Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) for Request for Proposals No. PCD/07/038

Launch of a new journal: World Intellectual Property Review

Deadline for submission: 31.07.2007
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an intergovernmental organization with its headquarters in Geneva. It is one of the 16 United Nations specialized agencies and is responsible for promoting the protection of intellectual property throughout the world, including the administration of the Patent Cooperation Treaty and the international registration of marks.
WIPO is about to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) in order to select a partner publisher for its new journal, World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR), to be launched in 2008. The WIPR is to be an academic journal dealing with intellectual property (IP) issues at the international level. Its focus will be on interdisciplinary research and analysis of policy, economic, legal and technical areas, including the topics discussed in international fora, as well as national developments on IP that have global effect. Therefore, the WIPR should be distinguished from other IP journals that deal mainly with national topics or solely with legal or trade and investment issues. As such, its readers as well as contributors are expected to be from different parts of the world, including both developed and developing regions. The language used, however, for the publication of the WIPR will be in English.
This journal is mainly in response to numerous demands received by WIPO for IP education and training, as well as sharing and disseminating more evidence and fact-based arguments to promote international debates on IP issues. It is also because there is a great need for high-quality research and analysis of IP issues, particularly on policy, at the international level.
Any interested publisher wishing to participate in the prequalification procedure is invited to download the electronic version of the questionnaire [ DOC] [ PDF] and to return it duly completed via fax, e-mail, or post mail, to the following address before July 31, 2007:
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Expression of Interest (EOI) No. PCD/07/038
Procurement and Contracts Division
34, chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20
The purpose of this call for EOI is to identify appropriate publishers who could be selected to make proposals to WIPO; it does not constitute an invitation to tender. Only publishers deemed qualified by WIPO will receive the invitation to tender.
WIPO is the sole judge as to the preselection of the publishers. The selection will take into account the answers to the questionnaire according to the following criteria:
  • Reputation and experience of the publisher; and
  • Experience in publishing IP journals or other relevant journals.