The NMIMS Student Law Review carefully considers all manuscripts that it receives. The NMIMS Student Law Review follows a double blind peer review process. That is, the identity of the author/s is strictly not to be revealed to the reviewers and vice-versa.
The review process is two tiered, comprising ‘Board of Student Editors’ and ‘Board of Peers’, collectively referred to as ‘Editorial Board’.
The Board of Student Editors comprises of students at NMIMS KPM School of Law as Members. The composition of the Board of Student Editors is one Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors. The Board of Peers comprises of illustrious professionals, lawyers, researchers, academicians, professors, members of bar and bench.
The NMIMS Law Review double blind peer review policy is as under –
Annual Submission – NMIMS Law Review accepts submission annually.
The Process – NMIMS Law Review shall follow the following steps before the publication of any manuscript, namely-
Upon submission of the Manuscript by the author/s, the same is allotted to two Associate Editors by the Editor-in-Chief if the manuscript appears prima facie eligible for consideration.
The Associate Editors then review the manuscripts for compliance with style guidelines, plagiarism, its originality, quality, contemporary relevance and coherence and make a written report (“Associate Editor Written Report” or “AEWR”) about the same.
If the AEWR are in concurrence, the manuscript is then forwarded to Members of the Board of Peers for their opinion and consideration.
If the Members are in concurrence that the manuscript is eligible for publication, the manuscript will be published in the earliest possible Issue of the NMIMS Law Review.
Time Schedule – The expected time of review process is eight weeks. After submission of the manuscript, the AEWR is expected to be submitted in four weeks. If the manuscript is deemed eligible for reference to Board of Peers, the members are expected to give their opinion in four weeks.
Judgement Criteria – The manuscript shall be judged on the basis of language, structure, contribution to existing literature, contemporary relevance, depth of research and other such relevant criteria.