UPES Student Law Review acknowledges that the publication of research work in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Thus, the following standards of ethical behavior are to be maintained by the Law Review:
1. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript.
2. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the
authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
3. The authors should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.
4. The authors should ensure proper acknowledgment of the resources used in their research.
5. All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
6. The authors of reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
7. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the Editorial Board of the Law Review and cooperate with the Editor to retract or correct the paper.

All the contributions should be the original work of the contributors and must not have been submitted for publication in any other journal. Any plagiarized work will be out-rightly rejected. A contributor’s submission for publication will not be considered until a fully completed
Plagiarism Policy and Declaration of Academic Integrity are submitted to the Editorial Board. The Academic Integrity Policy of the Student Law Review identifies Plagiarism as:

o Using an author’s ideas without appropriately crediting the author

o Paraphrasing text from an author’s work without appropriately crediting the author

o Duplicating portions of text from an author’s work without indicating with either quotation marks or block quote format that the relevant language is directly quoted.

While declaring academic integrity at the time of submission of a manuscript, an author must have carefully read and understood the Law Review Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Policy, and all of the accompanying information. He further must affirm that all work he has submitted is his own, and includes proper and complete credit to all sources used in its preparation, failure to do the same shall result in outright rejection of his manuscript.


All manuscripts must be submitted in English. Authors must ensure that all submissions are exclusive to UPES Student Law Review. All submitted articles are subject to peer review. All the authors are expected to maintain high standards with respect to publication ethics.

All submissions must contain an abstract of not more than 300 words, inclusive of 5
• Long Articles: 7000 to 10,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
• Short Articles: 4000 to 6000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
• Case Comment /Legislative Critique & Notes: 3000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
• Book Review: 2000 words (inclusive of footnotes).
o (For book reviews, only unsolicited entries are encouraged. It is also required
that the book must have been published/reprinted in the last three year from
the date of submission).

A cover letter with the name of the author and address, designation, institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript, and contact information (email, phone, etc.). UPES Student Law Review is a peer-reviewed journal. Thus, it is expected from the author/authors not to
include their name/affiliation, etc. anywhere in the paper except on the cover letter.

Articles must be in a Microsoft Word-compatible format (.doc or .docx preferred). Articles should be in Times New Roman font size 12 and double-spaced. The main Title should be in full capitals, bold and centered font size 16. Sub-titles should be in sentence case, bold, and font size 12. Every submission except book reviews is expected to have an abstract of the paper not exceeding 300 words, exactly above the main text and below the main title. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman font size 10 with single spacing.

Authors are requested to use footnotes instead of endnotes. Footnotes should conform to the Bluebook Uniform Style of Citation (20th edition).

The contributions accepted for publication shall be the intellectual property of UPES Student Law Review. The Law Review will send the Copyright agreement to the authors of the accepted papers. A duly filled/scanned Copyright Agreement Form should be submitted by
authors within 30 days of receipt of the agreement. The publication process will not be initiated in absence of the accepted copy of the agreement.


If an author wishes to retract or withdraw his submission, the same shall be immediately informed to the Editorial Board via email, within two days from the date he receives the notification of acceptance or selection of his paper. The said submission shall be henceforth removed from the electronic repository of the journal.

All submissions are to be made through online submission as per the information contained in the respective Call for Papers.

The Call for Papers shall indicate a period of one month from the date of release of the former, for the submission of an Abstract. Once the Abstract is selected, the same shall be communicated to the author and he shall be given another month to submit his full paper. Acceptance of abstract is subject to acceptance at final review. The Editorial Board shall be finishing its review of the submitted papers within two months from the last date of submission mentioned in the Call for Papers. The authors shall be informed of the selection
of their papers within a week from the end of the peer review. The Editorial Board reserves the right to ask the authors to revise their paper, once selected, based on suggestions the former has received from the Expert Review Board, and additionally any changes pertaining to correction of grammar and referencing that it may deem fit. The authors shall be given a week’s time from the day they are informed of the changes required or suggested and shall be expected to incorporate the same.