About the Centre:

​The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law is established under the patronage of the Vice Chancellor of National Law University Jodhpur, Professor Poonam Pradhan Saxena. The Centre publishes its flagship Journal and Blog under the guidance of our Director, Professor I.P. Massey and members of the Advisory Board such as Former CJI M.N. Venkatachaliah, Senior Advocate Rajeev Dhawan and Professor Timothy Endicott amongst others.

The CALQ Journal:

The Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal (ISSN: 2347-4351) is the flagship journal of the Centre for Constitutional Law and Administrative Law, published under the guidance of Prof. (Dr.) I.P Massey, Dean, Faculty of Law, National Law University Jodhpur.  It is an open-access online journal published bi-annually,  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. The issues of CALQ are indexed on SCCOnline and Manupatra.

General Guidelines

  • The Comparative Constitutional Law and Administrative Law Journal [“Journal”] attempts to initiate and foster academic dialogue concerning the subject of Administrative Law and Constitutional Law keeping in mind a global perspective. Please note that all submissions must be topical to the scope and theme of the Journal.
  • All submitted manuscripts shall be original. Any form of plagiarism would lead to immediate rejection of the submission.
  • Submission of solicited manuscripts, on invitation from the Journal’s editors, guarantees publication of the same. However, if such solicited manuscript does not meet the Journal’s standards of quality scholarship, final discretion to publish the solicited manuscript vests with the Editorial Board [“Board”].
  • The author(s) must inform the Board if the manuscript has also been submitted to another journal, website or forum. The Board must be notified immediately if an offer for publication from another journal, website or forum is accepted by the author(s).
  • After the first publication of a manuscript with the Journal, permission for any subsequent publication in another forum must be obtained from the Board.
  • All correspondence must be via e-mail, and should be addressed to the Editorial Board at: editorcalq[at]gmail[dot]com.

Specific Guidelines


  • Each manuscript may have up to two authors, however co-authorship is not permitted for Book Reviews and Case Comments
  • In case of joint authorship, the author from whom a submission is received by the Board, shall intimate the Board of the name, credentials and contact details of the intended co-author.


The Journal accepts submissions in the following categories:

  1. Articles: 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 preferred.
  2. Notes: Notes should cover a recent development or should be issue specific. A Note functions as a more condensed and succinct Article.
  3. Case Comments: Case comments entail a critical analysis of recent case laws and policy developments.
  4. Book Reviews: Book Reviews entail providing a critical analysis and review of any book that deals with the subject matter of the Journal.

All manuscripts must necessarily be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 350 words.

  • Word Count
  1. Articles- Not exceeding 10,000 (Ten Thousand) words.
  2. Notes- Not exceeding 4000 (Four Thousand) words.
  3. Case Comment- Not exceeding 3000 (Three Thousand) words.
  4. Book Reviews- Not Exceeding 2000 (Two Thousand) words.

Please note that the word limit would be considered excluding the footnotes, except when speaking footnotes are used. The journal may accept shorter or longer submission depending on the quality of the submission.


15th August 2021

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