Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law

Submission Guidelines For Journal

Submission Categories

The RSRR invites papers under the following categories:

– Articles (5,000 to 15,000 words)

– Short Notes (3,000-8,000 words)

– Comments (3,000 to 5,000 words)

– Normative Law Articles (4,000 to 10,000 words)

Articles: A comprehensive and thorough analysis of issues related to the theme of the Journal. The word limit for articles is between 5,000 to 8,000 words.

Short Notes: These should contain brief, case and point arguments revolving around a specific, current issue or an issue of importance which may have not received due research. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 to 5,000 words.

Comments: An academic writing which critically analyses the comments made by various regulators. The word limit for commentaries is between 3,000 to 4,000 words.

Normative Law Articles: The Law Review will explore the opinion of students relating to the specific Legislations involved in the theme of the Journal. It seeks to bring out a student’s view on how a particular Legislation or Legislative Provision should have been drafted to bring out clarity into the law. The article must first state briefly about the Legislation/Legislative provision and then suggest what changes can be adopted in it. Should you have reason to believe that the particular legislation requires some amendments, you are welcome to DRAFT and/or AMEND the provisions or you can re-draft the entire law if so be the requirement. Arguments must be logical and can take into account aspects such as Sociological, Political, and Economic implications of the law. Word Limit shall not exceed 5,000 words.

Instructions for Authors

All submissions must be in Garamond, font size 12, Spacing 1.5.

All footnotes should be in Garamond 10 single-spaced and should conform to the Standard Indian Legal Citation.

Margins: Left 1.5 Inch and Right 1 Inch, Top 1 Inch and Bottom 1 Inch.

All the word limits are exclusive of footnotes.

Co-authorship is allowed.

All submissions must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 10% of the word limit subject to a minimum of 200 words.

The paper should be accompanied with a covering letter specifying the author’s name, designation, institute, contact number and e-mail for future reference. All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format only. The papers must be e-mailed to submissionsrslr@rgnul.ac.in. The author(s) bear sole responsibility for the accuracy of facts, opinions or view stated in the submitted paper. In case of any gross plagiarism found in the contents of the submitted paper, the Manuscript shall be subject to rejection. We are also available via Bepress and Scholastica.


The RSRR Journal shall retain all copyright arising out of any publications and only the moral rights will vest with the author.