Instruction to Author(s)

LIJDLR publishes the following manuscripts:

  • Research articles (up to 8,000 words)
  • Short notes (up to 2,000 words)
  • Book reviews
  • Case commentaries

Manuscript Structure:

Articles should adhere to the preferred format, utilizing MS Office (2003 or above). The text should be concise, with 1.5 spacing and a font size of 12 in Times New Roman. Illustrations should be thoughtfully placed and numbered appropriately. The manuscript should maintain a clean and unadorned appearance, avoiding decorative elements or borders throughout the text.

The manuscript should include the following sections:

  1. Title Page
  2. Abstract
  3. Keywords
  4. Introduction
  5. Materials and Methods
  6. Data Analysis
  7. Conclusion
  8. Recommendation
  9. References

Authors details:

All submissions require the inclusion of author names, affiliations, and email addresses. Authorship should be limited to individuals who meet the following criteria: (i) made substantial contributions to the study’s conception, design, execution, data acquisition, or analysis/interpretation; (ii) contributed significantly to manuscript drafting or provided critical revisions for important intellectual content; and (iii) reviewed and approved the final version of the paper, consenting to its publication.


  • Long Articles and Short Articles must be accompanied by an abstract of a maximum of 250 to 300 words.
  • Up to one Co-author is allowed for all categories of submissions.
  • All submissions shall be the author’s original work, not previously published anywhere, and not under consideration by any other journal at the time of submission. Articles that are plagiarised, in part or whole, will be immediately disqualified for publication by LIJDLR.
  • The Authors shall be completely liable for any dispute that arises out of my or our manuscript, including copyright, defamation, offensive content, or
    contempt, and they undertake to bear the loss (if any) that is caused by breaching copyright or any other rights.
  • Even though it is recommended that the author sticks to the prescribed word limits of each category, the journal may be willing to be flexible on the
    word limit based on the quality of the article as long as it meets publication criteria.


  • On the first page of the manuscript, the author should include the title of the paper, the names of the authors, and their affiliation with the respective institutions, along with email ids, followed by an abstract and keywords. The abstract needs to be clear and concise, while still conveying all the necessary information. 
  • Footnotes should be written in Times New Roman style, font size 10, with 1.0 line spacing and the main body of the book should be written in Times New Roman style, font size 12, with 1.5 line spacing. Each heading is required to have a structure that is consistent throughout.
  • There must be a standard citation style used throughout both the text and the footnotes. Eg: Bluebook 20th Edition, OSCOLA.
  • Microsoft Office word is the recommended file format for any articles (2003 or above). It is necessary to insert illustrations at the right points throughout the paper. It’s important to take care of the numbering. No borders or other decorative implementations shall be entertained anywhere in the entire text. The following sections must be included in the

i. Title page
ii. Abstract
iii. Keywords
iv. Introduction
v. Research & Analysis divided into various Sub-Headings
vi. Conclusion and Suggestions
vii. References


  • Case Name & Citation
  • Table of Contents
  • Index of Authorities (list of cases referred with page numbers)
  • Head Notes (at most 5 to 6 lines per head note, use hyphens (–) adjoin phrases)
  • Abstract (at most 250 to 300 words)
  • Primary Details of the Case (in two-column table format)
    • General Details (like Court Name, Case Number, etc.)
    • Specific Details (case-specific details like witnesses in a criminal case)
      • Prosecution Witnesses (list of names of the witnesses)
      • Defence Witnesses (list of names of the witnesses)
  • Brief facts of the Case (in at most 4 to 5 paragraphs)
  • Issues raised in the Case (as stated in judgment – questions of law)
  • Arguments Advanced by the Parties (only material arguments to which emphasis is applied in the judgment in almost 4 to 5 paragraphs)
  • Evidences Produced by the Parties (if any) (only material evidences in almost 2 to 3 paragraphs)
  • Judgement (Analysis by the Judge on each issue)
    • Ratio Decidendi (issue-wise analysis in not more than 2 to 3 paragraphs per issue)
      ▪ Analysing Issue No. 1
      ▪ Analysing Issue No. 2
      ▪ Analysing Issue No. 3 … etc.
    • Obitur Dictum (opinion of judges which is material for the interpretation of the judgment or any remarkable statement made by Hon’ble Judges)
  • Commentary
    • Author’s Comment
    • Judgements Overruled / Surpassed (Partly or Wholly) (if any), (mention about the judgment which overruled the judgment being analyzed)
  • References
    • Sources referred for commentary (in bullet points as per the citation standards being followed – ILI / Harvard Bluebook / OSCOLA)
    • Important Cases or Cases Referred (with a citation in bullet form)


LIJDLR maintains a strict policy against all forms of plagiarism. Any papers identified as containing plagiarism will be subject to immediate rejection. It is important to note that citations and referencing alone may not suffice to prevent plagiarism. Upon submission, authors are required to affirm that the manuscript is their original work, free from plagiarism. If plagiarism is detected post-publication, the Editor-in-Chief, accompanied by two other members of the editorial committee, will conduct an investigation, and the affected manuscript will be expeditiously removed.

In the event of copyright claims or substantial plagiarism issues emerging after publication, LIJDLR affords authors the opportunity to respond to such objections. If these objections are substantiated, LIJDLR is obligated to promptly remove the manuscript. We firmly maintain that all forms of plagiarism are unethical in the realm of publishing and are not condoned under any circumstances.