial board, the copyright over the
manuscript shall vest in the Blog. However, the moral rights over the manuscript shall vest in the
author(s).
The Blog only accepts exclusive publications. Once a manuscript is accepted, the same can not be
published elsewhere.

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Submission Procedure

We accept rolling submissions. All submissions must be made to: [email protected]. The
file must be a word document (‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’). An abstract of not more than 100 words must
accompany the submission. The abstract is exclusive of the word limit for the article. The author(s) are
also requested to submit a short biography detailing their current designation and institutional
affiliations.
We have recently published our inaugural blog series which features the articles of 12 esteemed legal
professionals from around the world. To read their blog pieces or to know more about us, please visit
our website.

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or, alternatively at
[email protected]


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