Call For Papers

Call For Papers | NLIU Indian Arbitration Law Review: Submit By Aug 31

About National Law Institute University, Bhopal

The National Law Institute University (NLIU) was started in 1998 under NLIU Act No. 41 of 1997 of the Madhya Pradesh Legislature. The law university is recognised by the Bar Council of India and, is a part of the Consortium of National Law Universities (NLUs) in India, Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Asian Law Institutes (AIL) and, International Association of Law Schools (IALS). Besides, NLIU Bhopal also has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with five foreign universities.

NLIU Bhopal was first started with a five-year integrated LLB course – BA LLB (Hons.), and now it offers three more courses in law at the postgraduate level. Moreover, NLIU Bhopal will soon start a Post Graduate Diploma in Law with specialisation in Cyber Law and Cyber Security, GST and, Consumer Protection Laws and Practice. The University comprises more than 10 cells/ societies including, Athena – Cultural Committee, Centre for Research and International Law, Centre for Business and Commercial Law, Cares Environment Law Cell, Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell, Alumni Affairs Cell, Legal Aid Clinic, Moot Court Association, Gender Justice Cell, Cell for Studies in IPR, PULER (Rehabilitation) and, Media and Law Cell.

About Indian Arbitration Law Review

The NLIU Indian Arbitration Law Review is an annual double-blind peer-reviewed journal of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU), supported by L&L Partners Law Offices and published by the Eastern Book Company.

It is a specialized periodical devoted exclusively to arbitration law, which offers legal professionals, academicians and students an up-to-date review of the field. It includes long articles, short articles, case comments and book reviews on the law and practice relating to arbitration.


The Journal welcomes submissions on any of the following sub-themes:

  • Accreditation Norms of Arbitrators in India: Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2021
  • Challenges to enforcing awards in Investor-State disputes
  • Arbitration in a post-COVID-19 world
  • Use of Artificial Intelligence in Arbitration

Note: The above sub-themes are only illustrative, and the Journal welcomes submissions on any topic related to arbitration.

Categories for Submission

Submissions can be made under the following categories:

  • Long Articles (4,000 – 8000 words): The article must be a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of a contemporary issue in arbitration law and should include references to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions.
  • Short Articles (2000-4000 words): The article must be an analysis of a contemporary issue in arbitration law and should include a reference to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions.
  • Case Comments (1500-4000 words): The comment must be an analysis of a recent judgment, bringing out its relevance in light of the development of arbitration law, views expressed in the judgment and the opinion(s) of the author.
  • Book Reviews (1000-3000 words): The review must be a crisp account of a recently published book on arbitration, including the issues explored and related arguments of the author.

Submission Guidelines

  • In NLIU Indian Arbitration Law Review submissions are accepted only in the English language.
  • All articles must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words. Case Comments and Book Reviews do not need to be accompanied by abstracts.
  • The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the article beyond the existing available literature.
  • Co-authorship (with no cap on authors) is permitted for all articles.
  • The manuscript should not contain any references to the identity of the authors. However, authors are allowed to cite their previous published work.
  • The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and 1.5-line spacing.
  • The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and single line spacing.
  • The citations must conform to the style of OSCOLA (4th Edition).
  • Manuscripts should only use footnotes as a means of citation. No other method of citation is permitted.
  • Substantive footnotes are permissible.
  • Kindly send your manuscript in MS Word (.docx) format to The subject of the email should be “Submission for Volume 4 – Title of the Manuscript”. The submissions must be sent by 11:59 pm, 31st August 2021.
  • IALR accepts manuscripts on a rolling basis. Manuscripts received after the submission deadline shall be considered for publication in Volume 5.
  • The submission should be accompanied by a Covering Letter, which must include the Name of Author(s), Contact Details (Address and Mobile No.), • Institutional Affiliations (if any), and Academic Qualifications.

Copyright Policy

The author agrees to give the Indian Arbitration Law Review all the necessary rights to produce, distribute and publish the manuscript, including but not limited to offline or online media.


In case of any queries, kindly drop an email to or contact:
Syamantak Sen, Editor-in-Chief
+91 91637 59868

Vivek Badkur, Managing Editor
+91 91310 75603

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