Guidelines For Authors

Authors should submit the papers that have been thoroughly proof read. Before submitting please make sure that the paper is prepared following the IJL paper template. This will ensure fast review, processing and publication. Acceptance or rejection notification will be sent to all authors.

The IJL invites contribution in the following categories:

1. Original research work
2. Survey/Review article
3. Technical Notes

Authors should follow the following guidelines:

Authors should submit the manuscript that has been carefully proof read. Authors are required to refer the IJL manuscript template. This will ensure fast review & processing. Acceptance or rejection notification will be sent to all authors through e-mail.


· Manuscript must be original and should not have been published previously anywhere.
· Authors should follow the IJL Manuscript template.
· Manuscript must be written in English using MS-Word (doc or docx format only).
· Maximum number of authors is four.
· Authors are required to sign the IJL copyright transfer form and send it to, once the manuscript is accepted.


Preparation of Manuscripts

· Manuscripts should be properly typed with Cambria font of size 12 (double column, .doc/.docx format)

· The language to be used is English. SI units should be used wherever applicable.

· Mathematical symbols should be inserted properly and care should be taken to differentiate between similar characters (e.g. 1 and I), upper and lower case letter, superscripts and subscripts.

· Use equation editor feature of MS Word to write equations. Avoid using equations in the form of an image.

Your paper must use a page size corresponding to A4 which is 210mm (8.27") wide and 297mm (11.69") long.  The margins must be set as follows:

·     Top = 19mm (0.75")

·     Bottom = 43mm (1")

·     Left = 20.32mm (0.8")

·     Right = 14.32mm (0.56")

Use the following table for the heading style and font. Use only one of the following fonts through the article. Restrict heading and subheadings to two levels only.





Font Type and Size


All capitals, Bold, Center

Cambria - 20


Normal, Bold, Center

Cambria - 12


Normal, Italic, Center

Cambria - 11

Main heading

Normal, Bold, Align left

Cambria - 12

Sub heading

Normal, Italic, Align left

Cambria - 11


Normal, Justified

Cambria - 11


Book:Alexander, D. (1993). Natural Disasters, UCL Press, London, United Kingdom.

Dhanda, A., 2000. Legal Order and Mental Disorder. Sage Publications, New Delhi.


Book chapter: Adams, A. (2001). Tactical Decision Making in Emergency Management. In E.Jones& G. A. Smith (Eds.). Emergency Management Expertise and Decision Making, p.000-000. Mahwah, NJ: Earlbaum.


Journal Article: Brown, B. (2002). An Integrated Framework for Emergency Management.Int. J. Emergency Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp.000-000.Inderscience, United Kingdom.

Devi, N., 2013. Supported decision-making and personal autonomy for persons with intellectual disabilities: article 12 of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. J. Law Med. Ethics 41, 792e806.

Dhanda, A., 2006e2007. Legal capacity in the disability rights convention: stranglehold of the past or lodestar for the future? Syracuse J. Int. Law Commer. 34, 429e462.


Conference paper: Charles, C. (2001). Formal Representations of Complex Joint Human - Machine Systems: Operational Level Applications. In Proceedings of The Advanced Emergency Management Conference (AEMC 2001), San Diego, CA, USA.


Websites:CRED. (2002). EM-DAT:OFDA/CRED International Database. Centre for Research

and Epidemiology of Disasters, Brussels, Belgium. Last Accessed 15 May 2002.