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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 columns should be:
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  • 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
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By submitting a column 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 column 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.

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