FORMATTING 
GUIDELINES

THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS SHOULD BE ADHERED TO FOR BLOG POSTS SUBMITTED TO GBLR:

  • The article shall be in Font Times New Roman in Size 12 with double spacing.  File name must be in the following format: Topic_Author Name.docx

  • The title of the article should be equal or not more than 100 characters.

  • Abbreviations of any defined terms used shall be placed inside (parenthesis) at the first occurrence in the manner specified. For example, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”).

  • Cases should be cited in italics using the full name of the parties along with the full citation in the first instance. If used as a defined term, it should be made bold, italicized and placed inside (parenthesis) at the first occurrence. Thereafter, the defined term should continue to be used in italics. For example, ABC v Union of India (“ABC’).​

  • Dates shall be in the following format: January 1, 2021.

  • Statutes and legislations must be mentioned by their full name including the year, at the first occurrence. For example, Competition Act 2002.

  • When making reference to a particular section/ rule/ article of any law, first letter should be capitalized. For example, Article 21. 

  • Emphasis must be indicated by italicising the relevant word or phrase. 

  • Direct quotations from any judgement or order should be italicised and placed inside "double quotes". To add emphasis on quoted phrases, the relevent word/ phrase must also be underlined.