The Journal of World Intellectual Property

Cover image for Vol. 20 Issue 5-6

Edited By: Professor Daniel Gervais

Online ISSN: 1747-1796

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission

All submissions to The Journal of World Intellectual Property (JWIP) should be made via the online electronic editorial office. Full instructions and a help facility are available at the JWIP ScholarOne Manuscripts site -

The Journal of World Intellectual Property encourages authors to share the data and other artefacts supporting the results in the paper by archiving it in an appropriate public repository. Authors should include a data accessibility statement, including a link to the repository they have used, in order that this statement can be published alongside their paper.

Publication Policy
Submission is considered on condition that papers are previously unpublished, and are not offered simultaneously elsewhere; that all authors have read and approved the content, and all authors have also declared all competing interests; and that the work has been conducted under internationally accepted ethical standards after relevant ethical review.

Authors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest. Any interest or relationship (financial or otherwise) that might be perceived as influencing an author’s objectivity is considered a potential source of conflict of interest. These must be disclosed when directly relevant or indirectly related to the work that the authors describe in their manuscript. Potential sources of conflict of interest include but are not limited to patent or stock ownership, membership of a company board of directors, membership of an advisory board or committee for a company, and consultancy for or receipt of speaker’s fees from a company. If authors are unsure whether a past or present affiliation or relationship should be disclosed in the manuscript, please contact the Editorial Office at The existence of a conflict of interest does not preclude publication in this journal.

Getting Started

  1. Launch your web browser (Internet Explorer 5 or higher or Netscape 7 or higher) and go to the JWIP ScholarOne Manuscripts homepage
  2. If you have an account, log-in and jump to step 5 below, or, if you do not yet have an account, click ‘Create Account’.
  3. If you are creating a new account:
    • After clicking on ‘Create Account’, enter your ORCID iD (see below) name and email information and click ‘Next’. Your email information is of the utmost importance.
    • Enter your institution and address information as appropriate, and then click ‘Next’.
    • Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your email address as your user ID), and then select your area/s of expertise. Click ‘Finish’.
  4. Log-in and select ‘Author Center’.

    Submitting Your Manuscript

  5. After you have logged in, click the ‘Start New Submission’ link in the menu bar. Please note that if you are submitting a revision, you should go to your original manuscript (under ‘manuscripts with decisions’) and select the option ‘create a revision’. Please do not submit the manuscript as a new submission.
  6. Enter complete and accurate data about your co-authors and your article, and answer questions as appropriate.
  7. Click the ‘Save & Continue’ button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen.
  8. You are required to upload your files.
    • Click on the ‘Browse’ button and locate each file on your computer.
    • Select the designation of each file in the drop down next to the ‘Browse’ button.
    • When you have selected all files (text, figures, supporting information) you wish to upload (in groups of three), click the ‘Upload Files’ button.
  9. Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) before sending to JWIP. Click the ‘Submit’ button when you are finished reviewing.

You may suspend a submission at any phase before clicking the ‘Submit’ button and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation email. You can also access ScholarOne Manuscripts any time to check the status of your manuscript. JWIP will inform you by email once a decision has been made.


When creating your new account, you will have the opportunity to create an ORCID iD or associate an existing ORCID iD with your account. Once you have associated your ORCID iD with your account, some information required to create your ScholarOne account may autofill.
If you already have an account, you can associate it with your ORCID iD or create an ORCID iD at any time by clicking your name at the top of the screen and selecting ‘Email/Name’.

JWIP accepts Original Articles and Notes. An Original Article should be between 8,000 and 15,000 words in length (25-50 pages). A ‘Note’ should be 8-15 pages. Comments and Opinion pieces can be submitted under the ‘Note’ category.

A complete submission comprises: (1) Abstract of 150-200 words (2) Manuscript with Endnotes and Bibliography and (3) a separate electronic document or cover letter which includes: a title page with all authors’ names; the corresponding author’s mailing address and email address. For the purpose of blinded review, information identifying the author should not be included in the manuscript. It should be added after the manuscript has been accepted for publication. Any information about the author the author wishes to provide at the time of submission can be included in the author’s cover letter or title page. Please do not use periods or symbols of any kind in the names of your files.

About the Author
Please provide a short bibliographical statement detailing affiliations, positions, chairs etc. and information of particular note linking authors to the field of intellectual property. Acknowledgements to authors’ work are also welcome. (This information can be included in your cover letter or title page.)

Brief Guide to Style

Notes should be kept to a minimum. They should be numbered consecutively and typed on a separate page at the end.


References should be prepared according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition). This means in text citations should follow the author-date method whereby the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998). The complete reference list should appear alphabetically by name at the end of the paper. Please note that for journal articles, issue numbers are not included unless each issue in the volume begins with page 1, and a DOI should be provided for all references where available.

For more information about APA referencing style, please refer to the APA FAQ.

Reference examples follow:

Journal article

Beers, S. R. , & De Bellis, M. D. (2002). Neuropsychological function in children with maltreatment-related posttraumatic stress disorder. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 159, 483–486. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.159.3.483


Bradley-Johnson, S. (1994). Psychoeducational assessment of students who are visually impaired or blind: Infancy through high school (2nd ed.). Austin, TX: Pro-ed.

Internet Document

Norton, R. (2006, November 4). How to train a cat to operate a light switch [Video file]. Retrieved from

Copyright Transfer Agreement

If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

CTA Terms and Conditions

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit

If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit:


The corresponding author will receive an email alert containing a link to a website. A working email address must therefore be provided upon article submission. The proof can be downloaded as a PDF file from this site. Acrobat Reader will be required in order to read the proof and can be downloaded free of charge from the following website:

This will enable the file to be opened, read on screen and printed out in order for any corrections to be added. The proof will also have accompanying email instructions giving details of where to send corrected proofs, how to order printed offprints of your article and/or copies of the printed journal itself. Excessive changes made by the author in the proof will be charged separately. This excludes typesetting errors.

Upon Publication

A PDF offprint of your article will be available via Author Services. Extra copies can be ordered as per the aforementioned instructions.

English Language Editing Service: Ensure your paper is clearly written in standard, scientific English language appropriate to your discipline. Visit our site to learn about the options. Please note that using the Wiley English Language Editing Service does not guarantee that your paper will be accepted by this journal.