Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology (on Net Neutrality)

The Indian Journal of Law & Technology of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, in association with the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore is now inviting submissions for its special issue on Net neutrality. Given the contemporary relevance of the theme, this special issue seeks to explore the significance of Net neutrality. We do not intend to restrict ourselves to only legal perspectives, and we are also open to submissions addressing the issue of Net neutrality from the lenses of other disciplines.

About the Journal:

The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed, completely open access law journal published annually by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The IJLT is the first and only law journal in India devoted exclusively to the study of the interface between law and technology.

The journal, as per its mandate, carries scholarship in the areas of intellectual property rights, internet governance, information communication technologies, access to medicines, privacy rights, digital freedoms, openness, telecommunications policy, media law and innovation etc. along with focusing on perspectives on contemporary issues affecting society around the world at the intersection of law, technology, industry and policy.

The previous issues of the IJLT have featured scholarly writings by renowned authors such as William Patry, Justice Michael Kirby, Yochai Benkler, Donald S. Chisum, Justice S. Muralidhar, Benjamin Edelman, Gavin Sutter, Raymond T. Nimmer, John Frow, Christoph Antons, Lawrence Liang and Shamnad Basheer. The Journal is also now indexed on research databases such as WestLaw, HeinOnline, the Legal Information Institute of India and Manupatra.

Scope of the Special Issue:

All submissions falling within the broad ambit of Net neutrality are welcomed. Some of the sub-themes may include:

  1. Effect of Net neutrality on Innovation and Competition
  2. Privacy Concerns Surrounding Net neutrality
  3. Comparison with Legal Framework in International Jurisdictions
  4. Legal Framework in India and the Way Forward

This list is merely illustrative and we will also accept submissions on other disciplinary aspects concerning Net neutrality.

Word Limit and Footnoting Style:

  1. Submissions may be made in any of the following categories:
  • Articles (5000-8000 words)
  • Short Articles (3000-5000 words)
  • Essays (2000-3000 words)

The above limits are exclusive of footnotes. Substantive footnoting is allowed.

  1. The body of the paper shall be in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 single line spacing.
  2. Kindly follow Bluebook (19th edition) style of citation.

Format of Submission:

Please send in your submissions in MS/Open Word (*.doc OR *.docx OR *.odt) to ijltedit@gmail.com along with the following information:

  • Full Name of the Author
  • Institution
  • Position
  • Contact Details of the Author

The submissions must also contain an abstract not exceeding 200 words.

Deadline: All submissions must be made on or before 11:59 p.m., September 3rd, 2015. Please send original, unpublished papers to bothijlt.edit@gmail.com and ijltedit@nls.ac.in

Please feel free to browse our website (www.ijlt.in).

Write to us at ijlt.edit@gmail.com for more information. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Contact:

Aradhya Sethia: +919986098649

Anumeha Karnatak: +918147592310

Regards,

The Editorial Board,

Indian Journal of Law and Technology, 2015-16.

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