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Indian Politics & Policy

Online ISSN: 2573-8054
Sumit Ganguly, Indiana University
Managing Editor
Surupa Gupta, University of Mary Washington
Associate Editors
Nicolas Blarel, Leiden University
Neil DeVotta, Wake Forest University
Ronojoy Sen, National University of Singapore 
Book Review Editor
Arzan Tarapore, King's College, London 
Aims and scope
Indian Politics and Policy aims to be the primary journal for studying contemporary Indian politics. We will consider submissions that analyze all aspects of Indian policies and political processes. We invite original work that demonstrates theoretical rigor, sound empirical research and policy relevance. We also welcome review articles, proposals for special issues and research forums on contemporary topics.
Editorial policy
After initial screening, the editors will send manuscripts to independent, anonymous experts in the field for double-blind reviews. Only manuscripts that are considered ready for publication will be sent for review. Indian Politics and Policy seeks to publish original research – by original we mean work that has not been published elsewhere. Contributors should not submit significant portions of previously published work. We will not publish research that has already been published elsewhere. In case of any question of overlap, the authors should send a copy of the earlier work to the editors to make a determination. Authors are also advised to not submit work that they have submitted elsewhere.
All submissions should be made to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Length: manuscripts should be 6000-8000 words in length. Review articles are shorter
    Preparation: all manuscripts should be prepared using MS Word. The text and notes should be typed using a 12-point font in Times New Roman and should be double-spaced with one-inch margin on all sides. All pages (including those with tables and diagrams only) should be numbered sequentially. All tables and diagrams should be numbered
  • Style guide: please refer to the journal's style guide while preparing the manuscript. Authors are responsible for making sure that the final version of the manuscript conforms to this style guide
  • Abstract: please include a 150-word summary of the main argument and the main findings
  • Clean manuscript: to protect the integrity of the peer-review process, we ask that at least ony copy of the manuscript should be devoid of any self-identification of the author(s)
  • Contact information of author(s): on a separate sheet, please submit the names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of author(s). In case of multiple authors, please identify the corresponding author. Also include a statement that the work being submitted has not been published and also, that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere
Editorial board
Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Ashoka University, New Delhi
Maya Tudor, Blavatnik School of Public Policy, University of Oxford
Rajesh Basrur, Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore
Shakti Sinha, Nehru Memorial Library and Museum, New Delhi
Shibashis Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, Calcutta
Ashutosh Varshney, Brown University
Aseema Sinha, Claremont McKenna College
Subrata Mitra, National University of Singapore
Niraja Gopal Jayal, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Nandini Gupta, Indiana University, Bloomington
Kanti Bajpai, Lee Kaun Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Yale University