African Development Review

Journal info (provided by editor)

% accepted last year
8% accepted
% immediately rejected last year
60% imm. rejected
Articles published last year
65 articles
Manuscripts received last year
992 manuscripts
Open access status
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The African Development Review is a professional journal devoted to the study and analysis of development policy in Africa. Published four times a year by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. on behalf of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), the journal emphasizes policy relevance of research findings, rather than purely theoretical and quantitative issues. We encourage submissions of high-quality papers on development policy issues in Africa that present critical and constructive analysis and perspectives while suggesting rooms forward, ideally with an implementable policy perspective and guiding public policy through evidence-based development practices and interventions.