USLLS ADR Blog

USLLS ADR Blog

Submission Guidelines

We, at USLLS ADR Blog, believe that sustained academic deliberation is required to ensure that the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution Law grows continuously, and becomes the mainstream solution to disputes. Our aim is to provide a conducive platform that fosters discussions and deliberations pertaining to the field of ADR by academicians, researchers, law students and legal practitioners. We hope to promote the culture of ADR and acquire the viewpoints of the various stakeholders in the field. Hence with the above objectives in mind, we welcome all relevant submissions subject to the following guidelines:

1.Co-authorship is allowed up to two authors. The author(s) should refrain from mentioning the name, institutional affiliation, or any other details in the document to facilitate the double-blind review process.

2.Submissions should be original and unpublished work of the author(s). Any form of plagiarism will result in an automatic rejection. Moreover, if the Turnitin similarity index reports over 20% similarity (after making the relevant exclusions such as bibliography, quotes, small matches etc.), then the submission shall be rejected.

3.Submissions should be concise. They should range between 1000-2000 words. Longer posts may be published in parts subject to the editorial board’s discretion. The word limit is exclusive of the endnotes.

General Formatting Guidelines

1. Formatting Typescript

Font Type: Times New Roman
Font Size: 12
Line Spacing: 1.5
Text Alignment: Justified

2. Citation Style

Method of Citation: Endnotes
Format of Citation: BlueBook 20th Edition
Font Type: Times New Roman
Font Size: 10
Line Spacing: 1.0
Text Alignment: Justified

Review Process


All submissions will undergo a rigorous double-blind review process where the manuscript will be evaluated by two editors on different parameters. The review process ideally concludes within a period of 14 days from the date of receipt of the acknowledgment of the submission. Once the review is complete, the decision of acceptance (conditional or unconditional) or rejection will be communicated to the author. The authors will be provided a period of 10 days to make the necessary changes that may be suggested by the editorial board. It is expected that the authors will make all the changes in good faith.

Copyright and Exclusivity

Upon acceptance of the manuscript for publication by the editorial board, the copyright over the manuscript is vested in the Blog. However, the moral rights over the manuscript shall vest in the author(s).

The Blog only accepts original and exclusive submissions. Once a manuscript is accepted, the same cannot be sent elsewhere for publication.

Submission Procedure

We accept rolling submissions. All submissions must be made to: submissions@usllsadrblog.com. An abstract of not more than 100 words must accompany the submission. The abstract is exclusive of the word limit for the article. The author(s) are also requested to submit a short biography detailing their current designation and institutional affiliations.

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