Call for Papers: Journal of Intellectual Property Law (JIPL), Nirma University [Issue VII 2022-23]: Submit by Dec 4

The Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, invites submissions on “IPR, Innovation, and E-platforms” for publication in the 7th Issue of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Nirma University, for its 2022-23 volume.

About Institute of Law, Nirma University

The Institute of Law, Nirma University, was established in 2007, in Ahmedabad, as a part of the Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF).

Call for Papers

The Journal welcomes submissions from Academicians, Practitioners, Research Scholars, and Students from Legal and allied fields.


IPR, Innovation, and E-platforms


The Sub-themes include the following:

  1. Future of E-platforms vis-a-vis prospects for protection under IPR regime.
  2. Blooming of E-platforms and IPR concerns.
  3. IPR, innovation, and E-platforms as property- Is the legal regime expanding? Or need
    for an expansion of the legal regime?
  4. Crime and violence-related content/programs on E-platforms- Is there any IPR
  5. Articulating IPR concerns of stakeholders of E-platforms.
  6. Censorship and regulation of E-platforms.
  7. Intellectual Property-related aspects of E-platforms businesses.

The list of sub-themes is not exhaustive; the contributors can interpret the broad theme per their interests.

About the Journal

The Journal of Intellectual Property Law is a peer-reviewed ISSN serial journal published by the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, Institute of Law, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is the endeavor of the Centre for Intellectual Property Rights to become the beacon in the field of Intellectual Property Rights by encouraging the synthesis of knowledge and best practices cutting across academia and the research fraternity.

Publication Policy

  • The submissions must be original and should not be under consideration in any other journal.
  • Articles with plagiarism (Similarity above 10%) and copyright issues are liable to be rejected immediately. Nirma University Law Journal is not subject to any liability in this regard.
  • Submission of work to the Journal of Intellectual Property Laws indicates that the authors grant exclusive permission to JIPL to publish and reproduce their work in all streams of media. Such right is subject to the doctrine of fair use as followed under the law relating to Intellectual Property Rights and subject to the entitlements of the author.
  • The editors reserve the right to delete or edit any article or part thereof whose content is found to be offensive, defamatory, outrightly unethical, or if it is suggestive of racism, sexual or religious discrimination, illegal or terror activities etc.
  • A peer review process will be followed to scrutinize all the submissions. The authors of selected papers shall be notified of the results.

Submission Guidelines

  • JIPL welcomes original and previously unpublished articles, case notes and case comments, and book reviews for publication in its 2022-23 volume.
  • The word limit for the abstract should be between 350-500 words. The abstract must include the purpose of the research, methodology, proposed outcome relevance, and & literature and analysis gaps.
  • The word limit for articles is 5,000 to 10,000 words, including footnotes.
  • The word limit for case notes and case comments is 4,000 to 6,000 words, and the scope of inquiry may include analysis of recent case laws, legislations, policies, or any recent issue.
  • The word limit for a book review is 3000 to 4000 words. We also welcome reviews of books that have significantly contributed to legal or academic scholarship in applying Copyright Law to the Film and Entertainment Industry. Successful submissions to this category will engage substantively with the ideas and themes explored in the book instead of merely providing a summary of its main arguments.
  • All submissions must follow the Bluebook (21st Edition) style of citation; non-conformity will be a ground for rejection. (Link: The Bluebook Online (
  • Co-authorship of a maximum of two authors is allowed.

Important Dates

  • Last Date for Full Paper with Abstract Submission: December 04, 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance for Publication in Journal: January 2023
  • Tentative month of Publication of Journal: February 2023.

Submission Procedure

Please send all submissions to this id: Entries must be sent by December 04, 2022 (11:59 pm).

Contact Information

For any further details, please contact the address: Centre for IPR, Institute of Law, Nirma University, SG Highway, Ahmedabad, or write to