Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

FIMT Law Journal requests that the contributors comply with the following guidelines:

The Journal accepts manuscripts for publication on a rolling basis throughout the year and the last date for submission for 2021 volume is 04.03.2021. Submissions made thereafter shall be considered for publication in the next issue.

How to submit?

  1. FIMTLJ only accepts electronic submissions. Submissions have to be submitted only through link at the end of the page.
  2. We shall only accept manuscripts submitted through above form.
  3. The manuscript should be in .docx format. All manuscripts must also contain an abstract of not more than 300 words. The manuscript should not contain the name of the author or his/her institutional affiliation or any other identification mark.
  4. Garamond, 12 pt, 1.5 spacing, 1-inch gap on all four sides. The main text should be in font size 12 and footnotes in font size 10.
  5. A one-line gap must be maintained between all paragraphs and headings.
  6. All hyperlinks must be in black colour and must not be underlined.
  7. Authors must indicate their academic qualifications including the degrees completed and the name of the university/institution to which they are affiliated. Co-authoring of papers among individuals of the same or different institutions is permissible.
  8. For any clarification please write at fimtlj@fimtlawjournal.in.

Citation Format:

Please follow the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA).

Length Limitations:

Manuscripts may be submitted under the following categories:

  1. Long Manuscripts: Between 5000 and 8000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Manuscripts in this category are expected to engage with the theme and literature comprehensively, and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme. It is advisable, though not necessary, to choose a theme that is of contemporary importance. Purely theoretical pieces are also welcome.
  2. Short Manuscripts: Between 3000 and 5000 words, inclusive of footnotes. Short Manuscripts are far more concise in scope. These Manuscripts usually deal with a very specific issue, and argue that the issue must be conceptualized differently. They are more engaging, and make a more easily identifiable, concrete argument.
  3. Case Notes and Legislative Comments: Between 1500 and 2500 words, inclusive of footnotes. This is an analysis of any contemporary judicial pronouncement or a new piece of legislation whether in India or elsewhere. The note must identify and examine the line of cases in which the decision in question came about, and comment on implications for the evolution of that branch of law. In case of legislative comment, the note must analyze the objective of the legislation and the legal impact the same is expected to have.
  4. Books reviews should focus on books published in the past three years. Reviews of older books may be accepted if the author can justify why a review would be timely and a good fit for the journal. Book reviews inform readers about current advances in the field and encourage productive discourse. Submissions should be less than 1,500 words in length which describes the book’s arguments and provides a critical analysis of the book’s strengths and weaknesses.

Statement About Ownership and Other Particulars of the Journal

  1. Name of Journal : FIMT Law Journal (FIMTLJ)
  2. E-ISSN : Applied
  3. Place of Publication :  New Delhi, India
  4. Periodicity of Publication : Annual (October)
  5. Volume : One Volume Combined Issues
  6. Ownership : Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology (Affiliated to GGSIP University, New Delhi, India)
  7. Publisher : Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology (Affiliated to GGSIP University, New Delhi, India)
  8. Editor-In-Chief : Ravi Prakash Vyas
  9. E-mail : fimtlj@fimtlawjournal.in
  10. Website : http://www.fimtlawjournal.in/
  11. Institution Website : http://www.fimt-ggsipu.org/