About PLR

Pimpri Law Review (PLR) of Dr DY Patil Law College is an academic amalgamation of students & faculty across law schools in India and abroad, as well as academics, scholars, lawyers, judges, and jurists. Pimpri Law Review is a double-blind peer-reviewed law journal that is published bi-annually. The team of editors includes a wide range of scholars, practitioners, judges, subject matter experts, faculty, and students.

Submission Categories

  • Research papers: 4000-7000 words
  • Short Articles: 800-1500 words
  • Long Articles: 1500-3000 words
  • Analysis/ Commentary/ Case notes: 1500-3000 words
  • Book review: 1500-3000 words

Submission Guidelines

  • Co-authorship (not more than 2 authors in total). 
  • Any form of plagiarism (more than 20% in total and 10% from one source in the main body of the paper) shall lead to disqualification. 
  • Submitted entries must not have been sent for consideration at any other place for presentation or publication. 
  • The copyright of shortlisted contributors for publication shall lie solely with the D.Y. Patil Law College, Pimpri, Pune. 
  • There shall be no limit on the number of submissions an author can make. 
  • A certificate of publication shall be sent to the authors(s) after the submission has been successfully published. 
  • There shall be ONE Issue (period: August 1 to July31) and 2 Volumes (Vol. 1: January 1 to June 30AND Vol. 2: July 1 to December 31) published each year. 

Last Dates for Submissions

  • Research Papers – None (Rolling Submissions). 
  • Submissions received between December 1 to April 15 (both inclusive) shall be considered for the Vol. 1 of the Issue of that year. 
  • Submissions received between April 16 to Nov 30 (both inclusive) shall be considered for the Vol. 2 of the Issue of that.
  • Research papers selected for publication shall be published on the website as and when an editorial decision to that effect is reached.

However, in print, they shall additionally be published as under: 

  • If selected for Vol. 1 – at the end of the cycle for Vol. 1.  
  • If selected for Vol. 2 – at the end of the cycle for Vol. 2.  

Everything else – None (Rolling Submissions)

Shall be published on the website alone, as and when an editorial decision to that effect is reached. Maybe published in print too, as an exceptional editorial decision. 

Formatting Guidelines

  • Paper size A4, Paper margin-Top, Bottom and Right 1.2” and 1.5″ on Left side.
  • TITLE OF THE PAPER [Title in Bold, UPERCASE, Non-Italicised, Times New Roman, Single space, Font-16, Centre Aligned]. 
  • Abstract [below two spaces from Title] not exceeding 300 words. Text must be in single space, Italicised, twelve(12) font size, Times New Roman, Justified, indented from both sides up to four (4) points indicated on ruler.
  • Keywords: 4 to 6 keywords.
  • Font – Times New Roman, Body Text Size – 12., Font Alignment –Justified, Line spacing – 1.5. 
  • In case of acknowledgement of the sources, footnotes are allowed not endnotes. All footnotes shall be the principal footnotes only.
  • Bluebook standard of citations is mandatory (21stEdition). 
  • Non adherence to the Bluebook standard of citation shall lead to direct rejection of the submission.
  • The researcher must follow the Anti-Plagiarism guidelines prescribed by the editors of Pimpri Law Review i.e. not more than 20%. 

How to Submit? 

  • Submissions must be emailed at plr.submissions@dypvp.edu.in (as an attachment and only in *.docx format). 
  • There shall also be attached the latest CV of the each contributor in *.pdf format, not more than 2 pages. The CV shall include, among other details, the author’s full name and contact details, as well as academic year, degree and college/affiliation (if student). 
  • If submitting a research paper, the subject line of the email must mandatorily read as “PLR Submission: Research Paper”. 
  • If submitting anything else, the subject line of the email must mandatorily read as “PLR Submission: kind of work being submitted”.  E.g.: if submitting a Short Article, then the subject line must read: “PLR Submission: Short Article”. 
  • Non-adherence to the subject line guidelines, shall lead to a directly dismissal of the submission email and it shall not even be taken cognizance of. 

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