IDS Bulletin

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Edited By: IDS editorial team

Impact Factor: 0.53

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 24/66 (Area Studies); 51/55 (Planning & Development)

Online ISSN: 1759-5436

Associated Title(s): IDS Practice Papers, IDS Research Reports, IDS Working Papers


The IDS Bulletin is the flagship publication of the Institute of Development Studies, UK, which is a leading global organisation for research, teaching and communications on international development. With its over 40 year history the Bulletin has a unique reputation for intellectually rigorous articles on emerging and evolving development issues presented in an accessible manner, and has become one of the leading journals in its field through engaged scholarship between academic and policy communities in the North and the South. It brings together the latest cutting-edge thinking and research from programmes and events involving the IDS community and presents them to an audience of development practitioners, policymakers and researchers.

The IDS also produces a separate series of Working and Practice Papers, and Research Reports, in-house.

Aims and Scope

The IDS Bulletin is a bi-monthly journal that provides a state-of-the-art overview of developing areas of international development to an audience of practitioners, policymakers and researchers, bringing together the latest thinking and research from programmes and events involving the IDS community and presenting them in an accessible manner. The Bulletin promotes the exchange of ideas and discussion between IDS academics and their global partner organisations and publishes authoritative and important work with a fresh global perspective that aims to foster new approaches to policies and practices, and covers the major themes and influences debates within international development.

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