Call for Papers: NLIU Journal of Business Laws

[Announcement on behalf of the Centre for Business and Commercial Laws, National Law University, Bhopal]

The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws (CBCL) has, since its establishment, produced rich research output contributing to the legal discourse in the country, and with the Journal of Business Laws, we hope to continue the same spirit in the field of business and commercial laws. The NLIU Journal of Business Law (NLIU-JBL) is a peer-reviewed business law journal which aims to create meaningful debate and discourse to help build a fair and equitable regime of business laws and to study the dynamic confluence of the academic and the transactional world represented by such laws.   


For Volume 2, 2020 (submission date 8 March 2020), we welcome original, genuine and unpublished contributions from students, academicians, and practitioners for the Journal. The Journal is accepting submissions under the broad theme of “Business and Commercial Laws” – including, inter alia, company law, securities law, capital markets regulations, banking and finance,  insolvency, taxation, foreign investment, competition law, contact and commercial law, employment law, international commercial arbitration, commercial aspects of dispute resolution, and white collar crimes. The submission must of contemporary relevance.

Categories of Submission

  • Long Articles – 4000 – 7000 words
  • Short Articles – 2000 – 4000 words
  • Case Comment – 2000 – 4000 words
  • Legislative Comment – 2000 – 4000 words  
  • Book Review –  1000 – 3000 words
  • Kindly adhere strictly to the word limit prescribed and note that plagiarized articles shall be rejected.

Note – The word limit is inclusive of footnotes but exclusive of the abstract. 

Submission Guidelines


The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and in 1.5 line spacing.


The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and in single line spacing. The citations must conform to the Harvard Bluebook style of citation, 20th edition. 


Co-authorship is permissible only up to a maximum of two authors. However, co-authorship is not allowed in case of Case Comment, Legislative Comment and Book Review. 

Cover Letter

The submission should be accompanied by a Cover Letter, within the manuscript itself and before the abstract, which must include the following details:

  • Name of the Author(s)
  • Contact Details- Address and Mobile Number
  • Name and Address of the Institution of the Author(s)
  • Academic Qualifications/Affiliations of the Author(s)
  • Title of the Manuscript  


Submissions made to the NLIU-JBL are on exclusive basis. The submissions for the NLIU- JBL must not have been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere. The contribution presented to and accepted for publication along with the copyrights therein shall be the intellectual property of the NLIU-JBL and vests with it.

Along with the manuscript, the authors must send an originality and copyright statement signed by the author(s) declaring the manuscript to be the original work of the author and whereby the author(s) agree that the copyright of the work vests with CBCL. 

Mode of Submission

Authors are requested to submit their manuscripts by filling the google form before 11:59 PM on 8 March, 2020.

Please follow the following instructions to access the google form:

  1. Kindly visit – click on the “NLIU Journal of Business Laws” page.
  2. Follow the instructions on the page and fill the Google form to make a submission to the Journal.           
  3. You will receive a receipt of submission from CBCL shortly after making the submission.

Contact Us

In case of any query please contact us via email at [email protected]

Convenor, CBCL: Shounak Banerjee

Co-Convenor, CBCL: Mudit Nigam

Secretary, CBCL: Suyash Bhamore

Editor, CBCL: Gunjan Garg

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