Call for Papers - Reconsidering Development Spring 2018 Issue

Reconsidering Development: Call For Papers Spring 2018

The editorial board of Reconsidering Development invites submissions for its Spring 2018 volume. The journal is seeking research articles, policy briefs, book reviews, and photo essays which seek to reconsider international development theory and practices and are written for an interdisciplinary readership. See below for more information on the submissions criteria, process, and guidelines. The deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2018.

Reconsidering Development is an open access, peer reviewed e-journal managed and edited by graduate students that aims to create an equitable space for dialogue and discussion concerning the theory and practice of international development. Previous issues have included articles on development and aid, economics, education, the environment, health, and language, but submissions are not limited to these topics.

Submissions are encouraged from from a wide variety of development actors—scholars, graduate students, practitioners, policy-makers, and community activists—spanning different disciplines and geographic regions. Reconsidering Development particularly encourages submissions that reflect underrepresented voices, creative methodologies, and contemporary forms of expression in order to reconsider the broader field of development. The journal’s readers include faculty and students in many departments—including the social sciences, public policy, economics, education, history, health sciences, and development studies—as well as development practitioners and policymakers. Therefore, we prefer submissions that speak across disciplines and to a general audience of scholars and practitioners.

Suggested topics for this issue include, but are not limited to:
  • Recent trends and practices in international development, related to politics and governance, the environment, food security, natural resources, economic growth, health and education, and more
  • Development policies/concepts/models receiving too much, or not enough, attention
  • Perspectives on development from scholars and practitioners in the Global South
  • Cultures and institutions of international development
  • Theoretical, historical, or political concerns around international development
  • Marginalized voices in development
The editorial board sees Reconsidering Development as a learning platform for editors, reviewers, and authors to cultivate and hone essential skills. For this reason, the journal allows published authors to retain copyright (Creative Commons BY 4.0) and reproduce their work in other contexts, including other journals.

Submission Deadline: January 31st, 2018

Articles must be submitted directly to the editorial board at

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