Call for Papers: Army Institute of Law Journal (Volume XVII)

About AIL Journal

Journal of Army Institute of Law [ISSN No: 0975-8208] is a faculty run, peer reviewed law journal. The journal is published annually. It is listed in UGC Consortium for Academic and Research Ethics (CARE) list. The journal is an endeavour to enhance awareness on contemporary legal issues, engage in multi- disciplinary study, and to analyze the various issues that shows the dynamism of law.

Submission Deadline

All submissions (in soft copy) must reach the editor latest by 30th September, 2023. You can visit the AIL website (, under section “Publication” for guidelines for submission to be adopted for publication in the Journal and also for previous editions.

Submission Procedure

The soft copy of the contributions is to be forwarded at [email protected]. All subscriptions and correspondence concerning the Journal should be sent to the Editorial Board: Dr. Alamdeep Kaur, Assistant Professor of Law, Army Institute of Law, Mohali.

Guidelines for Submission

All manuscripts (in hard copy and e-mail) must be accompanied by:

a. A covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), official designation institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and contact information (correspondence address, email, phone number etc).

b. A Certificate that the paper submitted is a piece of original and bonafide research work and has not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere.

c. An abstract of not more than 200 words describing the submission

Contributions should be in English language only and in conformity with AIL’s scheme and style.

Electronic submissions (on website or email) should ideally be made in Word Format (doc)/(docx).

4. Text and citations should strictly conform to the rules in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition). This mode of citation must be strictly followed otherwise the paper shall not be considered for publication.

5. The submission of papers is open only for Teachers/Academicians/Professionals and Ph.D. Research Scholars. Only one co-author shall be allowed. Students can be co-author.

6. No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s) and acknowledgements should be included in the text of the manuscript, the name or document properties. All such information may be incorporated in the covering letter accompanying the manuscripts.

7. The word limit mentioned as under must be strictly adhered to.

Article/Research Papers: The word limit is between 4,000 to 6,000 words.

Notes and comments: The word limit is upto 3,000 words.

Book Review: The word limit is upto 2,500 words.

For more details, refer to the guidelines here

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