The Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property welcomes academic and professional author submissions on topics in all areas of intellectual property law including patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks. Generally, the accepted article is published the semester immediately after the publication offer letter is accepted by both parties. The publication time frame of each accepted article is disclosed on each individual publication offer letter.


We prefer to publish articles that are 12,000–18,000 words in length (excluding citations), but in extraordinary circumstances, will accept articles outside of this range. Generally, we value brevity.

Please note that CKJIP conforms to the Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed. 2010). Citations are in footnotes, rather than endnotes, and conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (Columbia Law Review Ass’n et al. eds., 20th ed. 2015).

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