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Journal of Intellectual Property Law: Call for Papers

Cell for Studies in Intellectual Property Rights (CSIPR) is a dedicated student body of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, which aims at creating awareness and discussion in the field of Intellectual Property Laws. The NLIU Journal of Intellectual Property Law is an annual journal published by CSIPR.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. General Instructions:
    • The submissions should be original and unpublished.
    • Co-authorship is permissible up to 2 authors per submission.
    • Name of the author should not be mentioned throughout the article, except in the cover letter.
    • Submission should be accompanied by an Abstract of not more than 300 words.

    Important: The Author must categorically mention the specific contribution of the Article, beyond the existing available literature, and the practical utility of his/her recommendations, in the Abstract.

  2. Word Limit (Inclusive of Footnotes):
    • Articles: 7,000 - 10,000 words. It must be a comprehensive and in depth analysis of the problem(s) dealt with, including reference to a wide range of sources and contributions in the form of alternatives or suggestions from the author.
    • Comments: 4,000 - 5,000 words. Comments must deal with a specific issue. The arguments for or against the existing set up must be concrete, relevant and precise.
    • Case Notes: 4,000 - 5,000 words. It should be a comment on a recent judgment, bringing out the relevance with the development of IPR laws, views expressed in the judgment and the opinion(s) of the author.
    • Book Review: 3,000 - 4,000 words. The review must be a crisp account of a recently published book including the issues explored and related arguments of the author.

  3. Formatting Guidelines:
    • Title: Times New Roman, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing, Small Caps, Bold, Underlined, Centre Aligned
    • Abstract: Times New Roman, 11 points, Single line spacing, Italics, Justified, Indentation 1 inch on either sides
    • Heading Level 1: Times New Roman, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing, Small Caps, Bold, Centre Align
    • Heading Level 2: Times New Roman, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing, Capitalize each word, Italics, Left Align
    • Heading Level 3: Times New Roman, 12 points, 1.5 line spacing, Capitalize Each Word, Left Align
    • Main Body: Times New Roman, 11 points, 1.15 line spacing, Justified, 1 inch margins on all sides
    • Footnotes: Times New Roman, 9 points, 1 line spacing, left aligned

  4. Citation Format:
    • Citations must be by way of footnoting in consonance with the Bluebook: (19th ed.).
    • Speaking footnotes are permissible.

  5. Covering Letter:
  6. The covering letter must include the following details:
    • Name of the author(s).
    • Contact Details - Address and Mobile Number.
    • Name and Address of Institution.
    • Course currently being pursued/ Academic Qualifications.

This year onward, the Journal will accept manuscripts on a rolling basis. Contributors must fill a declaration form and send it with their submissions. All submissions must be sent to (in .doc or .docx format) on or before 25th January, 2015.

NLIU Journal of IP Law,
National Law Institute University,
Bhopal - 462044

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