Submission Guidelines

The Blog on Technology and Intellectual Property Law aims to serve as a forum for the expression of the authors’ views on various topics of IP law and technology. We wish to create a resourceful one-stop destination for posts on IP law and technology while keeping the quality of submissions at the centre of it.

The following points should be kept in mind while writing for the blog – 

  • A post shall be accepted for publication if it falls within the scope of the blog, i.e. intellectual property law and/or technology law. It is essential that a post be contemporary to the current debates in IP or technology law and/or have an angle which deals with such debates. Authors are encouraged to contribute to pre-existing literature by providing novel perspectives/ ideas/ opinions through their posts. The author/s may write to in case of any concerns over the selection of a topic to write on.
  • A submission shall have at least 800 words and shall not exceed 1500 words. CSIPR reserves the right to amend this range on a case-to-case basis if it feels the need to do so. It is recommended that the body of the post includes sub-headings to make it easy to follow.
  • Considering the semi-formal nature of the blog, it shall be appreciated that referencing be done only through hyperlinks, wherever necessary. Authors are particularly encouraged to reference recent amendments and obscure laws. The authors may, however, choose to cite authorities (if and when it is absolutely necessary) using endnotes. In doing so, authors must follow the guidelines given in the Oxford Standard for the Citation of Legal Authorities.
  • Each post shall undergo a two-stage internal review process. Our editors reserve the absolute discretion to approve or reject a post for publication. For a post to be successfully published on the blog, the author/s may be required to alter the language/grammar, justify her/his structure/position on the law and reply to the comments of the reviewers.
  • Co-authorship of up to two authors is permitted.
  • Submissions must be made in MS Word format only. There must be no hint, whatsoever, of the authors’ identity in the word document submitted.
  • It is recommended that the title for each post must not exceed 20 words. Moreover, authors are requested to provide 5 keywords encapsulating the essence of the post.
  • Authors are required to make their submissions only using our submission form. All required fields must be filled out correctly and to the best of the authors’ knowledge.
  • By way of their submission, the authors confirm that the submission represents their original work and that it has not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. Moreover, such submission shall also mean that the authors confirm that the work is not under consideration or review for publication by any other blog/journal/website or a similar entity. CSIPR reserves the right to take action against authors who are found to not abide by this.
  • Submissions to the Blog shall be accepted on a rolling basis and shall be open to students, academicians, and professionals.
  • Posts that first appear on the Blog may be republished and/or cross-posted without prior permission. However, this is subject to the subsequent publications mentioning “this post was first published on the Blog for IP and Technology Law (” and informing us of such subsequent publication via email ( Further, posts that first appear on the Blog may also be cited and/or referenced in other works only if due credit is given to the author and to the Blog.

In case of any further queries regarding the submissions guidelines, feel free to reach out to us through the link on the Contact Us page, or simply write to us at We shall be glad to help you out.We earnestly hope that IP and tech law enthusiasts will take time out to write for the Blog!