Time is running out for submissions toward the bi-annual African Journal of Intellectual Property (AJIP) Volume 1 Number 2 due to be published in May/June 2017. Interested contributors have until February 28 to file their papers.
Published by Africa University’s College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance (CBPLG) in collaboration with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), the journal seeks to promote a deeper understanding of the importance and role of diverse intellectual property rights in promoting development and growth from universities, research institutions, legal practice, administrative bodies, the judiciary and other sectors.
The journal offers professionals a platform to publish research in core IP subjects including patents, copyright, designs, trademarks, traditional knowledge written by are invited for publication.
The journal is a response to the growing need for access to research in diverse aspects of IP in Africa. According to ARIPO, It welcomes exploration into intellectual property laws and policies relating to all issues including health, education, food security, the environment in order to fill a gap in existing academic journals through interdisciplinary IP research.
Submissions should be between 2 500 and 4 000 words and will be peer-reviewed through a double-blind process focussed on accuracy, relevance and suitability. Only original work that is not being considered for publication elsewhere will be appraised. Mail attachments in Microsoft Word Format to Mr M. Mtetwa, Managing Editor, on firstname.lastname@example.org. For more on manuscript preparation, visit www.aripo.org.