Submit an article

Submitting an article

We encourage contributions from any source, particularly from development practitioners and new writers.

Please look at a recent issue for a sense of our scope and style. We would also advise you to use the search facility either here or via our publishers’ website in order to ensure that your article adds a significantly new perspective to what we have already published in your subject area.

Our readers are based in over 100 countries. Development in Practice is premised on the belief that any contribution that is clearly argued, authentic, and practice-relevant can transcend the specificities of context sufficiently to resonate with a diverse international audience. Nevertheless it is always advisable to ask yourself why a reader in another part of the world should want to read your article, and therefore to keep detailed descriptions to the minimum necessary to support your main arguments.

Our publishers offer Important Information for Journal Authors covering issues such as selecting and preparing the manuscript for the journal most likely to reach your intended audience. Even if you are an experienced author, we encourage you to take this advice into account before preparing an article for Development in Practice. You may also find our Guidance Notes of help in deciding what kind of article to submit.

Please also read our Notes for Contributors, which set out our presentational requirements for submissions.

Regular features

Our regular features, with maximum word lengths – including abstract, notes, and references are

► Articles (6500)
► Viewpoints and Practical Notes (2500–3000)

Online submission process

Once your article is ready, submit it online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.