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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission complies with the Journal ethical standards (based on COPE standards).
  • I accept the privacy and distribution policies of articles mentioned here and in the Statement of originality and authorization for publication.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.

Author Guidelines

The Journal of Intellectual Property and Information Technology (JIPIT) welcomes original submissions for its annual Volume. The Journal strongly prefers to receive submissions online via this website. Direct email submissions, however, will also be accepted at The Journal typically will not consider hard-copy submissions.

The Journal prefers to publish full-length articles (i.e., 10,000 to 25,000 words, references included). Book reviews, case commentaries, and legislative commentaries are also welcome (5,000 to 7000 words, references included). The Journal will consider submissions from law professors, practitioners, clerks, etc.

To publish in JIPIT, authors should accept and fulfil the following requirements:

  • Stylistic and bibliographic requirements
  • Copyright License
  • Legal and ethical standards


Stylistic and bibliographic requirements. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format. Its content should be organised as follows:

(Page 1)
- Title and authors.
- Author(s) name and last name; academic filiation (with its city and country) and his/her relationship to the institution (professor, researcher, etc.); email address and ORCID number.
- Research scholarships or funds received for the paper (if pertinent).

(Page 2)
- Title.
- Abstract (in original language and English). We recommend using 150-250 words, with the following content: scope, method, paper’s structure and conclusion.
- Five keywords in alphabetical order. We recommend that the authors rely on the Unesco Thesaurus.

(Next pages)
- Title.
- The text of the contribution. Reference to the authors should be avoided, in order to allow anonymous evaluation.
- Footnotes: Footnotes (NOT end notes) should be used ONLY to provide supplementary information, NOT to provide full citations for sources.

- Citations for sources: Citations of primary and secondary sources referred to in the article should be provided in APA citation style, i.e., via,

  • in-text bracketed (author, year) citations, with page numbers for direct quotations, and with this same style used to cite sources mentioned in footnotes; and
  • a concluding References section containing full citations for ONLY the sources cited in the text and footnotes, arranged in alphabetical order and following APA full-citation style conventions for punctuation, italicisation, upper-casing, etc.

Where available, URLs and DOI numbers for the references may be provided.

The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

Books Reviews

Books reviews, case commentaries, and legislative commentaries should follow the aforementioned rules. However, abstracts are not required in a short book review.

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