The Environmental Law and Practice
Review (ELPR) invites submissions for its Volume VII. ELPR is an annual scholarly
publication of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India that seeks to
encourage scholarship in the field of Environmental Law & Policy.
It is a peer-reviewed journal
committed to engaging in scholarship on the developments in Environmental Law.
ELPR accepts contributions in the
form of articles, essays, notes and comments. The originality of ideas is
paramount to the Journal.
Therefore, please ensure that the
material submitted to ELPR has not been published elsewhere and is not under
consideration at any other publication.
Joint authorship is permitted and
there is no specific cap on the number of authors per submission.
Plagiarism in any form shall result
in rejection of the submission.
The decision of the Editorial Board
is final and binding in this matter.
The author shall be deemed to have
obtained the permission of the referred author in case the work is unpublished.
The last date for submitting entries
is 15th July 2018
Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature of Contributions:
An article is an exposition of
lacunae prevailing in contemporary laws of any country, a comparative study of
different laws, or the publishing of research data and analysis in subjects
pertaining to environmental sciences and law.
Articles must typically engage in
current contemporary themes. However, theoretical works are also welcome. It is
advisable that the article have a theme or a core argument.
The author is expected to make a
comprehensive study of the subject and offer fresh innovative solutions for the
same. The article should not exceed 10,000 words (inclusive of footnotes).
An essay is a concise and succinct
work that challenges existing paradigms in environmental law or policy and
focuses on bringing unique perspectives to the discourse.
Essays ought to put forward original
arguments, observations and criticisms without compromising on brevity.
Furthermore, it is encouraged that an
essay deal with a specific predicament, legal debate or interpretation of law.
An essay should not exceed 6,000 words (inclusive of footnotes).
3. Legislative Critique/Case Comment
The author may critique an existing
legislation, which may be an Act, Regulation, Rule, Scheme, Policy, Guideline
etc. In the alternative, the author may critique a bill tabled before the
Parliament of any country.
A case comment requires a thorough
analysis of the various aspects and legislations of the judicial pronouncement.
A case comment/legislative critique should not exceed 3500 words (inclusive of
4. Book Review
A book review ought to incorporate a
complete analysis and overview of the book. Direct lifting of more than thirty
words (i.e. a paragraph) from the book being reviewed is strictly discouraged
and will result in rejection.
The book being reviewed must engage
with environmental law or policy and must not date back to more than three
years from its date of issue/ publication in the public domain. A book review
should not exceed 3000 words (inclusive of footnotes).
Submissions are preferred in Times
New Roman font, with 1.5 line spacing. Main text should be in font size 12 and
footnotes in font size 10. All submissions must be compatible with Microsoft
Word 2003 and 2007.
2. Word Limit
The word limit (inclusive of
footnotes) is as follows:
Article - 10,000 words
Essay - 6,000 words
Case Comment/Legislative Critique
& Notes - 3,500 words
Book Review - 3000 words
3. Citation Format
The citation format to be used is
-The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Ed.)- Speaking footnotes are
Every submission should be
accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words describing the relevant
conclusions drawn in the manuscript. Please note that there is no requirement
of prior submission of abstract as the selection of the paper for publication
shall be on basis of the full manuscript.
5. Biographical Information of
A separate document with biographical
information of the authors must be attached with the following details: Name,
E-mail address, Postal Address, Name and Address of the Institution, Course (if
applicable), and Academic Year. Please do not mention this information in the
For further queries please do not
hesitate to contact the members of the Editorial Board on their email IDs/phone
numbers given below:
1. Patruni Srilakshmi: +91 7337402856
2. Gopika Menon: + 91 9846085126
3. Kaustub Neil Singh Bhati: +91 9829828750
4. Ruthika Reddy: +91 9866320501
5. Manaswita Gupta: +91 7995459521