Submission Guidelines

The suggested Themes and Topics for Submission for Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Journal are as follows:

1. Mineral Law (Amendment) Bill, 2020 [India]
2. COVID-19’s Impact on existing and future PPP Projects
3. The National Environment Protection Act (NEPA) Amendment Bill, 2020 [United States of America]
4. The Moving Forward Act, 2020 [United States of America]
5. Draft Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2020 [India]
6. Ministry of Mines’ Order dated 3 July 2020 for the Auctioning of Coal Blocks and the setting up of Project Management Units (PMUs) thereof [India]
7. EPA Amendment Rules, 2020 and its impact on EIA Assessments of Developmental Projects- preferably with an emphasis on IFI projects and the World Bank ESF [India]
8. The Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) Reimbursement Policy dated 27 March 2020 with regards to Stranded Laborers at Construction Sites [India]
9. The Infrastructure Planning (Publication and Notification of Applications etc.) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 [UK]

List of suggested Case Laws for Case Comments:

1. Century Rayon v. MERC & Anr.
2. ACME Chittorgarh Solar Energy Pvt. Ltd. v. MSEDCL
3. Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd. v. GRID Corp of Odisha Ltd & Ors
4. Kanika Steel Alloy Pvt Ltd. v. MSEDCL
5. NLC India v. CERC and Ors.
6. PEL Power Ltd. v. CERC Anr.
7. TSSPDC Ltd. v. Srighdaa Beverages
8. SEAMEC v. Oil India Ltd.

Please note that the themes are purely suggestive in nature and are not in order of preference. The Editorial Team would be happy to entertain submissions (preferably, contemporary) related to any topic under the broad theme of Projects, Infrastructure and Energy Laws.


1. Long Article– 8,000-12,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
2. Short Article– 5,000-8,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)
3. Case Commentary– 3,000-5,000 words
4. Book Review-2,000-4,000 words

Please note that the aforementioned word limit is suggestive in nature. The journal shall provide due consideration to all articles regardless of the word limit; however, non-compliance to the aforementioned limit shall act as a deterrent factor with regards to the selection of your manuscript.

Co Authorship– A maximum of two authors shall be allowed for all manuscripts that are submitted to the journal. Eligibility- Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure and Energy Law is a double blind peer reviewed and we are looking forward to receive unpublished manuscripts from undergraduates, graduates, scholars, academia and professionals

Last Date of submission– The last date of submitting the manuscript is 15th September, 2020. If your manuscript is selected for publication, you will be notified regarding the same on or before 2nd October, 2020.

Originality- Only original manuscripts that are i) devoid of plagiarism, ii) that have not been published anywhere prior to submission, iii) possess a tangible relation to the broad theme of the journal
shall be considered for publication.

Abstract– The Abstract should ideally be between 125-250 words. Non compliance to this suggested limit is acceptable, but not advisable.

Keywords– A list of keywords (3-10) should be included. Abbreviations should also be provided
if necessary.

Citation– The Harvard Bluebook (20 th Edition): A Uniform System of Citation must be followed.

Format– The paper should follow the following specifications:

Title of the Paper– Font Size 14 Font- Times new Roman Size- 12, single spacing

Alignment– Single spaced Line Spacing- 1.5 Footnotes- size- 8, line spacing

General Guidelines

1. All manuscripts should be sent in both, pdf and word format.
2. All manuscripts should be submitted via mail at [email protected]
3. Personal Details of the author such as name, institution should not be mentioned anywhere on the manuscript, the authors are required to send in a separate word file containing all the details at the time of submission.
4. The covering letter accompanying the submitted manuscript should consist following information:

Paper title
Author’s full name
Full institutional/author’s both mailing addresses
Corresponding author’s email address
Contact info

Publication Charges

Absolutely None. We recognise that asking for any kind of payment in order to publish a manuscript leads to a denial of opportunities for students who cannot afford the same. Academia was never supposed to, and should not be treated as, a money-making venture.

IJPIEL prides itself on being a ‘not for profit’ initiative.


The Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure and Energy Law (IJPIEL) is a student-run law
journal and blog which was founded in July 2020 by a group of students from Universities
across the nation, led by its founder, Naman Anand.

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