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Journal of Development Policy, Research & Practice


Guidelines for Authors


Journal of Development Policy, Research & Practice

SDPI holds the right to accept or reject any paper/book review at any stage from being published

MANDATORY DOCUMENTS
Mandatory documents to be submitted before desk review can be initiated include: Further details can be accessed from: https://www.sdpi.org/journal/
EDITORIAL & REVIEW PROCESS

Only original papers are accepted for the consideration.

During the initial desk review process, each paper is screened through the Higher Education Commission’s (HEC) licensed plagiarism detection software. Authors are encouraged to generate their own debate and analysis. Referenced/cited text should not exceed 19% of the paper. The journal has zero tolerance for plagiarism. Authors are requested to rely on recent data and publications. 

If approved in the desk review, each submission undergoes a vigorous editorial and double-blind peer review process by one national and one international referee. Author/s need to be cognizant of the fact that during this process, their submissions will be edited for substance, language and grammar by a team of referees and expert editors, and their editorial and review decisions will be considered final.

STRUCTURE OF PAPER/BOOK REVIEW

Authors should make sure that their submissions follow a standard structure as follows: