Indian Journal of Air and Space Law (IJASL) ISSN 2394-6091 

The Indian Journal of Air and Space Law (IJASL) is an exclusive and vital part of the CADL and is inclusive of articles from authors, practitioners, research scholars, and students across the world. This area of study draws its relevance on various specialties: each of which is undergoing a doctrinal and practical transformation as a result of new and emerging contemporary developments. This Journal was conceived with the intention to highlight recent developments, relate them to theoretical issues, and critically analyze their implications. It caters to a broad spectrum of audiences such as students interested in the field of international aviation and space laws, practicing lawyers, judges, research scholars, and all the other interested professionals.

Advancement and implementation of ever-evolving aerospace technology have resulted in tremendous global impact to diversify the field on numerous levels and calls for a further heated debate and research in this field. Nevertheless, apart from the academic and practical point of view, such interest in the increasing need for exploration and uses of outer space can also be seen through scientific thriller movies, books, and illustrations as well.

With the augmentation of globalization, intermingling, and interdependence of economies, liberalization of space policies, technological developments in the aerospace industry, privatization of certain aerospace segments, and the growing trends in non-interventionist bilateral and multilateral agreements, there is a development of new trends that are emerging in the aerospace industries throughout the world. Privatization and intensified global competition are forcing the aviation and space industries to become responsive, increasingly competitive, and committed by focusing more closely on their stakeholders.

Therefore, the effort of this Journal is to promote and encourage a healthy and innovative debate on all facets of the aerospace industry and ensure that the ethical standards of research are complied with.

Till now, we have published and released twelve volumes of this Journal. The Journal is our modest venture in further and advanced research in the field of aviation and space law, and we at the Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws, sincerely hope, to keep up with our efforts for the continuation of the Journal.

Indian Journal of Air and Space Law is a peer-reviewed journal that is published two times per year. Indian Journal of Air and Space Law invites articles that critically examine the legal, policy, and current issues in  Aviation, Space, Aerospace sectors/Industries.

Indian Journal of Air and Space Law employs a double-blind peer-review process. Upon submission, manuscripts will be screened to determine the goodness of it to the journal’s aims and scope and to ensure that the manuscript is complete and ready to be reviewed. If manuscripts are given a revise and resubmit status, then there is an editorial screening and a second review by a peer reviewer(s). If a manuscript is given a qualified acceptance (accept with minor changes), then there is editorial screening to ensure that the changes were made before acceptance.

As we practice ‘double blind’ reviewing, the main text of any submission should therefore exclude the name(s) of the author(s), affiliations, and any direct personal references, as well as acknowledgments to those who have read the paper.

Any submission must be the original work of the author that has not been published previously, as a whole or in part, either in print or electronically, or is soon to be so published.


Co-authorship of up to two authors is permitted.


All the Manuscripts should be in English Only.


Your paper should be compiled in the following order:

Title page (Name of paper, Author name, designation of the author, Phone number and Email ID, word count);

Abstract (In about 150-250 words);

Keywords (5-6 keywords);

Main text (Introduction, discussion, conclusion).

Word limit:

The research paper should be around 5000-8000 words, excluding footnotes. If your paper is longer than this, please contact the Centre for Aerospace and Defence Laws (CADL). We do on very rare occasions consider articles of more than 8,000 words for the journal, but such an article would have to be of exceptional quality and importance to justify its inclusion in the journal: the longer the piece, the higher the bar to acceptance.

For short articles, the length should be around 3000-5000 words, plus footnotes.

For Book Reviews and Case Law studies, we are flexible in relation to the length/word limit. But we suggest less than 6000 words, plus notes as a rough guide.

Please provide a word count for both text and notes on the first page of the article.


For Main Text:

Use Times New Roman font, 12 points, Alignment Justified, and double-space the text.

For Footnotes:

Use Times New Roman font, 10 points, Alignment Justified, and single-space the text.


Only Footnotes are encouraged. You should not use Endnotes.

To cite the authorities, You need to follow Bluebook 19th Edition.

Copyright, Plagiarism, and Originality:

It is a condition of publication in the Journal that authors assign their copyright to CADL, NALSAR. This ensures that requests from third parties to reproduce articles are handled efficiently and consistently and will also allow the article to be as widely disseminated as possible. Authors may use their own material in other publications provided that the Journal is acknowledged as the original place of publication, and CADL is notified in writing.

After submission, the manuscript will undergo a Plagiarism test via “Turnitin” Software, and any manuscript with originality content less than 80% will be rejected.

Submission of Manuscript:

All the manuscripts should be sent to with the subject ‘Submission for IJASL – Aviation/Space Law’.

The author should attach a cover letter (containing the details of author/s); Declaration of Originality; and Manuscript.

You should attach the manuscript in PDF form and also Word (.doc/.docx) form.

CADL Journal policy prohibits an author from submitting the same manuscript for concurrent consideration by two or more publications.

Authors may post the final accepted, preformatted version of their article—the accepted manuscript—on their personal websites, university and preprint repositories, and author networking sites. If your article is accepted for publication, the posted manuscript must include a note linking to the final published article. Such posting should be informed to the CADL, NALSAR in writing.

Important dates:

The selection of articles is done on a rolling basis. Hence, we accept manuscripts throughout the year.

The Journal will be published every June and December.

Should you have any queries, you can reach us at with subject as ‘Query for submission’.

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