The Journal on Dispute Resolution (‘JODR’) is the flagship biannual, open-access, and student-reviewed Journal of the Mediation Clinic published under the aegis of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. It seeks to serve as a platform for the discussion of contemporary national and international developments in the field of dispute resolution. The Journal also aims to strike a balance between practical and academic contributions on issues that form the forefront of contemporary legal discourse.
JODR was launched in association with the NUJS Mediation Clinic and the Indian Mediation Week (‘IMW’). The NUJS Mediation Clinic was the first student-run Mediation Clinic of the nation, inaugurated by Justice A.K. Sikri. IMW is also recognized as India’s largest student-run Access to Justice Campaign, spread across the country and supported by the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, and Supreme Court Mediation and Conciliation Project Committee (MCPC).
Volume 1(1) of JODR featured articles authored by students and notable practitioners including Ajar Rab, Anuraag Mitra, Shweta Sahu, and Souvik Bhadra, among others. The previous editions of the Journal can be accessed here. JODR is now accepting submissions of manuscripts for publication in Volume II, Issue I of the Journal. The deadline for submission of manuscripts for the forthcoming issue is October 4, 2021.
Theme of the Journal
The theme of the journal includes but is not limited to:
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism
- Investor-State Dispute Settlement
- Investment treaties issues
- Institutional and Non-Institutional Arbitration
- Jurisdiction specific issues on arbitration
- Developments in litigation in the concerned field
Please note the following details in relation to the submissions.
- We accept submissions from academicians, legal practitioners, research scholars and students encompassing but not limited to the themes mentioned above.
- Since we wish to observe flexibility of content to ensure comprehensive publications, we accept:
- Long Articles: 6,000 +
- Short Articles: 3,000 to 6,000
- Case Comments: 1,500 to 3,000
- Legislative Comments: 1,500 to 3,000
- Book and Article Reviews: 1,500 +
- Co-authoring of papers amongst individuals is permissible. However, the number of co-authors must not exceed three.
- The manuscript must not contain any mention of or reference to the Author’s name, credentials or affiliations in any form. Such relevant biographical information must be provided in a separate cover letter.
- The manuscript must contain an abstract of up-to 300 words. It may also contain a maximum of 5 key-words to ensure search engine optimisation.
- The author must uniformly follow the OSCOLA guide to legal citation (4th ed., 2012) in the manuscript.
- The body of the manuscript must be in the font ‘Times New Roman’, font size 12, line spacing 1. All footnotes must be in font ‘Times New Roman’, font size 10, line spacing 1.
- The manuscript must be an original and unpublished work of the Author(s). While the submission is under the process of review, it shall not be considered for publication by any other platform. Submission(s) made by the Author(s) shall not be plagiarised and the editorial board has the right to reject a plagiarised manuscript.
For detailed submission guidelines and editorial policy:
The deadline for submissions for the third issue is October 4, 2021. While submissions shall be accepted across the year, those made after the deadline will be considered for the forthcoming issues.
The manuscript shall be submitted in an MS Word (.doc/.docx) format and must be compatible with MS Word 2007 and above. The submissions shall be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title as “Submission—JODR”.
For any queries, reach out at email@example.com.
You may also contact:
Prateek Joinwal, Editor JODR, firstname.lastname@example.org , 9958333483
Aatmik Jain, Editor JODR, email@example.com, 9599032455