Nature of Submissions:
CorpLexia welcomes professional, eloquent and substantive articles & editorials in the realm of corporate, commercial, financial, insolvency, competition, securities, arbitration laws, etc., from all legal minds whether lawyers, professionals, academics, students etc. Said submissions must be the original and unpublished work of the author. The credit for the blog posts shall vest with the authors only.
All submissions must follow the following guidelines:
- Legal Articles: An Article makes an in-depth analysis of the nuances and developments of the subject matters dealt with by CorpLexia. These focus on analysing provisions of law along with judicial decisions and legal developments, however, authors are free to devise their own style of articles subject to approval by the Editorial Board. The word limit of the article shall be between 1000-2500 words excluding footnotes. Any waiver of this criterion would only be allowed when found necessary.
- Editorials: An Editorial primarily focuses on the opinion of the author and not just the analysis of legal provisions or case laws. An Editorial is essentially a practical analysis of legal and factual developments They must relate to substantial developments in the corporate and commercial landscape or the laws that govern it. The word limit for editorials shall be between 600-1200 words.
Authors may also write to us with raw ideas for projects and we would be happy to work with them to grow the same into an Article or Editorial to be published on the blog.
Format of Submissions:
- Hyperlinks must be provided by the authors when referring to case laws, statutes, or other resources, in the body of the text. Illustratively, if case law is referred to, the hyperlink should be inserted in the name of the case itself from open source forums like https://indiankanoon.org, e.g., M/s Innoventive Industries Ltd. Vs. ICICI Bank and Ors..
- Authors have to make the articles professionally presentable by following the following formatting for the text of the submission:
- The main body of text in all submissions should be typed in the ‘Times New Roman’ font, size 12, Line Spacing 1.5, justified.
- The footnotes in all submissions should be typed in the ‘Times New Roman’ font, size 10, Line Spacing 1.
- Citations should be in the form of footnotes as per the Standard Legal Indian Citation as available on silcmanual.org.
Process of Submission:
- All submissions have to be sent to mail[at]corplexia.com in MS Word format.
- Authors must include brief biographical information about themselves at the top of the submission. For Example, ‘X is a Partner at XYZ Law Firm and can be reached at email@example.com’ or ‘A is a student of 5thyear BA LL.B (Hons.) at BCD Law College’.
The Submissions shall be accepted on a rolling basis and chosen only on the basis of merit by the Editorial Board. There are no deadlines.
- The submission made by the author(s) shall be reviewed by the Editorial Board of CorpLexia whose decisions shall be final with regard to the submission made for publication at CorpLexia.com.
- The Editorial Board has the authority to accept, reject, or to accept the article with certain revisions. In case of any revisions are required by the Editorial Board, the authors must work towards integrating the requite changes into their submissions.
- The Editorial board shall endeavour to be prompt in its communication and the review process. The decisions of the Editorial Board shall be communicated to the Author(s) within 2-3 days of the submission.
- Post initially carried on the website may be cross-posted to other websites, but the same must provide at the outset that the present submission was first posted at CorpLexia and a link must be provided to such article on CorpLexia.com.
- By way of their submissions, the authors affirm that their submission is their own original work and the same has not been copied or plagiarized either whole or in part. Any submissions found to be plagiarized would be out rightly rejected and their authors banned from making a future submission to CorpLexia.
- Authors must also disclose any conflict of interest with regard to their submissions.
- The decision of the Editorial Board with regard to the editing and publication of Articles/Editorials shall be final.
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