Get Involved with us

The underlying objective behind IPAN and its work is to liberate the world of public policy, make it understandable for general masses and encourage citizens (especially youth) to make effective and positive contributions to the national and global policy discourses. We at IPAN believe that policy solutions come more from daily lives than they can from formal, technically oriented approach.

We welcome you to contribute to this youth-led movement that IPAN aspires to unleash!

1. Do you have a project proposal in mind?
If you have a policy research project that you wish to work upon under IPAN, please get in touch with IPAN President at president@ipan.in. There is no prescribed format for stating your proposal; mention the general proposal details (objective, methodology, expected time to be taken, probable resources needed) in your email and it will be evaluated by the Executive Board if it can be taken as a project under IPAN. Upon preliminary acceptance, you may be asked to provide further details. Upon final clearance, the proposer shall be appointed as a Research Coordinator and may be provided with a team of Research Assistants.

2. Do you wish to get involved as a Research Assistant in an on-going project?
Our on-going works can be seen on the website. If you wish to get involved in any of those projects in any capacity, please feel free to contact us at contact@ipan.in.

3. Do you wish to contribute articles/papers for IPAN and its publications?

Submission Guidelines

Unsolicited manuscripts are welcome, provided that they are not simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Prospective contributors are strongly encouraged to acquaint themselves with IPAN´s research documents when considering whether their submission addresses relevant subjects, themes, and issues. Please note that IPAN´s mission is to provide high quality and practical public policy analysis, rather than journalistic articles that cover particular events. Contributors often possess demonstrated expertise regarding their chosen topics. Kindly, read our mission statement, objectives and focus areas.

The preferred length of manuscripts is 800-900 words, with a 1,000-word maximum for articles. Papers should be between 4000-8000 words. Any accompanying image, graph, or figure should be at least 540 pixels wide, and submitted in JPEG or PNG format.

We regret that we cannot respond to every submission. Prospective contributors who do not receive a response within fifteen days should feel free to submit their manuscripts elsewhere.

All unsolicited contributions should be electronically submitted to contact@ipan.in with “SUBMISSION” as the subject line. Submissions should mention author´s full name, affiliation, postal address and a declaration that it is original work of the author and violates no existing copyright. Please note that all submissions must be in English.

All submission go through a thorough plagiarism check. IPAN reserves the right to accept or reject any submission without specifying any reasons.