AIMS, SCOPE AND AUTHOR GUIDELINES
Aims and Scope
Review is a professional journal devoted to the study and analysis of development policy in Africa. Published four times a year
for the African Development Bank, the Review emphasizes policy relevance of research findings, rather than purely theoretical and quantitative issues.
The African Development Bank is a regional multilateral development finance institution, the members of which are all of the 53 countries in Africa
and 25 countries from Asia, Europe, North and South
America. The purpose of the Bank is to further the economic development and social progress of African
countries, individually and collectively. To this end, the Bank promotes the investment of public and
private capital for development, primarily by providing
loans and grants for projects and programs that contribute to poverty reduction and broadly based development in Africa.
The review contains:
recent critical issues relating to Africa’s economic and social development;
• Empirical analyses and case studies either of single countries, or of comparative nature, which shed light on development policy choices; and
, conference reports and comments on Review articles.
It covers, amongst others, the following subjects:
• Macroeconomic Policies (Fiscal, Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy);
• Economic and Structural Reforms including Issues of Financial Sector Reforms;
• Sectoral Issues on Agriculture, Energy, Mining and Industry;
• Issues of Building Infrastructure and Human Resource Capacity;
• Private Sector Development;
• Regional and International Concerns such as Debt, Trade, Capital Flows, Regional Integration, South-South Cooperation and Globalization; and
• Socioeconomic Issues, including Income Distribution and Poverty Alleviation.
The African Development Review is interested in publishing papers, research notes and book reviews on development issues in Africa. The journal
focuses on quality policy-oriented papers. Articles submitted should not be under
elsewhere. Manuscripts will be sent anonymously to
at least two referees.
and submission of manuscripts
Development Review has now adopted ScholarOne Manuscripts, for online manuscript submission and peer review. The new system
brings with it a whole host of benefits including:
• Quick and easy submission
• Administration centralized and reduced
• Significant decrease in peer review times
Manuscripts should be submitted, double spaced throughout and typed clearly on one side of the paper only at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/
adrev. Authors will be able to track the status of their papers online. Full instructions and support are available on the site and a user ID and
password can be obtained on the first visit. If you require assistance then click the Get Help Now link which appears at the top right of every
ScholarOne Manuscripts page.
should be no more than 7,000 words. There are no submission fees.
3. The paper must be preceded by an abstract of no more than 200 words which should be submitted in English or French, and should state, in
condensed form, the contribution made by the paper.
4. No more than 3 levels of headings should be used. Footnotes are to be avoided and should take the form of endnotes listed prior to the references.
The Harvard style of referencing is used (author’s name and date
publication bracketed in the text) and all works cited should be listed
alphabetically by the author after the main body of the text, style as follows:
, E. (1981), “Populations and Technological Change”, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, USA.
, J. (1980), “Land Tenure and Rural Development in Africa”, in Agricultural Development in Africa, R. Bates and M. Lofchie (eds), Praeger,
New York, USA.
, M. and Thorbecke, E. (2008), “Introduction: Globalization-Poverty Channels and Case Studies from Sub-Saharan Africa”, African
Development Review, Vol. 20, No.1, April, 1–19.
, A. J. (2009), “Rethinking Growth in a Globalizing World: an Economic Geography Lens”, African Development Review, Vol. 21,
No.2, September, 331–351.
5. All editorial correspondence, outside manuscript submission and status of papers, should be sent to: the Editor, African Development Review, African
Development Bank, Rue Joseph Anoma,
, Abidjan 01, Côte d’Ivoire; E-mail address: email@example.com or Tel.: +225 2026 2225.
All tables and figures should be placed at their appropriate places within manuscript. Figures should be supplied as high quality, original artwork and
any lettering or line work should be able to sustain reduction to the
size of reproduction. Tints and complex shading should be avoided.
The contribution of the author(s) should be completely original, it should in no way violate any existing copyright, and it should contain nothing of a libelous
or scandalous nature.
Authors will be required to sign an Exclusive License Form (ELF) for all papers accepted for publication. Signature of the ELF is a condition of
publication and papers will not be passed to the publisher for
production unless a signed form has been received. Please note that signature of the Exclusive
License Form does not affect ownership of copyright in the material. (Government employees need to complete
the Author Warranty sections, although
copyright in such cases does not need to be assigned). After submission authors will retain the right to publish their paper in various media/
circumstances (please see the form for further details). To assist authors an appropriate form is online and authors are notified appropriately.
Online production tracking is now available for your article through Wiley-Blackwell’s Author Services
Author Services enables authors to track their articles—once accepted—through the production process to publication online and in print. Authors can check the
status of their articles online and choose to receive automated e-mails at key stages of production. The author will receive an e-mail with a unique link that enables
them to register and have their article automatically added to the system. Please ensure that a complete e-mail address is provided when submitting the manuscript.
Visit http://authorservices.wiley.com/bauthor/ for more details on online production tracking and for a wealth of resources including FAQs and tips on article
preparation, submission and more.