Review of Development Economics

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Edited By: E. Kwan Choi

Impact Factor: 0.5

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 49/55 (Planning & Development); 230/333 (Economics)

Online ISSN: 1467-9361

Author Guidelines

Statement of Principles

Review of Development Economics publishes original, high-quality research on a broad range of topics in international economics. Each manuscript is reviewed in an unbiased manner and receives utmost attention by the editorial office and its referees. Manuscripts are judged on the quality of their content alone, making the author's religion, race, sex, age, nationality, and institutional affiliation irrelevant for acceptance decisions.

To maintain the highest standards and an ethical review process, the editorial office of Review of Development Economics upholds, and also appeals to authors and referees to uphold the following principles:

Review of Development Economics has adopted a double-blind review process; it does not reveal the identities of either authors or referees to other parties in the review process. Authors are asked to write papers in a way to keep their identity from referees. To honour this principle, they should refrain from citing forthcoming or working papers. References to these papers that are deemed necessary can be gracefully added in the final version. Referees are asked to write their reports in a way that hide their own identity from the paper's authors. While careful reports are valued, the referees do not have to prove the validity of their opinions.

A manuscript is submitted with the understanding that the substance of its content has not been published and is not under consideration for publication by another journal or book. The Review of Development Economics makes every effort to provide authors with timely reports from referees. Referees that keep manuscripts no longer than one month will be highly appreciated.

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The submission fee is $100 for all authors. Please send submissions to:

E. Kwan Choi
Editor, Review of Development Economics
Department of Economics
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: +1 515 294 5999
Fax: +1 515 294 9913

A PDF offprint will be supplied to each first-named Contributor of his or her article. The Publisher shall offer the Contributors the opportunity to order additional offprints of their articles prior to publication, on the Publisher's current terms.


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