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Call for Chapters for Edited Book on ‘Abuse of Dominant Position: An Anti-Competitive Behaviour’ [Competition Law]: Submit by Jan 31

The 1st Edition of the Edited Book on the theme ‘Abuse of Dominant Position: An Anti-Competitive Behaviour’ (Competition Law), proposed by Dr Swati Bajaj Seth, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, MAIMS, seeks contributions by way of a call for chapters in the form of articles.

About Theme

Abuse of dominant position is an opprobrious practice wherein a powerful enterprise tries to monopolise the market by offering unfair or discriminatory conditions or prices in the market and to its competitors. It intends to eliminate market players leading to imperfect competition in the market.

In India, the term dominant position got its acknowledgement through Competition Act, 2002. Prior to this, the preceding competition law used to prohibit even dominant positions. Nevertheless, even after recognition, its concept and application are diametric from different jurisdictions. Like, in the European Union collective dominance is also an abuse. However, in India, collective dominance is not even recognized. It looks only for unilateral conduct. 

Similarly, the law related to abuse of dominant position has a different approach in the United States of America. In the USA, the law is much more developed and recognized. Therefore, this variation in the concept gives ascension to many exploring areas contemplating the enhanced scope of such behaviour. 

Therefore, the objective behind inviting chapters from authors is to bring together different scholarly ideas on the subject and to share them in a pooled structure with readers.

About Edition

The call for Chapters for the 1st Edition of the Edited Book on the theme “Abuse of Dominant Position: An Anti-Competitive Behaviour” was proposed by Dr Swati Bajaj Seth, Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management and Studies (Affiliated to GGSIPU).

It seeks contribution from Academicians and Professionals only in the form of Articles based on the theme or the sub-themes mentioned below:

  • Below – Cost Pricing vis-a-vis Above – Cost Pricing
  • Importance of recoupment in Predatory Pricing
  • Excessive Pricing
  • Abusive pricing practices by ‘Single Economic Entity’ created through Vertical Restraint
  • Margin Squeeze: A stand-alone abuse of dominant position
  • Market abuse through leveraging dominance
  • Essential factors leading to dominant position in market
  • Need for recognizing Collective Dominance in Indian Competition Law
  • Any other related to main theme

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions of chapters are invited in the form of Articles
    • Long Articles: 10,000 words (maximum words limit)
    • Short Articles: 5000 words (maximum word limit)
  • The word limit shall exclude footnotes.
  • Interested writers can send a summary of 500 words explaining the idea behind their projected chapter. (Only accepted summaries would be allowed to submit full chapters)
  • Submitted manuscripts shall firstly undergo plagiarism test through genuine software. Manuscripts with more than 10 per cent plagiarism shall get rejected.
  • Manuscripts clearing plagiarism test shall undergo blind peer review test.
  • Manuscripts clearing blind peer review shall be accepted for publication in the book. (Subject to multiple revision)
  • All the submissions shall be sent on

Format Guidelines

  • The font shall be Garamond, size 14 for title of the chapter, size 12 for main headings of the chapter [First Heading should be bold, regular and centralised; second heading shall be italic, bold and left-aligned; third heading shall be italic, regular and left aligned]
  • The footnoting shall follow Bluebook 19th Ed., size 10
  • No References or end notes shall be accepted
  • The chapters finally published shall be without summaries.


The author shall submit a declaration along with the final submission of the chapter. The content of the declaration shall be as follows:

“This is to certify that the content of the present chapter titled ______ is the original work of _______. The chapter is submitted for its publication in the Edited Book titled__________ on __/__/____. It has not been given for publication elsewhere in any journal or book. If any dispute would arise with regard to its originality then the author would be held liable for the same.”

Important Dates

  • Last date for submission of summaries: January 31, 2022
  • Accepted summaries will be notified till February 5, 2022
  • Full manuscript shall be accepted till April 10, 2022

Contact Details

For any query, write to

Contact Numbers: 8860859625, 7048915774

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