About the Journal

Development in Practice Journal

Editor-in-Chief                        Brian PrattINTRAC

Masthead statement

Development in Practice offers practice-relevant analysis and research relating to development and humanitarianism, providing a worldwide forum for the exchange of ideas and practical experiences among practitioners, scholars, policy shapers, and activists. By challenging current assumptions, the journal seeks to stimulate new thinking and ways of working. Contributors to this peer-reviewed journal represent a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds and experience. While the journal is published in English, submissions in French, Portuguese or Spanish are welcome; and abstracts are published in these languages. Development in Practice particularly encourages new writers as well as previously published authors.

Aims and scope

The international development arena and its associated discourses remain dominated by the English language and by Western intellectual and cultural traditions. The experiences of those actually engaged in development and humanitarian practice often remain at best as ‘grey literature’, and are seldom published in peer-reviewed journals. We therefore actively seek out and offer editorial assistance to new writers, with the broader aim of bringing alternative views and critical voices into the international arena. Our language policy is similarly geared to encouraging contributions from outside the mainstream parameters.

We also make every effort to ensure that articles are clear and accessible, keeping jargon and technical terms to the minimum.

We are committed to ensuring that articles published in Development in Practice are available to readers and contributors from diverse cultural, linguistic, and professional backgrounds. To this end, the journal is supported by article abstracts published in French and Spanish in addition to English.

As a hybrid Open Access journal, we strongly urge authors to archive their published article in an open and properly indexed digital repository.

We publish eight numbers a year, including one themed special issue. As part of our commitment to encouraging the broadest possible readership and sources of contributions, we offer special rates for subscribers in low- and middle-income countries. Articles from Development in Practice are also available via several philanthropic schemes providing free access to academic and research institutions in these countries.  For more information, go to the Subscriptions section

Regular contents

- Articles
- Viewpoints
- Editorial
- Practical Notes
- Book Reviews

To contribute to the journal, please go to the Submissions page.

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