European Journal of Development Research (EJDR)

The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is a multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective. It is published five times a year by Palgrave/McMillan on behalf of EADI.

The EJDR is recognized by the International Social Science Citation Index.

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The EJDR launches new impact evaluation session

05 Aug 2019

The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is launching a new section dedicated to the publication of original research on impact assessment. This section aims to enhance the visibility of the original research on the impacts of development policies and programs that the EJDR publishes. Furthermore, it will provide a forum for the publication of evidence-based analyses and critiques of the implications of impact assessment for development policy and practice.The editorial team welcome new submissions for the Impact Evaluation section and interested authors are asked to submit their work to the team of editors in the normal way, indicating that their submission is for the Impact Evaluation section. Read more

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EJDR is recruiting new co-editors

Read more: EJDR is recruiting new co-editors
25 Sep 2018

The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is seeking to recruit three new co-editors to join its editorial team. In all three instances, we are looking for a research-active scholar based in the global North or South with extensive experience of publishing, editing and reviewing for high-ranking academic journals.

New: EJDR Special issue - Innovation systems in the era of global value chains

Read more: New: EJDR Special issue - Innovation systems in the era of global value chains (external link)
23 Jul 2018

with two open access articles:

  • Innovation Trajectories in Developing Countries: Co-evolution of Global Value Chains and Innovation Systems Rasmus Lema, Roberta Rabellotti & Padmashree Gehl Sampath
  • Trade, Global Value Chains and Upgrading: What, When and How? Padmashree Gehl Sampath & Bertha Vallejo

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EJDR Early Careers Initiative

The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) recognises the need to provide a forum for the publication of original and high quality research by individuals that are early in their research career. By ‘early’ we intend up to 5 years post-doctorate; or with 5 years or less research experience.

We understand that producing publishable research requires the understanding of the journal peer-review and publication process. This is in addition to requirements for the preparation of papers to abide by EJDR’s standards in terms of content, and to follow EJDR’s instructions for authors in terms of form. Early careers researchers may not always be familiar with these processes. EJDR’s early careers initiative has been designed to assist with the understanding of this process. It is a ‘supported learning’ submissions route for early careers authors, to help fulfil their potential.

Authors whose manuscripts are eligible for the early careers initiative will benefit from: 

  • Initial feedback on the manuscript (upon submission, before it is sent out for blind peer review): this is to ensure the paper is strong, and that it will be assessed on its merit by reviewers. 
  • Advice on the best way of incorporating reviewers’ feedback.

EJDR has appointed Dr Tewodaj Mogues as Editor for Early Careers Submissions.

For full Information of the scheme and eligibility, click here.