If more people read Author’s article, like it, engage with it, share it and comment on it, we take that as a sign that your article is well received, and this is something we would take into consideration while deciding the top authors on monthly basis, apart from the quality and exhaustiveness of the article.
It may so happen that the Editorial Board do not find three articles to select because they do not meet the following criteria, in which case we will not consider sub-par articles for the rewards. We may announce more, less or even no authors at all if the articles do not meet quality standards.
Articles will be marked on the following points. Authors should meet the following criteria to qualify to win:
- The article should meet professional standards and be of publishable quality.
- Any plagiarism of more than 20% will make the article non-publishable on the All India Legal Forum blog and thus, they would be rejected.
- The content shouldn’t be too dense/ technical for a reader. The concepts and case laws covered in the content should be easily understandable and mentioned in the simplest yet grammatically correct form.
- Content should not be ambiguous or should not have multiple meanings. We hate vague writing.
- It should be detailed and exhaustive. Answer all the questions that may come to one’s mind regarding the topic. However, do not deviate and write irrelevant things to make up the word count. Content needs to be genuine and strictly relevant.
- Information and law should be accurate. Relevant sections referred to must be mentioned everywhere and the cases must have citations. If this criterion is not met, we cannot select the article.
- Authors have to be straight to the point and precise. No beating around the bush.
- The idea should be communicated clearly and distinctly.
- Inconsistent technical terms should not be used in the document.
- Acronyms used in the articles should be explained.
- Important points should be properly highlighted, and the paragraphs should have proper headings and subheadings. More headings and subheadings and bullet points you put, the better chance of winning, because we love well-structured articles.
- Information should not be repetitive.
- Authors should avoid over-exaggeration or over-explanation of concepts.
- The article should be in a proper flow. Paragraphs/ sentences/ headings/ sub-headings (select as appropriate) should be connected with the previous and subsequent paragraph/ sentence/ heading/ sub-heading (select as appropriate).
- Sentences and bullet points should be complete sentences.
- All the judgments or statutory instruments should be hyperlinked. Non-functional/ not updated to the latest amendment links should not be inserted.
- Any author who gets at least three of their pieces published shall be granted a certificate of appreciation.
- [Ctrl + Shift + K is the Google Keyboard Shortcut for inserting a hyperlink].
One person can submit as many articles as one wishes and as frequently as one wants to. However, only one article submitted by an individual or co-authors in 15 days shall be considered for the competition. However, submitting more articles can increase the chances of getting top author reward for the month.