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Review of Development and Change

Review of Development and Change

Published in Association with Madras Institute of Development Studies

Editor
P G Babu Madras Institute of Development Studies, India
Managing Editors
Ajit Menon Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India
L. Venkatachalam Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India


eISSN: 2632055X | ISSN: 09722661 | Current volume: 24 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Bi-annually

Review of Development and Change is over two decades old and is the successor to the monthly Bulletin: Madras Development Seminar Series started by Malcolm Adiseshiah.

The MIDS Bulletin, as it came to be called, shared with the public the papers presented and discussed at the institute's monthly seminars. It attracted the attention of scholars as well as the general public. The last regular issue of the Bulletin was published in December 1994, and the journal Review of Development and Change was launched in 1996.

Review of Development and Change is a biannual peer-reviewed journal and welcomes contributions from social science scholars across the world.

Review of Development and Change aims to examine diverse aspects of the changes taking place in society, the Global South in particular.

It encourages multidisciplinary theoretical and applied scholarship that perceives problems of development and social change in depth, documents them with care, interprets them with rigour and communicates the findings accessibly.

The journal recognises that Development crosses disciplinary boundaries, and hence it encourages a holistic understanding of how Development works.

Current focus areas are issues of agriculture, environment, industry, poverty and inequality, social sector and urbanisation.

Managing Editors
Ajit Menon Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India
L Venkatachalam Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India
Editorial Advisory Board
Sunil Amrith Harvard University, USA
Sharad Chari University of California, Berkeley, USA
John Robert Clammer Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities, India
J Devika Centre for Development Studies, India
Neeraja Gopal Jayal Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Sisira Jayasuriya Monash University, Australia
K P Kalirajan The Australian National University, Australia
Ravi Kanbur Cornell University, USA
Anirudh Krishna Duke University, USA
James Manor Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, UK
Mike Morris University of Cape Town, South Africa
David Mosse School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
Cosmas Ochieng Boston University, USA
Keijiro Otsuka Kobe University, Japan
Barbara-Hariss White Wolfson College, Oxford University, UK
Associate Editors
S Anandhi Madras Institute of Development Studies, India
K Jafar Madras Institute of Development Studies, India
Krishanu Pradhan Madras Institute of Development Studies, India

Manuscript Submission Guidelines: Review of Development and Change

Please read the guidelines below then visit the Journal’s submission site https://peerreview.sagepub.com/rdc to upload your manuscript.
Please note that manuscripts not conforming to these guidelines may be returned.

Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of Review of Development and Change will be reviewed.

There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal.

As part of the submission process you will be required to warrant that you are submitting your original work, that you have the rights in the work, that you are submitting the work for first publication in the Journal and that it is not being considered for publication elsewhere and has not already been published elsewhere, and that you have obtained and can supply all necessary permissions for the reproduction of any copyright works not owned by you.

1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & Scope
1.2 Article types
1.3 Writing your paper

2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer-review policy
2.2 Authorship
2.3 Acknowledgements
2.4 Funding
2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

3. Publishing polices

3.1 Publication ethics
3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement
3.3 Open access and author archiving

4. Preparing your manuscript

4.1 Formatting
4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics
4.3 Supplementary material
4.4 Reference style
4.5 English-language editing services

5. Submitting your manuscript

5.1 Information required for completing your submission
5.2 Permissions

6. On acceptance and publication

6.1 SAGE Production
6.2 Online First publication
6.3 Access to your published article
6.4 Promoting your article

7. Further information

1. What do we publish?

1.1 Aims & Scope

Before submitting your manuscript to Review of Development and Change, please ensure you have read the Aims & Scope.

1.2 Article types

Articles should be between 6,000 and 8,000  words including tables, charts, notes and references. Book Reviews should be 800 to 1,000 words, and Book Review Articles should be 1,500 to 2,000 words. But discretion rests with the editors. The articles should be typed in Times New Roman Font size 12 and 1.5 line spacing.

1. Structure

The manuscript should be structured as follows:

  • Cover page, showing title of the paper, name of author, author’s affiliation and institutional address with postal code, email address and a 150-word abstract. To preserve anonymity, authors’ names and references should not be used in the text (e.g., avoid ‘as the author has written elsewhere’). If there are two or more authors, the corresponding author’s name and address details must be clearly specified on the first page itself.
  • The contributors should also provide 4–5 keywords for online searchability.
  • Text should start on a new page and must not contain the names of authors.
  • References should come at the end of the manuscript.
  • Tables and figures should be provided in editable format and should be referred to in the text by number separately (e.g., Table 1) not by placement (e.g., see Table below). They should each be submitted on a separate page following the article, numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. They will be inserted in the final text as indicated by the author. Source citations with tables and figures are required irrespective of whether or not they require permissions.
  • Figures, including maps, graphs and drawings, should not be larger than page size. They should be numbered and arranged as per their references in the text. All photographs and scanned images should have a resolution of minimum 300 dpi and 1500 pixels, and their format should be TIFF or JPEG. Permissions to reprint should be obtained for copyright-protected photographs/images. Even for photographs/images available in the public domain, it should be clearly ascertained whether or not their reproduction requires permission for purposes of publishing (The Publisher is a profit-making endeavour.) All photographs/scanned images should be provided separately in a folder along with the main article.
  • Mathematical formulae, methodological details, etc. should be given separately as an appendix, unless their mention in the main body of the text becomes essential.

2. Language

  • The language and spellings used should be British (U.K.), with ‘s’ variant, e.g., globalisation instead of globalization, labour instead of labor. For non-English and uncommon words and phrases, use italics only for the first time. Meaning of non-English words should be given in parenthesis just after the word when it is used for the first time.
  • Articles should use non-sexist and non-racist language.
  • Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures. However, for exact measurement (e.g., China’s GDP growth rate is 9.8 per cent) use numbers. Very large round numbers, especially sums of money, may be expressed by a mixture of numerals and spelled-out numbers (India’s population is 1.2 billion). Follow thousand, million, billion number metric system instead of lakhs and crores.
  • Single quotes should be used throughout. Double quote marks are to be used within single quotes. Spellings of words in quotations should not be changed. Quotations of 45 words or more should be separated from the text.
  • Notes should be numbered serially and presented at the end of the article. Notes must contain more than a mere reference.
  • Ibid. should not be used.
  • Use ‘per cent’ instead of % in the text. In tables, graphs, etc. % can be used. Use ‘20th century’, ‘1990s’.
  • Number ranges should not be truncated.
  • Initials with full points and no spaces.
  • The journal does not encourage frequent use of capital letters. They should be used selectively and consistently. Only the first word of title and subtitle should start with capitals. Although proper names are capitalised, many words derived from or associated with proper names, as well as the names of significant offices are lowercased. While the names of ethnic, religious and national groups are capitalised (the Muslims, the Gurkhas, the Germans), designations based loosely on colour (black people) and terms denoting socio-economic classes or groups (the middle class, the dalits, the adivasis) are lowercased. All caste, tribe and community names (the Santhals, the Jatavs) are to be capitalised but generic terms (the kayasths) are to be lower cased. Civil, military, religious, and professional titles (e.g., the president) are to be put in lower case, but names of organisations (e.g., the Labour Party) are to be capitalised. The names of political tendencies (the marxists, the socialists) should remain in lower case.
  • Abbreviations are spelled out at first occurrence. Other commonly used abbreviations (am, pm, cm, kg, ha) can be used in lower case, without spaces.

1.3 Writing your paper

The SAGE Author Gateway has some general advice and on how to get published, plus links to further resources.

1.3.1 Make your article discoverable
When writing up your paper, think about how you can make it discoverable. The title, keywords and abstract are key to ensuring readers find your article through search engines such as Google. For information and guidance on how best to title your article, write your abstract and select your keywords, have a look at this page on the Gateway: How to Help Readers Find Your Article Online

2. Editorial policies

2.1 Peer-review policy

Review of Development and Change adheres to a rigorous double-blind reviewing policy in which the identity of both the reviewer and author are always concealed from both parties.

Each manuscript is reviewed by at least two referees. All manuscripts are reviewed as rapidly as possible, and an editorial decision is generally reached within 4-6 weeks of submission. Authors are requested to suggest the names, affiliations and contact information of up to six individuals who may be suitable to serve as referees, but the Editors are under no obligation to use all or any of these individuals as reviewers. All manuscripts are reviewed initially by the Editors and only those papers that meet the editorial standards of the journal, and fit within the aims and scope of the journal, will be sent for outside review.

Review of Development and Changeis hosted on SAGE Track SAGE; a web based online submission and peer review system. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/rdc to log in and submit your article online.  

2.2 Authorship

All parties who have made a substantive contribution to the article should be listed as authors. Principal authorship, authorship order and other publication credits should be based on the relative scientific or professional contributions of the individuals involved, regardless of their status. A student is usually listed as principal author on any multiple-authored publication that substantially derives from the student’s dissertation or thesis.

2.3 Acknowledgements

All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an Acknowledgements section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help, or a department chair who provided only general support.

Please supply any personal acknowledgements separately to the main text to facilitate anonymous peer review.

2.3.1 Writing assistance
Individuals who provided writing assistance, e.g. from a specialist communications company, do not qualify as authors and so should be included in the Acknowledgements section. Authors must disclose any writing assistance – including the individual’s name, company and level of input – and identify the entity that paid for this assistance. It is not necessary to disclose use of language polishing services.

2.4 Funding

Review of Development and Change requires all authors to acknowledge their funding in a consistent fashion under a separate heading.  Please visit the Funding Acknowledgements page on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway to confirm the format of the acknowledgment text in the event of funding, or state: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. 

2.5 Declaration of conflicting interests

Review of Development and Change encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway

3. Publishing Policies

3.1 Publication ethics

SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway

3.1.1 Plagiarism
Review of Development and Change and SAGE take issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism or other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. We seek to protect the rights of our authors, and we always investigate claims of plagiarism or misuse of published articles. Equally, we seek to protect the reputation of the journal against malpractice. Submitted articles may be checked with duplication-checking software. Where an article, for example, is found to have plagiarised other work or included third-party copyright material without permission or with insufficient acknowledgement, or where the authorship of the article is contested, we reserve the right to take action including, but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum (correction); retracting the article; taking up the matter with the head of department or dean of the author's institution and/or relevant academic bodies or societies; or taking appropriate legal action.

3.1.2 Prior publication
If material has been previously published it is not generally acceptable for publication in a SAGE journal. However, there are certain circumstances where previously published material can be considered for publication. Please refer to the guidance on the SAGE Author Gateway or if in doubt, contact the Editor at the address given below.

3.2 Contributor’s publishing agreement      

Before publication, SAGE requires the author as the rights holder to sign a Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement. SAGE’s Journal Contributor’s Publishing Agreement is an exclusive licence agreement which means that the author retains copyright in the work but grants SAGE the sole and exclusive right and licence to publish for the full legal term of copyright. Exceptions may exist where an assignment of copyright is required or preferred by a proprietor other than SAGE. In this case copyright in the work will be assigned from the author to the society. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway

3.3 Open access and author archiving

Review of Development and Change offers optional open access publishing via the SAGE Choice programme. For more information, please visit the SAGE Choice website. For information on funding body compliance, and depositing your article in repositories, please visit SAGE Publishing Policies on our Journal Author Gateway.

4. Preparing your manuscript for submission                                                               

4.1 Formatting

The preferred format for your manuscript is Word. LaTeX files are also accepted. (La)Tex templates are available on the Manuscript Submission Guidelines page of our Author Gateway.

4.2 Artwork, figures and other graphics

For guidance on the preparation of illustrations, pictures and graphs in electronic format, please visit SAGE’s Manuscript Submission Guidelines  

Figures supplied in colour will appear in colour online regardless of whether or not these illustrations are reproduced in colour in the printed version. For specifically requested colour reproduction in print, you will receive information regarding the costs from SAGE after receipt of your accepted article.

4.3 Supplementary material

This journal is able to host additional materials online (e.g., datasets, podcasts, videos, images, etc.) alongside the full-text of the article. For more information please refer to our guidelines on submitting supplementary files.

4.4 Reference style

Review of Development and Change adheres to the APA reference style. View the APA guidelines to ensure your manuscript conforms to this reference style.

4.5 English-language editing services

Authors seeking assistance with English-language editing, translation, or figure- and manuscript-formatting to fit the journal’s specifications should consider using SAGE Language Services. Visit SAGE Language Services on our Journal Author Gateway for further information.

5. Submitting your manuscript

Review of Development and Change is hosted on SAGE Track SAGE, a web based online submission and peer review system. Visit https://peerreview.sagepub.com/rdc to login and submit your article online.

IMPORTANT: Please check whether you already have an account in the system before trying to create a new one. If you have reviewed or authored for the journal in the past year it is likely that you will have had an account created.

5.1 Information required for completing your submission

You will be asked to provide contact details and academic affiliations for all co-authors via the submission system and identify who is to be the corresponding author. These details must match what appears on your manuscript. At this stage, please ensure you have included all the required statements and declarations and uploaded any additional supplementary files (including reporting guidelines where relevant).

5.2 Permissions

Please also ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. For further information, including guidance on fair dealing for criticism and review, please see the Copyright and Permissions page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

6. On acceptance and publication           

6.1 SAGE Production

Your SAGE Production Editor will keep you informed as to your article’s progress throughout the production process. Proofs will be sent by PDF to the corresponding author and should be returned promptly.  Authors are reminded to check their proofs carefully to confirm that all author information, including names, affiliations, sequence and contact details are correct, and that Funding and Conflict of Interest statements, if any, are accurate. Please note that if there are any changes to the author list at this stage all authors will be required to complete and sign a form authorising the change.

6.2 Online First publication

Online First allows final articles (completed and approved articles awaiting assignment to a future issue) to be published online prior to their inclusion in a journal issue, which significantly reduces the lead time between submission and publication. Visit the SAGE Journals help page for more details, including how to cite Online First articles.

6.3 Access to your published article

SAGE provides authors with online access to their final article.

6.4 Promoting your article

Publication is not the end of the process! You can help disseminate your paper and ensure it is as widely read and cited as possible. The SAGE Author Gateway has numerous resources to help you promote your work. Visit the Promote Your Article page on the Gateway for tips and advice. In addition, SAGE is partnered with Kudos, a free service that allows authors to explain, enrich, share, and measure the impact of their article. Find out how to maximise your article’s impact with Kudos.

7. Further information

Any correspondence, queries or additional requests for information on the manuscript submission process should be sent to the Review of Development and Change editorial office as follows:

rdc@mids.ac.in

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