Categories of submission

DSNLU Journal of Science, Technology and Law  is accepting original and unpublished submissions from academicians, professionals, research scholars and students. The submissions are accepted under the followingcategories:

  1. Long article: The prescribed word limit is 5000-8000 words. These articles must analyse any contemporary topic relating to the Intellectual Property Rights in depth. It should focus on to cover all the aspects of the particulartopic.
  2. Short article: The prescribed word limit is 3000-5000 words. These articles must deal with a specific contemporary problem or an idea relating to the Intellectual Property Rights. It should also include alternatives or suggestions to deal with theproblem.
  3. Case Comments: The prescribed word limit is 2000-3000 words. The comment must be an analysis of recent judgements of National and International judicial bodies, bringing out its relevance in light of the development of Intellectual Property Rights, views expressed in the judgment and the opinion(s) of theauthor.
  4. Book Review: The prescribed words limit is 1000-2500 words. The review must contain a crisp account of books which were published in 2016 or later.

Note: The word limit is exclusive of footnotes and abstract


Authors must strictly adhere to the following guidelines, failing which the submission would not be considered.

  • All original submissions must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words. The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the submission, beyond the existing available literature, and the practical utility of his/her recommendations.
  • The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and in

1.5 line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and in single line spacing.

  • The citations must conform to The Harvard Blue book style of citation (20thedition, 2015).
  • The manu script or abstract shall not contain hename or affiliation of the author(s).
  • The submissions shall strictly adhere to the word limitprescribed.
  • Co-authorship is permissible up to a maximum of one co-author. Co-authorship is not allowed in case of Case Comment, Legislative Comment and Book Review.
  • The submissions shall be made in MS Word (.doc/.docx) formatonly.
  • All the submissions would go through plagiarism check on Turnitin. Any form of plagiarism would lead to prima facie
  • All submissions shall be mailed to . The subject of the E-Mail should be “Submission for Journal of IPR – [Submission Category] – (Title of themanuscript)”.

The submissions must be accompanied with a covering letter in a separate document containing the following details of the author and co-author (ifany):

  1. Name:
  2. Affiliation / Academic Qualification:
  3. Contact Number and e-mailaddress:
  4. Postaladdress:

Submissions made to DSNLU Journal  of Science, Technology and Law must not have been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere. The contributions accepted for publication by DSNLU Journal of Science, Technology and Law shall therein be the Intellectual Property of the Journal and Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University.

Publication Policy
  1. The content should not have any unfounded/unproven allegationsagainst anyone.
  2. The content should not have any defamatory content.
  3. The content should not accuseanyone based on newspaper reports.
  4. There should be No Plagiarism. (The manuscript will be put through a plagiarism check and any sort of plagiarism would lead to disqualification)
  5. The author(s) would be solely liable for any liabilities arising out of any copyright or any other such infringementof any rights of any person
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