About the journal:

Journal on Governance is an annual journal issued by National Law University, Jodhpur. Journal is peer-reviewed with ISSN serial publication No. 0976-0369. The Journal offers a forum for critical research on the interplay of contemporary issues in corporate law, both from an academic and industry perspective. Along with exploring the various problems and challenges that affect the corporate world, the Journal attempts to explore and offer workable solutions, which may be helpful in regulatory and policy decisions.


Any academicians, practitioners, students of law pursuing their LL.B (Hons.)/LL.B/LL.M from any recognized university are invited to make their entries.


General theme: “Winds of Change in the Corporate Governance Regime: Looking towards a New Horizon”.


  • Understanding the role of proxy advisory firms in the corporate governance regime in India and the need to regulate them- A long-awaited procedural reform!
  • Growing importance of the ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) criteria and its contribution towards better corporate governance.
  • The urgent need for introspection of falling corporate governance standards in public and private sector banks- Identifying the key issues and figuring a way out.
  • Role of corporate governance on stock market liquidity.
  • ‘Shareholder Activism’: An emerging trend in India.
  • Impact of the recent changes in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law on the corporate governance regime- A leeway to defraud creditors?
  • Need for governing Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) the corporate way?
  • Rising corporate governance issues and challenges for Indian companies in the COVID-19 era and the expected aftermath.
  • How COVID-19 may reform the corporate governance norms/ standards in India (Corporate Governance in the post-pandemic world).
  • Understanding the changing role of Government and its various agencies with respect to corporate governance in India.

Any other article on the general theme but outside the scope of the sub-themes is also welcome.

Important instructions:

  • Word limit: For articles between 4000-6000 words, for Notes, Comments, for case analysis between 2500-4500 words, including footnotes.
  • Abstract: Must include an abstract not more than 300 words, explaining the main idea, the objective of the article, and the conclusions drawn from it.
  • The Article should be on A4 sized paper, in Garamond, font size 12, 1.5 line Spacing, justified and 1-inch margins on each side. Footnotes should be in font size 10 and with single line spacing.
  • Citation: The Authors should conform to the Bluebook (20th edition) Uniform System of Citation.
  • Details: The authors should provide their contact details, designation, institutional affiliation, and address in the cover letter for the submission. Note: The Manuscript should not contain any identification of the author/s, which shall be a ground for rejection of the submission.
  • Authors allowed: Up to two authors are allowed, but not more than two.
  • Plagiarism: Any form of plagiarism will lead to direct rejection.
  • Acknowledgment: The relevant sources should be duly acknowledged as footnotes. The decision of the Editorial Board in this regard shall be final.
  • Originality: The Journal publishes only original and unpublished material. Manuscripts must therefore not, at any time during the period of consideration by the Journal, be considered for publication in any other place, nor published beforehand
  • Manuscripts shall be assessed by subjection to Blind Review Procedure. Reviewers shall not be informed of the author’s name, university, year in college, or any other personal information.

How to submit:

  • Authors are requested to send their manuscripts in the .doc or .docx format to journal.governance[at]gmail.com with the subject as “Submission- [Name of Author] –Volume IV Issue I.”
  • The document name must be in the following format “[Name of Author(s)]-[Title of submission].”


The last date for receipt of submissions is ­15th November 2020. No submission after the deadline will be entertained.

Lexpeeps honest opinion:

  • Law students exploring their interests and trying to give an edge to their writing skills.
  • Want to excel in their interpersonal skills like writing, communication.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-year law students shall give their submission as these are the opportunities that give them exposure.
  • All the law students trying to bring laurels to them.
  • Knowing and not knowing about the subject doesn’t matter if you are willing to work hard and research a lot about your topic.

Note: This is just a suggestion from Lexpeeps side to everyone reading. It has been seen that in this hard time, students are panicking and doing everything and anything just to add on to their CV/Resume, even the things that are not going to add so much value to their CV’s.


For queries drop a mail to journal.governance[at]gmail.com

Ms. Niharika Jaiswal (Editor-in-Chief): +91-9956534045| niharikajaiswal96[at]gmail.com

Mr. Suraj Sonowal (Editor-in-Chief): +91-9119131952 | surajsonowal10[at]gmail.com

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