As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.



Call for Papers

South Asian Law Review


Deadline: May 20, 2023


South Asian Law Review (ISSN 2708-5740) is a new platform of comparative legal research on the laws of South Asian countries. The journal is a publication of Bangladesh Institute of Legal Development (BiLD). It welcomes contributions from the scholars, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, etc all over the world only on the laws of South Asian countries. It is an open accessed and triple blind peer-reviewed journal and is printed (alongwith online & CD ROM version) quarterly. It will always invite submissions on all branches of law of South Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives) by any author of the word.


Call for Papers


The Call for Papers for the Issue 2 of Volume 3 will be open from April 10, 2023 to May 20, 2023. Please contact if you have any question about the Call for Papers.


Submission Guidelines


We strongly recommend that you carefully read through the Submission Guidelines before submitting your manuscript. All manuscripts should be submitted in MS Word document electronically at


Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement (you will find this statement with the Call for Papers and our website) that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere and that the Author(s) will pay $100 (one hundred dollar) only as publication cost of the manuscript if his/her manuscript is finally selected by the editorial board for publication. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs will become the property of Bangladesh Institute of Legal Development. Manuscripts must be no more than 35 single-spaced pages (maximum 15,000 words) inclusive of abstract, references, illustrations, acknowledgements, tables and figures. The abstract should not exceed 250 words with a list of up to five keywords. A short biography of each author has also to be included alongwith the manuscript.


The Review Board will have the right of reviewing the manuscripts as regard both language and formatting.


Reference Style


Authors are instructed to use OSCOLA (Oxford University Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities) based on the fourth edition, 2012. The reference style has also been annexed with this Call for Papers.


Peer Review Process


South Asian Law Review always works with a specific scientific method for reviewing all of its received manuscripts. The journal assures fifty days of triple blind peer review process and accepted papers are published within online fifteen days of acceptance.


We appreciate your interest in South Asian Law Review, and eagerly look forward to receiving your submissions.


Best regards


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Md. Abul Kalam Azad


South Asian Law Review



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