In the fast-moving world of intellectual property law, JIPLP has always sought to guarantee not only the highest quality of legal analysis (for which we are indebted to dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate authors and reviewers), but also the most timely publication, to ensure that readers can access the most up-to-date and relevant scholarship. Our reviewers normally complete their reviews within 2 weeks and the articles are then edited and sent into production within a short period of time, thus resulting in a production cycle that rarely exceeds 6 - 9 weeks from final acceptance to advance online publication (inclusion in a paper issue may require an additional period of time, as issues are planned months ahead). We are extremely proud of these results and a great thank you goes to everyone involved in JIPLP, from our authors and reviewers, to our commissioning editor, Sarah Harris, and the entire team at OUP, led by Guy Edwards.
To give readers a chance to find out what our authors are writing about, even before their works are published in JIPLP, we are starting a new section on this blog - "The Authors' Take". In this section, selected authors of accepted pieces (articles and Current Intelligence notes) will share some preliminary thoughts and comments with our readers, providing a "sneak peek" into their work and analysis. Through these new and original contributions, we hope to give an even more timely overview of the latest IP scholarship and to allow readers and authors to connect more directly. As always, we welcome your feedback and suggestions on how we can improve or build upon this initiative.
On behalf of our editorial team, a heartfelt thank you to all the authors that will be involved in this series.