Submission Guidelines for CALR | JAL&J

The following is supplementary to CALR Policy 2020 and outlines the submission guidelines for research/scholarly work for JALJ. The following is in accordance to CALR Policy, drafted by the Committee of Project Heads, passed by notification dated 27/11/2020. All submissions must adhere to the following:

1.      Subject Matter – The CALR Journal of Applicable Law & Jurisprudence accepts research/scholarly work on every legal subject matter. The editorial board, upon the review of the work sorts the paper to the appropriate chapters such as CSCLI, CCFL, CSDR, CTL & CEA.

2.      Submission must be in form of descriptive, analytical or critical analysis of the particular subject matter.

3.      The submission should reflect original, unpublished work and not under review in any other platform. A maximum similarity of 15% is allowed. Non-adherence to this rule shall result in rejection of the research/scholarly work summarily without any chance of revision.

Note: If an author withdraws his submission after initiation of the review process (within the seven-day deadline) he can be blacklisted from further publications, at the discretion of the Managing Editors or Project Heads.


4.      Submission must ideally be limited to a length of 3000 word to 7000 works, inclusive of abstract.

Note: Every research/scholarly work shall consist a limited 300 to 400 words abstract.

5.      FormatSubmissions should be made only in Microsoft Word (.docx) format. The submission should adhere to the following formatting style. Font: Times New Roman, Font size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5” (For endnotes Font size: 10, Line spacing: 1”)

6.      Relevant sources such as judgments, laws, treaties, news article and other legal texts must be added as hyperlinks in-text (if possible) but must contain proper citations adhering to the uniform Bluebook 20th Edition citation style.\

7.  The submission should have an informative title. If the author wishes the editorial board to assign a title, the author should inform the same in the body of the mail.

8.  All submissions to be sent to