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JUMP - Journal Mentoring Programme

Promoting the increased participation of Southern researchers in the EJDR

Among the objectives of EADI’s journal, the European Journal of Development Research (EJDR), is to increase the number of original papers authored by researchers from the Global South. To address this objective, EADI and the EJDR have jointly designed the JUMP Mentoring Programme to strengthen Southern voices and participation in academic discourses and knowledge production.

Promoting the increased participation of Southern researchers in the EJDR

Academic publishing is critical for enhancing the research capacity in the Global South. A greater participation of Southern researchers can contribute to balancing the predominantly Northern-led academic development ‘voice’. The JUMP mentorship programme offers young Southern researchers a one-to-one mentorship opportunity by an experienced scholar to develop a quality paper for publication in the EJDR or other academic journals in the field of Development Studies. A particular focus is set on women and authors from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.


  • Advancing voices of Southern researchers in academic knowledge production.
  • Promoting Southern researchers to publish in international high-quality Journals.


  • Introductory JUMP sessions (“Meet your Mentor”) and Paper Writing Workshops for accepted Southern researchers.
  • Selected researchers will be paired with a mentor and will receive guidance during the publishing process in the EJDR (commenting on structure, abstract and drafts, etc.).



The next call will be launched in autumn 2022 and will be combined with the EADI General Conference in 2023. Please subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.


The first edition of the JUMP programme was funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Swiss Development Cooperation in 2017.