The ILILR Journal of the Indian Law Institute is an online, biannual blind peer-reviewed law journal, recognised by UGC- CARE list, under Group- D, S.no. 42, with e-ISSN-0976-1489. ILILR accepts themes across legal subjects and interdisciplinary matters. Research Papers, articles, book reviews, legislation reviews, case comments etc., are accepted on a rolling basis and there is no deadline as such.
About the Opportunity
ILILR is looking to expand their team of expert peer reviewers. The editorial board is making active steps to expand and diversify the journal’s reviewer pool to ensure that only the highest quality of research reaches publication, and to uphold the integrity of research being published.
ILILR invites reviewers who are subject experts and are willing to contribute to enhanced journal quality through their valuable reviewer comments.
What is Peer Review?
Peer review is the foundation of academic publishing. When you are asked to review a paper that has been submitted for publication, your expertise is being acknowledged and your opinion is being valued. As a service to their authors, ILILR tries to provide constructive feedback to help them improve their manuscripts before publication. They rely on their reviewers to share their experience and expertise so they can publish only the highest quality research.
- Research Scholars/associates
- PG Students/Final year UG Students
- PhD Scholars
- Other interested intellectuals
Responsibilities of the Reviewers
The reviewers need to ensure the following:
- Maintain absolute confidentiality with regard to the content of the manuscripts and keep their identity hidden from authors.
- Review submitted work in an objective, responsible, impartial and timely manner.
- Reviewers will have to evaluate the draft on various parameters, such as relevancy of topic, comprehensiveness, original contribution to existing knowledge, language, coherence etc.
- Substantial similarities between submitted manuscripts and other published works of which the reviewer is aware, or any other suspected ethical misconduct to be reported to the editorial team.
- Provide ‘follow up’ or any other relevant advice to the editorial team, if requested.
Benefits of reviewing for ILILR
Becoming involved in the peer review process for a journal can be a highly rewarding experience in and of itself. That said, there are several benefits specific to reviewing for ILILR:
- The Editorial Board will acknowledge all reviewers in its annual reviewer list through a publication on the journal website.
- Do you plan to publish your own research in ILILR? Get a first-hand look at the quality of research that is required in order to be published in the journal.
- For every article reviewed by a reviewer, an acknowledgement and appreciation mail would be received by the reviewer.
- A certificate of recognition upon request.
- Reviewers may be presented with the possibility to join the Editorial Board of the journal (subject to the approval of the Editor-in-Chief).
- Develop critical thinking skills essential to your own research and writing.
- Advances your career – serving as a peer reviewer looks good on your CV and can make a difference when it comes to research, employment, and promotions.
ILILR’s peer review process
The ILILR Editorial Team works tirelessly to maintain the standards of the ILILR Journal. Each draft is screened thoroughly in three phases to ensure this:
1. An initial Internal Screening is conducted to ensure that the drafts submitted fulfil general appropriateness of work and the foundation of the paper is conceptually and theoretically fit. At this stage, the team also makes sure that the draft meets the basic requirements in terms of citation style, formatting, word limits etc. At this stage, manuscripts may be rejected without peer review if it is felt that they are not of high enough priority or not relevant to the journal. This fast rejection process means that authors are given a quick decision and do not need to wait for the review process.
2. The drafts then undergo Plagiarism Test; the maximum limit of similarity index allowed is 30%. The Authors are requested to make sure that this criteria is fulfilled before submission. 3. Subject to the above two tests, the approved drafts are then sent to two independent subject experts for double Blind Peer Review. The experts evaluate the draft on various parameters. Based on the feedback from these reviewers and the Editors’ judgment, a decision is given on the manuscript.
The whole process takes a minimum of 8 months depending on the influx of submissions. The Authors will be intimated at the end of each stage if modifications are required in the original draft. Final acceptance or rejection is subject to the above 3 tests.
How to Apply?
Interested reviewers can send an email along with their CV and a small write-up explaining their prior experience in academics or research. Reviewers are also requested to send their areas of interest/specialisation/research on which they would like to receive manuscripts to review.
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