About the Journal

The Indian Journal of Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy Law (IJPIEL) is a student-run quarterly law journal, blog, and podcast. The journal focuses upon the niche area of Projects, Infrastructure, and Energy (PIE) laws. In the post-pandemic scenario, we believe that the focus of global markets will be, among other goals, to create Sustainable & Resilient Infrastructure (SDG 9) and Alternative Sources of Energy (SDG 7). This is particularly important for India, which is slated to be one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. However, the same is not possible without achieving SDG 17 – Peace & Strong Institutions of Justice.

We at IJPIEL wish to support and propel this developing area of study and practice through discourse and conversation. IJPIEL aims to bring to the fore clarity for crucial terms such as Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Procurement (and the different steps and documents involved in the same), which require more significant inquiry for both students and young professionals.


The suggested Themes and Topics for Submission for Volume 1, Issue 2 of the Journal are as follows:

  1. An Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Electricity Trading in recent times
  2. A Review on Issues that the Indian Legal Framework Raises in Project Financing
  3. EU Competitive Exemption Policies concerning Trans border Energy Investments and International Laws
  4. Prospects of Green Energy Financing in India
  5. Exploring Project Risk Management in EPC Contracts
  6. Review of New Budgetary Stimulus Given to Hydro-Electric Projects and Banking Infrastructure 
  7. Infrastructure investors & Tax Planning for Capital Assets – A Review of Subsidies and Other Tax Based Incentives 
  8. Technology Underlying Preventing and Resolving Oil Spills & Patenting Arrangements – A Trade Law Perspective 
  9. State Investments and Patent Funding – Whether Aligned with SDGs?

List of suggested Case Laws for Case Comments: 

  1. Flemingo DutyFree Shop Private Limited v. the Republic of Poland, UNCITRAL
  2. Adani Power Case
  3. Mumbai Metro case
  4. Monnet Power Company Limited v. Union of India and Others
  5. Mandakini Exploration Mining Ltd. and Others v. Union of India and Others 
  6. Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited v. Union of India and Other

Please note that the themes are purely suggestive and are not in order of preference. The Editorial Team would be happy to entertain submissions (preferably contemporary) related to any topic under the broad theme of Projects, Infrastructure and Energy Laws.


Long Article: 8,000-12,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)

Short Article: 5,000-8,000 words (inclusive of footnotes)

Case Commentary: 3,000-5,000 words

Book Reviews and Legislative Comments: 2,000-4,000 words

Please note that the aforementioned word limit is suggestive. The journal shall provide due consideration to all articles regardless of the word limit; however, non-compliance to the limit mentioned above shall act as a deterrent factor regarding the selection of your manuscript.

Submission Guidelines

Co-Authorship: A maximum of three authors shall be allowed for all manuscripts submitted to the journal.

Last Date of submission: The last date of submitting the manuscript is 15th February 2022. If your manuscript is selected for publication, you will be notified regarding the same on or before 28th February 2022.

Abstract: The Abstract should ideally be between 125-250 words. Non-compliance to this suggested limit is acceptable but not advisable.

Peer Review: All manuscripts shall go through a Double-Blinded Peer Review process.

Keywords: A list of keywords (3-10) should be included. Abbreviations should also be provided if necessary.

Citation: The Harvard Bluebook (20th Edition): A Uniform System of Citation must be followed.

Format: The paper should follow the following specifications:

Title of the Paper: Font Size- 14; Font- Times New Roman; Size- 12, single spacing

Alignment: Single spaced; Line Spacing- 1.5; Footnotes’ size- 8, single spacing

Plagiarism: Only original manuscripts that have not been published anywhere and are plagiarism-free will be accepted for publication.

Where to Submit?

Please submit your manuscript in Word and a PDF form to – 

Publication Fee

IJPIEL does not charge any fees for publication to our journal. IJPIEL recognizes that asking for any payment for the publication of manuscripts leads to a denial of opportunities for contributors who may be differently placed.

Contact Us

Naman Anand- 7888526240 (Founder & Managing Editor, IJPIEL)

Aakriti Gupta- 9871466567 (Editor-in-Chief, Journal, IJPIEL)

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