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Shriji Socio Legal Journal

(A Peer Reviewed Refereed Journal) ISSN: 2231-1556

PUBLICATION RULES FOR AUTHORS

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

The Shri Ji Socio-Legal Journal accepts submissions throughout the year. All submissions are required to be addressed to the Chief Editor, Shri Ji Socio-Legal Journal and emailed  to shrijislj@gmail.com or to be sent by post to: The Chief Editor, Shriji Socio-Legal Journal, Manav Foundation, 850, Kemasan Nagar, Jhansi – 284128.

All submissions should be sent with a covering letter indicating the Name of the Author, Institutional Affiliation and the Topic of the paper. Co-authored papers should give details about both the authors.

   TEXT FORMAT

The length of the manuscript should average between 4000 words to 15,000 words (inclusive of footnotes).

Manuscripts shall be formatted according to the following guidelines.

  • It shall be in Microsoft word format, Times New Roman font, 12 pt. font size and 1.5 line spacing.
  • The main text shall be divided under different sub-headings. Different level of headings shall be formatted as follows:
  • Level one heading: It shall be numbered and in the center.
  • Level two heading: It shall be left aligned and in bold letters.
  • Level three heading: It shall be left aligned and italicized.
  • All manuscripts shall include an ‘Introduction’ and ‘Conclusion’.
  • It shall include an abstract of not more than 150 words.
  • All citations shall be placed in foot-notes.
  • Number less than 100 shall be spelt out unless they are a percent (e.g., 5 percent).
  • Use of first person shall be avoided.
  • All pages shall be numbered.
  • Uniform date format shall be used (e.g., August 15, 1947).
  • Quotations: Quotations within a sentence must be enclosed in double quotation marks (“ ”). A quotation within a quotation should be enclosed in single quotation marks (‘ ’).
  • A quotation longer than three lines should be set out in a separate block indented from both the left and right margins. Do not enclose the quotation in quotation marks. A quotation is introduced with a colon (:)
  • When referring to a section or article of a statute in the main text, the word ‘section’/’ article’ should neither be abbreviated nor capitalized. However, in the footnotes the section/ article should be abbreviated.
    E.g. The Constitution of India, art. 30; The Indian Penal Code, s. 42.

   USE OF FOOTNOTES

SJSLJ prefers footnotes (to end notes) because of the following reasons:

  • To identify the source of quotations or paraphrases;
  • To acknowledge indebtedness for words, phrases or ideasborrowed;
  • To explain where additional evidence or commentary may be found;
  • To provide additional material or discussion that is relevant but which would disrupt the flow of the text if it were included in the main text itself, and
  • To refer the reader to other parts of the paper
  • To enable the reader to read the reference without having to turn to the end of the text which would otherwise tend to disrupt the flow of the text and hamper smooth reading.

   CITATION FORMAT

The citation style in the articles and notes and comments submitted for publication in SJSLJ shall be in conformity with the ILI Rules of footnoting available at www.ili.ac.in/cstyle.pdf .

Ethical Policy

  • Peer Review Policy for Shriji Socio-Legal Journal

The practice of peer review is to ensure that only good science is published. It is an objective process at the heart of good scholarly publishing and is carried out by all reputable scientific journals. Our referees play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Shriji Socio-Legal Journal and all manuscripts are peer reviewed following the procedure outlined below.

Manuscript evaluation The Editors first evaluate all manuscripts. It is rare, but it is possible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Manuscripts rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have serious scientific flaws, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Those that meet the minimum criteria are normally passed on to at least 2 experts for review.

Type of Peer Review The Shriji Socio-Legal Journal employs single blind reviewing, where the referee remains anonymous throughout the process.

How the referee is selected Whenever possible, referees are matched to the paper according to their expertise and our database is constantly being updated.

Referee reports Referees are asked to evaluate whether the manuscript: Is original – Is methodologically sound - Follows appropriate ethical guidelines -  Has  results which are clearly presented and support the conclusions - Correctly references previous relevant work Language correction is not part of the peer review process, but referees may, if so wish, suggest corrections to the manuscript. The time required for the review process is dependent on the response of the referees.

Final report A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the referees, and may include verbatim comments by the referees.

Editors Decision is final Referees advise the editors, who are responsible for the  final decision to accept or reject the article.

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