The NIALS Journal of Intellectual Property (NJIP),   is an open access and peer-reviewed journal published by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. As the first Intellectual Property Journal in Nigeria and Africa, NJIP provides the platform for the contribution to knowledge and scholarship on contemporary developments in intellectual property (IP) and related fields; promoting and influencing legal, policy reform and jurisprudence as well as engaging interdisciplinary discussion and collaboration among academics, practitioners, professionals and the public. The journal publishes original research in form of articles, case law, statute review, empirical studies, book reviews, commentaries and short notes on current developments in the IP field.

The journal is cited as : (volume) NIALS Journal of Intellectual Property (year)

Author’s Guidelines

The NJIP welcomes contribution from prospective authors and requires strict adherence to the following Guidelines for publication in NJIP:

a)   The manuscript should be in Microsoft Word Format and in United Kingdom English, double line spaced and font size 12 Times New Roman with all references in consecutively numbered footnotes.

b)   Contributions must include an abstract of not more than 300 words, a cover letter and an abridged resume.

c)   Contributions should be submitted not later than MAY 30 of the current year (2020).

d)   Contributions should not exceed 10, 000 words in the case of Full-length articles and 5,000 words  in  the  case  of  shorter  notes  and  comments  inclusive  of  relevant  footnotes.  In exceptional cases, longer contributions may be considered.

e)   Contributions should be submitted electronically to the Editor at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and copy  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submission will be acknowledged by email and all enquiries should be directed to the Editor. The title and author of the article should be clearly indicated together with the mailing address and affiliation.

f)    Authors  of  articles  are  required  to  use  the   NIGERIAN  ASSOCIATION  OF  LAW TEACHERS  (NALT)  CITATION  GUIDELINE  (accessed  at  and OSCOOLA in the case of authors outside Nigeria.

g)   Contributions are assessed through a peer review process on the basis of substance and quality of scholarship, which includes originality and cogency of argument.

h)   Submissions must not have been published elsewhere. Except in exceptional circumstances and  with  prior  notice,  the  Editor  may  publish  revised seminal lecture,  paper  or  keynote address. Authors are advised to confirm that their articles have and will not be published elsewhere.