(Plaza Bolívar, Bogotá)

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If you are interested in publishing your paper in one of our journals, we encourage you to consider publishing in Area Development and Policy (ADP), please find more information below.

Area Development and Policy

Area Development and Policy (ADP) publishes original academic research examining the multi-scalar and geographically differentiated relationships between economic and political organisation, ways of life and work and their context, as they shape regions, cities, rural areas and their inter-relationships.

Geographically it concentrates on issues relating to the Greater BRICS and aims to publish research emerging from these countries as well from the developed world.

ADP recognises that the economic, political, cultural and geographical context plays a fundamental role in shaping development. ADP therefore recognises that research should examine the role of diverse national and regional institutional configurations and values, and that theories should derive from the experiences of these countries and regions and not necessarily from theories derived from the possibly exceptional experiences of Northwest Europe and North America. ADP aims to expand common ground while accepting differences, improve mutual communication and increase cooperation and shared learning.

All submitted research is subject to rigorous peer review, involving initial editor screening and anonymised refereeing by at least two referees. Instructions for authors can be found on the journal homepage.

Why publish with Area Development and Policy?

ADP is exceptional in that it sets out to publish research reflecting a range of perspectives and approaches that emerge from the Greater BRICS/Global South and East and by scholars who see the world through a variety of lenses, including ones not frequently reflected in mainstream Western journals. A unique project of this kind is important in contributing to international communication, dialogue and understanding. To this end, ADP allows authors to contribute in their own research writing tradition rather than having to conform to Euro-American norms. This journal is groundbreaking in this respect, and this feature has been widely welcomed by the global research community.

ADP is listed in key citation databases and indexes:

  • Clarivate Analytics’ Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Scopus

Along with standard Research Articles (8,000 words) and Review Articles (6,000 words), ADP also welcomes Research Notes (short articles presenting the results of original research and which briefly situates the research in relation to the existing empirical and theoretical literature) of up to 4,000 words, and Commentaries (short articles commenting in a significant way on, or supplementing arguments and evidence in, a Research Article or a Review Article) of up to 2,000 words.