Journal of International Development

Cover image for Vol. 26 Issue 7

Edited By: Paul Mosley

Impact Factor: 0.669

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 40/55 (Planning & Development)

Online ISSN: 1099-1328


Author Guidelines


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Author Guidelines


Manuscript Submission. The Journal of International Development operates an online submission and peer review system that allows authors to submit articles online and track their progress via a web interface (ScholarOne Manuscripts). Please read the remainder of these instructions to authors and then click http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/joid to navigate to the Journal of International Development online submission site. IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.

Pre-submission English-language editing

Authors for whom English is a second language may choose to have their manuscript professionally edited before submission to improve the English. A list of independent suppliers of editing services can be found at http://wileyeditingservices.com/en/. All services are paid for and arranged by the author, and use of one of these services does not guarantee acceptance or preference for publication.

All papers must be submitted via the online system.

IMPORTANT: All papers will be acknowledged on receipt by email and will receive preliminary editorial review within four weeks. Papers of high interest will be sent out for external review. We aim to notify authors of acceptance, rejection or need for revision within four months of submission. Recently, due to the high volume of submissions and demands on referees, it may not always be possible to meet this target, but we aim to have your manuscript reviewed within six months.

File Types. Preferred formats for the text and tables of your manuscript are .doc, .docx, .rtf, .ppt, .xls. LaTeX files may be submitted provided that an .eps or .pdf file is provided in addition to the source files. Figures may be provided in .tiff or .eps format.

  • Initial Submission: NON-LATEX USERS: Upload your manuscript files. At this stage further source files do not need to be uploaded.
    LATEX USERS: For reviewing purposes you should upload either a single .pdf that you have generated from your source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box.

  • Submission of a Revised Manuscript: NON-LATEX USERS: Editable source files must be uploaded at this stage. Tables must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files. LATEX USERS: When submitting your revision you must still upload a single .pdf that you have generated from your now revised source files. You must use the File Designation "Main Document" from the dropdown box. In addition you must upload your TeX source files. For all your source files you must use the File Designation "Supplental Material not for review". Previous versions of the uploaded documents must be deleted. If your manuscript is accepted for publication we will use the files you upload to typeset your article within a totally digital workflow.

Copyright and Permissions

  • Copyright Transfer Agreement

    If your paper is accepted, the author identified as the formal corresponding author for the paper will receive an email prompting them to login into Author Services; where via the Wiley Author Licensing Service (WALS) they will be able to complete the license agreement on behalf of all authors on the paper.

    For authors signing the copyright transfer agreement

    If the OnlineOpen option is not selected the corresponding author will be presented with the copyright transfer agreement (CTA) to sign. The terms and conditions of the CTA can be previewed in the samples associated with the Copyright FAQs below:

    CTA Terms and Conditions

    For authors choosing OnlineOpen

    If the OnlineOpen option is selected the corresponding author will have a choice of the following Creative Commons License Open Access Agreements (OAA):

    Creative Commons Attribution License OAA

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License OAA

    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial -NoDerivs License OAA

    To preview the terms and conditions of these open access agreements please visit the Copyright FAQs hosted on Wiley Author Services and visit http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/details/content/12f25db4c87/Copyright--License.html.

    If you select the OnlineOpen option and your research is funded by The Wellcome Trust and members of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) you will be given the opportunity to publish your article under a CC-BY license supporting you in complying with Wellcome Trust and Research Councils UK requirements. For more information on this policy and the Journal’s compliant self-archiving policy please visit: http://www.wiley.com/go/funderstatement.

  • Permission grants - if the manuscript contains extracts, including illustrations, from other copyright works (including material from on-line or intranet sources) it is the author's responsibility to obtain written permission from the owners of the publishing rights to reproduce such extracts using the Wiley Permission Request Form.

Submission of a manuscript will be held to imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not being submitted for publication elsewhere at the same time. Manuscript Style. The language of the journal is English. All submissions including book reviews must have a title, and have a margin of 3cm all round. Illustrations and tables must be on separate sheets, and not be incorporated into the text.

  • IMPORTANT This journal operates a double blind reviewing process whereby the Reviewer is not aware of the Author's identity. In order to facilitate this please follow the instructions below very carefully. Ensure your manuscript text does not contain any direct reference to you or your co-Authors. Upload the main text of your manuscript with the file designation Main Document. The title page should contain just the title and keywords. Upload a secondary title page as a separate document. Use the file designation Supplementary Material Not for Review. The secondary title page should contain the article title and full names and address of all authors, including email, telephone and fax, of the author who is to check the proofs.
  • Include the name(s) of any sponsor(s) of the research contained in the paper, along with grant number(s) .
  • Supply an abstract of up to approximately 100 words for all articles [except book reviews]. An abstract is a concise summary of the whole paper, not just the conclusions, and is understandable without reference to the rest of the paper. It should contain no citation to other published work. Include up to 8 keywords that describe your paper for indexing purposes.
  • Articles must not exceed 8,000 words. Short Notes or 'Field Reports', which summarize a finding in not more than 1,000 words, are particularly welcome. Review articles are also encouraged, but must not exceed 10,000 words. (All word count limitations include the abstract and references, but exclude tables.)
  • Spelling should follow that of the Oxford English Dictionary or Webster's Third New International Dictionary .

English Checking Service for Authors in Asia (from non-English-speaking countries) A list of recommended English editing services is available for authors who want to have their papers checked and improved before submission. This list and further information on the service is available at http://www.wiley.co.jp/editservlist.html Please note that this is an optional service paid for by the author. For any queries please contact the Wiley Tokyo editorial office by fax on 81 3 3556 9763 or email editorial@wiley.co.jp

Reference Style. References should be quoted in the text as name and year within brackets and listed at the end of the paper alphabetically. Where reference is made to more than one work by the same author published in the same year, identify each citation in the text as follows: (Mosley, 1998a), (Mosley, 1998b). Where references include three or more authors the form (Mosley et al. , 1998) should be used in the text.

All references must be complete and accurate. Where possible the DOI for the reference should be included at the end of the reference.Online citations should include date of access. If necessary, cite unpublished or personal work in the text but do not include it in the reference list. References should be listed in the following style:

Binns T, Lynch K. 1998. Feeding Africa's growing cities into the 21st century: the potential of urban agriculture. Journal of International Development 10 (6): 777-793. DOI: 10.1002/jid.123

World Bank. 1994. Adjustment in Africa: Reforms, Results and the Road Ahead . Oxford University Press, New York.

Dahlman CJ. 1991. The role of government: education policy, technical change, R&D, and competitive advantage. In International Competitiveness. Interaction of the Public and the Private Sectors , Haque I (ed.). EDI Seminar Series; World Bank: Washington DC; 1-16.

Illustrations. Upload each figure as a separate file in either .tiff or .eps format, with the lead author's name, the figure number and the top of the figure indicated. Compound figures e.g. 1a, b, c should be uploaded as one figure. Tints are not acceptable. Lettering must be of a reasonable size that would still be clearly legible upon reduction, and consistent within each figure and set of figures. Where a key to symbols is required, please include this in the artwork itself, not in the figure legend. All illustrations must be supplied at the correct resolution:

  • Black and white and colour photos - 300 dpi
  • Graphs, drawings, etc - 800 dpi preferred; 600 dpi minimum
  • Combinations of photos and drawings (black and white and colour) - 500 dpi
Tables should be part of the the main document and should be placed after the references. If the table is created in excel the file should be uploaded separately.

The cost of printing colour illustrations in the journal will be charged to the author. If colour illustrations are supplied electronically in either TIFF or EPS format, they may be used in the PDF of the article at no cost to the author, even if this illustration was printed in black and white in the journal. The PDF will appear on the Wiley Online Library site.

Further Information. For accepted manuscripts the publisher will supply proofs to the submitting author prior to publication. This stage is to be used only to correct errors that may have been introduced during the production process. Prompt return of the corrected proofs, preferably within two days of receipt, will minimise the risk of the paper being held over to a later issue. Free access to the final PDF offprint or your article will be available via author services only. Please therefore sign up for author services if you would like to access your article PDF offprint and enjoy the many other benefits the service offers.

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Cite EarlyView Articles

To link to an article from the author’s homepage, take the DOI (digital object identifier) and append it to "http://dx.doi.org/" as per following example:
DOI 10.1002/hep.20941, becomes http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hep.20941.

To include the DOI in a citation to an article, simply append it to the reference as in the following example:
Daniels, L. Factors that influence the expansion of the microenterprise sector: results from three national surveys in Zimbabwe, Journal of International Development 15(6) , pp. 675-692, DOI: 10.1002/jid.1017.


OnlineOpen

OnlineOpen is available to authors of primary research articles who wish to make their article available to non-subscribers on publication, or whose funding agency requires grantees to archive the final version of their article. With OnlineOpen, the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution pays a fee to ensure that the article is made available to non-subscribers upon publication via Wiley Online Library, as well as deposited in the funding agency's preferred archive. For the full list of terms and conditions, see http://wileyonlinelibrary.com/onlineopen#OnlineOpen_Terms.

Any authors wishing to send their paper OnlineOpen will be required to complete the payment form available from our website at: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/onlineOpenOrder.

Prior to acceptance there is no requirement to inform an Editorial Office that you intend to publish your paper OnlineOpen if you do not wish to. All OnlineOpen articles are treated in the same way as any other article. They go through the journal's standard peer-review process and will be accepted or rejected based on their own merit.

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