Call for Papers/ Chapters | CITIL, Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur


About the Centre for Studies in International Trade and International Investment Laws (CITIL, DNLU, Jabalpur)

The Centre for ‘Studies in International Trade and Investment Laws’ is a research and learning centre at Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur. It aims to bring together legal academics, professionals, students, researchers etc., with the objective of disseminating knowledge and encouraging purposeful research in the different realms of International Trade Law and International Investment Law.

Theme The theme for submissions is- “Recent issues in Trade Remedies under the WTO regime.”

Suggestive sub-themes (Not exhaustive)

General Sub-themes

  1. Legal Issues concerning Trade Remedies in Preferential Trade Agreements
  2. Welfare Effects of Trade Remedies under WTO
  3. Trade Remedies and WTO Dispute Resolution mechanism 
  4. Trade Remedies and WTO Rules Negotiations
  5. Inequitable application of Trade Remedies under the WTO regime
  6. Trade Remedies and WTO Reforms
  7. India and Trade Remedies under the WTO

Submission Categories

Manuscripts can be submitted in the following categories per the mentioned criteria: 

Long Articles: 4,000-6,000 words 

Short Articles: 3,000-4,000 words

WTO Case Notes/: 2,000-3,000 words 

Book Reviews: 1,000-2,000 words  

(The word limit is exclusive of the abstract and the footnotes.)

Submission Guidelines

  • Authors are permitted to send only one submission per author or a pair of co-authors. Coauthorship of up to two authors is allowed.  
  • Manuscripts must include an abstract of not more than 300 words. The abstract must clearly define the structure and objective of the manuscript. 
  • Submissions should be the original work of contributors. A plagiarised submission will be summarily rejected.
  • The authors are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of statements of facts, opinions, or views in submission.
  • The Centre has an exclusive submission policy, i.e., the manuscripts should be unpublished and not under any concurrent consideration.

Formatting Guidelines

  • Main title: Times New Roman, Size 14, small capitals, centre aligned, in bold.  
  • Headings within the main body: Times New Roman, Size 12, upper case, left aligned, in bold.  
  • Subheadings within the main body: Times New Roman, Size 12, title case, left aligned, in italics.
  • Text within the main body: Times New Roman, Size 12, title case, justified aligned, and 1.5 line spacing.  
  • The authors must conform to the 4th Edition of OSCOLA rules of citation. Footnotes must be in Times New Roman, with Font Size 10 and 1.0 line spacing.  

Submission Procedure

  • The Submissions for the edited book are open for Undergraduate & Post graduate students, Research Scholars, Practioners and Teachers in the discipline of Law and Economics. Interdisciplinary papers concerning the issues of Trade Remedies are also encouraged.  
  • All the submissions must be in (.docx) format. They must be word processed and compatible with Microsoft Word 2007 or above.  
  • All Submissions must be made through emails at [email protected]  
  • The manuscript should not contain any information that can be used to identify the author. All the relevant details of the authors and their affiliation must be mentioned in a separate Cover Letter to be sent along with the manuscript. Authors shall receive an email acknowledging the receipt of their manuscript within two days of receiving the entry.  

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submission of papers/chapters is 25th May 2023. No paper will be accepted after the said deadline. 

About the Publication

The selected papers will be published in the form of book chapters in an Edited Book. The Edited Book will be published by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India (DGTR) with an ISBN. 


In case of any queries regarding the submissions, please feel free to contact us. Email: [email protected]; [email protected].

Utkarsh K. Mishra (Assistant Professor of Law & Director, CITIL, DNLU): +91 7905017038 

Romit Jain (Student Research Associate (CITIL), DNLU): +917067239206

Priya Sahu (Administrative Staff, DNLU): + 916260188757

Quick Navigation