Editorial Policy

Aim of the Journal

The Indian Journal of Arbitration Law (“IJAL”) is a biannual journal, published in January and July of each year.IJAL strives to provide a platform for discussion of international as well as national developments in the field of arbitration. IJAL regularly publishes contributions from experienced practitioners whilst giving due importance to the theoretical work of academicians at the same time.

Each issue contains (i) articles, which analyse topics of permanent interest from major national jurisdictions as well as contemporary international issues,

(ii) notes, that cover topical recent developments and ongoing debates in the field and

(iii) book reviews.

The following is an indicative list highlighting the scope of the journal:

• International Commercial Arbitration;

• Investment Treaty Arbitration;

• Industry-specific issues in Arbitration (e.g., maritime, construction, oil and gas, etc.);

• Jurisdiction-specific issues in Arbitration;

• Inter-State Disputes subject to Arbitration;

• Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism;

• Institutional Arbitration;

• Multilateral Arbitration Conventions;

• UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.

• Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.

• Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States.

Contribution Guidelines for Authors

  1. The Journal seeks submissions under the following categories:

a. Articles – 6,000 to 10,000 words.

There is no maximum word limit for articles. Although a manuscript exceeding the specified word limit must include adequate justification from the author, explaining the necessity of exceeding the word limit.

b. Notes – 4,000 to 6,000 words.

c. Book Reviews – 1,000 to 2,000 words.


  • The word limits mentioned above are exclusive of footnotes.
  • The authors may employ the use of speaking footnotes to explain any ancillary concepts.

2. Co-authorship is allowed for a maximum of up to three authors

3. The issues addressed within the manuscripts must be topical and within the scope of the journal.

4. The manuscript must contain an abstract of not more than 250 word, and the abstract must include at least five keywords.

5. The authors must follow the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed.) for footnoting.

6. The authors are advised not to include any table of contents or numbered paragraphs.

7. The manuscript must not contain any explicit or implicit mention of the author’s name, credentials, or institutional affiliation. Such information should be provided on a separate cover page, which must include a brief biographical description of the author, as well as the author’s name, affiliation, qualifications, and contact details.

8. The manuscript must be sent in a Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) document to editors@ijal.in.

9. The mansuscript should conatin a declaration must be made at the time of submission that the manuscript is an original and

unpublished work of the author(s) and is not being concurrently considered for publication elsewhere.

Editorial Policy

  1. Authors, upon submission, must communicate their acceptance of the following conditions: 
  • The work, upon publication, becomes the property of the National Law University, Jodhpur; 
  • Permission for any subsequent publication, reprint, or derivative works must be obtained from the journal. 

2. The journal follows a comprehensive double blind peer review procedure. 

3. The journal does not entertain requests for advance decisions based on abstracts, topic proposals or outlines. Editorial decisions shall be based solely on a multi-stage review of the final manuscripts submitted by the authors. 

4. Post-review, manuscripts may be returned to the authors with suggestions related to substance and style. Acceptance of a manuscript may be made contingent on the author incorporating such suggestions. 

5. The journal reserves the right to request copies of any resources or authorities cited in the manuscript. 

6. The journal retains complete discretion over acceptance/rejection of manuscripts. The journal shall inform the authors of the acceptance/rejection of their respective manuscript after the completion of the review process.

7. The authors of accepted articles are entitled to receive a complimentary printed copy of the issue in which their article has been published. 

Contact Information

For any queries concerning the submission, authors may contact the journal at editors@ijal.in.