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Call for Papers| GNLU Journal of Law and Technology: Submit Now!

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About GNLU Journal of Law and Technology

Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) is the statutory university established by the Government of Gujarat under the Gujarat National Law University Act, 2003 and is the seventh National Law School in order of its establishment in India. The University is recognized by the Bar Council of India (BCI) and the University Grants Commission (UGC). The university is located at Gandhinagar, which is the capital of Gujarat State within India and is located around 23 kilometers north of the city of Ahmedabad.

The developments in the different fields of science and technology, its pervasiveness amongst the application in daily life and the escalating number of legal issues revolving around these fields, is resulting focus on legal professionals possessing an eclectic mixture of knowledge of science and technology with the law.

The University has instituted, GNLU Centre for Law and Technology (GCLT) and it strives to keep its stakeholders abreast with the developments in either of the fields and ensure providing a platform for the creation of the academic blend of science and law by raising awareness, holding capacity building programs not limiting to conferences, quizzes, and talks, at the University, ultimately enhancing the acumen and quality of research at regional, national and international levels. This will, in turn, help build responsible future legal professionals acquainted with the convergence of the science enabling them to contribute not only to the legal systems of India but of the world, at large and in general to the society, effectively as per the need of the hour.

In furtherance to the pursuit, the Centre under its ambit has come out with the GNLU Journal of Law and Technology (GJLT) that seeks to not only provide a platform to share ones views via publication of articles but also ignite curiosity, knowledge and awareness in the minds of its readers regarding the upcoming scientific advances and its legal and ethical implications or legal matters with a scientific blend. The Centre has initiated the process of getting the journal registered with the Office of the Registrar of Newspapers for India and also the ISSN No.

The Journal hereby calls for articles, short notes, book reviews, case and legislative analysis.

Submission Guidelines

  1. The GNLU Journal of Law and Technology encourages paper submissions focusing on the amalgamation of any area of technology and law.
  2. GNLU Journal of Law and Technology is a bi-annual journal open for submissions from academicians, practitioners, research scholars and students.
  3. Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of 2 authors. However, co-authorship is not allowed in case of Case Comment, Legislative Comment and Book Review.
  4. Manuscript must not be currently before another journal for consideration.
  5. Articles must not be previously published in English.
  6. Plagiarism of any sort will result in immediate disqualification of the submission.
  7. The manuscript shall be free from all grammatical and spelling errors.
  8. The submission of the files shall be in the Microsoft Office (doc./docx) formats only.
  9. The submission must contain an abstract (not more than 500 words) and at most 5 keywords.
  10. The submission must necessarily be accompanied with a ‘Conclusion’ putting forth the authors’ views and opinions on the subject matter.
  11. The submission shall consist of cover letter and main document.
    • The Cover Letter addressed to the Chief Editor shall include the details like Name of Author(s); Contact Details – Address, Email and Mobile No. of Author(s); Name and Address of Institution of Author(s); Academic Qualifications / Affiliations of Author(s); Conflict of Interest Statement and Financial Declaration by Author(s) {in case of sponsored studies}.
    • The main document shall not contain any author identification like name(s), affiliation(s), and any acknowledgement(s).
    • The name of the author(s) shall not be there in the file properties of the main document.
    • The title, abstract or the keywords shall not be removed from the main document.

Categories

Articles (minimum 5000 words, excluding footnotes).

Essays (3500-5000 words, excluding footnotes).

Book Reviews/Case Commentary/ Short Notes (2000-3500 words, excluding footnotes).

Word limit prescribed shall be adhered.

Formatting and Citation Style

  1. The body of the manuscript must be in the font “Times New Roman”, font size 12, line spacing 1.5 and alignment “justify”.
  2. All footnotes must be in Font “Times New Roman”, font size 10, line spacing 1.
  3. All submissions must follow the OSCOLA style.
  4. Spell out acronyms on first reference following by the abbreviated term in parenthesis.
  5. The numbering against the heading (1., 2., ….) / sub-heading (1.1, 1.2, …..) shall be in the decimal number format system.
  6. The heading shall be kept bold and the sub-headings shall be kept in italic.

Non-conformity could be a ground for rejection.

Submission Procedure

  1. All submissions must be made to [email protected] with the subject “Manuscript Submission for GNLU Journal of Law and Technology”.
  2. The submissions with the journal are open throughout the year and manuscript(s) will be considered for any particular issue based on the completion of the review process and the availability of space in a particular volume of the journal.

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