Submission Categories

Presently at Lexpress we accept content in the following form. We expect the work submitted by the author to be her/his original work. We expect our contributors to adhere to the highest levels of academic honesty and ethics. Kindly refer to our Plagiarism policy, Referencing guidelines and Formatting guidelines before submitting your manuscripts. Thank you !!

Research Paper (8000-10000 words, inclusive of footnotes)

Submissions in this category should provide a comprehensive analysis of a particular issue in the law and society domain. It should review the existing literature extensively and also highlight the specific contemporary developments in the issue being discussed.

Articles (5000-8000 words, inclusive of footnotes)

This category is suited for writing on specific themes generally  contemporary issues. Submissions in this category should provide a concise overview of the issue taken up by the author.

Essay (up to 5,000 words, inclusive of footnotes)

The author can dispense with an extensive review of the existing literature under this category. New ideas and perspectives are encouraged. The main purpose of an essay is to initiate debate and discussion of a new subject matter.

A ‘Thoughts on Society’ note (not exceed 2,500 words, inclusive of footnotes)

A ‘thoughts on society’ note provides the author freedom to express herself/himself freely. These notes are straight from heart and are generally a response or evoked by a recent incident or contemporary issue.

Case Comments (up to 3000 words, inclusive of footnotes)

Submissions in this category would include a comprehensive analysis of a recent judicial pronouncement and should engage with the underlying theme of law and society. It must critically analyze the law prior to the ruling as well as the subsequent implications of the ruling.

Legislative Briefs (up to 3000 words, inclusive of footnotes)

Legislative briefs should be extensively analyzed, helping readers grasp the background, goals and main provisions of a particular legislation. Preparing a brief requires synthesizing complex data, facts and statistics and they should be clear and concise and credibly sourced, mostly from the government surveys, commission reports, international organizations and civil society. Use of graphs and tables, along with a one-page summary, is encouraged. Briefs must be objective in reporting facts and provisions, but a short section at the end should list down possible problems or inconsistencies to propel further debate.

Book Reviews (up to 2500 words, inclusive of footnotes)

Authors are encouraged to review a book that offers a unique perspective on any issue affecting Indian society and the legal implications it has.

Manuscripts are thoroughly reviewed before publication by the editorial board. Publication and retraction rights are reserved with the Editorial Board.

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