Call for Rolling Submissions
The Indian School of Public Policy Review (IPR) invites insightful contributions to encourage informed dialogue on relevant policy issues.
Authors can explore the following domains: Health Policy and Management, Education Policy and Design, Environmental Studies, Science, Technology, and Infrastructure Policy, Urbanisation and Governance, Human Rights and Social Justice, Economy and Finance, and National Security. The following formats are open for submissions- Op-Eds, Book Reviews, Policy Briefs, Short articles, and In-depth articles. If you wish to contribute to IPR, send your submissions to [email protected].
Please go through the guidelines below before submitting. We look forward to your participation and engagement.
All submissions shall undergo an editorial review process at our end, and only the best suitable entries shall be published. There are no criteria for a minimum or a maximum number of submissions that will be accepted for publication. The review process shall check for the merit of submissions, spelling and grammatical consistency, and understanding of the subject matter. We appreciate submissions that are balanced in tone, offering a constructive perspective with (preferably) clear policy recommendations. 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- Only original and unpublished work must be submitted for consideration for publication with IPR.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 that would elaborate on all sources being cited in APA format.
- 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’ as well as 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-ed and short articles.
- Decisions of the Editorial Board on all matters shall be final.
- Submissions may be made under the following categories:
- Op-ed – express informed opinion (700-800 words)
- Book review – summary, analysis, recommendation (1000 words)
- Policy brief – concise summary of problem, analysis, recommendations
- Short article – convey issue, body (flexible), way forward (500-1000 words)
- In-depth article – in-depth exploration of issue, analysis, way forward
- 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 in 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]