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Call for Submissions | Pith & Substance: The CCAL Blog

Pith & Substance: The CCAL Blog hereby invites submissions from students, academicians, practitioners and members of the legal fraternity on a rolling basis.

Pith & Substance: The CCAL Blog, is a recent initiative of the Centre, to enhance and contribute to discussions on contemporary issues in the fields of constitutional law and administrative law. We seek to provide a space where scholars, students as well as legal practitioners can share opinions on constitutional and administrative law themes

Guidelines for Submission

  • The proposed submission should deal with any topical issue concerning Constitutional Law, Administrative Law or Comparative Constitutional Law. Any descriptive piece will not be considered for publication.

  • The word limit for submissions is 1000-1500 words. Word count is flexible at the discretion of the Editorial Board. Any two-part publication will be considered only in exceptional and extraordinary circumstances.

  • Facts, authorities and other sources shall be duly hyperlinked. Endnotes shall be used only if an online source is unavailable.

  • Submissions shall be screened for plagiarism. In case of plagiarism > 25 per cent, the submission will be summarily rejected.

  • Co-authorship of up to two authors is permitted.

  • Authors are suggested to maintain anonymity in the submitted document.

  • If the piece is simultaneously submitted to another forum, the same must be intimated to the editorial board of the CCAL Blog, in the email bearing the submission.

Formatting Guidelines:

Submission should be mailed in a word document with the following formatting-

  • Font- Garamond; font size- 12; line spacing- 1.5.

  • The document should be justified.

  • Use double quotes and italicize when quoting verbatim.

  • Endnotes (if used) shall be in Garamond, font size-10, line spacing- 1.0 and justified.

  • No speaking endnotes are allowed.

Submission Procedure:

  • The submission must be mailed to with the subject "Submission CCAL Blog <Title of the Submission>"

  • The email body must contain a two-line bio of the author and institutional affiliation (if applicable).

In case of any queries, feel free to reach out to us at


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