Call for Papers

Amity Law School Delhi Student Submit by Dec 5

The ALSD STUDENT JOURNAL, ISSN 2249 – 4421, (Listed in UGC Approved Journal List bearing No.42016) – an initiative of The STUDENT JOURNAL SOCIETY of AMITY LAW SCHOOL, DELHI (GGSIP UNIVERSITY) welcomes submissions for Volume VII of the Journal. The theme for the issue is “Emerging Trends in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law.”

The coverage of the Journal includes all new developments in the above-mentioned fields.

The scope of the Journal includes (but is not necessarily limited to) research pertaining to:

  • Contemporary developments in the field of Criminal Law and Justice
  • Interpretation of Judicial Precedents in the context of Criminal Law
  • Social perspective in criminal law with the focus on stigmatization and wrongfulness of the process
  • Limits of Criminal Law and its present state.
  • Reforms in Criminal Law on the touchstone of Constitutional Provision
  • Judicial and Legislative Review of the Constitution
  • Competing theories of Constitutional Interpretation
  • Liberty in the light of The Constitution of India.
  • Election Reforms in the Light of recent Judicial and Legislative Actions
  • Comparative Jurisprudence in International Criminal Law

Co-authorship is allowed up to a maximum of two authors. Manuscripts can be in the form of Articles, Research Notes, Case Comments, and Book Reviews. The last date for submission of full manuscript is 5th December 2018.

Guidelines for Submission

It is encouraged that the paper takes into account recent developments in Constitutional and Criminal Law. Submissions with contemporary legal relevance will be preferred over others.

Due consideration to the legal scope of the subject matter at hand is to be given. It is expected that political or sociological take on a given problem shall not be at the expense of legal relevance of the subject matter.

The flow of the content in the submissions must be in a logical manner, conveyed with utmost clarity and without any repetitive or circular arguments.

Word Limit

Research Articles and Review Articles –5,000-7,000 words (Abstract of not more than 500 words)

Research Notes – 2,000-3,000 words (Abstract of not more than 350 words)

Case comments – 2,000-3,000 words (Abstract of not more than 350 words)

Book Reviews – 1,500-2,500 words (Abstract of not more than 350 words)

The word limit mentioned hereinabove is exclusive of footnotes.

In exceptional circumstances, if the manuscript exceeds the word limit, their publication may be allowed subject to the discretion of the Editorial Board.

Formatting Guidelines

The body of the manuscript shall be in font size 12, Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing.

The footnotes shall be in font size 10, Times New Roman, 1.0 line spacing.



Citations must be done in the footnotes and conform to the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Edition) style.


All manuscripts must be the original work of the authors and must not have been published or considered for publication elsewhere.

How to submit

The Authors are requested to fill in the details regarding the Author Name, Email, Title of Manuscript, Submission in Word format, University Name, Year of Study, Residential Address and Phone Number.

The submissions shall be made in the form of a Microsoft Word document (preferably 2003 or 2007 format).

All the papers must be submitted through this link.


All queries shall be emailed to with the subject marked as “QUERY”.

All suggestions/feedbacks shall be emailed to with the subject marked as “FEEDBACK”.

In case of any other clarifications, please contact:

  • Siddharth Dhawan: +91-9013078358
  • Tanya Aggarwal:  +91-9910334337


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