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HPNLU Journal of Law, Business and Economics (Volume 2)

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Submissions are invited for HPNLU Journal of Law, Business and Economics (Volume 2). The last date of submission is December 31.

About the Journal

The HPNLU Journal of Law, Business, and Economics is an annual double-blind peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Law Business and Economics, Himachal Pradesh National Law University Shimla. The Journal aims to be a forum that engages and promotes scholarly research works amongst academicians, researchers, and students interested in areas like business law, trade law including international trade law, economic development, international trade, taxation, investment and securities laws, etc.

About Call for Papers

The HPNLU Journal of Law, Business, and Economics(Volume 2) invites scholarly contributions from academicians, professionals, policymakers, and researchers. The journal is scheduled to be published online in the month of December 2023. The journal solicits scholarly contributions relating to legal cum theoretical developments in the field of Law, Business and Economics. Selection of entries shall be based on a double-blind peer review.


  • Corporate Law
  • Trade Law including International Trade
  • Banking and Insurance Law
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy Law
  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Law and other emerging areas of corporate law.

Submission Categories

Contribution may be made in the form of Articles, Notes and comments, and Book Reviews. The following word limits should be observed:

  • Article (≥6000 to <10000 words)
  • Essay & Comments (≥4000 to<6000 words)
  • Book Review (≥3000 to <4000 words) (Contribution under this Category is required to be made along with the new hard copy of the Book.)

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions shall be accepted only in the English language.
  • All contributions are required to be accompanied by an ‘abstract’ of 250-300 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 article beyond the existing available literature.
  • Co-authorship is allowed up to one (01) co-author only.
  • The manuscript should not contain any references to the identity of the authors.The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12, and 1.5-line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10, with single line spacing.
  • For Citation, refer to the HPNLU-Shimla Citation Style only. Please click here for the citation style.
  • Manuscripts should only use footnotes as a means of citation. No other method shall be permitted.
  • Lengthy Quotations are discouraged. Author(s) should avoid long quotations and keep them at a minimum wherever necessary with full and proper acknowledgment.
  • Lengthy and multi-paragraphed footnotes are discouraged. The citations must mention the page(s) of the source and in cases where Court Judgments are referred to, the footnote should also mention the paragraph of the judgment in addition to the page number of the Reporter.
  • Only authoritative websites may be cited. References to internet sources such as Wikipedia, blogs, commercial websites, etc., are not acceptable.
  • Manuscripts having more than 10% similarity will be rejected.

How to Submit?

Send your manuscript in MS Word (.docx) format to [email protected]. The subject of the email shall be “Submission to HPNLU-JLBE-V2 <Title of Contribution>”. The submissions must be sent by December 31st, 2023.


The last date for submission of contributions is December 31st, 2023.


Queries about submission of papers and related matters may be directed to [email protected].

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