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Guidelines for Authors

Instructions aux auteurs

International Development Policy accepts original interdisciplinary, policy-relevant papers in the field of international cooperation and development. We publish contributions by researchers and reflective practitioners from around the world. Our target audience includes scholars, policy

makers, and practitioners interested in international development.

The journal has developed comprehensive Guidelines for Authors. Please download and read the Guidelines carefully and draft your contribution accordingly. Submissions that do not conform to the guidelines will be returned to the author for adjustments. 

Articles are accepted for peer-review based on the following criteria:

Scientific excellence: Papers should meet high academic standards, including but not limited to ensuring that research results are supported by solid (data) analysis and methodological rigor.

Policy relevance:  Papers should relate to policy debates and development challenges. The main issue under examination may be local and specific, but it must be placed in the broader development context. Conclusions should link local or national dynamics with regional or global ones.

Engaging style:  The writing style should be fluid, clear and adapted to the target audiences. The form must meet the author guidelines requirements.

By submitting a piece to International Development Policy, the author(s) acknowledges that the work is original, has not been previously published, and is not under review for publication elsewhere.    

International Development Policy welcomes unsolicited manuscripts that conform to our guidelines. Authors may submit articles to: devpol (@) graduateinstitute.ch.

Thank you very much.

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