COMPETITION LAW OBSERVER

A blog by Centre for Competition law & Policy, NLU Jodhpur

Submissions

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Authorship

Co-authorship up to two authors is allowed. Refrain from mentioning the name, institutional affiliation, or any other detail of the author(s) in the document to facilitate the double-blind review process.

Originality

All works must be original and unpublished. The plagiarism limit is 15%.

Length

The word limit for the submission is 1000- 1500 words. This word limit is exclusive of the endnotes (if any). Longer posts may be accepted should the topic require an extensive discussion, and, if required, they may be published in parts, subject to the discretion of the editors.

Headings

Authors are encouraged to use headings to break up long posts. Headings should not be of more than one level and should be in bold.

Font and spacing

The title of the post must be formatted to Times New Roman font size 14, all Caps, and in bold. The main body of the text must be formatted to Times New Roman font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing with a single line space between paragraphs, and the endnotes must be formatted to Times New Roman font size 10 with single line spacing.

Referencing

All references must be in the form of hyperlinks in the body of the submission. In case no hyperlink is available for any reference, use of endnotes is recommended. The endnotes must be in conformity with the 4th edition of the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) style of citation. The author(s) are advised to give specific details, such as the Page or the Paragraph number of the reference, either in the body of the text itself or in the endnotes. No speaking endnotes or footnotes are allowed.

Submissions

Submissions must be in a Word format (‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’). All submissions are to be sent to cclp[at]nlujodhpur[dot]ac[dot]in. The subject of the email should be titled- “Submissions for Blogs_Name of the Author(s). While submitting to the Blog, the author(s) are required to submit an undertaking that:

1. They warrant that the manuscript is their original work, and has not been simultaneously been submitted to any other platform for consideration;

2. They consent to the publication of the submitted piece on the Blog provided that they are fully acknowledged as the author(s).

REVIEW PROCESS

All texts will go through a double-blind peer review. The review process consists of two tiers preliminary review and detailed review. At the end of the preliminary review, the authors will be informed of the Editorial Board’s decision of whether the submission is accepted or rejected for publication. This preliminary review is done within 7-8 working days.

If a submission is accepted for publication, the Board will then conduct a detailed review process. Amendments and suggestions, if any, to the manuscript, shall be communicated to the authors at the earliest. The final publication of the manuscript is contingent on the incorporation of such suggestions to the satisfaction of the Editorial Board.

EDITORIAL POLICY

1. The Editorial Board retains complete discretion over acceptance or rejection of manuscripts and it will not entertain requests for advance decisions based on abstracts, topic proposals or outlines.

2. Post-review, manuscripts may be returned to the author(s) with suggestions related to substance and/or style.

3. Upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication by the Editorial Board, the copyright is vested in the Blog. However, the moral rights over the manuscript shall vest in the author(s).

4. Upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication, the same shall not be published on any other platform. Cross publication is permitted subject to the prior approval of the Editorial Board.