Call for Papers: DSNLU Journal of IPR: Submit by Nov 3

About the Organizer

Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University is located at Sabbavaram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India constituted by the DSNLU Act, 2008. It offers 5 years integrated B.A LLB. course to eligible Undergraduate students based on the Common Law Admission Test centralized admission process.

For promoting research, extension and training in the field of intellectual property rights, the DSNLU intends to establish Centre for Intellectual Property Rights in its campus.

About the Journal

The Centre for IPR is delighted to announce the first volume of the Journal of Intellectual Property Rights as part of its initiative to promote research and study in the field of IPR.

The Journal of Intellectual Property Rights is a peer-reviewed annually published journal. The journal invites original papers on any contemporary aspects of Intellectual Property Rights in India and across the Globe.

Submission Registration and Application Details

Categories of submission

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The Journal of Intellectual Property Rights is accepting original and unpublished submissions from academicians, professionals, research scholars and students. The submissions are accepted under the following categories:

Long article

The prescribed word limit is 5000-8000 words. These articles must analyse any contemporary topic relating to Intellectual Property Rights. It should focus on to cover all the aspects of the particular topic.

Short article

The prescribed word limit is 3000-5000 words. These articles must deal with a specific contemporary problem or an idea relating to Intellectual Property Rights. It should also include alternatives or suggestions to deal with the problem.

Case Comments

The prescribed word limit is 2000-3000 words. The comment must be an analysis of recent judgements of National and International judicial bodies, bringing out its relevance in light of the development of Intellectual Property Rights, views expressed in the judgment and the opinion(s) of the author.

Book Review

The prescribed word limit is 1000-2500 words. The review must contain a crisp account of books which were published in 2016 or later.

Note: The word limit is exclusive of footnotes and abstract.

Submission Guidelines

  • Authors must strictly adhere to the following guidelines, failing which the submission would not be considered.
  • All original submissions under the category of Long and short articles must be accompanied by an abstract not exceeding 300 words. The abstract must expressly include the novelty and usefulness of the idea that the author wishes to put forth and must categorically mention the specific contribution of the submission, beyond the existing available literature, and the practical utility of his/her recommendations.
  • The body of the manuscript should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 12 and in 1.5 line spacing. The footnotes should be in Times New Roman, Font Size 10 and in single line spacing.
  • The citations must conform to The Harvard Bluebook style of citation (20th edition, 2015).
  • The manuscript or abstract shall not contain the name or affiliation of the author(s).
  • The submissions shall strictly adhere to the word limit prescribed.
  • Co-authorship is permissible up to a maximum of one co-author. Co-authorship is not allowed in case of Case Comment, Legislative Comment and Book Review.
  • The submissions shall be made in MS Word (.doc/.docx) format only.
  • Any form of plagiarism would lead to prima facie rejection.
  • All submissions shall be mailed to journalofipr[at] before 11:59 PM, 3rd November 2019. The subject of the E-Mail should be “Submission for JIPR – [Submission Category] – (Title of the manuscript)”.

The submissions must be accompanied with a covering letter in a separate document containing the following details of the author and co-author (if any):

  1. Name:
  2. Affiliation/Academic Qualification:
  3. Contact Number and e-mail address:
  4. Postal address:

Important Date

The last date of Submission is 3rd November 2019.


Submissions made to the Journal of Intellectual Property Rights must not have been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

The contributions accepted for publication by the Journal of Intellectual Property Rights shall therein be the intellectual property of the Journal of Intellectual Property Rights and Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University.

Contact Details

For any queries, mail us at journalofipr[at]

Student Conveners

  1. SIVA RAMA RAJU: 8500118765
  2. SHAIK KHAJA BASHA: 9542987319
  3. SHRIYA C: 9676888288

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