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CfP: NLIU’s Journal for Labour and Employment Law [Volume III]: Submit by May 7 

The Centre for Labour Law (CLL) at the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, is proud to announce the Call for Papers for Volume III of the NLIU Journal for Labour and Employment Laws (JLEL), an annual peer-reviewed journal.

About JLEL

The NLIU-JLEL is a peer-reviewed annual labour and employment law journal that aims to create meaningful debate and discourse to build a fair and equitable regime of workspace laws and to study the dynamic confluence of academics and human resources represented by such laws.


Contemporary Developments and Trends in Labour and Employment Laws: Analysis and Implications. The Journal seeks to explore the latest developments and trends in labour and employment laws and to analyze their implications for society, the economy, and governance.


The sub-themes of the Journal include (but are not limited to):

  1. “Gender and Employment Law: Towards Equality and Inclusion
  2. Labour Law and Environmental Sustainability: Intersections and Challenges
  3. Migration of Labour and the Protection of Migrant Workers’ Rights
  4. The Future of Work and the Role of Employment Law in a Digital Economy
  5. Intersectionality and Labour Law: Addressing Multiple Forms of Discrimination
  6. The Gig Economy and the Precarious Nature of Work: Legal and Policy Implications
  7. Collective Bargaining and the Role of Trade Unions in the 21st Century
  8. Challenges in Enforcement of Labour Law: Access to Justice
  9. Labour Law and Social Protection for Informal Sector Workers
  10. Labour Law and Health and Safety in the Workplace
  11. The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Labour Law Compliance
  12. Labour Law and Human Rights: A Converging Agenda
  13. Globalization and the Harmonization of Labour Standards
  14. Labour Law and the Right to Strike: Balancing Workers’ Rights and Public Interest
  15. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics on Labour Law
  16. The Interplay between Labour Law and Economic Development
  17. Labour Law and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
  18. Child Labour: Issues and Challenges in Regulation and Abolition
  19. The Role of International Conventions on the Formulation of National Labour Policies
  20. Skill India and Labour Law: Bridging the Gap between Training and Employment
  21. Compassionate Appointments and Related Policies

Submissions Categories

The submission can be made under any of the following categories:

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  • Articles (4000 to 8000 words) The article must be a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the problem(s) or idea(s) dealt with by the author and should include references to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions. The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.
  • Essays and Short Articles (2000 to 4000 words) The essay must be an analysis of the problem(s) or idea(s) dealt with by the author and should include references to a range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives and suggestions. The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.
  • Case Comment (2500 to 5000 words) The comment must be a critical analysis of a recent judgement, bringing out its relevance in light of the development of laws, views expressed in the judgement and views of the author(s). The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.
  • Book Review (1500 to 3000 words) The review must be a crisp account of a recently published book including the issues explored and the related arguments of the author. The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.
  • Legislative Comment (2000 to 4000 words) The comment must analyse a recent legislative enactment. It must examine the objective of the legislation and the legal impact the same is expected to have. The word limit is exclusive of footnotes.

(NOTE: Submissions in the categories of Book Review(s), Case Comment(s) and Legislative Comment(s) will be highly appreciated.)

Submission Guidelines

  • All original submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words which is exclusive of the word limit and should be included within the document of the manuscript.
  • A separate document containing only the Abstract must also be submitted.
  • The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the submission, beyond the existing available literature, and the practical utility of their recommendation.
  • The abstract must also contain 5 keywords at the end.
  • All submissions must be in MS Word format (.doc) or (.docx), with Times New Roman font (body: size 12, line spacing: 1.50; footnotes: size 10, line spacing: 1.00).
  • The Journal uses only footnotes (and not endnotes) as a method of citation. The footnotes must conform to the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA, 4th Edition). Non-compliance with this may lead to disqualification.
  • The submissions made should not be plagiarised. Any submission in contravention of this rule shall be summarily rejected.
  • The manuscript itself must not contain any information as to the name(s) of the author(s), the institution, address or any other information that may reveal or indicate their identity.
  • Co-authorship is permitted for up to 2 authors. However, co-authorship is not allowed in case of Case Comments, Book Reviews and Legislative Comments.
  • Submissions are accepted for publication on the condition that they do not infringe the copyright or any other rights of any third parties. If the submission is found to be violative of any of the rights of the other party, the author(s) shall be solely responsible for such violation.
  • Submissions made should be on an exclusive basis i.e., the submission should be unpublished and should not be under any concurrent consideration.
  • The editorial board reserves its rights to suggest changes/make amends/request to add or delete any portion in the submitted manuscript, based upon the discretion of the editor. The author(s) are supposed to incorporate the suggested changes within the specified time limit.
  • If the manuscript is selected for publication, The Centre for Labour Laws will have the copyright over the same and the authors will be granted the moral rights for the same.

Contact Details

In case of any query contact:

  • Devansh Malhotra (Editor-in-chief): +91 98724 50314 (WhatsApp only)
  • Udhav Mittal (Managerial Head): +91 81307 34392 (WhatsApp only)

Click here to submit.

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