Call for Papers: The Criminal and Constitutional Law Journal

About CCLJ

The Criminal and Constitutional Law Journal is a pan-India project led by students from various National Law Schools with the goal of filling a gap in high-quality legal research in the areas of criminal and constitutional law. CCLJ has been supervised by a number of judges, lawyers, and academics, and we are committed to achieving our goal of producing high-quality blogs from the contributions of law students, academics, and working professionals.

Call for Papers

CCLJ seeks submissions that are well-researched, well-structured, easily understandable, law that has been critically analysed, and written in simple English.


  • All submissions must be emailed to in electronic form.
  • Please make sure that your work is unique, unpublished, and hasn’t been submitted elsewhere for consideration. This declaration must be included in the mail with your submission; otherwise, we will not acknowledge it.
  • You must declare that you have not plagiarised the work of another individual in any way, whether in part or in full (s). An acknowledgment letter from such authority is essential if there is any form of conflict of interest, or if your proposal depends substantially on certain research conducted by any institution.
  • Plagiarism must not exceed 15%, and any infringement will result in the Manuscript being rejected altogether.
  • Along with the Manuscript, a cover letter must be added to the E-Mail, which should include a brief introduction of the author, including their year of study, college, LinkedIn profile, and contact information for further communication.

Submission Categories

  • The Manuscript can be of one of the following kinds:
    • Article: An article is a detailed analysis of a legal issue including its genealogy and future prospects. Word Limit: 4000 – 6000 words (inclusive/exclusive of footnotes)
    • Case Comment: A Case Comment is an analysis of a recent/landmark judgment which can be handpicked by the author. Strong arguments shall be made in order to support or rebut the arguments in the judgment. Priority shall be given to case comments on relatively new judgments.
    • Word Limit: 2500 – 4000 words (inclusive/exclusive of footnotes)
    • Book Review: Book Review has to be written for a book which has been published in the last 2 years. The primary theme of the concerned Book must be either Criminal Law or Constitutional Law.
    • Word Limit: 3000 – 4000 words (inclusive/exclusive of footnotes)
  • The Abstract must be at least 250 words long and no more than 400 words long. At least three keywords must be included in the abstract. You’ll need to submit both your manuscript and your abstract.
  • Within 15 days of receiving the submission, you will be notified whether or not it has been accepted.
  • Manuscripts for Volume 1, Issue 2 must be submitted by December 31, 2021.
  • Headings should be 14 points, Subheadings should be 12 points, and the main text of the Manuscript should be 12 points. The minimum line spacing is 1.5.
  • Times New Roman must be used.
  • Citations must follow the guidelines given out in the Bluebook 20th edition.
  • A maximum of two writers can collaborate on a paper.
  • All documents must be sent in MS Word format.

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