Submission Guidelines

In light of multiple requests, the deadline has been extended until March 31st, 11:59 pm. Please note that this is a hard deadline, and no further extensions shall be granted.

Please note that submissions can be resubmitted before the deadline. In case of resubmission, please do so on the same thread. Feel free to reach out to us in case of any questions.

We are now accepting submissions for Volume XVII. Our submission guidelines can be found here. Please send your submissions as a .doc or .docx file with the subject title ‘Volume XVII – NSLR Submission’ to email id Additionally, everyone submitting via the email is also requested to fill this form mandatorily.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • 1. What are the themes or topics NSLR looks for in submissions?
    • NSLR is a peer-reviewed flagship publication of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India and is not a themed journal. That is, we do not publish on a specific theme (unless a special issue is being released) and invite submissions from all areas of law. We prefer submissions that are original and present a novel analysis of contemporary and relevant issues in the legal sphere. We take these in form of articles, essays, comments and book reviews, the specific guidelines to which can be found in the above guidelines.

  • 2. Who can submit to NSLR?
    • It is our goal to encourage and enhance the quality of legal scholarship in India and hence, we accept submissions from undergraduate and graduate students, practitioners, academicians, research scholars and anyone else studying or working in the legal field. All submissions are peer-reviewed by renowned experts in their relevant fields in a double-blind fashion.

  • 3. Are there any charges towards the registration or processing of articles?
    • No. NSLR does not charge any money at any stage of the publication from any of its contributors. Additionally, all contributors get complimentary digital and printed copies of the issue of NSLR their pieces appear in.

  • 4. What are the guidelines to submit to NSLR?
    • All specific guidelines and requirements for submitting to NSLR Volume XVII can be found above. We sincerely request all the authors to follow these guidelines to the maximum as it reduces the time and effort taking in processing the manuscripts. In case of queries regarding any of these, the authors may write to us with the subject title ‘Volume XVII – Query’ to email id

  • 5. When will my article/essay/comment/book review be published after submission?
    • We endeavor to expeditiously review all submissions. Upon receipt of submission, we immediately send acknowledgements by email. If contributors do not receive acknowledgements within a week of submission, they are first requested to check their spam folders for acknowledgement mail and if still not found, the authors may write to us with the subject title ‘Volume XVII – Acknowledgment’ to email id Contributors must also note that an acknowledgement only confirms the receipt of an article for consideration and does not by any means imply any decision regarding acceptance of the submission towards any stages of the review or publication. Every submission received is passed through multiple rounds of review and we intimate the authors at every stage of the review and occasionally send back manuscripts for authors to incorporate changes suggested by the board or the peer reviewers. We take every effort to process manuscripts the earliest but due to the high volume of articles and multiple rounds of review, it can take up to multiple months for a final decision on the manuscript.

  • 6. Can I send in articles that have already been published on other forums?
    • No, as a policy, NSLR does not consider previously published pieces.

  • 7.Can I make simultaneous submissions to other forums when my submission is under process at NSLR?
    • We strongly discourage simultaneous submissions.

  • 8. Will my article be accepted after I incorporate the required revisions suggested by the editorial board?
    • As previously stated, we occasionally send back manuscripts for the authors to incorporate changes suggested by the board or the peer reviewers. It is key that the authors incorporate such changes in revisions to the satisfaction of the board and the peer reviewers. When in disagreement with the suggested changes, the authors must clearly state the same and reasons for it. In case of any disputes, the final decision solely lies in the hands of the editorial board.