Call for Blogs by Centre for Law, Ethics and Biomedicine (CLEB), DNLU Jabalpur: Submit by Aug 15

 

The Madhya Pradesh National Law University Act 24 of 2018 established Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU) with the goal of disseminating legal knowledge and creating a research culture for the advancement and growth of legal education.

The goal of the Centre for Law, Ethics, and Biomedicine (CLEB) is to bring multidisciplinary views to bear on current legal and ethical concerns resulting from biomedical research and practise. The Centre aims to take on research initiatives and transfer research expertise and experience into useful contributions to the medical, ethical, and legal debates on a variety of levels.

Academicians, legal and medical practitioners, researchers, and students are invited to contribute to the Centre for Law, Ethics, and Biomedicine's blog, which aims to publish posts linked to biomedical research and law. After a double-blind peer review, the Centre will endeavour to accommodate all excellent contributions in order to build an open-access platform for the study of this specialised area of Biomedicine and Law.

The theme for this issue of the Blog is "Biomedical Waste Management During the Pandemic." On or before August 15th, 2021, we welcome submissions from interested authors.

In various ways, Covid-19 poses a challenge to today's society. While our efforts have been focused on containing the spread of Covid, promoting immunisation, and expanding our healthcare facilities, we must also acknowledge the pandemic's enormous impact on biomedical waste management. Biomedical waste is described as "any waste generated during the diagnosis, treatment, or vaccination of humans or animals, or during research operations." One of the major issues currently confronting the world is the massive amounts of garbage created, which includes both medical and hazardous waste, as well as infected masks, gloves, and other protective equipment.

Covid, because sanitation personnel are compelled to collect rubbish from quarantine households, putting their health at danger. Medical waste management that isn't done properly might have a negative influence on the country's health and ecology. Waste must be properly identified, collected, separated, stored, transported, treated, and disposed of in a scientific and environmentally friendly manner. With the outbreak of a global pandemic, it is more important than ever to discuss biomedical waste management.

Sub-Themes

  • Management of Biomedical Waste during COVID 19: Challenges and Solutions
  • Implementation of Biomedical Waste Policy amidst SARS-COV-2 in India
  • Unregulated Biomedical Waste: A Threat to Human Life and Environment
  • Digitalization: A Panacea for Biomedical Waste Management?
  • Biomedical Waste: A Risk to the World of Ragpickers
  • Mass Vaccination: A Road Escalating towards Biomedical Waste
  • Dumping of Biomedical Waste: Threat to the Marine Life.
  • Legal and Technical solutions for post COVID -19 long term Management of Biomedical Wastes.

Submission Guidelines

  • Co-authorship is allowed up to two authors.
  • The author(s) should refrain from mentioning their name(s), institutional affiliation or any other detail of the author(s) in the document and the name of the document to facilitate the double-blind review process.
  • The submission should be between 1500- 1800 words (inclusive of the endnotes/footnotes, if any). Longer pieces may be considered for publication only on the approval of the Editorial Team taking into consideration of the contents and
    ensuring the quality.
  • All works must be original and unpublished. Any form of plagiarism will lead to disqualification for publication on the Blog.
  • Keep your title brief and ensure that the title clearly communicates the topic and conveys the essence of the piece to the reader.
  • While formatting the document, the author(s) should keep the following things in mind:
    • Font style: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12, Headings: 14, Line spacing: 1.5.
    • All the relevant authorities should be duly acknowledged and hyperlinked in the text of the submission itself. If hyperlinks are not available, then footnotes (Bluebook 20th edition) can be used. Further, if the author relies on a specific document to support an argument, pinpoint citations must be included.
  • All submissions must be sent in a MS word document to cleb@mpdnlu.ac.in and no information of the authors to be specified in the manuscript and should be submitted in a separate word file.
  • Submissions should be the original work of the contributor(s) and should not have been published or sent for publication elsewhere.

Review Process

  • The review process is a two-stage Double-Blind Peer Review.
  • The Editorial Board would look into various factors like the relevance of the submission to the theme of the Blog, accuracy of facts, depth of analysis, coherence in arguments and lastly, language and structure of the content.

Submission Deadline

All submissions must be sent via email on or before 15th August 2021.

Contact Information

All correspondences and queries related to the Blog may be addressed to cleb@mpdnlu.ac.in