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Submisssion Guidelines

CALL FOR BLOGS

The Centre for Information, Communication and Technology Law (“CICTL”) invites submissions for its Blog.

  • The submissions include articles, research pieces, opinions, case comments and short notes on the latest and/or relevant -issues on Information, Communication and Technology Law.
  • These subject matter be, but not be limited to telecommunications law, data protection, intellectual property rights, cybercrimes, internet governance, software contracts, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.
  • The submissions should be unpublished, original and not under review with any similar platform.

CONTENT GUIDELINES

  • Co-authorship: Co-authorship up to two authors is permitted.
  • Plagiarism: The submission should reflect original and unpublished work. A maximum similarity of 15% is allowed. Non-adherence to this rule shall result in rejection of the article summarily with no chance for improvement.
  • Length: Submissions must ideally be limited to a length of 1500 words. This limit shall be exclusive of any explanatory endnotes that are added. Non-adherence of the word limit can be allowed only if deemed necessary.
  • Formatting: Submissions should be made in Microsoft Word (.docx) format. The submission should adhere to the following formatting style. Font: Times New Roman, Font size: 12, Line spacing: 1.5. (For Endnotes Font size: 10, Line spacing:1)
  • Citation: Relevant sources such as judgments, laws, treaties, news article and other legal texts must be added as hyperlinks in-text. Where sources are not available as open-source documents, Endnotes may be added adhering to the uniform Bluebook 20th Edition citation style.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Submissions should be made by the google form given below. Submissions through emails will not be entertained.

REVIEW PROCESS

Every article undergoes a comprehensive three-tier review and is sent back with comments for improvement, suggested changes, or cogent reasons for rejection/selection.  The preliminary decision of the editorial team shall be conveyed within the strict timeline of 7 days from the date of submission.

COPYRIGHT

Upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication by CICTL, the copyright over the manuscript is vested with CICTL (MNLU Mumbai). However, the moral rights over the manuscript shall vest in the author(s).

PUBLICATION CERTIFICATE

On successful publication of a blog article, the author(s) shall be provided with a certificate of publication from Centre for Information Communication, and Technology Law, MNLU Mumbai.

PUBLICATION FEE

There is no fee for publication or review.

CONTACT

Any queries can be addressed via mail at cictl@mnlumumbai.edu.in  (Kindly mention “Query – Blog) at the mail.

Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai Post Box No: 8401 Powai, Mumbai – 400 076 Tel: 022-25703187, 022-25703188 Email: nlumumbai@mnlumumbai.edu.in