Development Policy Review

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Edited By: Steve Wiggins, Deborah Eade & Colin Kirkpatrick

Impact Factor: 0.831

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 40/55 (Planning & Development)

Online ISSN: 1467-7679

Associated Title(s): Disasters



Author Guidelines


Author Guidelines

DPR invites contributions on all aspects of international development, from any discipline and all regions of the world. The editors will be looking particularly for research results and fresh ideas that extend or challenge the leading policy themes of the day. We hope to reflect, and shape, new thinking on such topics as poverty-reduction strategies; policies on inequality and growth; aid effectiveness and partnership; meeting international development and gender-equity goals; the promotion of economic and social rights; reducing violence and insecurity; the interface between humanitarian and development aid, and innovations in national and global governance.

Articles published in DPR will normally be embedded in relevant analytical literature and theoretical debates; but they will also speak to practical policy problems and frameworks. Strong preference will be given to contributions that identify unresolved issues, and address these in a way that is relevant across a range of situations and fields of specialisation. Analysis must meet the prevailing standards of rigour in the relevant discipline(s); but authors will avoid unnecessary jargon and provide lucid summaries of the implications of necessary technical argument and tabular material.

The editors will continue to consider individual manuscripts, subject to the policy just described. But they are also keen to encourage thematic issues that enable topics to be treated in the round, including the perspectives of government and agency officials, and the staff of NGOs. Both individual submissions and proposals for Special Theme Issues from guest editors will be solicited where appropriate. Survey articles dealing with important fields of development policy in an informed and analytical way are especially welcomed, and may be commissioned. In all cases, papers will be subject to editorial review and fully refereed before acceptance.

Papers submitted to DPR should be original contributions, not previously published and not under consideration elsewhere.

Submission procedures

DPR prefers to receive all manuscript submissions electronically using Manuscript Central. To submit a manuscript, please follow the instructions below.

Getting Started
1. Launch your web browser (supported browsers include Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, Firefox 1.0.4 or higher or Safari 1.2.4) and go to the DPR Manuscript Central homepage (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/dpr).
2. Log-in or click the ‘Create Account’ option if you are a first-time user of Manuscript Central.
3.After clicking on ‘Create Account’, enter your name and e-mail information and click ‘Next’. Your e-mail information is very important. Enter your institution and address information as appropriate, and then click ‘Next’. Enter a user ID and password of your choice (we recommend using your e-mail address as your user ID), and then select your area of expertise. Click ‘Finish’.
4. If you have an account but have forgotten your log in details, go to ‘Password Help’ on the DPR Manuscript Central homepage and enter your email address. The system will send you details on how to log in.
5. Log-in and select ‘Author Centre’.

Submitting Your Manuscript
6. After you have logged in, click the ‘Submit a Manuscript’ link in the menu bar.
7. Please answer the various questions as appropriate. Full contact details of the author, or a corresponding author in the case of joint work, should be included, together with an indication of the total length in words.
8. Click the ‘Next’ button on each screen to save your work and move through the submission process.
9. You are required to upload your manuscript files as MS Word documents. Click on the ‘Browse’ button and locate the file on your computer. Select the designation of each file in the drop down next to the Browse button. When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the ‘Upload Files’ button.
10. Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) before sending to the Journal. Click the ‘Submit’ button when you are finished reviewing.
You may suspend a submission at any phase before clicking ‘Submit’ and save it to submit later. Submissions received will be acknowledged immediately by e-mail. You can access Manuscript Central at any time, however, to check the status of your manuscript. The Journal will inform you by e-mail once a decision has been made. All papers are fully refereed before acceptance and revisions are required in most cases.

Getting Help with Your Submission
Each page of the Manuscript Central website has a ‘Get Help Now’ icon connecting directly to the online support system. Telephone support is available 24 hours a day, 5 days a week through the US ScholarOne Support Office on: +1 434 817 2040. If you do not have Internet access or cannot submit online please email your submission to dpr@odi.org.uk

DPR conducts blinded peer-review. When uploading your submission you will need to upload: i) a manuscript file with no identifying author information or acknowledgements (designate as Main Document) and ii) a separate file consisting of a title page with the name and affiliation of the author(s), full correspondence address and any acknowledgements, followed by the article itself (designate as Title Page). Articles should be double- or 1.5-spaced, with numbered pages. They must include an abstract of 90-120 words. Short, attractive titles are preferred, and section headings and sub-headings should be used consistently and imaginatively. Analysis must meet prevailing standards of rigour in the relevant disciplines. However, authors are encouraged to avoid unnecessary jargon and provide lucid summaries of technical argument and tabular material.

Style guidelines

Please note the following guidelines for Development Policy Review in terms of style and formatting, paying particular attention to correct formatting for illustrations and full information for references. Please look at previous articles for correct examples.

When uploading your submission you will need to provide:

  1. one manuscript file (designated as ‘Main Document’), which does not identify author information or acknowledgements and contains only the title, abstract, key words and article itself. Please note that, when submitting revised manuscripts, author comments in ‘track changes’ must also be anonymous;
  2. one separate file (designated as ‘Title Page’) consisting of a title page with the name and affiliation of the author(s), full correspondence address and any acknowledgements, followed by the abstract, key words and article itself.

Both files must be submitted in 1.5 or double spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12 point. Do not separate paragraphs by a full line of space.

Word count

  • The word limit of articles is 8,000 words (excluding footnotes and references). Tables or figures ordinarily count for approximately 250 words, unless especially large.
  • The abstract should be 90-120 words in length and should be followed by a list of 3 to 5 key words.

Title

  • Short, attractive titles are preferred – they should be concise but informative so that key words are picked up in online searches.
  • Title case should be used for the title.

Headers

  • Section headings and sub-headings should be used consistently and imaginatively.
  • The first section heading should be labelled ‘1 Introduction’.
  • Headings and sub-headings thereafter are numbered: 2, then 2.1, 2.2 etc. There is no punctuation after the number.
  • Sentence case should be used for headings after the main title.
  • Sub-headings should be in italics.

Footnotes

  • Notes should be placed at the foot of the page, not at the end of the article.
  • The author's institutional affiliation and any necessary background information or acknowledgements should appear as an unnumbered note at the foot of the first page in the ‘Title Page’ document.

Language

  • Analysis must meet prevailing standards of rigour in the relevant disciplines. However, authors are encouraged to avoid unnecessary jargon and provide lucid summaries of technical arguments and tabular material.
  • British spelling is used throughout, except in publication titles, and directly quoted material. Example: liberalise not liberalize; labour not labor; centre not center; analyse not analyze.
  • Spell co-ordinate not coordinate and co-operation not cooperation.
  • Spell out acronyms in the first instance and abbreviate thereafter.

Punctuation

  • Use en dash (not em dash) with one space at each side for separating clauses. Example: Use en dash – the shorter one – to do this. (Not an em dash—like this.)
  • Footnote numbers come after punctuation e.g.: … in India.1
  • When abbreviating words, do not use full stops if the final letter of the word is the same as for the full word. Example: Mrs, Dr, eds Use full stops if final letter is not the same. Example: ed., Rev., No., Vol.. etc.
  • ‘For example’ is to be spelt out in full, not abbreviated ‘e.g.’
  • No spaces are inserted on either side of forward slash. Example: morning/evening not morning / evening
  • URLs given at the end of footnotes or references should not have a full stop at the end, e.g. ‘see www.odi.org.uk’ not ‘see www.odi.org.uk.’

Numbers

  • Numbers from one to ten should be spelt out (five); after ten, figures should be used (11). Exception: when numbers are given as percentages or when they appear in tables, numbers always appear as figures (e.g. 4%).
  • Numbers should contain the fewest figures possible. Example: 1999-8 not 1999-98; 284-92 not 284-292 (for page range).
  • Always use ‘%’ not ‘percent’ or ‘per cent’.

Tables

  • Tables should be numbered as follows: Table 1: Table title, Table 2: Table title, etc., even when there is only one table.
  • There should be no vertical lines visible in tables, and only horizontal lines on either side of the top row, and at the bottom of table.
  • Sources, and notes if applicable, should appear after the table. Original tables should be referenced as ‘Source: The author(s).’ A table legend should appear as a note. See published articles for correct examples.
  • All tables must be provided in Word format, in the body of the text. Please avoid submitting tables as un-editable image files.
  • The table width should be exactly 12.5cm (if larger, present on a landscape page).

Figures

  • Figures should be numbered as follows: Figure 1: Figure title, Figure 2: Figure title, etc.
  • Source(s) should appear beneath the figure. Original figures should be referenced as ‘Source: The author(s).’
  • All figures (graphs, charts etc.) must be provided in black and white or greyscale in an accessible, editable format (e.g. Excel). The editable versions should be uploaded separately on Manuscript Central as supplementary files, in addition to the placement of figures in the main article.
  • If editable figures cannot be provided, please ensure that the image files are of print quality. The minimum resolution that can be used is 600dpi.
  • Figures should have a maximum width of 12.5cm (if larger, present on a landscape page).

Boxes

  • Headings should appear inside the box, and should be numbered as follows: Box 1: Title, Box 2: Title, etc.
  • Box borders should be flush with the paragraph width, and exactly 12.5cm wide.
  • Source details and notes appear inside the box, at the end.

Referencing
DPR uses the Harvard style of referencing: author name and publication year (Kemal et al., 1982) within main body of text, and full references at the end of the article.

Quotations

  • Single quotation marks (‘) are used except when a quote appears within a quote, in which case double quotation marks (“) are used. Punctuation always comes after quotation marks (e.g. ‘sky’. or ‘sky’,) unless the quote is a complete sentence.
  • Use a three point ellipsis (…) to indicate an omission, with a space before and after the ellipsis. Example: ‘There is a problem … in the way that revenue is currently distributed.’

In-text citation

  • If a reference is used as part of a sentence, it should appear as: Stevens (1999) states that…. Any references with 3 or more names should be presented as Adams et al. (2009) state that….
  • Otherwise, in-text references should appear as follows:
    Single author: (Jones, 2007)
    Single author, including page reference for direct quotes: (Jones, 2007: 10)
    Single author, multiple titles: (Jones, 2007; 2009)
    Multiple authors: (Jones, 2007; Smith et al., 2008; Adams, 2009)
    Consecutive mentions of same author within the article: (ibid.) or with page reference (ibid.: 3-20)
  • Longer quotes should be indented on either side by 0.75cm, and a line of space should be left before and after. The reference should be placed after the full stop of the final sentence of the block quote.

References

  • References are in alphabetical and descending chronological order with the most recent date first (by year of publication). Example:
    Lewis, W.A. (1966) Development Planning. New York: Harper and Row.
    Lewis, W.A. (1954) ‘Economic Development with Unlimited Supply of Labour’, Economic and Social Studies 22(3): 139–91.
    Liedholm, C. and Meade, D. (1987) Small-Scale Industries in Developing Countries: Empirical evidence and policy implications. International Development Paper. East Lansing, MI: Department of Agricultural Economics, Michigan State University.
  • A single-author entry precedes a multi-author entry that begins with the same name.
    Author, A.A. (2001) Title of Book. City: Publisher.
    Author, A.A. and Author, B.B. (2001) Title of Book: Subtitle of book. City: Publisher.
  • If the reference list contains two or more items by the same author in the same year, add a, b, etc. and list them according to their appearance in the text.:
    Jones, P.L. (2012a) Title. City: Publisher.
    Jones, P.L. (2012b) Title. City: Publisher.
  • Publication titles should be given in title case, with nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and proper nouns capitalised. Only the first word of the subtitle is capitalised. For non-English titles, use the capitalisation of the original source.  
  • When 4 authors or more are listed, names are separated by semi-colons, not commas, and initials are separated by full stops. Example:
    Author, A.A.; Author, B.B.; Author, C.C. and Author, D.D. (2002) Title. City: Publisher.
  • Publisher, organisation and institutional acronyms should be spelt out in publishing details. Example: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, not UNCTAD; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, not OECD; International Food Policy Research Institute, not IFPRI.
  • When located in the US, publisher location details must include the state abbreviation. Example: Washington, DC: World Bank.

Books

Author, A.A. (2001) Title of Book. City: Publisher.
Author, A.A. and Author, B.B. (2001) Title of Book: Subtitle of book. City: Publisher.
Author, A.A., Author, B. B. and Author, C.C. (eds) (2002) Title of Book. City: Publisher; City: Publisher.

Chapters in edited volumes

Author, A.A. (2008) ‘Title of chapter’, in E.E. Editor (ed.), Title of Book. City: Publisher.
Author, A.A., and Author, B.B. (2009) ‘Title of Chapter’, in E.E. Editor and F.F. Editor (eds), Title of Book: Subtitle of book. City, ST: Publisher.
Author, A.A., Author, B.B. and Author, C.C. (eds) (1999) ‘Title of Chapter’, in Title of Book: Subtitle of book. City: Publisher.

Journal articles

Author, A.A. (1996) ‘Title of Journal Article’, Title of Journal volume number(issue number): page numbers of article.
Author, A.A., and Author, B.B. (2011) ‘Title of Journal Article: Subtitle of journal article’, Title of Journal volume number(issue number): page numbers of article.
Author, A.A., Author, B.B. and Author, C.C. (1996) ‘Title of Journal Article’, Title of Journal volume number(issue number): publication month.

Unpublished work (books, journal articles, reports etc.)
Specify whether work is forthcoming or unpublished, and where available.

Reports
Treat reports, working papers, discussion papers, pamphlets, brochures and freestanding publications as books. Give sufficient information to identify the document, including publishers or platforms with location details.

United Nations Development Programme (2006) Human Development Report. Beyond scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis. New York: United Nations Development Programme.

Zaman, H. (1999) Assessing the Poverty and Vulnerability Impact of Micro-Credit in Bangladesh: A case study of BRAC. Working Paper No. 2145. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Conferences and workshops (proceedings, papers, presentations)
Titles should be presented in quotation marks, followed by a full stop. Provide sufficient information to identify the conference and document, including name of conference, date, location.

Rugambwa, V.K.; de Wolf, J.; Stanslaus, D. and Lutalala, E.M. (1995) ‘Credit Facilities and Heifer Supply within the Kagera Livestock Development Programme – Tanzania’. Paper presented at the Conference on Strategies for Market Orientation of Small Scale Milk Producers and their Organisations, Mogororo, Tanzania, date(s) of conference.

Rutamu, I. and Munster, B.V. (1998) ‘Institutional Options in Tanga Dairy Sector: Costs, subsidy and equity issues’, in J. de Wolff (ed.), Proceedings of 2nd National Dairy Development Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, date of conference. Dar es Salaam: Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

Newspapers and magazines
Print
Author, A.A. (2006) ‘Title of Article’, Publisher name, date published, page numbers. Publisher name (2008) ‘Title of Article’, Day Month published, page numbers.

Online
Author, A.A. (2006) ‘Title of Article’, Publisher name, Day Month published, URL (accessed Day Month Year). Publisher name (2008) ‘Title of Article’, Day Month published, URL (accessed Day Month Year).

Dissertations
Author, A.A. (2012) ‘Title of Dissertation’. PhD/Doctoral/MSc/MA Dissertation/Thesis. City: Name of University.

Websites and online sources
The full URL and the date accessed should be given.

Author, A.A. (2013) Title of Electronic Text. Name of publishing platform URL (accessed Day Month Year).
Name of publishing platform/host organisation (2005) URL (accessed Day Month Year).

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