Call for Papers

The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal invites Articles, Essays, Case Notes, Legislative Comments, Book Reviews etc. round the clock on wide range of legal disciplines and variety of topics on contemporary legal issues  from Law Students, Research Scholars, Practicing Advocates and other Legal Professionals.

The authors must comply with the Submission Guidelines

Regulations & Plagiarism Warning

  • We are very interested in your own thoughts and writing in response to the Call for Papers.  This is for your benefit – to show your research skill to qualify for the Lex-Warrier Publication.
  • Lex-Warrier will check all submissions for plagiarism, excessive referencing which are identical or in which evidence of copying is apparent.  Failing to acknowledge and cite other people’s work or ideas, close paraphrasing, using passages verbatim without referencing, extreme referencing (without any original work done by the author), and copying other students’ work is considered academic dishonesty by Lex-Warrier.  Lex-Warrier will record the incident, and the reasons for rejecting the submission in the personal file of the concerned author for future reference.
  • Accordingly, all submissions should be original.
  • All submissions which have been reported with apparent plagiarism/copying will be returned without being marked, resulting in failure to publish it with Lex-Warrier.
  • Lex-Warrier recommends that authors shall use appropriate citation styles, for example:

and include a bibliography at the end of the final exam containing the necessary information for the grader to identify the sources cited.

The 2010 Harvard Referencing Guide defines plagiarism in the following manner:

Plagiarism is passing off the work of others as your own. This constitutes academic theft and is a serious matter which is penalised in assignment marking.  The following extract is from the Anglia Ruskin University Academic Regulations [2010] ((For full details see:  Anglia Ruskin University, 2010 Anglia Ruskin University Academic Regulations, [online] 3rd edition 2010 Availableat: < > Anglia Ruskin University

Plagiarism and collusion are common forms of assessment offence. They are defined as follows:

Plagiarism is the submission of an item of assessment containing elements of work produced by another person(s) in such a way that it could be assumed to be the student’s own work.

Examples of plagiarism are:

  • the verbatim copying of another person’s work without acknowledgement
  • the close paraphrasing of another person’s work by simply changing a few words or altering the order of presentation without acknowledgement
  • the unacknowledged quotation of phrases from another person’s work and/or the presentation of another person’s idea(s) as one’s own.

Copying or close paraphrasing with occasional acknowledgement of the source may also be deemed to be plagiarism if the absence of quotation marks implies that the phraseology is the student’s own.

Plagiarized work may belong to another student or be from a published source such as a book, report, journal or material available on the internet.

Submission Guidelines

  • All manuscripts must be submitted in electronic format only
  • All such submissions shall be made exclusively to The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal.
  • All manuscripts submitted shall accompany;
    • A covering letter with the Name(s) of the Author(s), Institution/Affiliation, the Title of the manuscript and contact information viz. Email ID and Mobile number.
    • An undertaking as to the work submitted is genuine and the author is the original owner of the work, and the same is not published anywhere before.
    • An abstract of not more than 300 words describing the submission.
  • Electronic submissions shall be made in Word Format (.doc)/(.docx) only.
  • Text and citations should ideally conform to the rules in THE BLUEBOOK: A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION. The Journal employs footnotes as the method of citation.
  • No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author (s), affiliation(s) and acknowledgements should be included in the text of the manuscript, file name or document properties. All such information may be incorporated in the covering letter accompanying the manuscripts.
  • The Journal encourages gender neutrality in its submissions.
  • The articles in the Journal will be edited and published according to the orthographical and grammatical rules of Indian English, which is based on British English; thus, submissions in American English will be modified accordingly.
  • Word Limit: To facilitate the publication of concise and relevant legal article, the Journal strongly encourages authors not to exceed;
  • 5,000 words (exclusive of footnotes) in case of Call for Papers.
  • 1,500 words (exclusive of footnotes) in case of Research Associate Articles.
  • Authors are required to obtain written permission for the use of any copyrighted material in the manuscript and must communicate the same to the Journal. Such material may include tables, charts etc. Acceptance of publication in the Journal implies acceptance of the copyright transfer and other terms in the LW Author Agreement.
  • As a matter of policy we do not encourage multiple submissions, our aim is to encourage original and analytical research, therefore articles submitted to other journals shall not be accepted. However we shall do our best to expedite the reviews

All submissions to the journal shall be mailed at

Submissions received to The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal will be reviewed for following reasons;

  • Scope and Relevance of Article: The article must be contemporary legal issues and must possess some novelty with respect to presentation or analysis. Content of the article must be suitable for a variety of readers – students, academics and professionals working in the field. If not novel in scope, the paper must build on existing literature to present a novel argument or perspective on a particular issue.
  • Language Quality and Style: Articles are assessed for thoroughness in treatment and research and logical flow in argument. There must be a balanced coverage of different positions and associated issues must be given due consideration based on the scope of the article. The prescribed word count must be adhered to and there must be consistency in style and tone. Language ought to be formal and clear, adhering to the Submission Guidelines of the Journal.
  • Copyright violation: To ensure that, submissions are not in violation of copyright laws. Authors are required to obtain written permission for the use of any copyrighted material in the manuscript and must communicate the same to the Journal. Such material may include tables, charts etc. Acceptance of publication in the Journal implies acceptance of the copyright transfer and other terms in the LW Author Agreement.

Editorial Process

  • Two Editors of the Editorial Board will review each submission and either accept or reject the paper for further reviews. In case of a tie, the Chief Editor will also review the submission. Submissions may be preliminarily rejected without complete review if the topic does not fit the objectives of the journal as provided in the Guidelines for Authors. On acceptance, authors may receive suggestions from Editors on changes to be incorporated before subjecting the paper to mandatory peer review.
  • Two blind peer-reviewers with expertise in the subject matter will provide detailed feedback on submissions that have cleared the first stage of review. Publication in the Journal will be contingent on incorporating these changes within the given deadline.
  • One Line Editor will review the paper for citation, spelling and grammar errors with feedback on consistency in style and tone, which will be sent back to the Author for confirmation before going to publication.
  • One Copyright editor will review the paper that, to ensure that, submitted work is not in violation of copyright law.

Submitted work shall be published only on fulfillment of all the above said criteria. However, if the articles solicited by the Editorial Board or the Advisory Panel one or more of the above stages may be dispensed with on a case-to-case basis.

Processing Fee

Lex-Warrier is a self supporting organization and does not receive funding from any institution/government. Hence, the operation of the journal is solely financed by the processing fees received from authors. The processing fees are required to meet operations expenses such as employees, salaries, internet services, electricity etc. Being an Open Access Journal, Lex-Warrier does not receive payment for subscription as the journals are freely accessible over the internet. It costs money to produce a peer-reviewed, edited, and formatted article that is ready for online publication, and to host it on a server that is freely accessible without barriers around the clock. We ask that – as a small part of the cost of doing the research–the author, institution, or funding agency pays a modest fee to help cover the actual cost of the essential final step, the publication.

NOTE: Processing fee is applicable only to those authors, whose submission is reviewed and shortlisted by the Editorial Board for its publication. Processing fee shall be paid only after such confirmation.

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