BLOG REVIEW POLICY
About the NMIMS Law Review Blog
Since its inception in 2018, NMIMS Law Review has strived to enrich academic discourse and provide legal scholarship on contemporary legal issues.
To enable us to respond to current events with the immediacy that they require, The NMIMS Law Review Blog (“the Blog”) was launched as a companion to the print journal. The mandate of the Blog, much like the journal, is to bring attention to intensive research and comprehension of complex matters, and to examine considerable insights, significant on both the professional and academic fronts.
The remit of the Blog is not restricted to any particular field of law but is broad enough to include national as well as international legal and policy-related issues.
- The Blog follows a comprehensive double-blind review process which begins after the receipt of the manuscript, which includes a preliminary review and a detailed review. The identity of the author/s is strictly not to be revealed to the reviewers and vice-versa.
- Submissions are evaluated based on criteria including but not limited to originality, argumentation, language, structure, and analysis. Purely descriptive pieces are discouraged.
- Upon submission of the manuscript by the author/s, the same is allotted to Blog Editors if the manuscript appears prima facie eligible for consideration.
- The Blog Editors then review the manuscripts for compliance with style guidelines, plagiarism, its originality, quality, contemporary relevance and coherence and make a written report (“Blog Editor’s Written Report” or “BEWR”).
- If the BEWRs are in concurrence, the manuscript is then forwarded for a second stage of review.
- The Board of Editors retain complete discretion over acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. The Board of Editors does not entertain requests for advance decisions based on abstracts, topic proposals or outlines. Editorial decisions shall be based solely on review of the final manuscripts submitted by the author(s).
- After initial acceptance, manuscripts may be returned to the author(s) with suggestions related to substance and/or style. Final acceptance of a manuscript for publication is contingent on the incorporation of such suggestions to the satisfaction of the Board of Editors.
- Upon final acceptance of the manuscript for publication by the Board, the copyright over the manuscript is vested in the Blog. The manuscript which is published on any other platform must not be submitted for publication. The Blog only accepts exclusive and original submissions. The author(s) shall exclusively remain liable for any liability arising out of their submission and agree to undertake to indemnify the NMIMS Law Review, Editors, or any associated persons for any liability incurred arising out their submission.
Conditions of Publication
- Submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be returned or rejected. While we strive to provide substantive feedback for every submission we receive, it may not always be possible to do so, given the large number of submissions. We reserve the right to reject submissions without providing substantive feedback.
- Please note that, in the event that a contribution submitted to the Blog has been submitted and accepted by any other Journal or online platform, the author must withdraw their contribution from the Blog. If the Blog accepts the contribution first, the author must withdraw it from all other Journals and online platforms. Failure to do so will lead to removal of the piece from consideration for publication.
- Please note that the Blog does not allow cross-posting of articles.
- If the manuscript has been selected for publication, the authors will be expected to perform any necessary revision in good faith. Authors are also expected to be cooperative when it comes to minor editorial changes which might be necessary even after the submission of edited manuscript by the author(s).