Submission Policies and Guidelines


We accept submissions from anyone on pieces that fall within our mandate. They must abide by the rules listed below.

Categories of Submission

  1. Articles (5000-12000 words).
  2. Essays (3000-5000 words).
  3. Case Notes, Legislative Comments, Book/Article Reviews (2000-5000 words).
The above limits are exclusive of footnotes. Substantive footnoting is allowed only to briefly elucidate the author's contention in the main text or elaborate upon the footnoted work.

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General Submission Rules

  1. Please submit your article through the form given in the sidebar.
  2. Submitted articles should not have been previously published anywhere. In addition, by submitting material to Indian Journal of Law and Technology, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that they will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Indian Journal of Law and Technology. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Indian Journal of Law and Technology, please contact the editors at ijltsubmissions@gmail.com.
  3. Submissions should be compulsorily on topics falling within technology law and its related areas. Please refer to our Mandate in the journal sidebar for greater clarity.
  4. Submissions should be novel and analytical. This means that they must build upon the existing academic literature on the issue and must not merely replicate it. Authors may refer to Academic Legal Writing by Eugene Volokh in case of any confusion about what novelty and analytical nature entails.
  5. An abstract (not more than 250 words) must be attached to the start of the article.
  6. Co-authorship (up to a maximum of 3 authors) is permitted.
  7. The submissions must adhere to the formatting requirements listed below. Additionally, they must adhere to the following rules:
    • Please pin-cite the references as far as possible.
    • Use British spelling, in accordance with the Oxford English Dictionary. For example, use ‘labour’ and not ‘labor’, ‘recognise’ and not ‘recognize’, and ‘judgement’ and not ‘judgment’.
    • We encourage the use of short forms. For instance, ‘This paper shall discuss the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 1947 (‘the Act’) in detail.’ Please refrain from using terms such as ‘hereinafter’.
    • Please use the Oxford or serial comma wherever possible.

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Formatting Requirements

Indian Journal of Law and Technology has the following rules governing the formatting of the manuscript submission. See Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality Microsoft Word file

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Rights for Authors and Scholarship Repository

Authors contributing to IJLT retain the copyright in their articles but agree to publish them under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) License. The terms of this license permit third parties to freely copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to adapt, transform, and build upon the material for non-commercial purposes.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by Creative Commons (CC BY-NC 4.0) License, provided appropriate attribution is given to IJLT.

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Scholarship Repository provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a jurisprudence professor at the National Law University, Delhi can have their article appear in the National Law University, Delhi's online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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General Terms and Conditions of Use

Users of the Scholarship Repository website and/or software agree not to misuse the Scholarship Repository service or software in any way.

The failure of Scholarship Repository to exercise or enforce any right or provision in the policies or the Submission Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any term of the Submission Agreement or these policies is found to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Submission Agreement and these policies remain in full force and effect. These policies and the Submission Agreement constitute the entire agreement between Scholarship Repository and the Author(s) regarding submission of the Article.

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