Call for Papers: Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs,  Volume 4 Issue 1: Submit by October 25, 2019

Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs is now accepting submission for its  Volume 4 Issue 1, to be published in January 2020. The journal is peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bi-annual international journal seeking to publish the original research article, academic or empirical report, review of the books and other forms of scholarly writing, which are specifically dealt in the field of international law. The journal is one the few academic journals exclusively reserved to the wide arenas of international law and affairs in India. The purpose of the journal is an endeavor to create a culture of promoting scholarly works and practical jurisprudence to address the contemporary issues of international law.

The Journal lauds the support of an Advisory Board that includes policy analysts, senior bureaucrats, distinguished academicians from Yale Law School, Harvard Law School, London School of Economics and Political Science, MGIMO, Sciences Po and also former Secretary General of International Court of Arbitration.

Submission Deadline

The Indian Journal of Law & International Affairs aims to publish innovative and original papers that make significant contribution to the wide spectrum of international law and also other related disciplines. The IJLIA welcomes article from professors, experts, lawyers, research scholars and students and may send original, previously unpublished and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere and the content to by latest by 25th October 2019.

Submission Categories

  1. Articles (5000-10000 words, inclusive of footnotes). The papers in this category must comprehensively and critically analyze the theme that the author seeks to contribute. They may be either doctrinal or theoretical (or both) specifically dealing with contemporary and academic issues in international law and related disciplines.
  2. Essays: (3000-5000, inclusive of footnotes) – The papers that concisely in terms of scope and conceptualization of the theme intended to highlight by the author. The essay seeks to solve existing paradigms and contemporary issues in international law and related disciplines.
  3. Case Comment (1000-3000, inclusive of footnotes)– The paper related to the case comments should comprehensively deal with the study of contemporary or landmark judicial pronouncement by International Court of Justice, International Criminal Law, Regional human rights court, International Tribunal for Law of Sea etc.
  4. Book Review: (1500-3000, inclusive of footnotes)– A critical review may be undertaken in relation to the book published in the field of international law and related disciplines.

Guidelines for Submission

  • The theme of the submission should be within the ambit of international law and discipline subjects
  • The research article should be unpublished, original and should not be under consideration anywhere
  • Submission should be made in the electronic form to under the subject heading “IJLIA Vol.4 Issue 1” submission ‘Paper Title’
  • All the submission must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx) with the Times New Roman Font (Main text: size 12 and 1.5 spaced, footnotes: size 10 and single spaced).
  • Page borders should not be used.
  • An abstract of not more than 300 words should be accompanied in the paper.
  • Co-authorship (upto 3 authors) is permitted.
  • All the manuscripts must be accompanied by cover letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/organization, the title of the manuscript and contact information(email id & phone number)
  • No personal information or references, including name(s) of the author(s), institution/organization and contact information be mentioned in the text of the manuscript and file name.
  • All the manuscript must be in compliance with the Harvard blue book citation (20th Edition) of footnotes. The non-compliance to the citation of footnotes shall be subjected to rejection.
  • Every submission of the manuscript shall be acknowledged within 48 hours and subject to preliminary review process by peer review group.
  • In case of acceptance or rejection, the authors of submitted manuscripts shall be informed about the decision of peer-review of the manuscript not late than 30th November, 2019.   
  • In case the submission is accepted, the editorial board shall inform the author of reviewers’ comment and authors shall be afforded reasonable time to submit the revised draft keeping in mind the reviewer’s comment.


The Indian Journal of Law and International Affairs (IJLIA) expects the authors to make their submissions on the broad theme of International Law for  Vol .4 Issue 1.


  • Public International Law
  • Private International Law
  •  International Human Rights Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Refugee Law
  • International Criminal Law
  •  International Trade Law
  • International Maritime Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Arbitration Law

The aforementioned sub-themes are merely suggestions. Original works on any other aspect of International Law shall be highly appreciable.


Queries may be directed to with ‘Query’ in the subject line of the email.