Talk

[Formerly known as South Asian Journal of International Law by Internationalism]

IndicJIL Talk is an international law blog platformed by Internationalism.in. The blog is managed by the editors of Indic Journal of International Law. 

Any views discussed in the content published by Internationalism.in, the Indic Journal of International Law & Internationalism Global Podcasts are not in any way endorsed by and are representative of the views of Indic Pacific Legal Research LLP & its members. 

Please note that we are open to accept blogs at a rolling basis.

Interested authors can mail their blogs at indicjournal.net@gmail.com.

This page sets out the policy of IndicJIL Talk with regard to submissions of posts for publication. Anyone interested in submitting posts or comments should read this guidance carefully.

Submitting posts for publication

The journal accepts unsolicited submissions. Submissions will only be published if they: (a) are written in English of good quality, are clear, direct, to the point and well structured; (b) comply with our word limit and style guidelines below; and (c) are civil and respectful in tone throughout. Excellence is a necessary condition for publication, but it is not always a sufficient condition. The need for a balance of topics, the fact that something similar has already been commissioned, and other similar considerations may also influence the decision to publish a piece. 

To submit a post for consideration, please email the editors at indicjournal.net@gmail.com or at ieditorialboard@gmail.com.

We normally take a few days to review submissions; a decision to publish may be made subject to revisions. The publication itself can also take a few days, depending on how busy the blog is. We try our best to prioritize posts that are time-sensitive.

As a general policy, the Editorial Board only accepts posts that haven’t been published elsewhere. Authors may ask the editors for permission to cross-post to another blog if the circumstances so warrant. In all such cases, acknowledgement of the original publication on the IndicJIL Talk should be given.

Style guidelines for post submissions

  1. Contributor bio and photograph: If this is your first time contributing to IndicJIL Talk, or it has been some time since you last contributed, we will create or update your contributor profile. Please submit in the same Word document as your post a brief bio, including if applicable a hyperlink to your university or professional web page and details of any Twitter/LinkedIn profile you may have. Please also attach a colour photo of yourself to your email. You may additionally send any other photographs that are relevant to the content of your post.

  2. Length and headings: We know that some topics need longer treatment, but shorter posts are more likely to be read. Longer posts will be published only exceptionally if the topic so warrants the judgment of the editors.

  3. Fonts, spacing, and paragraph format: Any font is fine. Please submit your post single-spaced with a single line return between paragraphs and no indentation. Use headings at your discretion (e.g., every four paragraphs) to break up long posts. Do not use more than one level of headings. Headings should be in bold.

  4. Footnotes: Please do not include any footnotes. If you are submitting an already-written piece containing footnotes, decide whether to move the footnote text into the main body of the piece or delete it.

  5. Citations: Please put any citations/references in parentheses immediately after the propositions or quotations that they support. We do not accept footnote citations. Cite only when necessary.

  6. Only submissions in English which are original, unpublished and non- plagiarised will be considered for publication. IndicJIL Talk accepts submissions on a rolling basis. The following formatting guidelines have to be followed while preparing the submission:

  7. Word Count: 800 to 1,500 words (submissions exceeding the word count will only be considered in exceptional cases after assessing the quality of the submission).

  8. Citation Style: ISO: 690 (2010) citation style. [Please note that footnotes are prohibited and all submissions must use in- text citations and provide full references in alphabetical order of the source under the “References” heading of the submission at the end of the submission].  

  9. Email Address for Queries and Submitting Blog Articles: indicjournal.net@gmail.com