EJDR Systematic Review and Meta Analysis papers

The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) invites authors to submit papers that present systematic reviews and/or meta-analysis of prior research broadly related to international development.

These submissions should have 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. We encourage authors to employ the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) for the selection process, and to choose the relevant primary studies from the literature following the Population-Intervention-Comparison-Outcome-Context (PICOC) protocol.

Potential biases in the analysis should be clearly recognised, and their potential implications for interpretations of the results articulated. Prior systematic reviews and/or meta-analysis in the same or comparable areas should be recognised, and the details provided of the additional value of the current submission.

Systematic Review and Meta Analysis papers must meet the standard formatting requirements of the EJDR. They will be subject to EJDR’s standard double-blind peer review process.

When submitting, please tick the ‘Systematic review/ Meta analysis paper’ tick box on EJDR’s manuscript management system, available here:

For further details or clarification please contact Natalia Lorenzoni, EJDR Managing Editor (n.lorenzoni@outlook.com)