Authors’ Instruction

South Asian Law Review will evaluate every manuscript against some criteria. Therefore, authors are requested to fulfill the following criteria before submitting any manuscript.

  • Originality and Independence
  • Theoretical foundation
  • Methodology
  • Perceived contribution to advancing knowledge in the field of interest (with reference to above themes).

Contributors are also requested to maintain the following guidelines:

  • All submissions must be original pieces and should not have been published or be under consideration elsewhere.
  • Full paper must follow the OSCOLA reference style.
  • Manuscripts must be no more than 35 single-spaced manuscript pages inclusive of abstract, reference pages, illustrations, acknowledgements, tables, and figures.
  • The abstract should not exceed 250 words with a list of up to five keywords.
  • Strictly following the Submission Guidelines.
  • The title must clearly indicate under the journal theme.
  • The Author(s) introduction should be given not more than 100 words (only providing the name, designation, previous academic or professional history, institutional affiliation, telephone, postal and email address).
  • All submitted manuscripts will be subject to double-blind peer review by two independent reviewers. Papers are accepted for publication subject to strict substantive and stylistic editing. The Editors reserve the right to make any necessary changes in the papers, or request the author to do so, or reject the paper submitted if not appropriate for Journal Standards.
  • The Review Board will exercise an independent opinion for each and every manuscript in regard to acceptance or rejection.
  • After every editing and review, a copy of the paper will be sent to the authors for modification. Authors have to modify the recommended part of the paper and send back to affiliated editor within due time.
  • A copy of the edited paper along with the proofs will be sent to the author for proof-reading if finally select for publication. The paper should be corrected and returned to the Editor before the deadline. Once the final version of the paper is been approved, authors are requested not to make further changes to the text.

Plagiarism Tolerance

Authors are instructed not to copy any part of the submitted manuscript from other sources. Any such copy will be counted as plagiarism. Plagiarism to us is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed or electronic form, is covered under this definition. South Asian Law Review (SALR) will accept and tolerate only single digit plagiarism rate and it is up to 9%. Any manuscript containing upper plagiarism than this rate will be rejected outright. 

Authors has to attach a statement with the submitted manuscripts containing the following provisions:

  1. I/We have read, understood, and agreed to the submission guidelines, call for papers’ agreement and discloser policy.
  2. The research paper authored by me/us is an original and genuine research work. It does not infringe on the right of others and does not contain any libellous or unlawful statements. It has neither been submitted for publication nor published elsewhere in any print or electronic form.
  3. I/We have taken permission from the copyright holder to reproduce the matter not owned by me in my/our paper, if any, and acknowledged the source.
  4. I/We permit editors to publish the said paper in the journal or any other means with editorial modification, if any.
  5. I/We agree to indemnify the Editors, against all claims and expenses arising from any breach of warranty on my/our behalf in this statement.
  6. I/We promise to pay an amount of $100 (One Hundred Dollar) only as publication cost of the manuscript if it is finally selected by the review board for publication but if it is finally rejected I/We have no need to pay.
  7. In case of a paper written by multi-authored, I/We, corresponding author, have obtained permission to give statement in writing and all the co-authors have thoroughly read and agreed with above warranties and authorization.

Authors are also instructed to contact for further assistance with the following editors:

with Ms. Arpeeta Shams Mizan for Bangladesh at amizan.law@du.ac.bd

with Ms Priti Ramani Nayyar for India at pritiramani@gmail.com

with Ms Marva Khan for Pakistan at marva.khan@lums.edu.pk

with Mr Barun Ghimire for Nepal at barun.ghimire@i-probono.com