How to select a topic for article publication

Selection of topic is an important factor for preparing a research paper. It has got an important role in deciding whether, the paper has to be considered for publication. Most of the journals across the globe prefers to publish articles or research papers, which got contemporary relevance. Only then, they can increase their circulation or readership.

Hence, one should keep in mind that, if I write an article it shall be read by maximum people. In this regard, one shall always chose a topic from any of the contemporary legal issue. For example, in India telecom companies placed their representation before, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that, after the introduction of VoIP services such as Skype, Whatsapp, Viber etc., the net revenue of telecom operators are decreasing. Since, both VoIP and telecom operators are providing similar services, it is necessary to regulate even the VoIP services.

Therefore, the telecom operators asked permission to charge separately for the use of above-mentioned VoIP services. Further, there was a new concept of net neutrality arose recently, where few service providers decided to provide access only to certain websites to those who are availing their service. In the light of these issues, you may consider the topic of Net Neutrality and may come up with an article like “How death of net neutrality will kill net activism”.

Similarly, you may consider other issues like execution of death sentence to Mr. Yakub Memon. In the light of said case you may choose the topic death sentence in today’s word, and may come up with a criticism on the practices of execution of death sentence. For example;

  • Is it time to abolish death sentence?
  • Why death penalty should be abolished?
  • Why death penalty should not be abolished?

Hope we were able to deliver the concept effectively so that, you got an idea on how to chose a topic for article writing and its publication. Read more on How to publish an article?

 

Call for Papers: National Seminar on Water Law and Policy in India

Submit by October 6, 2014

The Centre for Environment and Law, under the auspices of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, proposes to organize a National seminar on Water Law and Policy in India, on 9th October 2014, for disseminating knowledge and awareness among various sections of the society. The importance of water in sustaining life and the environment makes water conservation a major objective of environmental law. The Centre for Environment and Law is aimed at propagating and promoting discourse in the realm of environment and related legal issues. The Centre aims to provide a platform for stakeholders to collaborate over and study various policy decisions which impact the environment.

Papers are invited from students of law colleges/law schools and universities to be presented in the seminar.

The topic of the seminar is “National Water Law and Policy in India”

The seminar focuses mainly on the following themes:

  • Introduction to Water Laws and Policies in India.
  • Dams: Temples of Modern India or Death-Knell of Human Rights
  • Resolving Inter-State Water Disputes- with special reference to Mullaperiyar Dam controversy.

Suggested session topics:

  • Dam or Doom: Human rights perspective on development
  • Mulaperiyar: The way forward
  • Need for Water Law Reforms
  • Role of government in Inter-State water disputes – A rethinking?

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions are to be made in electronic form only and are to be sent to cel@nuals.ac.in
  • Each Article is expected to be accompanied by an abstract of not more than 500 words.
  • The word limit for articles is set at 3000 words (inclusive of footnotes).
  • Abstracts must be submitted on or before 26 September 2014 and articles must be submitted before 6 October 2014.
  • Submission must contain a covering letter indicating name of the author(s), institution, e-mail id & contact number.
  • By submitting an article, the author is presumed to undertake that the article is an original work and has not been submitted, accepted or published elsewhere.
  • Articles found plagiarised will be summarily rejected.
  • Co – authorship is allowed (maximum of 2 authors).

Formatting Guidelines:

  • All submissions must follow the Bluebook system of citation.
  • Submissions must be in Times New Roman with font size 12 and line spacing 1.5
  • Footnotes must be in Times New Roman with font size 10 and line spacing 1.
  • Submissions may be made in .doc/.docx/.odt formats only.

For further details or queries, please contact us at cel@nuals.ac.in or contact: Anjali P Menon

Call for Papers: Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal

The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal (ISSN: 2319-8338) invites articles on any of the following themes for its January 2014 Issue;

  • Law of the Sea
  • Human Trafficking
  • Law of War/War Crimes

Word limit should be between 4,000-5,000 words containing a comprehensive study of the theme and is expected to engage with the theme comprehensively, examine literature comprehensively, and offer an innovative reassessment of the current understanding of that theme.

Format

  • All submissions shall be in MS Word 2003 OR 2007 format only. The body of the contribution should be in Times New Roman, size 12 and in 1.5 spacing. The footnotes/end notes and references should be in Times New Roman, size 10 and in single spacing.

Do’s & Don’ts

  • You must not cut copy and paste articles from anywhere (including your own articles published elsewhere on the internet.)
  • Submissions shall be made exclusively to The Lex-Warrier: Online Law Journal.
  • Be clear on what you are serving to the readers. Conceptual clarity is expected from the author.
  • Submissions shall accompany with an abstract of the article and a covering letter mentioning the author details and qualifications. Further, it shall accompany an undertaking as to the originality of the work as well as the same is not published anywhere before.
  • Original articles are expected to be original but in case you are taking inspiration or picking up content from an already published article then give proper credit to the source.
  • We reserve the right to edit your articles so that it attains its full potential and also adheres to the decorum of The Lex-Warrier

All your submissions shall be sent to editor@lex-warrier.in with subject line as “Article – 2013

Last Date of Submission: November 30, 2013

For more information, please visit http://lex-warrier.in/submission-guidelines/

Peer Review Process available at http://lex-warrier.in/peer-review-process/

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Any other queries regarding submissions, feel free to comment below this notification. Queries will be attended within a period of 3 Hours