No. 26
September 2012
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
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Editorial policy and guidelines for the e-News

Downloand e-News article template

The Editorial Policy and Guidelines below apply to all contributions submitted for publication in e-News. Contributors should endeavour to comply.
  • Contributions may take the form of articles or notes on legal developments or legal issues, in-cluding discussions of recent court cases or legislative measures, expected to be relevant to AIPPI members.

  • Contributions may also be in the form of news items or reports from National or Regional Groups, reflecting group activities, interaction with Governments, collaborative initiatives, international meetings like AIPPI Congresses etc.

  • Contributions may also be in the form of news items or reports from National and Regional Groups, reflecting group activities; interaction with Governments; collaborative initiatives; in-ternational meetings like AIPPI Congresses etc.

  • Where contributions report on or refer to otherwise unpublished statements made or positions taken by other persons, groups or organisations, the author must ascertain that such persons, groups or organisations have no objection to being so quoted.

  • The length of an article or other contribution should generally not exceed approximately 600 words, and should be accompanied by a short introduction/résumé of about 100 words. The introduction/résumé will appear on the front page of the e-News edition, with a hyperlink to the main contribution. In exceptional cases, contributions of greater length will be accepted.

  • Contributors should indicate their name, firm, city and country. This information will appear with the contribution in a standard format.

  • It is critically important that all articles and contributions published in e-News are accurate. Therefore, before any draft article or contribution is submitted to AIPPI for publication, the National Group Reporter (NGR) for the relevant National or Regional Group should confirm that it is legally and factually correct; in the case of any material written by NGRs themselves or by someone in the same firm, the legal and factual accuracy of that material should be confirmed by the President of the relevant National or Regional Group (assuming he or she is in a different firm) or by a Council member of that national Group who has been nominated by the President for that purpose (Contact details of NGRS).

  • Contributions which have not previously been published elsewhere are preferred. However, where a contribution which has already been published is submitted for publication in e-News, contributors are required to submit an appropriate copyright clearance or consent.

  • Where contributions comprise an excerpt or portion of a more comprehensive publication (e.g. a book, published by the author), a reference to the entire publication may be included at the end of the full e-News article.

  • Advertisements or other promotional material relating to private initiatives or services or pub-lications of members, with the exception of a reference accompanying an excerpt as contem-plated in the preceding Guideline, will not qualify for publication in e-News.

  • Preferably, contributions should follow the house style in e-News(e.g. with no or few foot-notes). Contributions should be in text files (e.g. Word or rtf files and not in pdf files). This en-ables the contributions to be edited and converted into the correct e-News format and full text searches.

  • There may be a waiting period before publication. The Editorial Team reserves the right to se-lect or reject contributions for publication on the basis of their potential interest to members, and to expedite publication where this is felt necessary.

  • Where the e-News carries the first publication, there will be no objection against subsequent publication in another journal, provided the first publication in e-News is acknowledged.

Contributions may be submitted by email to [email protected]