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Submission Guidelines

At the NUJS Journal on Dispute Resolution (‘JODR’), we accept submissions from academicians, legal practitioners, research scholars and students in a wide range of national as well as international arbitration fields.

• Since we wish to observe flexibility of content to ensure comprehensive publications, we accept:
Long Articles: Minimum 6,000 words
Short Articles: 3,000 to 6,000 words
Case Comments: 1,500 to 3,000 words
Legislative Comments: 1,500 to 3,000 words
Book and Article Reviews: Minimum 1,500 words
• Co-authoring of papers amongst individuals is permissible. However, the number of co-authors must not exceed three.
• We undergo a process of blind review. Therefore, the manuscript must not contain any mention of or reference to the Author’s name, credentials or affiliations in any form. Information such as the Author’s name, contact details, credentials, affiliations or other relevant biographical information must be provided in a separate cover letter. Once the manuscript is ready for publication, the Author’s name and credentials shall be stated as the first footnote of the publication.
• The articles must be written in English only. The Author(s) must ensure to follow British spelling conventions in accordance with the Oxford English Dictionary.
● The manuscript must contain an abstract of up to 300 words. It may also contain a maximum of 5 keywords to ensure search engine optimisation. The abstract will not be included in the final word count. Formatting Guidelines for the same are provided on the website.
● The manuscript may contain a table of contents. This will be included in the final word count. 
● The Author(s) must uniformly follow the OSCOLA guide to legal citation (4th ed., 2012) in the manuscript.

● The journal has a rolling submission policy. The manuscript shall be submitted in an MS Word (.doc/.docx) format and must be compatible with MS Word 2007 and above. The submissions shall be sent to with the title as “Submission—JODR”. Pitches or enquiries about possible articles may be made in the body of the e-mail.

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