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Transnational Law and Policy Review (Volume 1, Issue 1)

About TLPR

The TLPR is a biannual law journal and a blog providing forum for discussion on comparative and transnational legal issues. TLPR editorial group is composed of diverse nationalities comprising of practitioners, scholars and students from across South Asia. TLPR aims to foster legal reform and policy discussions based on knowledge sharing and discussion of transnational legal issues without being limited to a specific jurisdiction.

TLPR invites unsolicited articles and submissions on private and public international law, comparative law and related areas for Volume 1, Issue 1. Academicians, practitioners, researchers, students and others interested in the field may send their original, unpublished works for publication.

Submission Guidelines

The Journal publishes double blind peer-reviewed scholarly articles under the following categories:

  1. Long Manuscripts: Between 5000 to 8000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  2. Short Manuscripts: Between 2500 to 5000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  3. Case Note, Legislative Comments, Book and Policy Reviews: Between 1500-2500 words (inclusive of footnotes)

An ‘Abstract’ must precede the body of the manuscript. It must not exceed 500 words in length and must not be less than 100 words in length. Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of 5 authors. For further details including references, font and other guidelines, please refer to the editorial guidelines below.

How to Submit to TLPR

The manuscripts must be submitted in MS Word Format via email to

Deadline for Submission

The deadline for submission of the abstract is 10 January 2022. Once the abstract is reviewed and approved by the editorial team, the manuscripts are to be submitted by 5 February 2022.

Editorial Guidelines

The Journal opens submissions for its policy and research journal bi-yearly.

This document provides authors with details on policy, copyediting, formatting and layout requirements for final manuscript submission to the Journal. All submissions must conform to the submission guidelines outlined below. Failure to do so may result in the submission being rejected. All manuscripts should be submitted here in an electronic version. The journal accepts manuscripts for publication on a rolling basis throughout the year. Submissions made after the lapse of deadline of one issue shall be considered for publication in the next issue.

Theme and Structure

We invite submission on issues relating to  private international  law, comparative law and international law. The submission is encouraged  on issues of all geographical regions without preference to any regions and without emphasis on  particular areas of public and private international law.

A.   Editorial Policy

  • Unpublished material: The manuscripts submitted for publication in TLPR must not be copyrighted, published, or submitted elsewhere, except in abstract form. The corresponding author must ensure that all co-authors approve the submission of the manuscript.
  • Conflict of interest: The authors who submit a manuscript bear the responsibility to identify and disclose any kind of conflicts of interest that might bias their work and/or could inappropriately influence her/his best judgment. The publishers assume that no conflict of interest exists if such specific acknowledgement is not provided.
  • Declaration of funding: A declaration of sources of funding must be provided (whenever applicable). Authors must state the full official name of the funding body and specify the grant amount.
  • Ethical research: The authors ensure that their work conform with ethical standards of research.
  • Copyright: The authors agree by signing a Journal Copyright Transfer Form to transfer the copyright to their work to the publisher.

B.   Copyediting/ Language Editing

  • All manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English (American English).
  • During the submission of manuscripts, the authors must be mindful of the following:
  1. Manuscripts should be submitted in a word (.doc or .docx) file.
  2. If the content of the manuscript includes special characters, equations, formulas, etc., then a PDF version of the manuscript should also be submitted along with the word file for reference purposes. This will enable the concerned editors to mitigate any formatting issues present in the word file.
  • Please adhere to the following document structure:
  1. Introduction (see below);
  2. Main Body, including References and Tables, Figures, and Graphs (see below); and
  3. Conclusion.

We discourage inclusion of annexes or schedules to the journal articles unless absolutely necessary.

C.   General Guidelines

Accepted Piece (Including Length)

  • The Journal publishes double blind peer-reviewed scholarly articles under the following categories:
  1. Long Manuscripts: Between 5000 to 8000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  2. Short Manuscripts: Between 2500 to 5000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  • Case Note, Legislative Comments, Book and Policy Reviews: Between 1500-2500 words (inclusive of footnotes)
  • The abstract must not exceed 500 words in length and must not be less than 100 words in length.
  • Font should be Comic Sans MS, Size 12, Line Spacing 1.5.
  • Co-authorship is allowed to a maximum of 5 authors.
  • All references should be done in the format of in-text citations following the OSCOLA. No references are allowed whether in the format of endnotes or footnotes. However, footnotes providing further information or subjective notes are allowed. Also, kindly provide a Bibliography of List of References as well.
  • Ensure the originality of the research work submitted. The work has to be fully referenced, and all authors should be accurately represented. Kindly get acknowledgement letters from co-authors before the submission for no objection, if your paper is accepted for publication.
  • Our team will contact you after your paper selection for the due submission.
  • The submission must be exclusive. It must not be published or submitted anywhere else, all, or in part. In case of submission anywhere else, the author should intimate the team clearly and get clearance from the Editorial Board if the same is approved based on the circumstances.
  • Disclose sources of all data and third-party material, including previously unpublished work by the authors themselves.
  • Strictly avoid fabrication of research data as well as manipulation of existing data.
  • Openly declare any conflicts of interest – for example, if the research work was intended to benefit any particular service or institute in which the author’s interest lies. If the submitted work contains a significant conceptual or textual reproduction of the research work undertaken by/for such an institution, then kindly submit an acknowledgement letter from the relevant authority.
  • Expect accurate plagiarism checking measures. Submissions will be scrutinized for plagiarism of words, ideas, writings, information, illustration, graphic representations, printed and electronic materials, and any other original work. The correct citation is essential.
  • Do proper referencing in the submission by strictly following the recommended citation style. At any stage of the editorial/review process, the author(s) will be directed to undertake this themselves if the submission has not used proper referencing styles. Maintain good communication and cooperate fully with the editorial team.
  • The Copyright of the works (articles/interviews/testimonials/other works approved by the Editorial Board of the Journal through the Chief Managing Editor of the Journal) published in every issue of the Journal is transferred to the Publisher of the Journal.

D.   Types of Publications

The following kinds of submissions are published in the journal:

1.    Policy Review

  • The piece should identify and analyze the goals of a policy; and gauge how to improve a policy or the method of realizing its goals through reviewing and analyzing the topic in detail.

2.    Research Pieces

  • These are interdisciplinary pieces dealing with various considerations on a single topic. The topics are chosen based on the theme of the journal.

3.    Case Comments

  • Case Comments must start with a topic preceded by author and citation of the case. The comment must include but not limited to: Introduction, Background, Issue Raised, Principle Established, Analysis and Comments.

4.    Book/Article Reviews

  • Book reviews must start with the topic preceded by the author(s) followed by Title of book, author(s)/editor(s), place of publication, publisher, year of publication, ISBN and number of pages.
Organisation: Transnational Law and Policy Review, Nepal
Deadline: 10/01/2022
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