Contribute to Oval Insights

The Oval Observer Foundation as a strategic engagement and action platform is involved in promoting research on economic, social and political issues faced by emerging economies. In keeping with the mandate of the Foundation, we have been on the forefront of generating original content and publishing insightful pieces on six major themes, namely Economy & Finance, Global Trade, Investment, Political Affairs, Security and, Sustainability.

The Foundation welcomes external contributors to submit articles, short essays, book reviews and opinion editorials on any of the aforementioned themes. Since we aim to be accessible to a wide variety of audience – ranging from scholars, practitioners to students – the articles should be written in a clear and understandable format. Any submission must comply with the following guidelines:

1. All submitted articles should be within 2500 words whereas every essay, book review or Op-ed must be within 1500 words.

2. Manuscripts are to be sent in electronic form in MS Word format (.doc/.docx) and must be sent to The font should be Times New Roman, having a font size of 12, with 1.5 spacing and without any footnotes. If required, endnotes may be provided with the article

3. A short profile of author must be submitted with the article, including qualifications and institutional affiliations. We seek to encourage publications from wide variety of authors – noted academics, subject matter experts, research scholars, journalists as well as post graduate and undergraduate students – provided their content is original and deemed worthy of publication by our Editorial Board.

4. Each piece must have a short abstract about the basic premise of the article (50 – 100 words)

5. Any manuscript sent will be presumed as original and deemed to have not been published elsewhere. Any plagiarized content is liable to not be published. The Foundation will blacklist any author from future publication requests.

6. The receipt of the submission would be promptly acknowledged within the 2-3 days and decision on publication would be decided with a minimal deadline of two weeks.

7. The editorial process focuses on organization, flow, clarity, and consistency but also reviews grammar, punctuation, spelling, and style.

8. While we cannot guarantee providing a feedback for every piece, if you do not receive any response from us within 3 working days, please feel free to send it to other publishing portals for consideration.

9. Once a submission is accepted, the Oval Observer Foundation shall own the copyright to all published works on its websiteand have the right of first publication, both in print and online, unless other arrangements are made with the Editors in advance. The authors will be required to fill a Copyright Declaration Form prior to the publication of the article.

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