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Who can submit?
We welcome contributions from a broad range of professions, including lawyers, policy makers, patent and trade mark attorneys, academics, scientists and economists.
What's up for discussion?
Debates on international matters from across the IP spectrum covering legal, technical, economic and policy issues. We are particularly interested in submissions covering current ‘hot’ topics or controversial issues of the day. Submissions will be peer reviewed independently of WIPO to present an unbiased view on the global issues.
If you would like to submit an original article or other piece please read the following: Submissions can take the following form and must not have been previously published elsewhere:
- Articles: approx 7,000-10,000 words
Authors should focus on IP issues and explain in a practical way (as far as possible) the matters being discussed. Comparisons across jurisdictions are encouraged.
- Comments: approx. 3,000 words
Authors should focus on a specific topic, an individual case, legislation changes, arbitration results and issues under discussion in international forums such as WIPO or WTO etc explaining why the topic is of particular concern or interest
- Opinions: approx. 1,500 words
Authors can use opinions to express their personal views on IP matters, they should be ‘punchy’ and written in the style of an Editorial
When submitting content please provide your name, profession, area of expertise, etc. Please also categorise, where possible, the area your submission seeks to cover e.g. legal, technical, economic, policy or other issue.
Please send submissions in MS Word format as e-mail attachments to the publishers, Sweet & Maxwell, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to publication all submissions received will undergo a review process carried out by the Editorial Board. Some amendment may be required to ensure the piece is entirely suitable for publication in the journal.