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Indian Journal of Project Infrastructure and Energy Laws

Indian Journal of Project Infrastructure and Energy Law is a student-run quarterly law journal, blog, and podcast. The journal focusses upon the niche area of Projects, Infrastructure and Energy (PIE) laws. In the post pandemic scenario, we believe that the focus of global markets will be, among other goals, to create Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure (SDG 9) and Alternative Sources of Energy (SDG 7). This is particularly important for India, which is slated to be one of the world’s fastest growing economies. However, the same is not possible without achieving SDG 17 – Peace & Strong Institutions of Justice.

We at IJPIEL, wish to support and propel this nascent area of study and practice, through discourse and conversation. IJPIEL aims to bring to the fore clarity for crucial terms such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Procurement (and the different steps and documents involved in the same), which require greater enquiry for both students and young professionals.

Our Advisors

The manuscripts selected for publication by the editorial team are closely reviewed by the IJPIEL’s board of advisors, comprising Mr. Kiran Kumar Kapila (Chairman & MD, Intercontinental Consultants & Technocrats), Mr. Kuldip Singh (Former Chief Engineer, Punjab Public Works Department [PWD]), Ms. Kyriaki Noussia (Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Exeter), Mr. Samarth Chaddha (Former Associate, AZB & Partners; Founder, LLM Guru), Mr. Vibhore Chaturvedi (Senior Associate, Fox Mandal, Mumbai) and Mr. Guranpreet Singh Sarna (Associate Partner, Dhir & Dhir Associates and Solicitors).

Broad themes for submission

  1. Public Private Partnership; a Critical Review in India
  2. Energy and Infrastructure Market (including mining, problems and procedure)
  3. Impact of Covid-19 on Existing and Operational Public Private Partnership projects
  4. PSU And Scheme of Development of Solar Park and Power Projects (current 2020 context]
  5. Mineral law Amendment Bill 2020
  6. Comparative Asian Pacific Approach Keeping India at Centre
  7. Modern Construction and Theory of Archeology: Threatening Prehistoric Sites,Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act.
  8. Fascism and Current Indian Government: Saving Heritage or Re-building it?

In context of Preserving Ancient Architects Across India.

** This list is not exhaustive. These are broad themes. Title and content has to be based on these themes. **

Submission Categories

  1. Long Article- 8,000-12,000 words*
  2. Short Article- 4,000-8,000 words*
  3. Case Commentary- 3,000-5,000 words
  4. Book Review-1500-3000 words
  5. Legislative Analysis- 2000-4000 words

*Please note, the word limit of all long and short article contributions shall be inclusive of footnotes.

Eligibility & Timelines

  1. IJPIEL is a peer reviewed journal and we are looking forward to receiving unpublished manuscripts from undergraduates, graduates, scholars, academia and professionals.
  2. Co-authorship is allowed, with amaximum of three authors
  3. Last Date of submission- The last date of submitting the manuscript is May 15, 2021. If your manuscript is selected for publication, you will be notified the same before June 1, 2021

Format and Style

  1. Abstract: The abstract should not be more than 150-200 words and should appear at the top of the manuscript.
  2. Keywords:A list of keywords (3-10) should be included, preceding the main body of the manuscript Further, all internationally recognised and industry used abbreviations should also be provided wherever necessary.
  3. Citation: All ctations should be consistent and follow The Bluebook style 20th edition. Please note, bibliography is not required if you are providing citations.
  4. The paper should follow the following specifications:
  • Title of the Paper: Font Size 1
  • Font:Times new Roman
  • Size:12, single spacing
  • Alignment:Single spaced
  • Line Spacing:1.5
  • Footnotes: size- 8, line spacing 1


Submission Guidelines

  1. All manuscripts should be sent as both pdf and doc/docx (word) format.
  2. All manuscripts should be submitted via mail at , with subject line ‘Submission IJPIEL- Type of Article’(Long Article/short article/case comment etc.). Please ensure mentioning your name and designation within the body of the mail.
  3. Personal details of the author such as name, institution should not be mentioned anywhere on the manuscript. All authors are required to send in a separate word file containing all the details at the time of submission.
  4. The cover letter accompanying the submitted manuscript should consist of the following information:
  • Paper title.
  • Author’s full name.
  • Full institutional/author’s/both mailing addresses.
  • Corresponding author’s email address/Contact information.


Plagiarism Policy

Only original manuscripts that have not been published anywhere and are plagiarism free will be accepted for publication.

Publication Fee

We do not charge any fees for publication to our journal. IJPIEL recognizes that asking for any kind of payment for publication of  manuscripts leads to a denial of opportunities for contributors who may be differently placed.

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Reach out to us

Naman Anand- 7888526240 (Founder, Managing Editor IJPIEL)

Aakriti Gupta- 9871466567 (Editor-in-Chief, Journal, IJPIEL)

Or drop in a mail at


We look forward to receiving your contributions!

Organisation: Indian Journal of Project Infrastructure and Energy Laws
Deadline: 15/05/2021
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