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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word format.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Settings The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission: The International Journal of Developing Societies (IJDS) has a web-based system for the submission and review of manuscripts. Please read the Manuscript Submission guidelines below, and then simply visit the journal’s site, to login and submit your article online.  All papers should be submitted via the online system.  IJDS considers all manuscripts on the strict condition that they have been submitted only to IJDS, that they have not been published already (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), nor are they under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. To expedite the review process, all manuscripts submitted to IJDS must be prepared according to the following format.

Word length: Articles should not exceed 10,000 words (excluding references).

Cover Page: This contains the title of the manuscript, all author names and their corresponding affiliations as well as complete mailing address, telephone and E-mail.

Title Page: The second page consists of the manuscript title, abstract (maximum of 200 words that reflects an abbreviated representation of the content of the manuscript including purpose, method, main results, conclusions, and/or recommendations), and up to seven key words for indexing purposes. To facilitate the double-blind review process no material that identifies the author(s) should be placed on this page.

Text: The text should consist of an Introduction, main body (including literature review, method, results, analysis, and discussion, as appropriate) and Conclusions. Text citations should adhere to the following examples: (Bram, 1994) or (Aronsson, 2001, 2002; Labonte & Laverack, 2005; Kwan, et al., 2003) or (Limbert, 2004, p.7) (for quoted material). Abbreviations should be fully spelled out in parentheses the first time that they are used in the text.

References: Authors should follow APA guidelines set forth in their Publication Manual (6th edition) for text and reference list citations, as per the following examples:

Journal article: Alidza Q. M & Amlor Q. M  (2012). Searching and picking the rotten grain from within: Conflicts as barriers of Africa’s development. International Journal of Developing Societies, 1(1), 20-26.

Book: Grover, R., & Vriens, M. (2006). The handbook of marketing research: Uses, misuses, and future advances. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Chapter in edited book: Sugden, J. (2002). Network football. In John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson (Eds.), Power games: A critical sociology of sport (pp. 61-80). London and New York: Routledge.

Internet Source: Hunt, J. (2005). Capacity building in the international development context: Implications for indigenous Australia. Retrieved  from http://www.anu.edu.au/caepr/Publications/

Any inquiries regarding manuscript submission may be directed to the editorial office at: ijds@wscholars.com.

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