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The Journal of National Law University, Delhi (JNLUD) is the flagship journal of the National Law University Delhi, [ISSN No: 2277-4017] one of the premier law schools in India. This peer-reviewed, faculty-edited, open access, international journal promotes inter-disciplinary and empirical discussions on diverse areas of law. It is widely read by scholars, judges, and practitioners across the world. The journal was founded in the year 2013 and within a short span of time, it has achieved wide recognition due to the quality and diversity of works published. JNLUD is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Aims & Scope

The Journal of National Law University, Delhi (JNLUD) aims to promote inter-disciplinary and empirical discussions on diverse areas of law. Through publication of high-quality research on diverse and contemporary topics, it aims to contribute to better policy making and judicial discussions. JNLUD encourages academics in law and cognate disciplines to contribute to the Journal by revisiting and reimagining the boundaries of law through innovations in method and form. As is evident from the Advisory Board of the journal as well as the kind of manuscripts published by the journal in the past, the journal has an international focus and outlook. The journal follows a rigorous blind peer-review policy. There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this Journal.
JNLUD is indexed on: UGC-CARE (GROUP I) and HeinOnline

Editorial Policies

JNLUD is published annually and includes articles, comments, and book reviews. All submissions must be made online (here). JNLUD is currently unable to accept submissions from students pursuing undergraduate or post graduate studies. In such instances it invites students to make their submission to the NLUD Journal of Legal Studies. However, submissions from research scholars including doctoral scholars would be considered.

Submission types
Manuscripts must be in English. The preferred lengths for submissions are as follows:

  • Articles: 6000–8000 words
  • Notes/Comments: 4000-5000 words
  • Book Reviews: 1500–2500 words

All submissions (except Book Review)) should be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 300 words and important 5 Key words.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of JNLUD will be reviewed.

As part of the submission process, you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere.

Please see the call for papers for detailed submission guidelines.


All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order, and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A scholar is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the scholar’s dissertation or thesis.
All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

Please ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere.

Publishing Policies

Publication ethics
JNLUD is committed to upholding academic and research integrity. Authors are encouraged to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors.

Please note that submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned or rejected. While we strive to provide substantive feedback for every submission we receive, it may not always be possible to do so, given the large number of submissions. We reserve the right to reject submissions without providing substantive feedback.

JNLUD take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the Journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking/anti-plagiarism software. Where a manuscript, for example, is found to have plagiarized work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum; retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author’s institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

Please note that, in the event that a contribution submitted to JNLUD has been submitted and accepted by any other Journal or online platform, the author must withdraw their contribution. If JNLUD accepts the contribution first, the author must withdraw it from all other Journals and online platforms. Failure to do so will lead to removal of the piece from consideration for publication in the JNLUD. Please note that we do not allow cross-posting of articles.

Reference style: Journal of National Law University Delhi adheres to OSCOLA citation style (Link).

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Further Information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the JNLUD editorial office as follows:

The Managing Editor
Journal of National Law University, Delhi
National Law University, Delhi
Sector 14, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110078 


Peer review policy

JNLUD adheres to a rigorous blind peer-review policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

Submission of Manuscript

All submissions must only be made online.
Click here to Submit

Articles mailed directly to JNLUD email id will not be considered.

Acceptance and publication

All submissions made to JNLUD would be subject to a preliminary scrutiny by the JNLUD editorial board to assess its suitability for inclusion in the journal. If found suitable, the submissions will go through a blind peer review process and the final selection will be based on the outcome of the peer review process.

Upon completion of the review process the corresponding author would be notified of the outcome. Authors should be prepared to make suitable changes to their articles as required by the Editorial Board before publication. As this is a time-intensive process, we would be unable to provide a definite timeline as regards the completion of the review process for individual submission.

Proofs will be made available to the corresponding author via email, and corrections should be made directly or notified to us promptly.

All final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) will be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication.