How to prepare your manuscript
Please read these instructions carefully: the editors reserve the right to return/reject any submitted manuscript which does not comply with the instructions below.
- All submissions must be original pieces and should not have been published or be under consideration elsewhere.
- Articles for submission should be within the range of 8,000 to 10,000 words (including text, abstract, notes, and references): only in exceptional circumstances will the editors consider a manuscript outside this range. Articles should include an abstract of 100–200 words. Authors should provide a total word-count for the manuscript together with their submission.
Comments on articles which have been published in earlier issues of Development and Change are expected to be shorter than this, usually in the range of 3,000–6,000 words.
Titles of articles should be brief, attractive and accurate in describing what the paper is about.
Keywords should be provided for all submissions (minimum of two, maximum of eight).
Headings and sub-headings within the text should be short and clear. Avoid too many levels of sub-heading. Avoid numbered (sub-)headings.
- Development and Change uses the following hierarchy of headings within the text:
HEADING LEVEL A
Heading Level B
Heading Level C
Use footnotes rather than endnotes. The location of footnotes within the text should be indicated by superscript numbers.
Tables, figures, appendices etc.: please note that the page extent of additional material will be taken into account when judging the overall length of a paper. Submissions which include many tables, figures, appendices etc. should therefore contain a shorter text, in order to compensate.
Artwork (figures, graphs, maps etc.) should be supplied separately (not embedded into the text), preferably as TIFF, EDS or PDF files.
Headings for tables/figures should be placed above each table/figure and should follow this layout:
Table 1. Asset Ownership by Household Category
Figure 5. Communication Flows
Notes and sources should be placed under each table/figure. Column headings in tables should clearly define the data presented.