JIPLP (pronounced "jip-lip") is the name of the new weblog which is to run in tandem with the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, the monthly periodical published by Oxford University Press. The JIPLP weblog is intended as a low-volume weblog which will post a relatively small number of items each month; it is emphatically not a news service: in the main, its content will be selected from Current Intelligence notes that have already featured in the journal, as well as some of the Editorials, comments, corrections, amendments and updates relating to features previously published in the journal.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Although this weblog is intended primarily for the journal's subscribers, the decision was taken to make it more generally available to the intellectual property community. It is hoped that the prospect of a wider readership will encourage more authors to submit Current Intelligence pieces for publication. Additionally, the comments of readers help to serve as a reality check and provide a degree of quality control since, while the major articles published in the journal are peer-reviewed, Current Intelligence contributions cannot be effectively peer-reviewed without loss of currency.