About the Journal

Focus and Scope

This journal was started in 1996 keeping in view the importance of intellectual property rights and their protection. The objective of the journal is two-fold: firstly, to enhance communication between policy makers, organizational agents, academics, and managers on the critical understanding and research on intellectual property; secondly, to promote the development of the newly cultivated research field.The journal publishes contributed / invited articles, case studies and patent reviews; technical notes on current IPR issues; literature review; world literature on IPR; national and international IPR news, book reviews, and conference reports.

Peer Review Process

All submitted manuscripts are assessed for techninal check before the editor is assigned. After technical check, an editor is assigned to the submitted manuscript. The manuscripts are evaluated at this step for orgirinality, scientific correctness, language, and scientific relevance to the scientific community.  Not all manuscripts are eligoble for review process. A large percentage of manuscripts are rejected at this stage. The editor decides to review the manuscripts after aforementioned assessment of manuscript. The reviewers (at least two) are assigned for the review process after editorial assessment of the manuscripts which are potentialy interested to the readership of journal. Editors have the option to take additional reviews if needed. On the reccommendations of reviewers, editor decides whether to reject the manuscript or accept it with or without revisions (major or minor). JIPR follows the single blided peer review process. Potential reviewers are selected keeping in mind the several factors including expertixe, reputation in the field, and with previous experiences of a reviewer's charachteristics. The reviewers recommended by authors are only be considered if others can not be found. Identities of reviewers are not revealed to the authors.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

JIPR Policy on Plagiarism

The system of formal communication in science through publication in primary journals is based on originality and quality of information, being the only criteria for publication. However, there have been tendencies to misuse the system and vitiate the process of science communication for personal benefits. One of the ills, afflicting science communication, is plagiarism. Attempts at plagiarism may range from verbatim copying of extensive material of other authors, misappropriating results/data of others with minor changes in language/presentation without giving credit to original source, and to publishing essentially the same information more than once.

As the premier institution of publishing primary scientific journals in various disciplines of science and technology in India, CSIR-NIScPR strongly reiterates its policy of discouraging plagiarism of all kinds. All efforts are made to detect and frustrate attempts at plagiarism through editorial screening and rigorous peer review in respect of communications received for publication in the CSIR-NIScPR publications. Cooperation of the scientific community is sought in our efforts to frustrate all attempts at plagiarism.

In case, any attempt of plagiarism is brought to our attention accompanied with convincing evidence, following steps would be taken:

(a) After consulting the respective Editorial Board Members, authors guilty of plagiarism will be debarred from publishing their papers in CSIR-NIScPR journals.

(b) Heads of the Departments/Institutes of the offending authors will be intimated of such incidences of plagiarism.

(c) Such incidents of plagiarism will be publicized through the concerned CSIR-NIScPR journals in consultation with the respective Editorial Board Members.


Editorial Board

Editorial Board