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LGLR has very strict guidelines for publication of manuscripts. Any aberration from the submission guidelines will lead to rejection of the manuscript at the stage of Assessment by Editor in the concerned field of law. Kindly read the guidelines very properly before sending the Manuscript.

    General Guidelines

1. LGLR welcomes manuscripts of the following nature:
   
    (a) Long Articles:
  • A long article should be between 5000 and 8000 words excluding the footnotes. 
  • The total number of co-authors for a Long Article cannot exceed THREE. 
  • There must be an Abstract of 200-500 words at the start of the manuscript. 
  • Authors are also expected to write 5 to 8 keywords after the Abstract.  
  • Authors are expected to exhibit the highest standard of analysis and writing in Long Articles. Long Articles are expected to be well-researched analyses on any of the topics that the journal publishes in. We do not expect these articles to be purely academic. The authors are expected to research extensively and arrive at conclusions that have real-life implications and are not merely academic. Purely academic articles will not be entertained by LGLR.  
    (b) Short Articles
  • A short article should be between 3000 and 5000 words excluding the footnotes. 
  • The total number of co-authors for a Short Article cannot exceed TWO.
  • There must be an Abstract of 200-500 words at the start of the manuscript. 
  • Authors are also expected to write 5 to 8 keywords after the Abstract.  
  • Authors are expected to submit well-researched manuscripts in the short article category. We at LGLR believe that a Short Article should also be comprehensive in its approach but succinct in language. It would be better if the conclusions have far-reaching real-life implications, however, academic articles will also be considered in this category. 
    (c) Case Comments
  • A case comment should be between 2000 and 5000 words excluding the footnotes. 
  • Only ONE author can write a case comment. 
  • No Abstract is required.
  • The authors are expected to show high levels of analysis in this category. We do not want a summary of the case, but a commentary that highlights how the case can affect the legal system or have real-life implications. The authors must be critical in their approach. Mere appreciation of a case will not be considered as a commentary. It is expected that the authors will pick up recent case laws, however, if an author wishes to take an older case law, the comment should be self-explanatory as to why such comment is relevant in today’s time. 
    (d) Book Reviews
  • A Book Review should be between 2000 and 5000 words excluding the footnotes. 
  • Only ONE author can write a case comment. 
  • No Abstract is required.
  • Authors are expected to submit highly analytical reviews only. Mere appreciation of the book chosen by the author will not amount to a review. Why or why not is the book better or worse than previous books of the same kind, how is the author’s approach different, etc. are important questions we expect to be answered. It is expected that the authors will pick up recent books, however, if an author wishes to take an older book, the review should be self-explanatory as to why such review is relevant in today’s time. 
2. The title of the manuscript should be mentioned on top of the manuscript. The body of the manuscript should begin from right under the title. The title should be free from rhetoric. It should be formal and precise.
3. NO detail about the author should be mentioned anywhere in the manuscript. All details have to be mentioned in the body of the email as mentioned in Procedural Guideline (a).
4. All manuscripts must be submitted in .doc/.docx form only.
5. Format and Style:
  • The authors should submit final versions of full manuscripts (MS Word format). Topic proposals, outlines, or drafts are not considered.
  • Heading levels should be clearly indicated.
  • Please do not include a table of contents. 
  • Font Style: Garamond
  • Font Size: 13
  • Line Spacing: 1.5
  • Margins: 2.54 cm on each side
6. There should be no endnotes. Only footnoting is permitted.
7. The format of the footnote should be in accordance with Harvard Bluebook (19th ed.).
8. LGLR accepts material written in ENGLISH language ONLY.
9. Any material previously published at any other place will be rejected and such an author who has sent previously published material will be barred from publishing any material on LGLR sine die.
10. The maximum plagiarism permitted by LGLR is 15%.

Procedural Guidelines

1. All manuscripts must be sent to journal@lexgaze.com with the following details in the email body:

  • Name of the Author(s) with their designation(s) as the Author would want to reflect in the published paper. 
  • Nature of the Manuscript; i.e. whether the Manuscript is a long article, a short article, a case comment, or a book review.
  • Details of any person whose efforts the Author would want to acknowledge in the paper for contribution to research, drafting, etc. of the research paper. LGLR encourages that any material contribution must be acknowledged.
  • Contact details of each of the Authors, including their phone numbers and email address. 
  • Pictures of each of the Author to be sent as an attachment (Optional).  

2. Once the manuscript is sent to the aforesaid email address, an email will be sent by the Managing Editor of LexGaze acknowledging the receipt of the manuscript. Thereafter, a Manuscript ID will be allotted and the author will be intimated of the same within one week from the receipt of the manuscript. Any communication after the assignment of the Manuscript ID should be done bearing only the Manuscript ID and not the names or other details of the Author(s).
3. LGLR will endeavor to complete the entire process of review within FOURTEEN days from the last date of submission of the manuscript, i.e. the date on which the “Call for Papers” expires.
4. In case the review process is not completed within FOURTEEN days, the Author will be communicated the reasons for the delay on the FIFTEENTH day. Thereafter, the final decision will be taken within SEVEN days from such communication made by LGLR. If there is no communication from LGLR within TWENTY ONE days in total from the last permissible date of submission of manuscripts, the Author is free to send the manuscript for publication in any other journal. No Author will be allowed to send their manuscript in any journal within the said period of TWENTY-ONE DAYS from the last permissible date of submission.
5. Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, the Authors will be expected to fill and submit the Copyright form to be sent to them via email within THREE days of such an email. All copyrights of the manuscript will then be transferred to LGLR completely subject to the copyright policy.
6. All decisions with regard to the publication of the manuscript vests solely in the Editorial Board of LGLR. The decision of the Editor-in-Chief will be final, binding, and not be subject to any reversal. 

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