NUJS Journal of Regulatory Studies was first brought out in October 2016. The ISSN (O) assigned to it by the ISSN National Centre, India (National Science Library) is 2456-4605. It is being published by the Centre for Regulatory Studies, Governance and Public Policy (CRSGPP) at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. It is a quarterly, on-line, peer reviewed journal, which focuses on issues that relate to law, governance and public policy. The main motto of the journal is to publish bonafide quality articles on socio-legal matters of contemporary relevance. Papers contemplated to be published in the journal are judged not only on the basis of their structural and functional relevance but also on their ability to convince the lay reader that some path-finding work in the field regulatory studies, governance and public policy is in the offing.
For the upcoming issues, the journal invites articles, essays, notes (including comments on case laws) and book reviews on a range of topics that are at the intersection of law and public policy. CRSGPP looks forward for submissions from academicians, relevant stakeholders, researcher scholars, policy makers, students and others in the field. Completed papers may be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Print copies of the respective papers are not accepted. The subject line of the e-mail shall read as: “Article/Essay/Note/Book Review for CRSGPP’s Journal Publication.”
The submission guidelines are as follows:
(1) The author is at liberty to choose his/her topic; however, the write-up must have a bearing on law, governance and public policy. Sometimes, the editor(s)/publisher may decide on a theme/sub-theme before the call for papers application is published. Individual issues may be theme-based or may be a compilation of works intersecting various disciplines but not overlooking the disciplines of law, governance and public policy.
(2) All manuscripts should be based on original ideas and should have a proper flow, format and structure. Ideally, all papers (barring book reviews and case notes) should have a formal introduction and conclusion. Articles and essays must also be further divided into subtopics, which may be assigned numbers.
(3) The name(s), e-mail id(s) and institutional affiliation(s) of the author(s) must be mentioned separately (either in the submission e-mail or in any other accompanying document) or in the first/introductory page of the manuscript.
(4) The submission shall be in MS-Word format (.doc or .docx) and must be typed in A4 paper with one inch margin on all the sides.
(5) The length of the paper shall be as follows:
- Articles: A maximum of 5000 words, including footnotes;
- Essays: A maximum of 3000 words, including footnotes;
- Case Notes: A maximum of 1500 words, including footnotes;
- Book Reviews: A maximum of 1000 words.
(6) Articles and essays shall be accompanied by abstracts which in no case shall exceed 300 words. Notes (including case notes) and book reviews do not require an abstract.
(7) Font size for all submissions shall be Times New Roman 12, with 1.5 spacing. Font size for the footnotes shall be Times New Roman 10, with 1.0 spacing.
(8) Any standard citation pattern may be followed.
(9) The paper may contain artwork, tables and figures, etc., but all such artwork, tables and figures must be embedded within the main MS-Word document. The file size of the document shall in no case shall exceed 2 MB.
The Acceptance and Publication Process
The notice of acceptance of individual papers will be duly served to the authors within three months of submission of the respective papers after a review. In the review process, the paper will be referred to for plagiarism check and then to experts for consideration. Papers which, in the opinion of the editor(s), have merit but which do not qualify the plagiarism check (a similarity index of not more than 25% being the cut off) may only be accepted after they are thoroughly revamped by the respective authors. Following the review process, editor(s) shall complete the first edit (which shall include copyediting and content editing but may not include footnote editing) and then e-mail the individual authors asking them to incorporate the suggested changes. Once the suggested changes are incorporated, the authors shall e-mail the modified draft to the editor(s). The editor shall then proceed with further edits (if required) and continue the same process. This process may take up to three months from the day manuscripts are accepted for publication.
After the papers are accepted for publication, they shall be stacked and lined up accordingly for the nearest month of publication. Once the papers are published, the respective authors shall be duly informed and they can visit, access and download the same by referring to the link http://crsgpp.nujs.edu/publications/online-journal/journal/.
Articles submitted for publication do not automatically come under copyright and authors are at liberty to withdraw their articles before they are accepted for publication after a review. All submitted manuscripts that are accepted for publication shall be the copyright of CRSGPP. However, authors may republish their respective papers for non-profit purposes in other journals/magazines of repute with the express permission of the Editor-in-chief/Publisher.
The author(s) of the respective articles/essays/case notes/book reviews shall be responsible for the veracity of contents. The views represented through the contents are the exclusive views of the author(s) and neither the editor(s) nor the publisher is responsible or shall be held responsible for any wrong/incorrect data interspersed in the contents or for any faulty/insufficient argument/conclusion.