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)
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.
f) Authors of articles are required to use the NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW TEACHERS (NALT) CITATION GUIDELINE (accessed at http://www.naltng.org) 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 Authors are advised to confirm that their articles have and will not be published elsewhere.