In order to promote discourse in the field of aviation and space laws, we invite submissions from scholars, practitioners and students on a rolling basis for our blog ‘Lex ad Coelum’. Student submissions have to be preferably co-authored with a scholar or a practitioner.
- The post must deal with contemporary issues of international or domestic interest involving either aviation or space laws.
- The post must be not exceed 1500 words in length.
- In case of submissions between 1500–3000 words, the same should be divided into two blog pieces for publication in two-parts.
- The title of the blog piece must not exceed 10 words. This stipulation is flexible as per Editor’s discretion in exceptional cases.
- All submissions made to CASL should be the original work of author(s).
- The author(s) work shall be passed through anti-plagiarism software. Any form of plagiarism above 20% will lead to automatic disqualification.
- Analytical posts will be preferred over descriptive ones. The quality of post will be judged based on various factors, including novelty, relevance, quality, structure, logic, argumentation and writing-style. Submissions maybe accepted and rejected solely based on the Editor’s discretion.
- The post must be in word-processed format using Garamond font, size 14, line spacing 1.5.
- References must be in the form of hyperlinks, linked to the keywords in the body of the submission.
- At the end of the blog piece, the author must list down only offline references.
- Co-authorship for blog posts is permitted. However, the number of co-authors shall not exceed two.
- Interested authors are required to send in their submissions to email@example.com.
- The subject of the email should be “Submission – CASL Blog Post”
- Student submissions have to be preferably co-authored with a scholar or a practitioner
- Submission must be accompanied with a cover letter mentioning the name of the author, the name of the blog piece and brief bibliographical information. For example, Mr/Ms. X is a Professional at Y or Mr./Ms. X is a 3rd Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) student at Y.
- The content should also mention five key words that capture the essence of the piece.
- The body of the submission must contain the name of the author/s below the title of the blog piece. Each author’s institutional affiliation has to be provided at the end of the main text of the blog piece by using the asterisk mark.
- In the body of e-mail, the contributors must include a simple declaration confirming the originality of the piece. For example, “I hereby confirm that this blog piece is my original work in entirety.”
- Once a blog piece is submitted to CASL and is under its review, the author shall not submit the same piece anywhere else.
- Once the piece is published with CASL, the same can be cross-posted only with those websites which are permitted by CASL.
- Each submission will be reviewed by one or more editors of the Blog, who retain their absolute discretion in whether to accept a post and, if accepted, whether the post requires revisions. Contributors must work with the Editors to incorporate suggested revisions and comments.
- It is not mandatory for the Editorial Board to inform the author(s) the grounds for rejection of the submission made.
Timeline for Review
- The receipt of the submission made to CASL will be acknowledged within 72 hours of the submission.
- The final decision with respect to the status of publication shall normally be informed within three weeks from the date of submission of the piece. However, the same can extend beyond the stipulated period depending on the academic commitments in the University.
All queries regarding any submission must be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.