Articles submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished, and not being considered for publication elsewhere. In cases of related previous publications, a statement on the originality of the article shall be required in the cover letter of the submission.

All papers must be submitted via AJAD's online submission system at http://searca.org/ajad/online_submit.php.  Upon receipt of the paper, a confirmation e-mail will be sent. All papers will be acknowledged on receipt by email and will receive preliminary editorial review within four weeks. Papers of high interest will be sent out for external review. We aim to notify authors of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision within four months of submission. Recently, due to the high volume of submissions and demands on referees, it may not always be possible to meet this target, but we aim to have your manuscript reviewed within six months.

Scope of agriculture and development

agricultural investments
technical efficiency
agricultural labor and markets
biodiversity conservation
technological adoption
credit and microfinance
environmental management
sustainable development
inclusive and sustainable agriculture
geographical information systems
natural resource management
consumer behavior and preferences
water resources management
climate change mitigation and adaptation
urban agriculture 
       social capital
trade reforms
impact evaluation
multilateral arrangements
food value chain
project analysis
public policy reforms
political economy
rural development
urban-rural migration
climate change adaptation
food security initiatives
community development
precision agriculture technologies
agricultural policies and governance
comparative and competitive advantages 


Article Contents

Articles must be in English (US) with the content arranged as follows:

Title of the article (maximum of 15 words)
Author’s complete name, affiliation, and address (omit social titles)
Abstract (maximum of 300 words)
Keywords and JEL classification (if applicable)
Main text
References (use the Chicago Manual of Style [CMOS 16th edition] author-date format)

The length of each article must not exceed  8,000 words. It must be submitted  as  an MS  Word file, typed double-spaced on A4 paper setting.

For details, see the following website: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/. (Examples are given in the section on References on pp. 2 and 3 of this document.) The journal uses gender-neutral language. For example, ‘man’ is not acceptable as a generic term (‘human’ is). Masculine pronouns should be applied only to males. World Development uses American rather than British spelling. Numbers from zero to nine should be written out (e.g., three); Arabic numerals should be used for all other numbers (e.g., 14). Dates should be written as follows: April 14, 2012.

Tables, Figures, Measurements

Each table and figure (accompanied by the original tabulated data) must be  on a separate sheet of paper, numbered in order, and placed at the end of the article. To facilitate layout and typesetting, the editable files of the tables and figures will be required when a paper is accepted for publication.
Text for tables should not be smaller than 9 points. Scanned or digital photos  should be in high resolution (minimum of 300 dpi).

All  measurements  should  be expressed  using International  System of Units (SI). National units (e.g., cavan, rai, chupa) should be avoided. In cases where these can’t be avoided, the equivalent values in SI units must be shown.
The US Dollar equivalent should be given when other monetary units are used.