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Call for Submissions: Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Association

  • 06 Nov 2020 4:35 PM
    Message # 9349188
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings colleagues, 

    The Journal of the Patent and Trademark Resource Association (JPTRCA) is seeking contributions for the upcoming volume year (Vol. 31). Topic proposals should be submitted to David Irvin (, with finished manuscripts due by Feb. 15th. Articles should be submitted in one of three categories: Scholarly Articles, Featured Articles, or Book Reviews.  


    The JPTRCA publishes articles and reviews in the area of intellectual property – primarily relating to patents and trademarks – of interest to information specialists in the field. It serves as a means to share related research, successful programs, and book reviews. 


    The scope of publications is broad: Authors can submit to the Journal in the areas of: 

    ·         patent analysis 

    ·         Intellectual Property (IP) practice 

    ·         search strategies 

    ·         open source and industry standards tied to patents 

    ·         innovation 

    ·         history of IP 

    ·         patents and trademarks licensing 

    ·         scholarly communications and/or frameworks for information literacy related to patents 

    ·         IP librarianship 

    ·         or other areas. 


    Word count for scholarly articles is a minimum of 2,000 words. Manuscripts for featured or “from the field” articles should be between 500 and 1000 words.  


    If you are interested in reviewing books for JPTRCA please send your name and CV to David Irvin (  


    Examples of previous submissions can be found at the JPTRCA ( Full submission guidelines are available at 

    Kind regards,

    David Irvin, MSIS

    Assistant Professor, Reference and Research Services

    Business & Government Documents Librarian

    Patent and Trademark Resource Center


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