One of the evident lacunas hindering the pursuit cum promotion of research based legal excellence in the Nepalese context is the absence of indigenously published high quality journals, which are peer reviewed and worthy enough to add the existing gamut of knowledge in the field.
Realizing the need, the launch of the Kathmandu School of Law Review is one of several actions being undertaken at Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal (“KSL”) to raise the quality of legal and social researches. The Kathmandu School of Law Review (“KSLR”) is the bi-annual flagship journal of KSL. We would like to take pride in being one of Nepal’s very few and foremost publications having a scholarly sound engagement of both the faculties and students as well.
Going through the blind peer review of all submitted manuscripts and adopting collaborative publication process, we are committed in initiating and encouraging a new venture of legal education in Nepal and in the whole south Asian region.
With careful assimilation our role and position as one of Nepal’s premier law school’s journal publisher, we wish to foster a culture where publication is not an end but one of ventures to materialize the quest of quality education, KSL postulates and is practicing for.
KSLR’s ambition is to stand as the must-read category for law schools’ students, advocates, members of judiciary, personnel of international organizations, strategic affairs’ think-tanks, and governmental foreign policy brains-trusts. Our endeavour is to make this journal a harbinger of fresh thinking to solve crucial global problems. We look forward to achieving greater supports from all in nurturing quality scholarship ahead.
Being guided with the very aim, we have already successfully taken out four volumes and have been accepting manuscripts for volume 5 to be published by April/May, 2017. All interested contributor(s)/ scholar(s) and author/authors shall send the original and unpublished article on theme of Law following beneath mentioned formats before 20th March 2017.
The Kathmandu School of Law Review (KSLR), ISSN No. 2091-2110, is bi-annual flagship journal of Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal (KSL).Submission Guidelines
1. Submitted manuscripts are must to be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 250 words.
2. The abstract should contain a minimum of four keywords.
3. Manuscripts should be of 8-10 pages (3,000 - 5,000 words) in length; exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis for longer or shorter articles/ commentaries/ essays and book reviews.
4. Author/authors can use footnoted citations instead of bibliography/ reference. While having referencing, KSL guidelines style is must which can be obtained at http://www.ksl.edu.np/files/download/0ef5d3747cff8d9 .
5. The body of the manuscripts should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and in 1.5 line spacing withdouble-spaced paragraph.
6. The text should be justified and a margin of 1” shall be left on all sides of the paper.
7. Submissions must be made in the MS Word (.doc/.docx) format.
8. Co-authorship is permissible up to a maximum of two authors.
9. Submissions must be made via e-mail to email@example.com, the same email can be used to solicit clarification over any confusion if felt. Information can be obtained at facebook page @kathmanduschooloflawreview as well.
10. Once the submissions are received the note of confirmation shall be made. Depending on time and response from reviewers, the author/authors shall be updated about progress of article on due time. Normally, the final decision will be made within two months from the time of submission. The accepted submission should be revised and resubmitted by contributor(s) as per the feedbacks of reviewers.
11. The subject of the e-mail should be like “Submission_Articles/Notes/Case Commentaries/ Legislative Briefs.”
12. The submissions shall also contain a separate Cover Letter as an attachment containing information like name, institution, country and so on with Title of the Article.
13. The submissions will undergo a blind peer-review process therefore the author(s) shall not disclose their identities anywhere in the body of the manuscript.
14. All the contributions should be the original work of the contributor(s) and should not have been submitted for consideration in any other Journals. All the contributions shall be put through plagiarism check software and any plagiarized work will be out rightly rejected. The contributions presented to and accepted for publication and the copyrights therein shall be the intellectual property of the Law Review. The author(s) are strictly expected to acknowledge the references made use of.
15. The Editorial Board holds the power to disqualify any submitted work which is in non-compliance to these guidelines and also retains complete discretion over acceptance/rejection of manuscripts.
16. All contributors, by submitting the papers towards the Law Journal, agree to indemnify the Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal and KSLR from and against all claims, suits, and damages based on any claim of copyright infringement or plagiarism or unauthorized use.
Manuscripts must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org