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The European Journal of Development Research
Palgrave Macmillan UK

The European Journal of Development Research

Editor-in-Chief: Spencer Henson
Managing Editor: Natalia Lorenzoni

ISSN: 0957-8811 (print version)
ISSN: 1743-9728 (electronic version)

Journal no. 41287

Palgrave Macmillan UK


Welcome to The European Journal of Development Research
The European Journal of Development Research is a multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective.

EJDR’s Journal Mentoring Programme (JUMP): Call for applications

EJDR is excited to announce its new Journal Mentoring Programme (JUMP. The aim of JUMP is to increase the number of original academic articles authored by Southern development researchers that are published in the EJDR, with a particular focus on women and authors from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.
The JUMP Mentoring Programme offers (young) Southern researchers the opportunity to work closely with an experienced scholar from their field of interest with the aim of preparing a paper that is (subject to the regular peer-review process) accepted for publication in the EJDR.
A one-day writing workshop at the EADI NORDIC Conference 2017 will kick off the programme. Mentees are paired with their mentors, introduced to the basics of writing a paper for academic high-ranking publishing and have opportunity to network. Conference fees, travel and accommodation expenses of the mentees are covered by the programme.
For full details about JUMP, and HOW TO APPLY, please visit https://www.eadi.org/jump/.
Deadline for applications is 31st May 2017.

EJDR Early Careers initiative

We are pleased to share the launch of a very exciting new initiative for The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR): the EJDR Early Careers initiative.
EJDR recognises the need to provide a forum for the publication of original and high quality research by individuals that are early in their research career (up to 5 years post-doctorate or 5 years or less research experience). The initiative, led by Dr Tewodaj Mogues (EJDR Editor, Early Careers Submissions), offers a ‘supported learning’ submissions route for early careers authors, to help fulfil their potential.
Authors whose manuscripts are eligible for the early careers initiative will benefit from:
• Initial feedback on the manuscript (upon submission, before it is sent out for blind peer review): this is to ensure the paper is strong, and that it will be assessed on its merit by reviewers.
• Advice on the best way of incorporating reviewers’ feedback.
For full details of the scheme and eligibility, please click here

EJDR welcomes two new members of the editorial team

EJDR is delighted to announce the appointment of two new Editors as part of our international team.
Tewodaj Mogues is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), within the Development Strategy and Governance Division.
She leads the research cluster on Public Investments and Institutions under the CGIAR research programme on Policies, Institutions and Markets. Her research interests include public investments in rural areas, local public finance and decentralisation, political economy, public service delivery, and social capital. Much of her empirical research has been on Ethiopia, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Uganda.
Dr. Mogues has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, and served as guest-editor in 2014 for the European Journal of Development Research on the special issue ‘Public Investments in and for Agriculture’.
As Editor at EJDR, Dr. Mogues will be responsible for managing Early Careers submissions. Watch this space for more information about EJDR’s Early Careers initiative.
Wendy Olsen is Professor of Socio-Economics at the University of Manchester’s School of Social Sciences. She has previously taught sociology, development economics, and research methodology. She teaches statistics and PhD research methodology as well as computerised qualitative data analysis, the comparative method, the case-study method, and topics in political economy (e.g. child labour in India). She is fostering the use of mixed-methods research among statistical and other researchers.
Wendy’s research focus on the sociology of economic life. She has interests in methodology cutting across the whole range from quantitatively based to qualitative research and discourse analysis. She specialises in the study of economic institutions from sociological and moral economy vantage points. Her research has included case studies of Indian and UK labour markets, the credit market involvement of the poor in India, and other topics in economic sociology.
Prof. Olsen has a rich and varied publications record across various journals and books – for more details please visit https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/wendy-olsen(8f410ad6-4b80-4188-ad35-db37df47066f)/publications.html

EADI Nordic Conference 2017: Globalisation at the Crossroads: Rethinking Inequalities and Boundaries

Info and registration: www.eadi-nordic2017.org
The EADI Nordic Conference, taking place from 21 – 23 August 2017 in Bergen, Norway, is a partnership between EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes), NFU (Norwegian Association of Development Research), the University of Bergen and the Chr. Michelsen Institute.
EADI and NFU join forces together with the University of Bergen as the local host to invite scholars, policymakers and practitioners to a three-day conference to engage in new approaches to understand global challenges and reflect on paths forward.
This year’s conference theme explores 'Globalisation at the Crossroads: Rethinking Inequalities and Boundaries'. It aims to address this series of challenges in development (policy, research, practices) in a multi-polar world.
The format will be interactive, with panel and working group sessions. Presentations and papers will be available online and in the conference documentation. The conference will offer 70 panel sessions and space for networking.
For full details, please visit www.eadi-nordic2017.org.

EJDR editorial team appoints a new Human Geography co-editor

We're delighted to introduce a new co-editor for the journal, Vanessa Watson. Vanessa was chair and co-chair of the Global Planning Education Association Network (2007-2011). She is a founder of the Association of African Planning Schools and is a founder and on the executive of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town.
Vanessa’s research, over the last thirty-five years, has focussed on urban planning in the global South and the effects of inappropriate planning practices and theories, especially in Africa. Her work seeks to unsettle the geo-politics of knowledge production in planning by providing alternative theoretical perspectives from the global South. More recently she has developed an interest in the new economic forces re-shaping African cities, in particular the private-sector driven property development initiatives.
Vanessa is the author/co-author of seven books, some fifty journal articles and numerous chapters, conference papers and keynotes in the field of planning. She is an editor of the journal Planning Theory, and on the editorial boards of Planning Practice and Research, the Journal of Planning Education and Research and Progress in Planning. Vanessa was also recently appointed the new Global South managing editor for Urban Studies.
We very much look forward to working with Vanessa.

New section to appear in EJDR: Impact Evaluation

The European Journal of Development Research is interested in publishing thoughtful and critical articles on specific development evaluations using qualitative and/or quantitative approaches (for example, experimental, non-experimental and ‘small-n’ approaches). Papers using a mixed methods approach are especially welcome. Rigorous so-called replication studies and systematic reviews of development problems and interventions will also be considered.
Evaluations need not show impact, as long as the lack of impact is fully contextualised (for example, in relation to the programme and the location) and underlying mechanisms are well explained (for example through the underlying theory of change).
A new section of the journal, devoted to evaluations of specific development impacts. will be launched in mid-late 2017 to highlight these works. We therefore encourage authors of high-quality impact evaluations to submit their manuscripts to EJDR.

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    The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is a multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective.

    As a peer-reviewed academic journal, we particularly welcome submissions that improve our conceptual understanding of these processes, or propose policy and developmental tools by analysing empirical evidence, whether qualitative, quantitative or anecdotal.

    We understand development to be an ongoing process that affects all communities, societies, states and regions: We therefore do not have a geographical bias, but wherever possible prospective authors should seek to highlight how their study has relevance to researchers and practitioners studying development in different environments. Although a majority of the papers we publish examine the challenges for developing countries, we recognize that there are important lessons to be derived from the experiences of regions in the developed world.

    Submissions must be well-grounded in theory, and must also indicate how their findings are relevant to development practitioners in the field and/or policy makers.

    The EJDR is published 5 times a year, in a mix of regular and special theme issues. We accept submissions in English, French and Spanish.

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