Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Jindal Forum for International and Economic Laws! 

Please read the Guidelines below before submitting a contribution to us.

The JFIEL platform seeks to promote and sustain a discourse between researchers in the field of international law and the international economic arena. We further welcome contributions in the field of international human rights law, international humanitarian law, and international investment law. You will an indicative list of themes below, which showcase some fields that JFIEL seeks to engage with.

We welcome original and previously unpublished contributions that provide a cogent legal analysis of recent issues in the aforementioned fields, from across the globe. We welcome submissions from students, scholars, early career researchers, policy-makers, professionals and lawyers. In particular, we encourage critical and multidisciplinary perspectives that attend to developments in the Global South.

Themes for Contributions

  • WTO Law and Policy
  • International Investments Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Space Law

Kindly note that this is merely an indicative list of themes that the JFIEL seeks to engage with, in terms of generating a wider discourse. It is by no means exhaustive!

Guidelines for Submission

  • Contributions must be between 1000-1200 words in length. Longer or shorter articles may be submitted and the limit is subject to flexibility based on editorial discretion (case-to-case basis).
  • We request all contributors to send a short biography (one or two lines) in the email containing the submission.
  • All contributions must be submitted along with four to five relevant keywords.
  • All contributions must contain relevant hyperlinks within the document, citing appropriate sources. This includes all cases, articles, international instruments, and/or other sources. Please do not use footnotes.
  • Co-authorship is permitted up to a maximum of two people, the details of which must be shared with the editors. We request you to make sure that co-authors are copied on the email containing the primary submission.
  • Contributions submitted must be cogent and concise. There is a preference for pieces that analyse contemporary legal developments. 
  • Kindly refrain from sending us abstracts. In case you are unsure about whether a topic falls within the scope of the blog, feel free to email us! We are also happy to work with you to develop a theme in case you have a pitch.
  • At present, we accept contributions only in English.
  • In case authors seeks to cross-post their piece published on the JFIEL platform, the cross-post must indicate that the article was first published on JFIEL along with the relevant link to the piece.

How to Contribute 

If you are interested in contributing to the Jindal Forum for International and Economic Laws, we would be glad to review your submission! Please email us at:

Please include the title of your contribution in the subject of the email. 

You can expect to receive a response from the editorial team within two weeks (fourteen days), as to the status of your contribution. Please note, however, that during certain periods (usually around April-May and October-November), we might take longer to respond due to academic and university commitments.

Do note there may be circumstances where a contribution is accepted, however the editors may write back to you with certain suggestions, modifications, or alterations. In such cases, the contributor is requested to take note of the following:

• In case of minor revisions: the edits are required to be made by the contributor within a time frame specified in the email.

• In case of major revisions: the contributor is entitled to review such changes within a limited time frame specified in the email. In the event the contributor is dissatisfied with the changes/amendments made, they may write back to the Editors within 24 hours, expressing their specific concerns. The Editorial Team would take another 24 hours to review these proposed amendments, after which a final decision would be communicated to the contributor. In the event the consultative process fails and the contributor is dissatisfied with the final decision of the Editorial Team, they may choose to withdraw the submission after proper intimation to the Editors.

Agreement for Contributors

When a piece is submitted to JFIEL for review, the contributors acknowledge the following:

• The submission is their original and previously unpublished work.
• The intellectual content of the submission is the product of their own work.
• No part of the submission has been copied from any other source without due acknowledgement.
• The article submitted is not pending review on any alternate platform.

The Editorial Team of the Jindal Forum of International and Economic Laws have the absolute discretion to amend, modify, or waive the rules concerning the process or the guidelines.