Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Invitation to Submit Content to The WIPO Journal

Call for Papers

Invitation to Submit Content to The WIPO Journal: Analysis and Debate of Intellectual Property Issues

The WIPO Journal is a new quarterly review being launched in November 2009, by Sweet & Maxwell, in association with WIPO. Published in English, it is intended to be an interdisciplinary, international journal focusing on global lP issues across the 184 WIPO member states.

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 Is 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 reviewed independently of WI PO to present an unbiased view on the global issues.

Be a Part of the First Issue

If you would like to submit an original article or other piece please read the following.

Scope -submissions can take the following form:

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, Bill, Act, section of Act 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.

NOTE: The deadline for the first issue is August 31, 2009. Articles submitted must not have been previously published.


Please send submissions in MS Word format as e-mail attachments to the publishers, Sweet & Maxwell, at: thewipojournal[at] Please provide your name, profession, e-mail address and a brief summary of the content of your submission in the body of the e-mail. Please also categorize, where possible, the area your submission seeks to cover e.g. legal, technical, economic, policy or other issue.

Review Process

Prior to publication all submissions received will undergo a review process to be carried out by the Editorial Board. Some amendment may be required to ensure the piece is entirely suitable for publication in the journal.

Editorial Board Members

Pravin Anand, Professor Guillermo Cabanellas, Professor David Llewelyn, Professor Keith Maskus, Professor Jan Rosen, Professor Joseph Straus, John A. Tessensohn, Brian Wafawarowa

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