Publication Policy

Unsolicited submissions - Ideas for India encourages unsolicited submissions that are evidence-based and relevant to Indian growth and development policy. Prospective contributors are encouraged to acquaint themselves with the content and style of Ideas for India when considering whether their submission addresses relevant issues. Some key guidelines to note are that posts should be:

  • Original work
  • 800-1500 words in length
  • Written at an analytical level that is more evidence-based than a newspaper op-ed piece, but far more accessible than a journal article
  • Include a list of all references

Unsolicited submissions should be sent to: Please indicate whether this post has been submitted elsewhere for publication, and if so list all publications.

  • Author's full contact details
  • Author's curriculum vitae

By submitting a post to Ideas for India, you affirm that the work is your own; that it contains no matter that is defamatory or is otherwise unlawful or that invades individual privacy or infringes any proprietary right or any statutory right; and you agree to indemnify and hold Ideas for India harmless against any claim to the contrary. You further affirm that the work contains no materials the publication of which would violate any copyright.

By submitting a post for publication, you also confirm your understanding that the work may appear on other websites or in printed publications as part of content sharing or other agreements.

The Ideas for India Editorial Board will review all submissions and notify accepted authors by email. The Editorial Board reserves the right to not review or respond to submissions it considers frivolous.

Reprinting and Permissions - In keeping with its mission of fostering evidence-based policy discourse, Ideas for India is open to allowing reprinting of its content, with attribution and prior written permission. When reprinting the post, please include the following text:

For online publications
"Reprinted with permission from Ideas for India ("
Please include a hyperlink to Ideas for India

For print publications
"Reprinted with permission from Ideas for India ("
Please include the URL for Ideas for India

Please also send a brief email with details of your publication, posting date, and any other relevant information at:


Hindi Section - Selected I4I posts are translated for the Hindi Section. In case of any discrepancy in the translation, the English-language original will prevail.  

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