EDITORIAL REVIEW PROCESS
The Indian Journal of Law and Technology follows a three-step review process for all submissions:
- Two Editors of the Editorial Board will review each submission and either accept or reject the paper for further reviews. In case of a tie, the Chief Editor will also review the submission. Submissions may be preliminarily rejected without complete review if the topic does not fit the objectives of the journal as provided in the Guidelines for Authors. On acceptance, authors may receive suggestions from Editors on changes to be incorporated before subjecting the paper to mandatory peer review.
- Two blind peer-reviewers with expertise in the subject matter will provide detailed feedback on submissions that have cleared the first stage of review. Publication in the Journal will be contingent on incorporating these changes within the given deadline.
- One Line Editor will review the paper for citation, spelling and grammar errors with feedback on consistency in style and tone, which will be sent back to the Author for confirmation before going to print.
In the case of articles solicited by the Editorial Board, one or more of the above stages may be dispensed with on a case to case basis. Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors and Submission Guidelines for further details.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW PROCESS
Submissions to the Indian Journal of Law and Technology will be reviewed for the following:
Scope and Relevance of Article
The article must be based on the interface between law and technology (see illustrative list of areas on the ‘About’ page) and must possess some novelty with respect to presentation or analysis. Content of the article must be suitable for a variety of readers – students, academics and professionals working in the field and should be relevant to present debates in technology law, policy or regulation. If not novel in scope, the paper must build on existing literature to present a novel argument or perspective on a particular issue.
Developing Country Perspective
The Journal strives to promote scholarship in the area of law and technology with a developing country focus to track and assess the impact of emerging technology law and policy issues on countries in various stages of development. A comparative study is encouraged, although alternate forms of treatment are acceptable if relevant to developing countries.
Quality Language and Style
Articles are assessed for thoroughness in treatment and research and logical flow in argument. There must be a balanced coverage of different positions and associated issues must be given due consideration based on the scope of the article. The prescribed word count must be adhered to and there must be consistency in style and tone. Language ought to be formal and clear, adhering to the Submission Guidelines of the Journal.
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