- Printed annual index. In the past, JIPLP has produced, and posted to subscribers of its paper version, an annual index for binding together with the monthly issues for each year. It is now apparent that, since most people -- including non-subscribers -- now search the content of JIPLP online via the "Search this journal" box on the journal's home page, there is little to be gained from persisting with the printed annual index and it will no longer be produced.
- JIPLP Express. A feature of JIPLP since its inception, JIPLP Express was designed as a convenient means by which readers could read in brief the contents of each issue; it was particularly handy when printed copies of the journal were circulated manually among members of the same company or law firm, since the swift identification of content increased the speed of circulation. However, this feature is now little-used and will be phased out at the end of the year.
- Current Intelligence. The Current Intelligence section of JIPLP, dealing with recent legal decisions, legislation and current developments, is very popular among readers and will now be expanded. Please feel free to contact JIPLP's Content Commissioning Editor Sarah Harris if you would like to write a Current Intelligence note on a recent case or issue which is of particular interest to you. Guidelines for authors regarding Current Intelligence notes and articles can be found here.
- Guest Editorials. While Jeremy Phillips will continue to write the majority of the editorials, several members of the Editorial Board have indicated their willingness to contribute editorials too -- so be prepared for a bit more variety and a broader expression of opinions.
JIPLP: some changes for 2012
The Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice will be introducing some changes in the coming year. In particular,