Development Studies Research: An Open Access Journal Call for Papers

Development Studies Research

Development Studies Research (DSR) is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal providing an interdisciplinary platform for original, critical research. The journal aims to broaden understandings of current development studies research, open up new areas of debate, refl ect on and advance development theory, identify problems of policy and practice, and present potential solutions and recommendations to the development community, private sector and conservationists.

What is Routledge Open?
Routledge Open is an innovative programme of high-quality, rigorously reviewed, rapid publication open access journals from Routledge across Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Humanities. Articles published in Routledge Open journals benefit from our editorial, production and marketing expertise, and are permanently available online immediately on publication to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

As Routledge Open journals have no subscription fee, they facilitate access for readers in the developing world. All titles are fully compliant with a range of research funders’ open access mandates, including the Department for International Development (UK), the Wellcome Trust, and the United Kingdom Research Councils (including the Economic and Social Research Council).

How do I benefit?
Publishing in DSR ensures:

  • Immediate and open access to your article on publication
  • Wide and unrestricted dissemination to practitioners and policy makers anywhere in the world
  • Rapid peer review and online publication
  • Retention of full copyright through unrestrictive publishing agreements
  • High visibility and discoverability via Taylor & Francis Online
  • Discounts and waivers for authors in developing regions
  • Input from expert editors and editorial board
  • Guaranteed legacy preservation of your article
  • Download and citation statistics for your article
  • Resources to help optimise usage and citation of your work
  • Global marketing and publicity

Find out more about publishing open access with us here.

Submission Instructions

Read the Instructions for Authors page here.

Submit your article online.

Editorial information

  • Editor: Emma Gilberthorpe, University of East Anglia