Articles in search of an author

Here's another selection of subjects for which JIPLP would like to receive articles for publication. This list is emphatically not an exclusive one, so regular topics are welcome too, but readers have expressed interest in topics on this list over the past year and it would be good to match JIPLP's content as closely as possible with the interests and expectations of its readership:
1. Dealing with counterfeit and IP-infringing goods in transit between manufacturer and consignee, in contexts other than that of the European Union;

2. Liability of landlords for infringing activities that take place within their premises; [taken]

3. The acquisition and enforcement of IP rights in public domain historical characters; [taken]

4. General guidance for civil IP lawyers on the intersection of civil and criminal IP litigation;

5. A private practitioner's perspective on best practice in management of client conflicts in an IP practice;

6. Securitisation of IP rights in a time of recession: points to consider;

7. The US Bayh-Dole legislation -- an introduction for non-US businesses;

8. The creation of copyright-protected art works using digital technologies -- key issues; [UK version now taken]

9. The litigation of intellectual property issues before the European Court of Human Rights;

10. The use of musicologists for the purpose of furnishing expert evidence in musical copyright infringement trials.[taken]
For the sake of smooth administration, please bear in mind that the Commissioning Editor is Sarah Harris, to whom all inquiries should be directed by email, here, if you can't find an answer to your question on JIPLP's Instructions for authors page here. If you want to see what JIPLP articles look like and don't have access to one, you can get a sample issue of JIPLP here.

Also, while JIPLP likes to encourage young authors, the journal's staff hate to see prospective contributors disappointed and try to prevent any waste of human capital in terms of time, effort and emotional commitment to lost causes.  Therefore we ask you to bear in mind the following:
1. If you are a law student, you may have some valuable opinions to offer -- but they probably won't be supported by the sort of professional or commercial experience that readers of a journal of law and practice generally expect and appreciate.  Law students' articles are rarely accepted for publication since they are usually rejected at the peer review stage. 
2. If you are writing about a jurisdiction which is not your own, bear in mind that IP practitioners and owners in that country probably have access to far more materials and general information than you do. It is strongly recommended that you show your draft to an IP expert in that country before submitting it for publication so that lacunae can be identified and addressed. 
3. JIPLP is getting increasingly tough with submitted manuscripts that appear to have been poorly proof-read, or not proof-read at all, by their authors.  Peer reviewers often object to having to review error-strewn submissions, which are also difficult and time-consuming to edit.

4. Please don't garnish submitted manuscripts with stylistic devices, dingbats and other features which some poor soul has to remove at a later stage.

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