The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is a statutory body established under the Competition Act, 2002 with the objective to prevent practices having adverse effect on competition, to promote and sustain competition in markets, to protect interest of consumers and to ensure freedom of trade carried on by other participants in markets in India. CCI is also mandated to take suitable measures for promotion of competition law through organising various advocacy programmes for the stakeholders. In furtherance of the above, CCI as a public institution, is engaged in encouraging
scholarship in the field of competition law and policy so as to develop a better understanding of competition issues relevant in the Indian context, to draw inferences for implementation of competition law and to create a culture of competition in India. In pursuit of the same, the Commission will bring out its annual Journal on Competition Law and Policy in both print and online version.

Submission of Papers

The Commission invites original high quality research papers, articles, case law and book reviews
on competition law, economics of competition law and contemporary antitrust issuesfor publication
in the aforesaid journal. The orientation of the papers may be theoretical, empirical or case studies
based. The journal would cover a wide range of related themes. However, research papers/ articles/
book reviews on the following themes, in the Indian context and based on empirical research, would
be encouraged:
A. Cartel
B. Vertical restraints and competition
C. Market definition, measuring market power and abuse of dominance
D. Merger and acquisition

E. New age economy, platform markets and challenges for antitrust enforcement
F. Intellectual property rights and competition law
G. Recent development in competition law and policy
H. Any other issues related to competition law and policy

Selection Process

Papers received for publication in the journal shall be selected through a rigorous two stage review process. At the initial stage, the Joint editors will carry out a blind review to determine the eligibility of the paper for further review. On clearing the initial stage, the paper will be sent to the editorial board. A double blind review process will be followed at both the stages. Based on the editorial board recommendations, the paper will be rejected or accepted or sent
to authors for revision

Important Dates

There is no specific deadline for submission of papers. Papers cleared by the Editorial board will be published in the next available issue of the Journal.

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