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Call for Submission
The Board of Editors of the DIU Journal of Law and Human Rights welcomes and interested in original research contributions on contemporary jurisprudentially significant legal issues or any other social science approaches to legal issues.All submissions are subject to peer review by subject expert or our Editorial Board. Author can submit long article, short article, case note and/or book review. Submissions can be made at any time of the year.
Further Submission Information
The Journal accepts the following types of manuscript:
- Long Articles between 6,000 and 12,000 including footnotes;
- Short Articles not exceeding 6,000 words including footnotes;
- Case Notes, including substantive analysis, not exceeding 3,000 words excluding footnotes; and
- Book Reviews not exceeding 2,500 words excluding footnotes.
General Information Regarding Submission
- The title of the research paper should be appropriate.
- The research paper shall be original and unpublished.
- The paper should not be plagiarized, and free from grammatical, spelling and other errors.
- Co-authorship is allowed subject to a maximum of two.
- Full names of all the author(s) along with designation/professional affiliation and contact details must be given in a separate page.
- For detailed information please contact to the Executive Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
All copies must be submitted in Word (.doc) format and must conform to our style guidelines, which are available below
Guidelines for contribution to the DIU Journal of Law and Human Rights
Interested author must conform the following guidelines to submit any submission to the DIU Journal of Law and Human Rights:
- The paper must be based on original research and be unpublished and must not be submitted in whole or in part elsewhere, and should demonstrate the author’s own analysis and/or findings, and/or recommendations. The author(s) must submit a declaration in this regard on a separate page along with the main manuscript. All papers will undergo the blind peer review process and will handle all submissions according to generally accepted standard.
- The final printed hard copy of the manuscripts should be submitted along with a MS Word soft copy as an E-mail attachment to email@example.com & cc to:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org through CD/memory stick neatly typed in 1.5 lines space on A4 size paper having margins 1.5² on left and 1.0² right. Font name: Times New Roman, Heading FontSize: 14 (bold), Subheading Font Size: 12 (bold), Text Font Size: 12 (normal). Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10, single line spacing.
- The length of the article should normally be between 6000-12000 words. Each article should include an abstract not exceeding 300 words, key words and a separate cover page containing: a) the title of the article/review, b) name of the author(s), c) professional affiliation and d) contact details. However, manuscript exceptionally short or large might be considered for publication subject to editorial board’s approval.
- The editorial board is not responsible for the opinions and statements of the author(s).
- Every reference should be accompanied by necessary citation at the bottom of the corresponding page (footnote). Multiple references should be numbered consecutively and typed single spaced at the bottom of each relevant page. Bibliographical Referencing (in an alphabetic ascending order) should be made at the end of the paper. The author(s) is/are requested to follow the following reference style while preparing the manuscript. No manuscript will be accepted prepared in contravening the following reference style.
- Name of the parties (italicized), [Year], Name of the Law Report, Page number. For example: BLAST and others v Bangladesh and others,  55 DLR 363
In case of unreported case, the citation should be as follows.
- Name of the parties (italicized), [Year], Number and filing year of the case/writ For example: ShahidaMohiuddin v Bangladesh  Writ Petition Number 530 of 2001.
- Name of the Statute and year (Write the jurisdiction in bracket for foreign legislation). For example: The Contract Act, 1872
- Name of the delegated legislation and year
In case of journal article, the citation should be as follows.
- Author(s) last name, first name, and middle initial, “Title of the Article”, (year of publication), name of the Journal (italicized), Volume number, Issue number and page number (pp). For example: Author, A.A. Author, B.B & Author, C.C, “Constitutionality of Mobile Court in Bangladesh”,(2000), DIU Journal of Law and Human Rights, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.
In Case of Book, the citation should be as follows:
- Author(s) last name, first name and middle initial, “Title of the Book”, (year of publication), name of the Publisher (italicized), page number (pp) and/or Chapter No.
In Case of Edited Book, the citation should be as follows:
- Editor’s last name, first name and middle initial, “Title of the Book”, (year of publication), name of the Publisher (italicized), page number (pp) and/or Chapter No.
Working Paper/Conference Proceeding/Similar Document, the citation should be as follows:
- Author(s) last name, first name and middle initial, “Title of the Working Paper/Presented Paper”, Number of the Working Paper/Name of the Conference, University/Location, (Date), page number (pp) and/or Chapter No.
In case of Newspaper, the citation should be as follows:
- Reporter(s)/Author(s) last name, first name and middle initial, “Title of the News/Opinion”, Newspaper Name, Location, Date, page number, ), web link (https://……….), Website access date
In case of Internet/online (website) report/periodicals/document, the citation should be as follows.
- Author(s) last name, first name and middle initial, “Title of the Document”, (2000) Title of the Main Report/Periodical (if any), web link (https://……….), Website access date
Table: Table should be given separately, marking the positions in the manuscript, using such numbers as TABLE 1, TABLE 2, etc with appropriate legends.
Illustrations, Graphs, Charts: These should be drawn in deep black ink on thick drawing paper, clearly and legible within the printing area with appropriate legends.
Unpublished Thesis/Dissertation, the citation should be as follows:
- Author(s) last name, first name and middle initial, “Title of the Thesis/Dissertation”, (year), name of the Programme (e.g. Masters/PhD), Name of the University, page number (pp).
Book Review: Books sent to the Journal for review should be given in duplicate.
- The copyright of the paper will be reserved by the faculty of Law, Dhaka International University (DIU), Bangladesh once it is accepted for publication in the Journal.
- More than once articles of an author (or as co-author) may not be published in the same issue of the Journal.
- An acceptance letter may be issued on request of the author(s) after receiving comments from the reviewer.
- A printed hard copy of the manuscript on one side of good quality A4 size paper must be sent to the Editor/Executive Editor of DIU Journal of Law and Human Rights at the addresses given below:
Editor, DIU Journal of Law and Human Rights
Dean, Faculty of Law
Dhaka International University
House# 6, Road# 1, Block# F, Banani
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