UPES Law Review

UPES Law Review

About the UPES Law Review

UPES Law Review is a leading UGC CARE (ISSN Number: 2347-9620) listed annual journal published by the School of Law, UPES, Dehradun. Since its inception in 2013, it has published excellent quality articles contributed by by academicians, industry experts, and law experts. It is the flagship journal of UPES School of Law.

Board of Editors

Associate Dean, UPES School of Law

Dr. Abhishek Sinha


Professor, UPES School of Law

Dr. Shikha Dimri

Associate Editor

Mehreen Manzoor

Managing Editor

Dr. Shilpika Pandey

Managing Editor

Dr. Parth Sharma

Executive Editor

Ruby Yadav

Executive Editor

Prof.(Dr.) Shobhalata V. Udapudi

Professor, GNLU

Dr. Mamta Rana

Associate Professor of Law at HNBGU
A Central University of Garhwal

Dr. Himanshu Pandey

Associate Professor of Law, MNLU Nagpur

SS Jaswal

Registrar, HPNLU, Shimla

Dr. Priya A Sondhi

Associate Professor Bennet University, Greater Noida

Dr. Rana Navneet Roy

Associate Professor, HNLU

Dr. Sharanjit

Associate Professor, RGNUL

Dr. Dolly Jabbal

Professor, NLUO

Dr. Sachiv Kumar

Joint Registrar NCLT Ahmedabad Bench

Dr. Sandeepa Bhat

Professor, WBNUJS

Prof. Juan Martin Morando

Adjunct Professor, Austral University, Argentina

Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Kumar

CNLU Patna

Hon. Chandra Shekhar

District Judge, Delhi

Raghavender GR

Joint Secretary, Department of Justice Ministry of Law & Justice,
Government of India.

Call for Papers

The journal is now entering its 8th cycle and we are delighted to invite submissions from academicians, professionals, industry experts and students for the upcoming cycle. The 21st century is unfolding into many complex challenges that have significantly affected the interaction between law and society. The exponential growth of technology, globalization, evolving social dynamics, and environmental crises have posed unique and multifaceted obstacles for legal systems worldwide. The challenges are diverse, intricate, and constantly evolving and demand a proactive approach to legal frameworks. Adapting to these challenges requires collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to upholding justice, equality, and the rule of law in an increasingly interconnected and complex world. As states strive to navigate this ever-changing landscape, it is inevitable to understand the impact of these challenges on the relationship between law and society. 

The following themes are suggested: 

  • Technology and Ethics
  • Climate Change and Sustainability 
  • Human Rights and Social Justice 
  • Global Governance and International Law 
  • Mental Health and well-being 
  • Social Inequality and Poverty 
  • Governance and accountability 

Note: The above sub-themes are only illustrative. UPES Law Review would welcome papers on other topics related to inter-disciplinary legal questions.

Submission Timelines

  • Submission of Extended Abstract: To be announced
  • Communication of Acceptance of Abstract: To be announced
  • Submission of Full Paper: To be announced
  • Publication of the Volume: To be announced

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submissions can be in the form of articles, research papers and short notes. The acceptable word limit should not exceed:
    o Long Articles/Research Papers: 7000 to 9000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
    o Short Articles/Short Notes: 4000 to 5000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  2. All the submissions must consist of an Extended Abstract of not more than 1000 words, which shall comprise of central research question to be examined in the proposed research paper along with the proposed title and keywords. The abstract will not be included in the word limit.
  3. A submission can be co-authored by a maximum of two people. Submissions are invited from academicians, practitioners, industry experts and research scholars.

Format and Citation Guidelines

  • Submission in a Microsoft Word-compatible format (.doc or .docx preferred).
  • The font type and size of the main text must be in Times New Roman (12-point font).
  • The main title should be in full capitals (bold and centred 16-point font).
  • Sub-titles should be in sentence case (bold and 12-point font).
  •  Footnotes should be in Times New Roman (font size 10).
  • Citation must be in Bluebook Uniform Style of Citation (20th edition).

Submission Procedure

  1. Authors are requested to send their original, unpublished submissions in .doc/.docx format to upeslawreview@ddn.upes.ac.in.
  2. The name of the file must contain the Name of the Author(s) + the Title of the Submission.
  3. The submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter bearing the following information:
    a. Full Name of the Author(s)
    b. Position /Designation
    c. Institutional Affiliations (if any)
    d. Contact Details of the Author(s)

Publication Policy

  • The submissions should be original work of the authors and must not be published elsewhere. Submissions with plagiarized content and copyright issues will be rejected out-rightly.
  • By sending the submissions to UPES Law Review, the author(s) agree to assign exclusive copyright in the work to UPES Law Review It shall be entitled to, without limitation, publish and reproduce the submission (or part(s) thereof) in any manner it sees fit (with due acknowledgement to the author) subject to the doctrine of fair use as enumerated under the Copyright Act.
  • The editors reserve the right to edit the submissions (or part(s) thereof) for publication without permission from or further notice to the author.
  • After initial screening, short-listed submissions will go through a double-blind peer review process and the final selection will be based on that procedure.

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