Two new EJDR paper sections: Opinion and Position articles, and Systematic Reviews and Meta Analysis papers

The European Journal of Development Research is launching two new initiatives, aimed at further encouraging scientific debate and rigorous academic analysis. Authors may now submit articles for consideration under two new headers: ‘Opinion and Position paper’ and ‘Systematic Review and Meta Analysis paper’.

Systematic Review and Meta Analysis papers:

These papers present systematic reviews and/or meta-analysis of prior research broadly related to international development. They should contain a detailed methods section that outlines the approaches employed in undertaking the review or meta-analysis, and that shows how these methods meet current best practice. For further information, click here.

Opinion/Position Papers:

These papers present the perspective of author(s) on a current international development issue, for example synthesizing and provide a critical take on lessons learned from recent research within development studies; or an analytical perspective on current development policy issues. EJDR also encourages opinion pieces that foster new ideas for interdisciplinary thinking, and that suggest directions for future development research. For further information, click here.

Please note that submissions for EJDR’s other existing article types - original articles, early career papers and special issue papers – is ongoing, and continues as normal.

EJDR’s Early Career Initiative

EJDR’s Early Career Initiative video, a step-by-step guide on how to structure a strong international development academic paper, is now available. Authors are strongly encouraged to first address the video's tips before submitting via this route. Access the video here: EJDR Early Career Initiative - YouTube