Submissions should be scholarly pieces of original work germane to the journal’s current theme. All works should adhere to proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.


  • Cover Sheet: this should include the title of your article, your full name, institutional affiliation, and your email address.
  • Scholarly Abstract: this should include your thesis, methodology, and its relevance to other disciplines within the field of development. This should be no more than 250 words.
  • Author’s Note: The Editorial Board believes readers should have the opportunity to learn about the author’s personal motivations for their involvement in their field of study and how they wish to contribute to development issues. This is your personal note to readers, describing the rationale for your study, your thesis, its relevance of the field of development and future avenues for research. The author’s note should be no more than ten sentences.
  • Keywords: please include 3 to 6 keywords describing the content of the article.
  • Full Text
  • Bibliography
  • Appendices or Supplementary Material: we strongly encourage you to include any relevant photographs, charts, or graphs within the body of the article itself, beside relevant passages. These should be cited appropriately.

Accepted File Types:

Microsoft Word (2005 or earlier)

12 pt
Double Spaced
1” Margins top, bottom, right, left

1-3 Pages for a Blog
6-40 Pages for a Journal Entry
In-Text References (examples):
(Michalski, 2006: 2).
(Snmith, 2011)

References at the End of the Article – Alphabetized (examples):

Articles in journals:

Smith, Charles Anthony and Heather M Smith. 2011. “Human Trafficking: The unintended effects of
United Nations intervention.” International Political Science Review 32(2): 125–146.


Bartolini, Stefano and Peter Mair. 1990. Identity, Competition, and Electoral Availability: The Stabilisation
of European Electorates 1885-1985. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chapters in books:

Lawson, Kay. 1988. When Linkage Fails. In Kay Lawson and Peter H Merkl (eds) When Parties Fail:
Emerging Alternative Organizations. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 13–38.

Online publications:

MacDermott, Kathy. 2008. Marketing Government: The public service and the permanent campaign.
Canberra: Democratic Audit of Australia, available at:

Unpublished works:

Bardi, Luciano (1992) The Empirical Study of Party Membership Change, Mimeo, Università di Bologna.

Please note:

Plagiarism of any kind is not to be tolerated by the Center. The Editorial Board will review and edit research submissions to check for proper citations and improper conduct.

It shall be the responsibility of every member of the general body who is enrolled at a College or University to support the principles of academic integrity and to refrain from all forms of academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, the following:

  • Plagiarism in the form of deliberate or reckless representation of another’s
    words, thoughts, or ideas as one’s own without attribution in connection
    with submission of academic work, whether graded or otherwise.
  • Falsification, fabrication, or misrepresentation of data, other information, or
    citations in connection with an academic assignment, whether graded or

Any General Body member of the Center for Development and Strategy who is caught violating the principles of academic integrity may be subject to penalties given by the Governing Board. These penalties are not limited to:

  • Temporary dismissal of membership from the Center
  • Limited access to publishing
  • Permanent removal of membership from the Center