SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The Stockholm Intellectual Property Law Review (‘SIPLR’) currently accepts submissions of articles, book reviews and case notes.

SIPLR ask contributors to adhere to the following guidelines:

BEFORE SUBMITTING

Jurisdiction

SIPLR does not have restrictions towards jurisdiction, though it strongly encourages authors to adopt an international/European perspective on submissions. In case an author’s submission tackles other jurisdictions, it is advisable to shortly introduce the legal scenario in consideration of other readers.

Length

SIPLR strongly encourages all articles to be under 15,000 words, including footnotes. Submissions exceeding this limit may be asked to be shortened or fail to qualify for publication.

Citations

SIPLR requests all authors when referencing EU case law to use the ECLI citation system. SIPLR also requests that authors use footnotes (as opposed to endnotes) and use the OSCOLA referencing style. Links to OSCOLA reference documents can be found below:

COPYRIGHT

Originality of the manuscript

All submissions must be original, and consequently not published before in any other publication or means of communication.

Exclusivity

Although SIPLR does not require exclusivity of publication for the duration of the copyright of the submission, SIPLR requires authors that the first publication of the submission must be in SIPLR, thus the submission must not be participating in any other review process of any publication regardless of its nature.

Co-authorship

In case of submissions with more than one author, it is mandatory that both authors consent or that the submitting author has the consent of the other author(s) to submit it for publication. SIPLR will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation.

Permissions

Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. The authors will be held responsible for any claims for compensation or take down of content unduly submitted.

THE REVIEW PROCESS

Internal Review

SIPLR carefully considers all the manuscripts it receives. Every submission will be reviewed by at least one content editor and one editor. In some cases several editors may be involved in the review process.

Although SIPLR will take into consideration requests for expedited review, this does not mean it will omit any stages of the review process.

Authors may submit texts to SIPLR throughout the year. SIPLR will not reject an article because of lack of space, but SIPLR will propose its inclusion to the coming volume. The review process is not as active from the end of June to the end of August.

SIPLR notifies authors of our decisions by email. SIPLR normally does not inform authors of the status of their manuscripts other than through email. As a matter of policy, SIPLR do not discuss the reasons for its publication decisions.

Anonymity

To facilitate SIPLR’s anonymous review process, please confine the author’s name, affiliation, and biographical information to a separate cover page. Please include the text’s title on the first page.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Submission process

SIPLR only accepts electronic submissions. Please submit contributions through its electronic submissions system (see the link below), preferably in a Microsoft Word format.

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