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Asian Journal of Legal Education


Editor
Manoj Kumar Sinha Director, Indian Law Institute, India
Managing Editor
Anirban Chakraborty Assistant Professor, WB NUJS, India

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eISSN: 23482451 | ISSN: 23220058 | Current volume: 5 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually
The Journal (Asian Journal of Legal Education) primarily aims to promote continuous academic research and dialogue among the legal fraternity about the reform of legal education in the Asian Region. Asian Journal of Legal Education is a peer-reviewed journal, published two times a year. Sharing of experiences and concerns about issues involving pedagogy of law, legal aid, promoting access to justice by law schools and experiential learning of law to strengthen efforts of justice education will be of great interest for the Journal.

The range of audiences The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences has in mind include legal and social science academics, legal practitioners, law students, and students interested in law as it relates to fields as politics, economics, history, or social theory. The Journal will cover the issues of legal education reform in relation to clinical legal education, legal research methodology, social change, poverty and development, and impact of globalization on law.

The Editorial advisory board of the Journal comprises of renowned legal scholars from India, U.S.A., U.K., South Africa, Israel, Thailand, China and Bangladesh. The advisory board members other than from India will be of great help for the Journal to ensure contributions from other countries of the world. Three members of the editorial board are Fulbright Scholars and teaching in India, and the other three are teaching in reputed foreign law schools. All of them are members of various professional bodies and associations.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

The Journal (Asian Journal of Legal Education) primarily aims to promote continuous academic research and dialogue among the legal fraternity about the reform of legal education in the Asian Region. Asian Journal of Legal Education is a peer-reviewed journal, published two times a year. Sharing of experiences and concerns about issues involving pedagogy of law, legal aid, promoting access to justice by law schools and experiential learning of law to strengthen efforts of justice education will be of great interest for the Journal.

The range of audiences The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences has in mind include legal and social science academics, legal practitioners, law students, and students interested in law as it relates to fields as politics, economics, history, or social theory. The Journal will cover the issues of legal education reform in relation to clinical legal education, legal research methodology, social change, poverty and development, and impact of globalization on law.

The Editorial advisory board of the Journal comprises of renowned legal scholars from India, U.S.A., U.K., South Africa, Israel, Thailand, China and Bangladesh. The advisory board members other than from India will be of great help for the Journal to ensure contributions from other countries of the world. Three members of the editorial board are Fulbright Scholars and teaching in India, and the other three are teaching in reputed foreign law schools. All of them are members of various professional bodies and associations.

Editorial Advisory Board
Ishwara P Bhat Vice Chancellor, WB NUJS, India
Frank Bloch Emeritus Professor, Vanderbilt Law School, USA
Amita Danda Professor of Law, NALSAR, India
Richard Grimes Director, Clinical Programmes, York Law School, UK
Daniel Friedmann Emeritus Professor, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Bruce A Lasky Director, BABSEA CLE, Thailand
N R Madhava Menon Chair Professor, IBA-CLE Chair, NLSIU, India
David McQuoid Professor, University of Natal, South Africa
Justice Ruma Pal Formerly Judge, Supreme Court of India, India
B B Pandey Formerly Professor, Delhi University, India
Mizanur Rahman Chairman, National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh
Jane Schukoske CEO, Sehgal Foundation, India
M P Singh Chairperson, Delhi Judicial Academy, India
Editorial Board
Cecily E Baskir Formerly Assistant Professor, Peaking University, China
Lisa Bliss Associate Clinical Professor, Georgia State University School of Law, United States, USA
Yashomati Ghosh Assistant Professor, NLSIU, India
Jonny Hall Associate Dean, Northumbria Law School, UK
Luke Marsh Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
M R K Prasad Professor, VM Salgaonkar College of Law, India
Varottil Umakanth Assistant Professor of Law, NUS, Singapore
Assistant Editors
Shounak Chatterjee Manager (Legal), SREI Group, India
Andrew Jensen Kerr Lecturer, School of Transnational Law, Peking University, China
Shuvro Prosun Sarker Researcher, Centre for Regulatory Studies, Governance and Public Policy, The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, India
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    1. Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed electronically to: Prof. Manoj Kumar Sinha, Editor, Asian Journal of Legal Education. Manuscripts must be in English and should be sent by email to: ajle@nujs.edu. The preferred maximum length for Article is 7000-8000 words, Essay 5000-6000 words, Note / Comment 3000-4000 words and Book Review 1500-2500 words including abstract (200-250 words) and footnote.
       
    2. Contributors must provide a separate Title Page containing the manuscript title, names, affiliations, e-mail and postal addresses of all the contributing authors.
       
    3. Contributors must provide a cover letter to accompany the manuscript submission. Cover letter should include the following statements:
      a. I confirm that the citations in the attached manuscript are accurate.
      b. I confirm that I have read the submission policy and that my manuscript complies with the journal’s submission policy.
      c. I confirm that any part of the manuscript does not violate copyright of others.
       
    4. Use ‘z’ spellings instead of ‘s’ spellings. This means that words ending with ‘-ise’, ‘isation’, etc., will be spelt with ‘z’ (e.g., ‘recognize’, ‘organize’, ‘civilize’).
       
    5. Use British spellings in all cases rather than American spellings (hence, ‘programme’ not ‘program’, ‘labour’ not ‘labor’, and ‘centre’ and not ‘center’).
       
    6. Use single quotes throughout. Double quotes only to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text and indented with one space with a line space above and below.
       
    7. Use ‘twentieth century’, ‘1980s’. Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurements, use only figures (3 km, 9 per cent, not %). Use thousands and millions, not lakhs and crores.
       
    8. Use of italics and diacriticals should be minimised, but used consistently. Tables and figures to be indicated by numbers separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). All Figures and Tables should be cited in the text. Source for figures and tables should be mentioned irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.
       
    9. A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article. Inverted names: In each reference, authors’ names are inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use et al. after the sixth author’s name.
      Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.

      Chronological listing: If you have more than one work by the same author(s), list them in order by the year of publication, starting with the earliest.

      Sentence case: In references, follow sentence case for the titles of papers, books, articles, etc.

      Title case: In references, Journal titles are put in title case.

      Reference as per The Bluebook (19th Ed.):

    10. Book reviews must contain name of author/editor and book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, year of publication, number of pages and price.
       
    11. Once submitted, a manuscript goes through the following stages.
    • The Editor first cursorily examines the manuscript to check whether there is an obvious reason to reject it, for example, if it does not fit well within the aims and scope of ALE.
       
    • Once the preliminary checks are done, the manuscript is peer-reviewed, a stage which usually takes 3–4 weeks, but may take longer time in some cases. ALE follows a typical double-blind review process, meaning that the author does not get to know who reviews the manuscript and similarly, the reviewer does not know who wrote it.
       
    • Depending upon the reviewers’ recommendations, the manuscript is accepted or rejected or, most likely, rewriting suggestions are given to the author, who then modifies the manuscript as per the requirement and sends a revised manuscript.
       
    • Once the Editor decides to accept a manuscript, then he will forward it to the publisher (SAGE Publications).
       
    • The production process at SAGE begins with the copyediting of the manuscript, following which, queries (if any) identified by the Production Editor are sent to the Editorial Officer, who then forwards the query documents to the concerned authors. Queries could be about any missing information, ambiguous statements, or about missing citations and references in the article.
       
    • The Production Editor at SAGE works in close coordination with the Editorial Officer for ALE and resolves queries with the authors. The clarifications sent by the authors are sent to the Production Editor who then incorporates the suggested corrections in the article.
       
    • Several rounds of quality-checking are done at the publisher’s end, during which, the Production Editor may chose to send further queries (if necessary) to the authors through the Editorial Officer of ALE. The authors are shown the typeset proofs of their articles, so that they can review their articles and send proof corrections (if any), before the final version goes into print.

    CHECK LIST FOR AUTHORS: Manuscript with Abstract, Title Page & Cover Letter
     

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