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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

GLS Law Journal (GLJ) Publishes; Research articles focus on legal issues currently being debated. GLJ provides a forum for the scholarly analysis of inter-professional collaboration and interdisciplinary academic research on the law.

Original research manuscripts:  Original, outstanding and argumentative contribution to legal study. (5000-6000 words)

Law Reviews: based on a systematic literature review. (4000-3000 words)

Case Comment:  commentary on any important landmark judgment. (3000-2500 words)

Book Review: Academic and literary review of any significant book published related to legal filed. (2500-2000 words)

Invite Editorial: The editors can invite experts to submit an invited article on a featured subject, The Chief Editor decide upon authors and subjects

Style Guideline:

Manuscript format: Manuscript must be in electronic form, all submission must be word processed, single spaced in Times New Roman and the margin parameters of the GLJ are 4.9 cm (top and bottom margins) and 4.5 cm (left and right margins)

  • Main heading in times new Roman with bold face
  • Body text in Times New Roman format with 12 pt.
  • Footnotes in Times New Roman format with 9 pt.
  • Alignment is justified full
  • Line spacing for body text 1.2 pt.
  • Line spacing for footnotes 1pt.

Style Guidelines

Form of Submission: Submissions must be in electronic form. All submissions must be word-processed, single-spaced in Garamond, font size 12 and justified. The prescribed word limits are inclusive of footnotes. However, we do not emphasize on strict compliance with the word count.

Abstract: All submissions must contain an abstract of not more than 250 words describing the relevant conclusions drawn in the paper. There is no requirement of prior submission of the abstract.

Citations: Only footnotes may be used as the form of citations. End notes shall not be accepted. All footnotes must be in Garamond, size 10, single-spacing and justified. The citations are derived from the NUJS Law journal Citation Style.

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