1. When a rocket is launched, it needs a huge amount of fire to escape the gravitational inertia.
2. If a tree falls in a forest and no one hears, does it still make a sound?
Academike is a MASSIVE, open law journal and knowledge center started by Lawctopus.
And yes, it has an ISSN number! ISSN: 2349-9796. (See our take on the ISSN number here).
See the website at www.academike.com
We believe that all knowledge is useful. We believe that legal knowledge needs to be democratized. And we have plans for that! (We have already published three issues of the Journal.
Every semester thousands of law students in India engage in an exercise called ‘writing projects’. These are anywhere from 1000-10,000 word projects; anywhere from the very well researched to the plagiarized from Wikipedia.
Many students also make subject ‘notes’ which go waste after being a. carefully guarded from others or b. shared with everyone in class. Where do all of these projects and subject notes go? Do these go waste?
Even if not all projects are works of exceptional piece of writing and research, these can serve as a good starting point, a good literature review, a good over-view to build upon.
Some of these are actually exceptional works, and deserve a wider audience and comments from those who care.
Academike intends to provide all this. Academike will serve as a platform to publish legal research papers and notes of all kinds.
With our free and open access policy and liberal commenting guidelines, the research papers can be studied and commented upon by anyone with an access to internet.
GET A PUBLICATION OR CONTRIBUTE ANONYMOUSLY
When you contribute to Academike, you have 2 choices:
a. You can get your projects published in your name and get a publication with an ISSN number.
b. If for some reason want the project/notes to be published anonymously (say the quality is not good or you don’t want your names to be up), they can also do so.
Remember our ethos is that all knowledge is useful and hence this provision of publishing ‘average’ papers ‘anonymously’.
The best papers will be award by LexisNexis!
Submit your projects, research papers and notes by October 20.
We have a big goal of getting 2000 publishable projects and notes by this date. Our college managers too will be working on this massive project!
The Submission Guidelines are here: http://bit.ly/1opslK2
Q. Can I send in PPTs with academic notes in it? Can I send projects?
A. To the PPTs- Yes! We will accept PPTs with academic content (law school notes, topical presentations etc.) in it.
However, projects (specifically research papers) will not be accepted as a part of this initiative.
Q. Can I send in submissions pertaining to different but related disciplines (economics, sociology, psychology, history, political science, management, business etc.)?
A. Yes! So long as they are loosely related to social sciences or alternatively contemporary topics of interest, we will consider the submissions.
Q. Can I submit manuscripts which have already been published in other journals and/or conference proceedings?
A. We will consider such submissions as long as the organisers have not explicitly specified rules against further publishing of the accepted works.