The Socio-Legal Review (SLR) is a student-run, peer reviewed journal published by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. SLR began with the support of the Modern Law Review, London in 2005 and has since been listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals and uploaded on Westlaw and HeinOnline. Recently, SLR was also cited by the Supreme Court in two of its decisions, namely, Justice KS Puttaswamy v. Union of India and Joseph Shine v. Union of India.
As a companion to the print journal, SLR also maintains the Socio-Legal Review Forum (SLR Forum), which was conceptualized as a platform for informed debate on contemporary developments. It accepts short pieces in the form of comments on recent legal developments or book reviews engaging with recent literature.
SLR is currently looking for articles for Volume 18(1), as well as for the SLR Forum. SLR has a broad mandate and looks at any articles with a perceivable link between law and society, particularly in a South Asian context.
SLR invites contributions in the following categories –
- Long Articles – Between 6,000 – 8,000 words.
- Short Articles – Between 3,500 – 5,000 words.
- Book Reviews – Between 2,000 – 3,000 words.
- Case Notes/ Legislative Comments – Between 1,500 – 2,500 words.
- Notes from the Field – Notes from the Field are pieces designed to provide a glimpse into a new legal strategy, political initiative or advocacy technique applied in the field, a current problem or obstacle faced in legal reform or development work, or a new issue that has not yet received much attention and needs to be brought to light. For contributions in this category, empirical studies are encouraged.
All manuscripts must be submitted in a .doc or .docx format. SLR allows co-authorship. The manuscripts must necessarily be accompanied with the author’s biographical information in a separate title page and an abstract of not more than 250 words.
For formatting guidelines, please refer to SLR’s style guide. SLR follows the 4th edn. of the Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA) for citations.
The last date for submission of manuscripts for Volume 18(1) is October 15, 2021. Submissions sent after this will be considered for publication in Volume 18(2).
Contributions to SLR must be made in the electronic form only. Please mail contributions to [email protected], with the subject ‘Submission for Socio-Legal Review – Volume 18(1)’.
For more information, the detailed submission guidelines for the journal are available here.
Submission guidelines for the SLR Forum can be found here.