Centre for Research in Competition Law & Policy (“CRCLP”) at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal announced the Call for Papers for the Inaugural Volume of JRCLP.

About NLIU

National Law Institute University, Bhopal is one of the oldest and most reputed National Law Universities in India. NLIU has been at the forefront of imparting quality legal education and has produced an alumni base which spans the world, who have excelled not only in the traditional legal domain but also in public administration, academia, and policy-making. NLIU fosters and rewards a culture of academic rigour. The university promotes research in cutting-edge areas of law, regularly organising cross-disciplinary and industry-wide workshops, seminars, and training programs on subjects of contemporary relevance. The university is also the alma mater of many reputed journals which receive submissions from students, professionals, regulators, academicians et cetera all across the legal field, fomenting a culture of academic research and providing a platform for multi-directional conversation.

About NLIU – Journal for Research in Competition Law and Policy (JRCLP)

JRCLP is an ambitious initiative of the Centre for Research in Competition Law and Policy (CRCLP), NLIU. It is an annual, double-blind, peer-reviewed journal. The inaugural volume of JRCLP is introduced to provoke conversation over key issues and new developments in the field of Competition Law, from both national and international perspectives. The journal aims to provide a platform to share knowledge, stimulate research, and kindle productive discussion on issues surrounding competition law. It also intends to foster collaboration between various stakeholders for a more progressive discourse.


The Journal is accepting submissions under the broad theme of “Recent developments in Competition Law and Policy”. The submissions must be original and unpublished and should have contemporary relevance.

Categories for Submission

The submissions are invited for the following categories:

  • Articles – 5,000 to 10,000 words
  • Short notes – 2,500 to 5,000 words
  • Book Reviews/Case Comments/Legislative Comments – 1,500 to 2,500 words (The word limits mentioned are exclusive of footnotes. )

Submissions Guidelines

  • The manuscript itself must not contain any Information as to the name(s) of the author(s), the institution, address or any other information that may reveal or indicate their identity.
  • Co-authorship is permitted for up to 2 authors. However, co-authorship is not allowed in case of Case Comments, Book Reviews and Legislative Comments.
  • Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties.
  • If the submission is found to be violative of any of the rights of the other party, the author(s) shall be solely responsible for such violation.
  • Submissions made should be on an exclusive basis l.e. submission should be unpublished and should not be under any concurrent consideration.
  • The editorial board reserves its rights to suggest changes/make amends/request to add or delete any portion of the submitted manuscript, based upon the discretion of the editor. The author(s) are supposed to The submissions made should not incorporate the suggested changes within plagiarised. Any submission in contravention of the specified time limit.

Formatting Guidelines

  • All original submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words which are exclusive of the word limit and should be included within the document of the manuscript.
  • The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the submission, beyond the existing available literature, and the practical utility of their recommendation.
  • The abstract must also contain 5 keywords at the end.
  • All submissions must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx), with Times New Roman font (body: size 12, line spacing: 1.50; footnotes: size 10, line spacing: 1.00).
  • The Journal uses only footnotes (and not endnotes) as a method of citation.
  • The footnotes must conform to the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA, 4th Edition). Non-compliance with this may lead to disqualification.

How to Submit

Please submit your manuscripts via the Google form available using the QR given in the official notification (The picture above).

Submission Deadline

April 15, 2023.

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