Call for Submissions for NLU-J’s CALQ [Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly] Vol 5 Issue 2: Submit by Mar 15

Call for Submissions for NLU-J’s CALQ [Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly] Vol 5 Issue 2: Submit by Mar 15

National Law University, Jodhpur is one of India’s premier law schools, situated in the vibrant and colorful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It was established in 1999 as part of a vision of excellence in legal education through innovative methods of learning and a focus on interdisciplinary studies.

The University offers two unique five-year integrated undergraduate programs, B.B.A., LL.B.(Hons.) and B.A., LL.B.(Hons.). These integrated programs include highly demanding honors courses in various facets of law such as Constitutional Law, Business Law, International Trade Law, Criminal Law, and Intellectual Property Rights Law.

About the Journal

The Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal (“CALQ”) is the flagship journal of the Centre for Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, published under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) I.P Massey, Dean, Faculty of Law, National Law University Jodhpur. CALQ aims to promote scholarly excellence in the area of comparative constitutional and administrative law with a diligent editorial board, an eminent advisory board and an institution known for its academic excellence. Each issue contains articles, notes, case comments and book reviews based on contemporary issues of comparative constitutional and administrative law.


The articles, notes and case comments must relate to the area of comparative constitutional law and administrative law.

How to Submit?

1. General Guidelines

  • All submitted manuscripts shall be original. Any form of plagiarism would lead to immediate rejection of the submission.
  • Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously. Once a manuscript has been selected for publication or has been published in the Journal, the author(s) must seek permission from the Editorial Board before publishing either partially or wholly elsewhere at the discretion of the Editorial Board.
  • The author(s) must inform the Editorial Board if the manuscript has also been submitted to another journal, website, or forum at the time of submission of the manuscript. The Editorial Board must be notified immediately if an offer for publication from another journal, website, or forum is accepted by the author(s).
  • In relation to all disputes, the decision of the Editor-in-Chief(s) shall be final.
  • All correspondence must be via e-mail and should be addressed to the ‘Board of Editors’ at

2. Specific Guidelines

2.1. Author(s)

  • Each manuscript may have up to two authors.
  • The submission shall carry the name, credentials, and contact details (e-mail and contact number) of the author(s).

2.2. Citations and References

  • All relevant sources shall be duly acknowledged as footnotes.
  • The text and citation styles shall conform to the rules prescribed in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition).

2.3. Manuscripts

  • Abstract: The manuscript shall contain an abstract of not more than 350 words.
  • Word Limit: The word limit would be considered excluding the footnotes, except in cases where speaking footnotes are used.
    • Articles – Up to 10,000 (ten thousand) words.
    • Notes – Up to 4000 (four thousand) words.
    • Case Comment – Up to 3000 (three thousand) words.
  • Formatting specifications: The manuscript must be in Times New Roman, Justified in alignment with Font Size 12 and 1.5 Line Spacing.
  • Language: The Journal shall follow British English. While authors are required to adhere to the prescribed word limits, departures from the same will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Last date for submission: 11:59 p.m. on 15th March 2021 (Monday).

2.4. Submission Procedure

  • The author(s) are required to e-mail the manuscript to
  • The manuscript may be mailed in ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ format.
  • The subject of the e-mail must clearly mention, ‘Submission CALQ 5.2 | <Name of the Author(s)>’.
  • The e-mail must be addressed to the ‘Board of Editors’ providing the name of the author(s) with the name of the institution affiliated to and the contact details in the body of the e-mail.
  • An e-mail confirming the receipt of the manuscript and subsequently its acceptance for publication would be duly conveyed to the author(s) through the e-mail id used by the author(s) for correspondence by the Journal.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Last date for submission: 11:59 p.m. on 15th March 2021 (Monday)

Editorial Policy

  • The Journal follows a comprehensive double-blind review procedure.
  • The Editorial Board retains complete discretion over the acceptance/rejection of manuscripts. Reasons for rejection will be provided by the Editorial Board if requested by the author(s).
  • The Journal reserves the right to request copies of any resources or authorities cited in the manuscript.

Copyright Notice

Upon offer of publication of a manuscript by the Journal, authors shall communicate to the Editorial Board their acceptance of the following terms and conditions:

  • The work shall become the property of the Journal.
  • Permission for subsequent publication and/or creating derivative works must be obtained from the Editorial Board.

Contact Information

All correspondence must be via e-mail and should be addressed to the ‘Board of Editors’ at

Please visit the website for more information regarding submission.

For queries contact:

Aditya J. Nair (+91 9497969600)

Sandhya Swaminathan (+91 9636263255)

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