National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata is inviting papers for its entre of Aviation and Space Laws Blog.
The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS or NUJS) is a premier public law school in India, also known as Columbia of East.
The Centre of Aviation and Space Laws (CASL) of the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, is an academic Centre created under the aegis of Prof. (Dr.) Sandeepa Bhat B. and Dr Shouvik Kumar Guha. The Centre intends to explore, analyse and critique the legal developments in the aviation, space and allied industries.
Objectives of the Blog
To promote discourse in the field of aviation and space laws, they are inviting submissions on a rolling basis for their blog ‘Lex ad Coelum’.
- Scholars, practitioners and students.
- The student submissions need to be co-authored with a scholar or a practitioner.
- The post must deal with contemporary issues of international or domestic interest involving either aviation or space laws.
- The post must not exceed 1500 words in length.
- In case of submissions between 1500–3000 words, the same should be divided into two blog pieces for publication in two parts.
- The title of the blog piece must not exceed ten words. This stipulation is flexible as per the Editor’s discretion in exceptional cases.
- All submissions made to CASL should be the original work of the author(s).
- The author(s) work shall be passed through anti-plagiarism software. Any form of plagiarism above 20% will lead to automatic disqualification.
- Analytical and critical posts will be preferred over descriptive ones. The quality of the post will be judged based on various factors, including novelty, relevance, quality, structure, logic, argumentation and writing style. Submissions may be accepted and rejected solely based on the Editor’s discretion.
- Co-authorship for blog posts is permitted. However, the number of co-authors shall not exceed two.
- Interested authors are required to send in their submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The subject of the email should be “Submission – CASL Blog Post.”
- Submission must be accompanied by a cover letter mentioning the name of the author, the name of the blog piece and brief bibliographical information. For example, Mr/Ms. X is a Professional at Y or Mr./Ms. X is a 3rd Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) student at Y.
- The content should also mention five keywords that capture the essence of the piece.
- The body of the submission must contain the name/s of the author/s below the title of the blog piece, and the institutional affiliation/s must be mentioned before the references.
- In the body of the e-mail, the contributors must include a simple declaration confirming the originality of the piece. For example, “I hereby confirm that this blog piece is my original work in entirety.”
- Once a blog piece is submitted to CASL and is under its review, the author shall not submit the same piece anywhere else.
- Once the piece is published with CASL, the same can be cross-posted only with those websites which are permitted by CASL.
- The post must be in a word-processed format using Garamond font, size 14, line spacing 1.5.
- References must be in the form of hyperlinks linked to the keywords in the body of the submission.
- At the end of the blog piece, the author must list offline references.
All queries regarding any submission must be made to casl[at]nujs.edu