2018 New Matter Author Submission Guidelines

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2018 NEW MATTER AUTHOR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1. TOPIC AND LENGTH

Articles should be on topics of interest to a significant number of IP lawyers and in the range of 1500-5000 words long. Acceptable types of articles include reasoned opinion, practice tips, and scholarly analysis. The articles must be within the bounds of good taste and must have accurate references, using Harvard Bluebook formatting. Acceptance of the article will depend on whether the article fits in with the overall coverage and topics of other articles, timeliness, editorial schedule, etc.

2. INITIAL SUBMISSION

Contact the Acquisition Editor to discuss whether your topic fits New Matter editorial policy, is a good fit for the issue with regard to topic, and is timely submitted. By way of example, a recent case analysis and discussion article may have already been accepted by another author.

3. SUMMARY OF ARTICLE

Authors are encouraged to summarize the article in the initial paragraphs, focusing on the importance of the topic and issue, and the scope of what will be covered. You should also make use of headings to emphasize the main issues and key contours of the article. Most readers welcome a roadmap and highway markers.

4. WORD .DOC FORMAT

Provide a final copy to the Acquisitions Editor in Microsoft Word format.

5. CHARTS, GRAPHS AND IMAGES

Authors should avoid submitting low-resolution graphics or documents in pdf format. All charts, graphs and images ("graphics") should be preferably be provided as separate grayscale, TIFF-formatted (or high-resolution JPEG) graphics. Images created using Adobe’s Photoshop®, for example, are generally acceptable. It is the author’s responsibility to present graphics in a format which ensures its acceptability for publication. Generally, they should be at least 1MB in original size. Graphics downloaded from third-party sources such as the internet or originally taken or generated with a low resolution or small digital size (e.g., 32-164kb) may result in unacceptable image, in addition to presenting other issues. All such items must also comply with applicable California Lawyers Association guidelines. For example, a brief verbal description or alternative text may be needed for the graphic.

6. ENDNOTE CITATION FORMAT

Citations should be in ENDNOTE format. New Matter does not use footnotes, nor does it publish embedded citations (where the full cite appears within the text of the article). Instead, all citations must appear at the end of the article. All citations must conform to Harvard Bluebook rules.

7. YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION AND SUMMARY OF ARTICLE

When you submit your article to the Acquisitions Editor, please include: (i) Name, affiliation (company or law firm), and address; (ii) Contact telephone and email; and (iii) One paragraph summary of article and its relevance.

8. INITIAL INTAKE REVIEW

Our initial intake review may take 2-6 weeks depending on article length, topic, etc.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS UPON ACCEPTANCE

Upon acceptance, all authors are required to immediately supply the following three (3) items:

1. HEADSHOT

A high-resolution TIFF or JPEG Digital File headshot of the author. Images should be 1MB in size or larger.

2. SHORT BIOGRAPHY

A brief bio of 50 words or less containing the author’s name, affiliation, contact information and practice areas.

3. EXECUTED LICENSE AGREEMENT

An executed copy of the New Matter Copyright License and Warranty agreement authorizing New Matter to publish the article. A blank copy of the Agreement will be sent to the author from the New Matter Acquisition Editor.

2018 SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Upcoming Deadlines to submit articles to New Matter are as follows:

SUMMER 2018, MARCH 23 • FALL 2018, JUNE 22 • WINTER 2018, SEPTEMBER 7

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