Call for Papers: The Journal of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Law

following is an announcement from The Journal of Telecommunication and
Broadcasting Law, National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata]
The Journal of
Telecommunication and Broadcasting Law (JTBL) accepts submissions on a rolling
basis. Interested contributors are requested to send their submissions under
the categories mentioned below. For general queries relating to your
submissions, kindly write to us at <
[email protected]>. The last day to submit for consideration for Vol. III is 7 March 2014.
A. Articles
(6000-10000 words, inclusive of footnotes)

B. Notes
including Policy Notes (4000-6000 words, inclusive of footnotes)
C. Book Reviews
(2000-3000 words, inclusive of footnotes)
Please note:
Book Review should specify all relevant information relating to the book
reviewed such as the name(s) of the author(s) and editor(s), edition of the
book reviewed, year of publication, name of publisher and place of

D. Case Notes
(2500-4000 words, inclusive of footnotes)
Submissions in
this category would include a comprehensive analysis of any judicial
pronouncement relevant to contemporary developments in relation with
telecommunication and broadcasting industry. It should provide an analysis of
the law prior to the ruling as well as subsequent to it. Any inconsistencies
with the ruling should be highlighted.
E. Legislative
Comments (2000 – 3000 words, inclusive of footnotes)
legislation should be analyzed with a view to provide the background,
objectives and main provisions of the legislation to the readers. The comments
must be objective in reporting facts and provisions. A section may be devoted
to list down possible problems with the legislation or inconsistencies with
other laws for further debate. Government surveys, committee reports and data
from national and international organisations should be sourced for facts and

1. Format of
: Submissions must
be in electronic form only. All submissions must be MS-Word-processed. Main
text should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 with double line spacing. The
footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with line spacing 1.15.
pages must be
numbered. Endnotes are not allowed.

2. Abstract: All submissions must contain an
abstract of about 250 to 500 words describing the relevant points of discussion
attempted in the paper and the relevant conclusions drawn.

3. Headings: The main title should be centred, typed
in small capitals and emphasised in bold with font size 14. The sub-titles must
be left indented, emphasized in bold with font size 12.

4. Citation: The Rules of Citation as prescribed by
the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), 4th edition are
to be followed for references and citations. A simplified version of the OSCOLA
may be downloaded from the JTBL website.
1. Co-authoring: is permitted.

2. Cover Letter: The cover letter shall contain the name
of the author, institutional affiliation, title and category of the submission.
Submissions should be sent as attachments with the title of the write-up as the
file name in
.doc or .docx format only.

3. Contact
: The Journal accepts
only electronic form of submissions which must be mailed to <
[email protected]>.

4. Identification
: The body of the
write-up must not contain any identification of the author(s) or their
institutional affiliation.

further details, please see the website,

About the author

Umakanth Varottil

Umakanth Varottil is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He specializes in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions and cross-border investments. Prior to his foray into academia, Umakanth was a partner at a pre-eminent law firm in India.

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