About the Call for Blogs

The NLUJ Centre for Intellectual Property Studies Blog invites submissions by way of a Call for Blogs on a rolling basis from students, researchers, policy-makers, academicians, lawyers, and all who are committed to our objective of furthering discussion and research on Intellectual Property law and its intersection with other laws. The blog posts submitted may be in the form of short articles, short notes, opinions and case comments. 

The submissions may be related to any contemporary concern or debate relating to intellectual property and its allied fields including, but not limited to, biotechnology, cyberspace, environment, space law, competition law, human rights, trade or any other such related field which may have an interface with intellectual property.

Submission Guidelines

  1. The article should be an original work of the author and unpublished in any other journal or blog. The NLUJ CIPS Blog has a strict policy against plagiarism. All submissions are to be mailed to nlujcipsblog@gmail.com. 
  2. Submissions must be made in MS Word format only. There must be no hint of the authors’ identity in the word document submitted.
  3. The sources may be cited in the form of hyperlinks within the main body of the submission. In case this is not possible, the sources may be cited as end notes.
  4. The content should be written in Garamond Font with a size of 12 for the main body and 10 for the end notes. Line Spacing is to be maintained at 1.5. All footnotes should follow the OSCOLA format.
  5. Co-authorship of up to two authors is permitted.
  6. The submissions should be within the word limit of 1500-2500 words. However, the same would be relaxed if imperative to maintain the quality of the submission. The submissions will be accepted by the Blog on a Rolling basis.
  7. The authors shall receive an Acknowledgement e-mail on the receipt of the article by the Editorial Board and a confirmation of acceptance/ rejection of submission once the submission is reviewed and a decision is made thereupon.
  8. On submission to the Blog, an exclusive license to publish the work is granted by the author to the Centre for IP Studies till a decision over publication is taken. This license will expire for those articles which are not published by the Blog. For those published, the author grants an unlimited assignment over the reproduction, communication to the public and translation rights over the work.

Review Policy

Each submission shall undergo a two-stage internal review process. Our editors reserve the absolute discretion to approve or reject a post for publication. For a post to be successfully published on the blog, the author/s may be required to alter the language/grammar, justify author(s) position on the law and reply to the comments of the reviewing editors.

Submission Procedure

The authors are requested to include the following details in the body of the email: Name of Author(s), Year of Study (if applicable), and Institution or Organisation of affiliation.

You may also include a short bio of around 40-50 words.

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