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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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 Announces New Editor

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11 Jul 2018

Dr Keetie Roelen is a Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton, UK. She is a development economist by training and current research interests include the measurement and dynamics of (child) poverty, psychosocial aspects of poverty and the role of social protection and economic empowerment programmes in reducing poverty in all its forms. Her research includes quantitative and qualitative studies and impact evaluations, and she has a keen interest in mixed methods approaches.

CfP for Special Issue Proposal: ‘Development Challenges in Myanmar’

Read more: CfP for Special Issue Proposal: ‘Development Challenges in Myanmar’
15 May 2018

Myanmar faces multifaceted, complex and intertwined development challenges that cannot be tackled one by one. The EADI Global Asia Working Group will propose a special issue on ‘Development Challenges in Myanmar’ to be submitted to the European Journal of Development Research.

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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.