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Call for Submissions

Roadmap For India @ 100: Prosperity, Inclusivity and Sustainability

As India celebrates its emergence as a vibrant democracy and flourishing economy in its 75th year since independence, it is time to reflect on our achievements and prepare for what lies ahead. The per capita income of the country narrates the story of uneven growth. India’s youth aspires to build an ‘Atamnirbhar Bharat’, a symbol of prosperity through inclusive and sustainable development. With the acquisition of the G20 presidency for the year 2022-23, it is time to showcase our core strengths to the world and promote equitable growth. The presidency is a stepping stone for the realisation of Vision 2047.

The Indian School of Public Policy Review (IPR) invites insightful contributions to encourage informed dialogue on relevant policy issues. Academicians, professionals, students and public policy enthusiasts can submit their views on Roadmap for India @ 100. Authors can explore the following domains: Health, Education, Environment, Science, Technology, Infrastructure, Policy, Urbanisation, Human Rights and Social Justice, Economy and Finance, and National Security.

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How and What we write

Submissions may be made under the following categories:

Essays

  • Op-ed – express an informed opinion (700-800 words)
  • Book review – summary, analysis, recommendation (1000 words)
  • Policy brief – concise summary of problem, analysis, recommendations (1500-2000 words)
  • Short article – convey issue, body (flexible), way forward (500-1000 words)
  • In-depth article – in-depth exploration of issue, analysis, way forward (1500-3000)

Visual media

In our search for masterpieces in visual storytelling, IPR is now open to entries from illustrators and photographers.

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Guidelines for Visual Media

Photographs: Entrants must hold all applicable rights to the final image, including any retouching or image processing. Heavily vignetted, over-sharpened and over-saturated photo edits are discouraged. Originals must be preserved for edited entries. All entries must be submitted in .jpeg or .png format only.

Photo essays: Acceptance of photo essays is subject to anonymous peer-review. The photo essay should be accompanied by a word document that contains:

Illustrations/comic strips: The illustration/comic must be of socio-economic relevance. All entries must be submitted in .pdf format. Vector graphic formats like .ai and .eps must be converted to pdf before submission.

If you wish to get your articles and images featured on IPR, send your submissions to [email protected]. We look forward to your participation and engagement.

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Guidelines for Essays

All submissions will be reviewed by the Editorial Board, who will check for the merit of arguments (backed by evidence), clarity, organisation, spelling and grammatical consistency. We appreciate submissions that are balanced in tone and offer constructive perspectives with (preferably) clear policy recommendations. There is no limit on the number of entries that can be submitted by one writer. Please read the guidelines below carefully before submitting:

  • Only original and unpublished work must be submitted for consideration for publication with IPR. Authors are required to inform the Editorial Board if they have submitted their manuscript for submission elsewhere and if they have received an acceptance for publication. In such a scenario, the submission shall not be considered for publication with IPR.

  • Author(s) must take particular care that their work does not infringe on the rights of third parties, including privacy rights and intellectual property rights, and that their sources are duly cited.

  • In case there is any material error that has been identified, whether prior to or subsequent to publication, the Authors must ensure that the Editorial Board is immediately informed about the same. IPR shall also have the right to take down and remove content from IPR if inconsistencies or malpractices are found post-publication.

  • Plagiarism above 10 % shall attract immediate disqualification.
  • The word limit shall exclude endnotes and references. IPR follows APA citation style.
  • All entries should be submitted in .doc or .docx format only.
  • An undertaking would be required to be physically/digitally signed and shared with the Editorial Board to formally accept the ‘Transfer of the Copyright’ and provide IPR with an exclusive right to publish the submission if selected.
  • Formatting specifications
    • For Headings: Times New Roman, size:13, Bold
    • For the main body: Times New Roman, Alignment: Left, size: 12, spacing: 1.5
    • For Endnotes and References: Times New Roman, size:12, Spacing: 1.0
    • Margins: 1 inch on all sides
    • Hyperlinks of resources used to be added in cases of op-eds and short articles.
    • Decisions of the Editorial Board on all matters shall be final.

  • Authors are allowed to co-author their submissions only in categories including and limited to Policy briefs and In-depth articles. They shall be accompanied by an Abstract not exceeding 250 words which shall be attached to the same document and shall contain at least five keywords.

  • Your submission’s mail subject and filename should be in the following format: Name. Format of Writeup. IPR Submission.

In case of any queries, the IPR team can be contacted at [email protected]