IJLT is currently accepting contributions for its Blog on a rolling basis.
IJLT is the first and only law journal in India devoted exclusively to the study of the interface between law and technology. The Journal as per its mandate places an emphasis on a developing country perspective or a comparative approach that benefits the developing world. To enable us to respond to current events with the immediacy that they require, the IJLT Blog was launched as a companion to the print journal. The mandate of the IJLT Blog, much like the Journal, is to provide current, incisive, and accessible legal scholarship on contemporary issues in the law and technology domain.
- The IJLT Blog invites contributions in the following categories:
- Responses to articles previously published in the print journal or on the IJLT Blog
- Comments on contemporary legal developments – including topical issues, recent judgments, and legislative changes.
- Book reviews engaging with recent literary works
- Articles must be between 1,500-2,500 words. This is flexible, based on the quality of the piece. We are keen to include tables, charts, and relevant figures where appropriate.
- We use links rather than citations for references. Links should direct readers to more detailed reports or other pieces of research, news items or other blog posts. Open access sources are preferable compared to those behind paywalls. Please insert a hyperlink at the relevant point of your argument that you’d like to reference (using ctrl-K in Word). Substantial footnoting is permitted, but to be used sparingly.
- A blog post may be co-authored by a maximum of 2 people.
- Authors must ensure that their chosen theme/arguments have not already been substantially covered in past articles or contemporary discourse. However, this does not apply to responses or differing perspectives on existing content.
- All manuscripts submitted to the IJLT Blog must be original and must not have been published elsewhere.
- In the event that a manuscript submitted to the IJLT Blog has been submitted and accepted by any other journal or blog, the author must withdraw their submission from IJLT. If the IJLT Blog accepts the manuscript first, the author must withdraw it for consideration from all other journals or blogs. Failure to do so will lead to the removal of the piece from consideration for publication in IJLT Blog.
- All manuscripts must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject “IJLT Blog – Submission”.
- The manuscript must be made in .doc or .docx format.
- Submissions must necessarily be accompanied by:
- A cover letterwith the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript, and contact information.
- A short biographical note of not more than 50 words stating who you are, your academic position (if relevant), research interests etc.
- Authors are required to inform the Editorial Board if they have submitted their manuscript to another journal or blog, and if they have received an offer of publication.
- We accept contributions to the IJLT Blog on a rolling basis.
- We aim to respond to, and post blog articles within two-to-three weeks of receiving them, although this may be delayed if we have received a high number of submissions at one time.
- In case of articles on very recent developments which may lose novelty or relevance within days, authors may request an expedited review by adding the words “Expedited” in the subject line. Such articles shall be reviewed within one week. Such exception shall be granted solely at the discretion of the Editorial Board.
- Please note that submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be rejected without review. While we strive to provide substantive feedback for every submission we receive, it may not always be possible to do so, given the large number of submissions. We reserve the right to reject submissions without providing substantive feedback.