About the NLUJ

National Law University-Jodhpur (NLU Jodhpur) is one of India’s leading Law Schools situated in
the vibrant and colorful city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. NLU Jodhpur has constantly been ranked as
one of the top law schools in India.

Since its establishment in 1999, NLU Jodhpur has endeavoured to produce exceptional lawyers and legal scholars aimed at pushing and challenging the existing boundaries of knowledge.

About the Journal-JIPS

The Journal of Intellectual Property Studies is a bi-annual, student-run academic journal published
by National Law University, Jodhpur. The Journal was established in 2016 and primarily deals with
contemporary developments in the field of intellectual property and related laws.

There are very few journals in India discussing at length topical issues in the field of intellectual property rights and hence, the journal’s objective is to fill this void by becoming a platform where ideas can be exchanged and in turn hopes to enhance discourse on intellectual property rights between policymakers, practitioners and scholars.

To achieve this, the journal solicits articles from a diverse pool of authors comprising of scholars, practitioners, and students.

Call for Papers

The Board of Editors of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies [JIPS], is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Summer 2022 Issue of the Journal (Volume V, Issue II) in the form of notes and articles.


The manuscripts must pertain to the field of intellectual property law or related fields such as media
and technology law.

Submission Guidelines

General Guidelines

  • Manuscripts must conform to the scope and theme of the Journal of Intellectual Property Studies (‘the Journal’). The Journal is dedicated to publishing nationally and internationally relevant content relating to law and policy in intellectual property rights. This includes overlapping areas such as competition laws and technology laws. All submissions must primarily deal with these subject areas.
  • All submitted manuscripts shall be original. Any form of plagiarism would lead to immediate rejection of the submission.
  • Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously. Once a manuscript has been selected for publication or has been published in the Journal, the author(s) must seek permission from the Editorial Board before publishing it elsewhere. Such permission may or may not be granted at the discretion of the Editorial Board.
  • The author(s) must inform the Editorial Board if the manuscript has also been submitted to another journal, website or forum. The Editorial Board must be notified immediately if an offer for publication from another journal, website or forum is accepted by the author(s).
  • Solicited submissions are guaranteed a right of publication in the Journal subject to quality and content review by the Editorial Board.
  • In relation to all disputes, the decision of the Editor-in-Chief shall be final.
  • All correspondence must be via e-mail, and should be addressed to the Managing Editor at jips@nlujodhpur.ac.in. Authors are requested to e-mail the Board only in exceptional circumstances, as the Board will keep them informed throughout the review process. 

Specific Guidelines


  • Each manuscript may have up to two authors.
  • In case of joint authorship, the author from whom a submission is solicited by the Editorial Board shall intimate the Board of the name, credentials and contact details of the intended co-author.

Citations and References

  • All relevant sources shall be duly acknowledged as footnotes.
  • The text and citation styles shall conform to the rules prescribed in The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th edition). 


  • The body of the manuscripts shall not contain or disclose any information pertaining to the author’s name, affiliation or credentials.
  • The Journal accepts the following kinds of submissions:
    • Articles: Must extensively and holistically discuss the subject-matter (4000 up to 10,000 words). Articles must be accompanied by an abstract of 250-300 words.
    • Case Comment: Critical analysis of significant case laws (up to 5,000 words). Case comments must be accompanied by an abstract of 150-200 words
    • Legislative Comment: Comprehensive analysis of recent legislative developments (1000- 3000 words). Legislative comments must be accompanied by an abstract of 150-200 words.

While authors are required to adhere to the prescribed word limits, departures from the same will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

How to Submit?

  • The Journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Issues are published bi-annually in January and July respectively.
  • Submissions must be made in Word Format (.doc)/(.docx) by filling the Google Form through the link- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOYPzcHl_az0ajEYM0gAPil3D2cKvwXLVbOl_XZHw_qBN9Ag/viewform
  • All manuscripts must necessarily be accompanied by an abstract of 250-300 words for articles and 150-200 words for case or legislative comments explaining the main idea, the objective of the article/ case comment and the conclusions drawn from it. Submissions made without an abstract shall be outrightly rejected.
  • No requests for expedited reviews shall be entertained by the Journal save in exceptional circumstances. Authors may send an e-mail to the Board at jips@nlujodhpur.ac.in requesting an expedited review mentioning the reason for the same. The Board shall intimate the author if the expedited review will be possible.

Submission Deadline

March 27, 2022

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