Submissions to the Journal

IJLT is currently accepting submissions for Vol.18.


The journal as per its mandate carries scholarship in the areas of intellectual property rights, internet governance, information communication technologies, access to medicines, privacy rights, digital freedoms, openness, telecommunications policy, media law and innovation etc. with an emphasis on a developing country perspective or a comparative approach that benefits the developing world. A second issue in each volume carries perspectives on contemporary issues affecting society around the world at the intersection of law, technology, industry and policy.

General Guidelines

  1. The deadline for submission of unsolicited manuscripts is 31st October, 11.59 PM.

  2. All submissions to IJLT must conform to the Objectives and Mandate of the Journal.

  3. A manuscript may be co-authored by a maximum of 3 people.

  4. All manuscripts submitted to IJLT must be original and must not have been published elsewhere.

  5. In the event that a manuscript submitted to IJLT has been submitted and accepted by any other journal, the author must withdraw their submission from IJLT. If IJLT accepts the manuscript first, the author must withdraw it for consideration from all other Journals. Failure to do so will lead to the removal of the piece from consideration for publication in IJLT.

  6. After the first publication of a manuscript with IJLT, permission for any subsequent publication in another forum must be obtained from IJLT’s Board of Editors.

  7. All manuscripts will be checked for plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected, the Editorial Board reserves the right of rejection of the same.

  8. Authors are required to obtain written permission for the use of any copyrighted material in the manuscript and must communicate the same to the Journal. Such material may include tables, charts etc. Acceptance of publication in the Journal implies acceptance of the copyright transfer and other terms in the IJLT Author Agreement.

  9. IJLT does not accept any fees from authors for publication.


Submission Guidelines

IJLT Invites submissions in the following categories:

  • Long Articles: Between 10,000 and 15,000 words.

  • Special Comments: Between 6,000 and 8,000 words.

  • Essays and Short Articles: Between 3,000 and 5,000 words.

  • Case Notes and Legislative Comments: Between 1,500 and 3,000 words.

  • Book Reviews: Between 2,000 to 3,000 words.

  1. These word counts are exclusive of footnotes. The Editorial Board reserves the right to increase or relax the word count, depending on the quality of the submission.

  2. The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with single line spacing.

  3. Authors are encouraged to use British English in their manuscript.

  4. The Journal employs footnotes as the method of citation, rather than endnotes. The system of citation to be used is OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities) (4th Edition).


Submission Procedure

  1. All manuscripts must be emailed to with the subject “IJLT Volume 17 – Submission”.

  2. The manuscript must be made in .doc or .docx format. No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author (s), affiliation(s) or acknowledgements should be included in the text of the manuscript, file name or document properties. All such information must only be incorporated in the covering letter accompanying the manuscripts.

  3. All manuscripts must be accompanied by:

  • A cover letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript, and contact information (email ID and phone number).

  • An abstract of not more than 300 words describing the submission.

4. Authors are required to inform the Editorial Board if they have submitted their manuscript to another law journal and if they have received an offer of publication.

For more information on our policies on conduct and ethics, please read the manual.