Off-Topic: Call for Papers – The Journal of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Law

The Journal of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Law (JTBL) is an international peer-reviewed, student-edited journal of National University of Juridical Sciences, India. Dedicated to pioneer legal scholarship in the field of telecommunication and broadcasting laws and addressing a global scholarly community, JTBL strives to publish relevant research on said disciplines. The Journal encourages deliberations on subjects of interdisciplinary nature and would include review of laws and policies involved in the field.

The Journal of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Law is inviting submissions for its inaugural issue which is due to be published in July, 2012. Interested contributors are requested to send their submissions under the categories mentioned below. For general queries relating to your submissions, kindly write to us at .>NATURE OF SUBMISSIONS

A. Articles (6000-10000 words, inclusive of footnotes)

B. Notes including Policy Notes (4000-6000 words, inclusive of footnotes)

C. Book Reviews (2000-3000 words, inclusive of footnotes)
Please note: Book Review should specify all relevant information relating to the book reviewed such as the name(s) of the author(s) and editor(s), edition of the book reviewed, year of publication, name of publisher and place of publication.

D. Case Notes (2500-4000 words, inclusive of footnotes)
Submissions in this category would include a comprehensive analysis of any judicial pronouncement relevant to contemporary developments in relation with telecommunication and broadcasting industry. It should provide an analysis of the law prior to the ruling as well as subsequent to it. Any inconsistencies with the ruling should be highlighted. E. Legislative Comments (2000 – 3000 words, inclusive of footnotes)
The legislation should be analyzed with a view to provide the background, objectives and main provisions of the legislation to the readers. The comments must be objective in reporting facts and provisions. A section may be devoted to list down possible problems with the legislation or inconsistencies with other laws for further debate. Government surveys, committee reports and data from national and international organisations should be sourced for facts and figures.


1. Format of Submission: Submissions must be in electronic form only. All submissions must be MS-Word-processed. Main text should be in Times New Roman, font size 12 with double line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, font size 10 with line spacing 1.15. All pages must be numbered. Endnotes are not allowed.

2. Abstract: All submissions must contain an abstract of about 250 to 500 words describing the relevant points of discussion attempted in the paper and the relevant conclusions drawn.

3. Headings: The main title should be centred, typed in small capitals and emphasised in bold with font size 14. The sub-titles must be left indented, emphasized in bold with font size 12.

4. Citation: The Rules of Citation as prescribed by Oxford University Standard for Citation Of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA), 4th edition are to be followed for references and citations.


1. Co-authoring: is permitted.

2. Last date of submission: The Journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis. The deadline for submissions for the inaugural issue is Sunday, 8th January, 2012.

3. Cover Letter: The cover letter shall contain the name of the author, institutional affiliation, title and category of the submission. Submissions should be sent as attachments (.doc format only) with the title of the write-up as the file name.

4. Contact Address: The Journal accepts only electronic form of submissions which must be mailed to .

5. Identification Details: The body of the write-up must not contain any identification of the author(s) or their institutional affiliation.


1. All contributions considered for publication in the Journal will be double blind-refereed.

2. Previously published contributions or those which have been given for publication elsewhere will not be considered unless exceptional circumstances arise. Contributors are asked to confirm that a piece is being submitted exclusively to JTBL.

3. It is the responsibility of the contributor(s) to ensure that all references, acknowledgments, citations are correct and that the submission does not contain any material that infringes copyright or any other rights of third parties and that the piece does not contain any defamatory, obscene, racially prejudicial or otherwise unlawful or litigious material.

4. The contributor(s) grant JTBL as well as their assignee an exclusive licence to publish in hard copy as well as electronically, reproduce, sale and distribute for profitable or non-profitable purposes. The authors will not receive any royalty or share from sale proceeds however, a free copy of the specific issue will be provided to the author.>

Shouvik Kumar Guha

Shouvik Kumar Guha

Shouvik is at present employed as a Research Associate and a Teaching Assistant at The W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He has obtained his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from NUJS itself and is also currently pursuing his LL.M. degree from the same university. From his very year at law school, he had been attracted towards the discipline of Intellectual Property and that interest has been kindled further in course of time. The interface between IP and other disciplines such as Economics, Anti-trust Law, Human Rights, World Trade Law and the technological developments relating thereto, has especially caught his attention since then. He’s authored several papers on issues relating to IP and other legal disciplines for journals, books, magazines and conferences in national as well as international levels. He is also currently co-heading an organization called Lexbiosis, which is an endeavor meant to facilitate the collaboration between the legal industry and academia.

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