The Journal of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (JIPIT) is an academic journal founded by CIPIT. JIPIT is dedicated to IP and IT matters, particularly in the Global South. JIPIT joins a growing list of field-specific academic journals. While a number of IP/IT law journals are in existence, JIPIT is among the few tackling both areas, much so within the region. JIPIT seeks to consistently publish well-thought-out, high-level research articles that render themselves to generating and publicizing new knowledge on matters affecting the Global South.


The Journal of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law (JIPIT) welcomes submissions for Volume IV, Issue II (2024). We are particularly interested in articles, legislative commentaries, and case reviews exploring developments in Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, ICT Law, and Intellectual Property Law within the Global South context.

We particularly encourage contributions in the following fields:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI): Analyze the governance, impact, and implications of AI in the Global South, including ethical considerations, regulatory challenges, and potential benefits.
  • Data Governance: Delve into data protection and privacy in the context of the Global South, considering local perspectives and emerging trends.
  • ICT Law: Explore legal frameworks and regulations governing information and communication technologies in the Global South, addressing challenges and proposing solutions.
  • Intellectual Property (IP): Examine IP protection, enforcement, and access to knowledge in the Global South, considering the unique needs of developing countries.

Submission Types:

  • Unpublished journal articles: Original research papers presenting rigorous analysis and insightful arguments.
  • Legislative commentaries: Critical analyses of recent legislative developments in relevant fields.
  • Case reviews: In-depth examinations of landmark court decisions in relevant fields with broader implications.

We prioritize submissions that specifically address developments in the Global South, offering fresh perspectives and highlighting regional issues.

Submission Guidelines:

Kindly click here to make a submission or email to

All submissions should comply with the APA referencing style.

⛔️ Deadline: 15 June 2024



JIPIT only accepts original and unpublished submissions that meet its substantive and technical requirements. The Journal strongly prefers to receive submissions online via this website. Direct email submissions, however, will also be accepted through The Journal does not consider hard-copy submissions.

The Journal prefers to publish full-length articles (i.e., 10,000 to 25,000 words, references included). Book reviews, case commentaries, and legislative commentaries are also welcome (5,000 to 7000 words, references included). The Journal will consider submissions from law professors, practitioners, clerks, etc.

To publish in JIPIT, authors should accept and fulfil the following requirements:

  • Stylistic and bibliographic requirements
  • Copyright License
  • Legal and ethical standards

For more authors’ guidelines, click here.

Click here to access the previous Issues.


We look forward to receiving your submissions.


Vol. 3 No. 1 (2023)

This Special Issue features intellectually invigorating articles discussing ‘The State Of Artificial Intelligence in Africa’. The articles address issues such as AI’s influence on the legal profession, its role in healthcare, border security, politics, and the associated legal frameworks that govern these interdisciplinary paradigms in Africa.

Published: 2023-11-30

Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022)

With this Issue, JIPIT pursues its passion for consistency and furthers its objectives in the Global South by bringing together world-class scholars from, Kenya, Botswana, and Nigeria, among others. This Issue features articles addressing topics such as cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI) disruption of IP rights, regulation of deepfakes, artist resale rights, data privacy, and mobile health solutions.

Published: 2022-09-15

Vol. 1 No. 1 (2021)

In this inaugural edition, the featured contributions address topics such as digital political micro-targeting, taxation, software copyright, online freedom of speech, and anti-counterfeit measures. Each paper is innovative, timely and alive to the context.

Published: 2021-05-11