EDITORIAL GUIDELINES

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We accept submissions within the ambit of corporate and its allied commercial laws.

General Guidelines For all Contributors:

  • Submissions shall be the original work of the contributor and should not have been published or sent for publication elsewhere.

  • Co-authorship is permitted for up to 2 authors.

  • Citations shall be added by hyperlinking the original source in the article. Additionally, authors may sparingly use footnotes [SILC or OSCOLA].  Further, if the author relies on a specific part of a document to support an argument, pinpoint citations shall be included.

  • Authors are advised to keep their articles concise and precise to enhance the effectiveness of their posts. The word limit should ideally range from 1200 – 1500 words (excluding footnotes).

  • Submissions should not contain advertising or marketing material. Posts summarising (and possibly linking to) alert memos and similar current awareness pieces prepared by law firms and other service providers will not be considered for publication.

  • Submissions should not contain any offensive, abusive, derogatory, or potentially defamatory content.

​Review Process​ 

The review process of the blog follows a two-tier review system.

Tier - 1 Review Process:

  • The article is reviewed by the Student Editorial Team and the status of the blog submitted is intimated to the author in 3 days.

  • If accepted on the Tier-1 review process, it is sent back to the author for incorporating any changes if needed along with a choice for the tier-2 review process.

Tier - 2 Review Process:​

The second tier of the review provides a choice to the author regarding the review process they wish to follow:

  • Review by Student Editor (“Student Reviewed”) – The article shall be reviewed by Student Editors for the Tier-II process. The Tier-II review will be completed within 2 working days and the article will be published within 7 working days or;

  • Review by Board of Editors (“Peer Reviewed”) – The article shall be reviewed by the Board of Editors for the Tier-II process. The review may follow a longer timeline given that the Editor is a working professional. It may be completed within 3-4 weeks.

Contributor's Undertaking:

In making a submission to the CCL Blog, the contributor:

  • Warrants that the piece is their original work, and that there is no impediment to its publication on the CCL Blog (maximum permissible similarity is 20%);

  • Undertakes that the article is not under consideration for publication on any other platform, like blogs or journals;

  • Consents to the publication of the submitted piece on the CCL Blog;

  • Agrees that the CCL Blog can use and store personal data provided by the author for the purposes of the CCL Blog or for the purposes of cross-posting to any social media handle/newsletter; this includes the author’s name, position, and affiliation;

  • Consents to the editorial changes; and

  • Accepts that the editors have discretion in the choice of the title for the submission.

Publication Policy:

  • All submissions for the CCL Blog by student authors must be uploaded via this Google Form only. Kindly DO NOT send submissions via email.

  • Any requests for withdrawing back of articles pending review shall not be entertained by CCL Blog, for whatsoever reason.

  • CCL Blog conducts a strict editorial review of submissions received and holds absolute discretion in determining whether to accept a submission or not.