Journal of Intellectual Property Law (JIPL): Call for Papers
Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat hereby invites articles / research papers, case studies, and book reviews on the themes of Intellectual Property Rights for publication in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.
The Journal of Intellectual Property Law is a peer-reviewed ISSN serial journal published by the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is the endeavour of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights to become the beacon in the field of Intellectual Property Rights by encouraging synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across academia and research fraternity.
The Journal welcomes submissions from academicians, practitioners, research scholars and students from law and allied fields.
JIPL welcomes original and previously unpublished articles, case notes and case comments, and book reviews for publication in its 2014-15 volume. The word limit for articles is 5,000 to 7,000 words including footnotes. The word limit for case notes and case comments is 3500 to 4000 words and the scope of inquiry may include analysis of recent case laws, legislations, policies or any recent issue. We also welcome reviews of books that have made a significant contribution to legal or academic scholarship in this field.
Successful submissions to this category will engage substantively with the ideas and themes explored in the book instead of merely providing a summary of its main arguments. The word limit for book review is 2500 to 3000 words. JIPL follows the Harvard Blue Book (19th edition) citation style. Entries can be co-authored however, a maximum of two authors per entry is allowed. Only original work is invited and any kind of plagiarism will lead to disqualification of the paper.
Please submit your manuscript as a MS-Word document. The manuscript must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words. The Times new Roman font, in font size 12 is prescribed for all entries. Further, footnotes shall be in font size 10 and line spacing of 1.5 shall be followed. All submissions must be accompanied by a covering letter stating the title, author's full name, Affiliated Institution/College/ University details and the authors' contact details along with phone no and email. Also a short introduction of the author not more than 200 words is to be provided in the covering letter. Apart from the cover letter, the rest of the submission should not contain any reference to the identity of the author in order to enable anonymous screening and peer-review.
Submissions for the 2014-15 volume are accepted on a rolling basis up to 15th February, 2015 through email only. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Silky Mukherjee
Assistant Professor of Law & Faculty Adviser
Centre for IPR, Institute of Law
Nirma University, SG Highway
Ahmedabad - 382481, Gujarat