About the Journal
ERLR is an online bi-annual peer-reviewed open-access law journal with 2 Issues per year. The Journal focuses and revolves around contemporary or important socio-legal issues and topics and is not restricted to any particular field or subject of law.
The Journal strives to promote interdisciplinary research entailing detailed study of law with other disciplines in the contemporary era, or analyze the prevailing socio-legal status quo suggesting ways forward by way of case analysis, studies, articles, and research papers.
ERLR strives to provide a platform wherein every stakeholder can get a voice to express their thoughts/concerns and contribute towards a stimulating and engaging intellectual thought-space, which may be used as an assistance by anyone aiming to achieve an understanding, knowledge, or expertise in the socio-legal domain.
The first bi-annual issue of ERLR is published in the month of June whereas the second is published in the month of December of each year.
Aims & Objectives
The main focus of the journal includes highlighting the need for practical interpretation and implementation of laws, legal issues, and policymaking that would go in line with the changing needs of society, thereby catering to ignite ideas and interpretations in the long run.
ERLR also strives to achieve the following objectives through the promotion of and exchange of research:
Understanding socio-economic phenomenon and its interplay with law and policymaking.
Develop a holistic and multifaceted approach toward the complex issues of today’s society through interdisciplinary and comparative research.
Creating awareness and engagement with complex contemporary issues and providing a recourse thereof.
Stimulating legal intellect, critical analysis, and quality research by promoting and rewarding original research works.
Offering an interactive forum for the exchange of thoughts and opinions among scholars.
Reaching a wide readership including legal academics, philosophers, criminologists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, political scientists, legal practitioners, and others.
Respecting academic freedom in all its activities.
Who can submit?
All academicians, authors, legal professionals, and law students can submit their original and unpublished manuscripts.
Long Articles (3000-6000 words): The submissions should comprehensively deal with the theme of the topic and literature. Should contain a comprehensive discussion about the topic concerned identifying current practice, and any lacunae, and offer constructive suggestions and conclusions on the theme/topic. Theoretical pieces including Primary Research or Long Articles may also be submitted under this category.
Essays/Short Articles (1500-3000 words): The submissions made under this category should be more concise and focused on the issue/topic in question. It should also attempt to offer perspective, insights, and critical analysis of the topic. The authors are free to use desired ways for conceptualizing their essays/articles within the stipulated word limits.
Case Notes and Legislative Comments (1200-2500 words): The submissions made under this category are meant for the analysis of any landmark or current judicial pronouncement, case law, legislative action, policy proposal, etc. The authors should touch upon the backdrop of the development case/legislation, issues, decisions, and aftermath and proceed to comment upon its implications on the evolution of law/society. A legislative comment or policy proposal must identify the object and analysis of the actual/expected impact of such policy/proposal.
Conspectus (8000- 10000 words): They might occasionally publish a Conspectus, which is an 8000–10000 word descriptive piece on any legal issue. Relevant material (case law and secondary literature, including from comparative jurisdictions if helpful) should be organized thematically and presented clearly and coherently. Unlike a literature review, it need not tackle a particular area of law comprehensively but may focus instead on a particular question or issue.
Note: All the word limits are inclusive of footnotes, tables, and appendices. The above-mentioned word limits are rough guides, and minor deviations are permissible.
Submission of Papers/Articles/Analysis: August 1, 2023 to October 15, 2023.
Review Process and Intimation of Results: October 16, 2023, to November 16, 2023.
Publication Certificates/LoR/Other Perks to Selected Authors: November 17, 2023, to November 30, 2023.
Applications for obtaining hard copies of the Journal/Certificate/LoR: November 17, 2023 to November 30, 2023.
Publication of final Issue: December 1, 2023.
Hard Copies of Journals/Certificates/LoRs to be delivered (if opted): By January 01, 2024.
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