Here are the some of the qualities we will look for, while evaluating what to publish (“Qualities”):

  1. Research: In-depth research about the subject you’re writing about.
  2. Reference & Illustrations: Referring supporting research in your write-up and providing examples and illustrations.
  3. Originality: A unique argument or insight. Write-up has to be analytical and should not merely provide a summary of the laws.
  4. Practical Application: How to apply it in a real situation. This will make the write-up more insightful.
  5. 5) Simple language and short write-up.
Note on Process All submissions should only be made through our website (www.notjustlex.com) under NJL Blog (‘Submit Article’) tab. It’s helpful if you send us a quick outline first so that we can give you our initial feedback (also see below how to earn ‘editor’s pick’ tag). However, we will review the full draft before officially accepting a write-up for publication. Write-up must meet the ‘General Guidelines’ and majority of the Qualities.

General Guidelines:

  • Write-up must be the original work of the author and must be an unpublished work
  • Co-authorship is permitted up to only two authors
  • If any plagiarism is found, the work shall be summarily rejected
  • The references can either be hyperlinked in the body of the write-up or as endnotes. Please note that no footnotes are allowed
  • Word limit: 1000-1500 words
  • Authors are encouraged to divide the write-up into heads and sub-heads
  • We prefer analytical submissions over mere descriptive ones
  • Font Type: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: Title (14pts) | Headings and Body (12pts)
  • Line Spacing: 1.5
  • Paragraph Spacing: Add space before and after paragraph
  • Format: Justified
  • The author(s) should not use any page borders
  • All submissions should only be made in (.doc/.docx) format
Earn Editor’s Pick Tag To earn the “Editor’s Pick” tag, please follow the following process: Send us a quick outline first so that we can give you our initial feedback. Write to us at [email protected] The parameters on which the idea will be assessed are : (i) novelty and (ii) relevancy. If we find the idea interesting, we will contact you within two business days from the date of your request. Please note that a mere acceptance of the idea shall not be deemed to be the acceptance of your write-up for publication and/or ‘editor’s pick’ tag. Upon the outline being approved, you must submit the full draft of write-up within seven business days. The write-up will then undergo review and will only be approved if the write-up meets the submission guidelines as set out above; and ‘editor’s pick’ would be approved if it meets all the Qualities. We look forward to working with you on this.

Evaluation Criteria

Here are the some of the qualities we will look for, while evaluating what to publish (“Qualities”):
  1. Research: In-depth research about the subject you’re writing about.
  2. Reference & Illustrations: Referring supporting research in your write-up and providing examples and illustrations.
  3. Originality: A unique argument or insight. Write-up has to be analytical and should not merely provide a summary of the laws.
  4. Practical Application: How to apply it in a real situation. This will make the write-up more insightful.
  5. Simple language and short write-up.

Note on Process

All submissions should only be made through our website (www.notjustlex.com) under NJL Blog (‘Submit Article’) tab. It’s helpful if you send us a quick outline first so that we can give you our initial feedback (also see below how to earn ‘editor’s pick’ tag). However, we will review the full draft before officially accepting a write-up for publication. Write-up must meet the ‘General Guidelines’ and majority of the Qualities.

General Guidelines

  • Write-up must be the original work of the author and must be an unpublished work
  • Co-authorship is permitted up to only two authors
  • If any plagiarism is found, the work shall be summarily rejected
  • The references can either be hyperlinked in the body of the write-up or as endnotes. Please note that no footnotes are allowed
  • Word limit: 1000-1500 words
  • Authors are encouraged to divide the write-up into heads and sub-heads
  • We prefer analytical submissions over mere descriptive ones
  • Font Type: Times New Roman
  • Font Size: Title (14pts) | Headings and Body (12pts)
  • Line Spacing: 1.5
  • Paragraph Spacing: Add space before and after paragraph
  • Format: Justified
  • The author(s) should not use any page borders
  • All submissions should only be made in (.doc/.docx) format

Earn Editor’s Pick Tag

To earn the “Editor’s Pick” tag, please follow the following process:

Send us a quick outline first so that we can give you our initial feedback. Write to us at [email protected] The parameters on which the idea will be assessed are : (i) novelty and (ii) relevancy.

If we find the idea interesting, we will contact you within two business days from the date of your request. Please note that a mere acceptance of the idea shall not be deemed to be the acceptance of your write-up for publication and/or ‘editor’s pick’ tag. Upon the outline being approved, you must submit the full draft of write-up within seven business days. The write-up will then undergo review and will only be approved if the write-up meets the submission guidelines as set out above; and ‘editor’s pick’ would be approved if it meets all the Qualities.

We look forward to working with you on this.

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