Call for Papers – Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Quarterly Journal (CALQ) – Vol. 5 Iss. 2 – Submit by 15th March 2021


The Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal [“CALQ”] is an open-access online journal initiated at National Law University, Jodhpur, aiming to foster debate on contemporary issues in comparative constitutional law and administrative law, with a comparative perspective. The first issue of CALQ was published in 2013.

Our journal aims to provide a space where scholars, students as well as legal practitioners can share opinions on constitutional and administrative law themes. We also attempt to share discussions from countries that are not traditionally English speaking, in the English language, so that readers of the journal can benefit from diverse views. This includes developing countries like our own, where there is a need to promote research and writing so as to be better represented in academic discourse.


Theme: The Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal  attempts to initiate and foster academic dialogue concerning the subject of Administrative Law and Constitutional Law keeping in mind a global perspective. All submissions must be topical to the scope and theme of the Journal.

Authors : Each manuscript may have up to two authors.

Citations and References : All relevant sources shall be duly acknowledged as footnotes. The text and citation styles shall conform to the rules prescribed in The Blue book: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition).

Manuscript :

  • The manuscript must be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 350 words.
  • Formatting specifications: The manuscript must be in Garamond, Font Size 12 with 1.5 Line Spacing.
  • Language: The Journal shall follow British English. While authors are required to adhere to the prescribed word limits, departures from the same will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


  • Articles – Not exceeding 6000 (six thousand) words. Articles must deal with issues of interest and relevance and must demonstrate a high-level of analysis. Articles of a purely descriptive nature are not
  • Notes – Not exceeding 4000 (four thousand) words. Notes should cover a recent development or should be issue-specific. A Note functions as a more condensed and succinct Article.
  • Case Comment – Not exceeding 3000 (three thousand) words.Case comments entail a critical analysis of recent case laws and policy developments.
  • Book Review – Not exceeding 3000 (three thousand) words. Book Reviews entail providing a critical analysis and review of any book that deals with the subject matter of the Journal.

Submission Guidelines

a) The Author/s are required to email the manuscript to [email protected]
b) The manuscript may be mailed in Microsoft Word (‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’) format.
c) The subject of the mail must clearly mention, ‘Submission for CALQ_Volume 5.2 [Article/Note/Case Comment/Book Review]’.
d) The mail must be addressed to the ‘Board of Editors’ providing the name of the author/s with the name of the institution affiliated to and the contact details in the body of the mail.
e) A mail confirming the receipt of the manuscript and subsequently its acceptance for publication would be duly conveyed to the author/s through the email id used by the author/s for correspondence.


Click here for more information on the submission guidelines.  In case of any queries write to the editorial board at [email protected]

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