The Open A.I.R. Project has issued its press release for the important intellectual property events it is helping to host next week (9-13 December 2013) in Cape Town. The press release is entitled “International Conference and Publications on Innovation, Intellectual Property and the Public Interest”.
Registered delegates for the Cape Town 2013 Global Congress and Open A.I.R. Conference, taking place 9-13 December 2013, are urged to please read the logistics message issued on 4 December by Open A.I.R. Project Manager Nan Warner.
Presenters of papers to the Global Congress and Open A.I.R. Conference in Cape Town in December 2013 will be able to seek publication in 2014 in one of two high-quality African academic journals. Both the African Journal for Science, Technology, Innovation and Development (AJSTID) and the South African Intellectual Property Law Journal (SAIPLJ) have issued Calls for Papers emerging from the Congress and Conference.
According to the AJSTID Call, top papers from the Congress & Conference will be eligible for selection for publication in a special issue of AJSTID focussed on "research questions at the nexus of intellectual property and development, an intriguing and significant research domain that offers numerous opportunities for substantial scholarly inquiry".
The SAIPLJ Call is for Congress & Conference papers to be considered for inclusion in the journal's 2014 issue, and "[c]ontributions on all aspects of intellectual property that have relevance to Africa, particularly South Africa, are welcome."
Both Calls are attached to this message, with submission contact details and specifications.
SAIPLJ's submission deadline is 30 March 2014.
AJSTID's deadline is 1 April 2014.
More information on the Cape Town 2013 Global Congress and Open A.I.R. Conference is available on the Cape Town 2013 home page.