Submission Guidelines

About the Blog

The Centre for Insolvency and Financial Laws (CIFL) at MNLU Mumbai aims to act as a thinktank in furtherance of the principal objective of raising awareness about financial laws in theory and practice, as well as conducting high-quality research in the field to assist policymakers. The Centre is premised on the objective of establishing a culture of insolvency and financial laws by educating the next generation of lawyers and law students. Our aim is to build a vibrant space for everyone to engage in dialogue and discussions on issues related to insolvency and financial laws. We accept submissions from students, legal professionals, researchers, policy-makers, economists and any member of the legal fraternity on a rolling basis. The Submissions shall be based on the contemporary and relevant issues on Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Financial Laws.

Submission Guidelines

Word Limit – Submissions must ideally be limited to a length of 800-1500 words.

Co-authorship – Co-authorship up to two authors is permitted.

Plagiarism – The submission should reflect original and unpublished work, not under review with a similar platform. No plagiarism of any kind is allowed. Non-adherence to this rule shall result in rejection of the article summarily. Plagiarism on cited sources will be ignored.

Formatting – All Submissions must be made in a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx format).The document’s name shall be the title of the blog.

➢ Font: Times New Roman;

➢ Font size: 12;

➢ Line spacing: 1.5. (For Endnotes Font size: 10, Line spacing: 1)

➢ The contributions must necessarily be accompanied with a subtitle and the author’s byline of not more than 50 words.

Citation – Relevant sources such as judgments, laws, treaties, news articles and other legal texts must be hyperlinked. If sources are not available as open-source documents, endnotes may be added by following the Uniform Bluebook 20th Edition citation style.

Submissions should be made in the google form here. The submissions sent via email will not be accepted. As we follow a blind peer review process, do not disclose your identity in the word document.

Review Procedure

We aim to ensure a speedy and efficient review process. We follow a system of two-tier review by the Editorial Board for publication in our Blog. The manuscript will be sent back with comments, suggested changes, or cogent reasons for rejection/selection. The author must incorporate the suitable changes to their articles as required by the Editorial Board before publication. The author will be notified of the decision via email within 7 working days.

We reserve the right to reject submissions. In the event of any conflict, the decision of the Editorial
Board will be final and binding.

*Once the manuscript is accepted for publication by the CIFL Blog, the copyright over the manuscript is vested with CIFL. However, the moral rights over the manuscript shall vest in the author(s).


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We eagerly await your contributions!