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Who Can Submit?

Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property welcomes academic and professional author submissions on topics in all areas of intellectual property law including patents, copyrights, and trademarks. We publish each article about two months after the article’s author accepts our publication offer.

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Submissions

We prefer to publish articles that are 12,000-18,000 words in length (excluding citations), but in extraordinary circumstances, will accept articles outside of this range. Generally, we value brevity.

We accept submissions through ExpressO, Scholastica, e-mails sent to journal@kentlaw.iit.edu (attach as a Word document), and the submission form on the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property website. All submissions or inquiries regarding the submission of an article should be sent to the attention of the Managing Editor. Please include a resume or curriculum vitae with your submission.

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Formatting Requirements

Please note that CKJIP conforms to the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed. 2010). Citations are in footnotes, rather than endnotes, and conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). If you have concerns about the submission terms for Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, please contact the editors.

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Rights for Authors and Scholarly Commons @ IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

As further described in our submission agreement (the Submission Agreement), in consideration for publication of the article, the authors assign to Scholarly Commons @ IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law all copyright in the article, subject to the expansive personal--use exceptions described below.

Attribution and Usage Policies

Reproduction, posting, transmission or other distribution or use of the article or any material therein, in any medium as permitted by a personal-use exemption or by written agreement of Scholarly Commons @ IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, requires credit to Scholarly Commons @ IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law as copyright holder (e.g., Scholarly Commons @ IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law © 2017).

Personal-use Exceptions

The following uses are always permitted to the author(s) and do not require further permission from Scholarly Commons @ IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law provided the author does not alter the format or content of the articles, including the copyright notification:

  • Storage and back-up of the article on the author's computer(s) and digital media (e.g., diskettes, back-up servers, Zip disks, etc.), provided that the article stored on these computers and media is not readily accessible by persons other than the author(s);
  • Posting of the article on the author(s) personal website, provided that the website is non-commercial;
  • Posting of the article on the internet as part of a non-commercial open access institutional repository or other non-commercial open access publication site affiliated with the author(s)'s place of employment (e.g., a Phrenology professor at the University of Southern North Dakota can have her article appear in the University of Southern North Dakota's Department of Phrenology online publication series); and
  • Posting of the article on a non-commercial course website for a course being taught by the author at the university or college employing the author.

People seeking an exception, or who have questions about use, should contact the editors.

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