International Journal of Private Law

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Steve Cornelius
ISSN online: 1753-6243
ISSN print: 1753-6235
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IJPL provides a forum for international discussion on all aspects of private law including audio-visual, media, communication and space law, which have not been covered by any journals so far. It explores legal issues facing individuals, entrepreneurs and business owners, and discusses provocative and timely issues facing both the national and international community. IJPL is dedicated to providing comprehensive, practical, reliable and current information for practicing attorneys, judges, students and academics regarding the practice of private law worldwide.


 Topics covered include

  • Commercial law and bankruptcy/insolvency
  • Employment/labour, human rights, consumer protection, marketing
  • Finance, corporate governance, banking and investment
  • Legislative and regulatory affairs
  • International law/judicial assistance
  • Arbitration/ADR, choice of law, recognition of foreign judgments
  • Property ownership, real estate, intellectual property
  • Family law, wills and estates
  • Contract law, restitution, torts
  • Trade law, competition law, e-commerce, sales of goods, product liability
  • Offshore outsourcing
  • Jurisdiction of the courts, jurisdiction and judgments, equity, trust
  • Environmental/space/aviation/health/pharmaceutical law
  • Media/entertainment/communication/sports law
  • Conflict of law, case law, policy developments, law and culture

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Problems of international dimension require international efforts. The objectives of IJPL are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, academics, researchers, legal practitioners, universities and businesses concerned with practical legal issues prevalent in private law. The aim is to attract the highest level of research results and to provide valuable insight into matters of broad intellectual and practical concern to the legal and business communities, and to meet quality standards.

The immediate goal is to enable readers to obtain quality legal analysis that is easily accessible and, best of all, succinct. Readers can keep abreast of the daily highlights of legal news from around the nation and the world. IJPL provides an effective resource for comprehensive analysis of contemporary law issues to practicing attorneys, academia and the business community in a manner that fosters the intellectual development of students and professionals. It breaks new ground on legal issues, provides an in-depth discussion of current developments and timely issues, particularly those with a cross-border focus, and offers a survey of the law in areas of particular interest to our international readership. Finally, it publishes articles directed at business lawyers unfamiliar with a substantive area, as well as articles on technical legal issues.


IJPL provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers working in the fields of business, e-commerce and finance, either as producers of new knowledge or as users of this knowledge, to disseminate primary information and to learn from each other’s work. Among its readers are businessmen, researchers, professionals, academics and legal practitioners.


IJPL publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, book reviews, notes, case commentaries and news. Special Issues devoted to important topics in private law will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Cornelius, Steve, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Editorial Board Members

  • Belikova, Ksenia, People's Friendship University of Russia, Russian Federation
  • Boele-Woelki, Katharina, Bucherius Law School, Germany
  • Edlund, Hans Henrik, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Khoo, Teng Guan, Anglia Ruskin University, UK
  • Oloko, Temitope, Lagos State University, Nigeria
  • Patterson, Dennis, Rutgers University, USA
  • Popovic, Dragoljub, European Court of Human Rights, France
  • Stepanov, Sergey, Institute for Private Law, Russian Federation
  • Tripathy, Sunita, Jindal Global Law School, India
  • Weber, Rolf H., University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • Wendt, John T., University of St. Thomas, USA
  • Zhang, Xiao Yang, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China


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  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
  • All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
  • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
  • There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.


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