So, you want to write for CRRSS? That’s awesome!

All authors are requested to adhere to the guidelines provided below. The purpose of these guidelines is to provide the basic information required for submission of an article and serve as a checklist for the author before submitting it to the Editorial Committee. 

We Accept two kinds of contributions: 

  • Op’eds: 700- 1000 words 

  • Research Articles: 1000- 1800 words  

Please send the submission in a Word document (doc or .docx) over email at  info@thinkcrrss.com .

Please use this as subject line: Submission - “ Title of the article ” 

 

We only publish articles/Op’eds that are closely related to UNSGDs and issues of development. Please review our website and about us before sending in your contributions. Submissions that are not related to our work and goals will be rejected and not forwarded to the editorial board for review. 

All articles should include a title and subtitle, headings and subheadings, an introduction, and paragraphs which follow a structure (Eg: PEEL/PECL format Point-Evidence-Evaluate-Link).

 

Please provide at least one relevant picture, along with proper citation. This picture shall be used as a cover for your article. 

 

 A max 140 Character description should be provided, along with  5-7 keywords, to be used as tags,relevant to the article and the overarching work of the center.

 

A bio, in second person, is needed along with your article - this should not be more than 60 words. You can send your picture, however this is optional.

 

The title of the article and the contents of the article need to be closely linked and the title is to substantiated by the article. 

  • All material should be submitted in the following format: 

    • Font : Times New Roman 

    • Size: 11 

    • Quotes: Italics 

    • Align: Justified 

    • Line Spacing: 1.5 

    • Text color: Black (#000000). Except Hyperlinks, which are in blue automatically, all text should be in black, including quotes and special mentions.

    • Please make sure of correcting any minor errors that one may have overlooked. This extends the time of review and causes delay in publication. 

 

The editorial board will thoroughly check the research and technical quality of the article before publishing it. 

  • Opinion pieces should at least bring some academic reference or evidence to it. Not merely words but also examples that support the opinion of the author. Plain text, with no valid evidence should be avoided at all cost. It should be a blend of research articles and open editions. 

  • All articles should be unpublished and original. The arguments of the authors should be supported by genuine research documents such as research articles, op-eds, blog posts, acoustic documents, etc. 

  • The references should be hyperlinked by the author and its authenticity should be ensured. Also the list of references should be added at the end of the document. Should there be a need to check or ensure credibility, these references will be used. 

  • C.R.R.S.S take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software.

  • All articles ( especially opinion  pieces ) should contain a one liner stating that all opinions expressed are views of the author and not of the organization. Check the following for reference: All the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in the article solely belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C.R.R.S.S, as an organization or to other groups of individuals belonging to C.R.R.S.S. Assumptions made in the analysis are not reflective of the position of any other entity other than the author(s) - and, since we are critically-thinking human beings, these views are subject to change, revision, and rethinking at any time. Please do not hold them in perpetuity.  

We reserve the right to edit your content to make it more readable. An editor may make changes to the title and add introduction and sub-sections suitable to our format. Language/grammatical errors will also be corrected before publishing. Any substantial changes that impact your argument or the meaning of your post will be discussed with you.

 

If your article is time sensitive, please mention so in the subject line and we will revert in 1-2 days. However, given the high volume of submissions that we receive everyday, the review process for non-time sensitive articles might take longer, up to 7-8 business days.

Adhering to these guidelines will help in producing thought-provoking, scholarly, and state of the art work and convey them in a much more refined way. These guidelines shall  be used by the authors, and will be used by the editorial board as a checklist to examine and better help the incoming articles. 

 

C.R.S.S.S's editorial board thanks you for your time and contribution to the mandates, and literature in the field of sustainable development goals.  

Looking forward to your submissions. Thank you!