African Development Review

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Disciplines: Economics, Finance, Development


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.

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Duration of manuscript handling phases
Duration first review round 9.1 mnths compare →
Total handling time accepted manuscripts 16.2 mnths compare →
Decision time immediate rejection 7 days compare →
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Quality of review reports 3.0 compare →
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Overall rating manuscript handling 3.0 (range 0-5) compare →

Latest review

First review round: 39.7 weeks. Overall rating: 3 (good). Outcome: Accepted.