Submission Guidelines

  • The article should be an original work of the author and not under consideration for publication in any other journal or blog. The work should not be plagiarised.
  • Co-Authorship of up to 2 Authors is allowed for the Articles.
  • Articles must be between 1,500-2,000 words. This is flexible, based on the quality of the piece.
  • The content should be written in Times New Roman Font with a size of 12. Line spacing is to be maintained at 1.5 and the font size for footnotes should be Times New Roman Font Size 10 with single spacing.
  • All the relevant sources must be duly acknowledged and the mode of citation to be followed is Bluebook 20th edition for footnotes. The use of Hyperlink is preferred for Acts, Case Laws, Circulars, Notifications, News, Rules, Regulations, Statutes.
  • Authors can include tables, charts, and relevant figures where appropriate.
  • Authors of the blog shall take permission from BFTLR before considering their drafts published on the BFTLR Blog for resubmission to other Journals or platforms.

Submission Procedure

  • All manuscripts must be emailed to with the subject “BFTLR Blog – Submission with the title of the manuscript”.
  • The manuscript must be submitted in .doc or .docx format.
  • Submissions must necessarily be accompanied by a “cover letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript, and contact information”.

Review Process

  • We accept contributions to the BFTLR Blog on a rolling basis.
  • We aim to respond to and post blog articles within one-to-two weeks of receiving them, although this may be delayed if we have received a large number of submissions at one time.
  • In the case of articles on very recent developments that may lose relevance within days, authors may request an expedited review by adding the words “Expedited” in the subject line. Such articles shall be reviewed within 7 days. Such exception shall be granted solely at the discretion of the Editorial Board.
  • Please note that submissions not conforming to these guidelines may be rejected without review. While we strive to provide substantive feedback for every submission we receive, it may not always be possible to do so, given a large number of submissions. We reserve the right to reject submissions without providing substantive feedback.


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