Write to us

If you want to contribute to our blog, CRIME SCENE TO COURT ROOM, write to the Chief Editor at pbhadra@jgu.edu.in.

Please find below some information that you might find helpful before you beginning writing an article.

What should I know before I write a post?

Content guidelines

  • You can write about any issues, legal or otherwise, with the objective of providing a forensically relevant outlook.
  • Please keep in mind that we are looking to publish interesting and informative articles – case analysis or alternative perspectives on popular cases, new advances made in forensics and crime solving and the likes.
  • Needless to say, we value original content. Plagiarism will strictly not be entertained. Borrowed content should be referenced, ideally using hyperlinks to online sources or by using endnotes (not footnotes). We encourage you to check facts from multiple sources before including them in your article. 
  • Please avoid using academic/scientific jargon for the benefit of our unfamiliar readers. If the use of certain terms is unavoidable, kindly reference them by hyperlinking to online sources or adding a glossary at the end.
  • Crime facts can often be gruesome and gory. Keeping in mind the sensitivity of some readers, kindly keep the content tasteful but intriguing. We request you to kindly allow us to edit/censor details that we might deem disturbing.
  • Use of foul words, slangs and intolerant critiques are discouraged.
  • Kindly revise your document for grammatical and spelling errors before submission. The blog follows British English for spelling and grammar. Please conform accordingly.
  • Please revise your article before submitting. No changes, except minor edits, is allowed once you have submitted it for the review process.

You might find it helpful to read one of our posts before you begin yours. Here is a link to a post on Crime Scene to Court Room. (Sample Article)

How should the post look?

Formatting guidelines

  • We have chosen not to impose any word limit to the contributions, however, we do find that keeping it reasonably short helps keep our readers interested. We estimate that about 700-1500 words are sufficient.
  • Please submit your article as an editable Ms Word file. Kindly maintain uniform font and size throughout the article. Font Style : Calibri; Font Size: 12.
  • Please include a suggested title for your post. You are allowed to use subheadings, if required.
  • We also accept pictures, tables and charts. Kindly label where to insert the picture/table/chart in the Word text file.
  • All facts and figures should be referenced. Tables and graphs, if any, should be titled (above) and sourced (below).
  • Please attach the figures/charts/tables as separate files (.jpg, .png, .xlx) to the email. Please send in the attachments separately in two or more e-mails if they exceed the attachment size limit.
  • Please include a short bio (1-3 lines) about the author/s at the end of the article. This should include their full name and institute affiliation. For example, “Chandini P. Sharma is a 4th year BA LLB student at Jindal Law School”.
  • All submissions should be emailed with the title of the article mentioned as the subject.

 

What to expect after you have submitted the article?

  • Once you have submitted, we will send you a mail to acknowledge the receipt of your article.
  • Please give us two weeks to assess if your article meets the blog requirements.
  • If there are any changes to be made or clarifications required, our editors will get back to you via email. Please respond with the adequate changes.
  • Please understand that the text may be edited to fit the style of the blog. As such, there might be content omitted or rearranged. You will receive a copy of the final article before publishing for approval.
  • If your article has been selected to be published, you will be send an invite on your contact email-id to post on the blog as the author. Kindly follow the instructions included in the email to publish your article.
  • If you do not publish the article within two weeks of notification, we will publish it on your behalf, with suitable acknowledgement to the author.
  • Unless exclusively mentioned in your correspondence, we will assume your approval to any edits made to the article at the time of submission.

 

For any other queries, please contact Chief Editor, Poulomi Bhadra, at pbhadra@jgu.edu.in.

Thank you for contributing to Crime Scene to Court Room!