Centre Right India (CRI) accepts submissions to the blog from its readers. Submissions can be broadly under one of the subcategories of commentary – on social, economic and political issues, book reviews of relevant books and Longform – where the author can delve into any issue of choice either with a series of posts or a detailed piece. Contributors are requested to follow the CRI style guide posted here. Compliance with the style guide will help us greatly in ensuring error-free posts with a consistent and meaningful style of presentation.
While we encourage original articles, CRI will publish exceptional articles that have appeared elsewhere provided that the author obtains the required permission in writing (e-mail) from the original publisher.
CRI invites contributions in the ‘commentary’ section on social, economic and political issues of the day. Submissions made in this category must be between 750 to 2,000 words. These submissions must be made exclusive to CRI and they can be hosted on personal blogs only after a week of its publishing on CRI.
CRI accepts book reviews of socially, economically and politically relevant books. These submissions too must be exclusive to CRI which can be hosted on other sites after a week of its publishing on CRI. Ideally, these reviews are expected to be less than 3,000 words.
CRI welcomes original research output in the field of humanities, and would publish such works under the category of ‘Longform’. The author can choose to present his work either as one single article – in which case the article must not be more than 10,000 words or as a series of posts – where each post is no more than 3,000 words long.
Contributors are requested to provide their email contact and a short introduction about their background and interests. The posts will appear along with the writer’s full name and the short bio, however the email-ID of the contributors will not be published.
Authors are requested to submit their contributions in MS Word, preferably .doc. Submissions in other formats like .pdf, etc. will not be accepted. We request the authors to follow the simple style guide presented below. This will help us in reducing the processing time for the articles once they are accepted for publication.
1) For the main text, use Calibri, 12pt with 1.5 line spacing.
2) Use British spellings.
3) Single indent all quotations that are longer than 3 lines.
4) While quoting from a source, identify the source in clear terms and also provide a hyperlink if the source is available online.
5) All abbreviations – including the common ones must be expanded at its first occurrence.
6) Images used must be in the jpeg format with resolutions greater than 600X340. Images must not be copyright restricted.
7) Provide a caption for all the tables and images used in the article.
As a guide to what kind of articles have a greater chance of being selected, here are some pointers:
1. The argument should be made clearly and concisely.
2. Articles should not be or contain rants against an individual or an organisation; issues should be addressed and critiqued.
3. Articles should refrain from ad hominems – focus on the argument, not the person!
4. Check grammar and spelling before submission – an article riddled with errors is just more work for our copy editors
5. While CRI encourages all manner of articles, timely articles – be they book reviews, longform, or responses – are prioritised. This does not mean that other articles will be rejected – they will be held in queue for publication (if selected).
6. Data and quotes must be cited. No article based on unsubstantiated source material will be published. If the source is private, mentioning it should be reconsidered.
7. All citations must adhere to the Turabian Style Guide.