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About the Journal

Cochin University Law Review (CULR) is a  UGC Care Listed Journal and has been published since 1974 as a peer-reviewed and refereed journal. It offers a platform for presenting original views on contemporary topics in the field of law. The subscribers of the journal include various prestigious universities and institutions imparting legal education, scholars, and students within and outside India. 

Call for Papers

CULR (ISSN No: 0970-0331), the flagship publication of the School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), is inviting submissions for Volume XLVIII Issue No. 2 proposed to be published in December 2024. CULR is a peer-reviewed referred law journal published with the collective efforts of the Members of the Faculty of the School of Legal Studies, CUSAT.

The Editorial Board invites submissions from academicians, practitioners, researchers, and students in the field of law. The journal prefers papers that show thorough research and a well-articulated position. 

Submissions Categories  

  • Articles: Between 8000 and 10,000 words 
  • Notes & Comments: Between 6000 and 8000 words 
  • Case Comments: Between 3000 and 6000 words 
  • Book Review: Between 2000 and 4000 words 

Formatting Guidelines

  • Submissions must conform to the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), 4th Edition. 
  • The font shall be in Times New Roman, size 12 with a line spacing of 1.5. 
  • Footnotes shall be in Times New Roman, size 10 with single line spacing. 

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions are accepted only in electronic form. 
  • Submissions must be made in Word format (.doc)/(.docx) 
  • The submission must be accompanied by a cover letter stating the title of the manuscript, the name, and details of the author/authors, and the author’s contact details. 
  • The cover letter should state that the article is original and that it is not published /submitted for consideration in any other publication. 
  • An abstract of 250 words shall be sent along with the manuscript. 
  • The manuscript should not contain the name and details of the author/authors. 
  • Co-authorship of a maximum of two persons is allowed. 
  • The proper acknowledgment must be given for such use of literature in the article submitted. 
  • The Board of editors may make such last-minute changes that are necessary to meet the requirements of space and format. 
  • The submission will be run through anti-plagiarism software and plagiarism in any form will result in rejection of the submission. 
  • The decision on publication will be intimated within two months after the submission deadline. 

Important Date

The last date for submission of manuscripts is September 20, 2024.

Submission Procedure

Submissions must be e-mailed to culrsls@cusat.ac.in with the subject title as ‘Submission – CULR December 2024’.

Contact Information

In case of queries, please e-mail us at culrsls@cusat.ac.in


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