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Journal of Developing Societies

Journal of Developing Societies

A Forum on Issues of Development and Change in All Societies

Managing Editor
Richard L Harris California State University, Monterey Bay

eISSN: 17452546 | ISSN: 0169796X | Current volume: 34 | Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly

The Journal of Developing Societies is a refereed international journal on development and social change not only in 'developing' countries but also the 'developed' societies of the world. It provides an interdisciplinary forum for the publication of theoretical perspectives, research findings, case studies, policy analyses and normative critiques on the issues, problems and policies of both mainstream and alternative approaches to development. The journal represents the full range of diverse theoretical and ideological viewpoints on development that exist in the contemporary international community.


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Dr. Richard Harris is Professor Emeritus of Global Studies at California State University, Monterey Bay. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Harris has taught, carried out research, and directed programs at various universities in the United States and overseas, including the University of California, Harvard University, California State University, the University of the Americas in Mexico, the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, the Universidad de Chile, the Universidad Nacional de Santiago del Estero in Argentina, the University of Zambia and the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.

Professor Harris has been the managing editor of the Journal of Developing Societies (SAGE India) since 2003, co-editor from 1998 to 2002, and one of the coordinating editors of Latin American Perspectives (SAGE USA) since 1977. He has authored and edited books, monographs and journal articles on globalization, Latin American politics, African politics, democracy, revolutionary change, socialism, comparative public administration and organizational development. Included among his more recent publications are: Capital, Power and Inequality in Latin American and the Caribbean (co-edited with Jorge Nef; Rowman and Littlefield, 2008); Globalization and Development in Latin America (de Sitter Publications, 2005). Globalization and Post-Apartheid South Africa (co-edited with Abebe Zegeye, Brill, 2005); Globalization and Health (co-edited with Melinda Seid; Brill, 2004); Media, Identity and the Public Sphere in Post-Apartheid South Africa (co-edited with Abebe Zegeye; Brill, 2003); Globalization and Globalism in Latin America: Contending Perspectives (SAGE Publications, 2002); Critical Perspectives on Globalization and Neoliberalism in the Developing Countries (co-edited with Melinda Seid; Brill, 2000); Capital, Power and Inequality in Latin America (co-edited with Sandor Halebsky; Westview Press, 1995); and Marxism, Socialism and Democracy in Latin America (Westview Press, 1992).

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The Journal of Developing Societies is a refereed international journal on development and social change in all societies. JDS provides an interdisciplinary forum for the publication of theoretical perspectives, research findings, case studies, policy analyses and normative critiques on the issues, problems and policies associated with both mainstream and alternative approaches to development. The scope of the journal is not limited to articles on the Third World or the Global South, rather it encompasses articles on development and change in the `developed` as well as `developing` societies of the world. The journal seeks to represent the full range of diverse theoretical and ideological viewpoints on development that exist in the contemporary international community.

Editorial Board
Anil B Deolalikar University of California, Irvine
Jean Dréze Ranchi University, India
Anil Hira Simon Fraser University
Barbara Hogenboom Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation, Amsterdam
Randhir B Jain University of Delhi
Tanya Jakimow University of New South Wales, Australia
Mônica Dias Martins Universidade Estadual do Ceará
J E Maxted Canterbury Christ Church University
Sabelo J Ndlovu-Gatsheni University of South Africa
Wilder Robles Brandon University
Wendy Kay Olsen University of Manchester
Anil Seal University of Cambridge
Roy Smith Nottingham Trent University
Angie Ngoc Tran California State University, Monterey Bay
Abebe Zegeye Woldia University
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    Please send your manuscript to the editor, Richard L. Harris as an e-mail attachment, preferably in MS Word format (e-mail: ). Prospective contributors are encouraged to view the journal’s website ( ) and recent issues of the journal before submitting manuscripts.

    Please attach to every submission a letter confirming that all authors have agreed to the submission and that the article is not currently being considered for publication by any other journal.

    Journal of Developing Studies operates a strictly blinded peer review process in which the reviewer’s name is withheld from the author and, the author’s name from the reviewer. The reviewer may at their own discretion opt to reveal their name to the author in their review but our standard policy practice is for both identities to remain concealed.

    Authors will be provided with a copyright form once the contribution is accepted for publication. The submission will be considered as final only after the filled-in and signed copyright form is received. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author needs to sign the copyright form.

    Format of MSS:

    • Manuscripts should be double-spaced, with ample margins and bear the title of the contribution and the name(s) of the author(s) on a separate sheet of paper. The full postal address/phone/e-mail details of each author plus short biographical notes should also be included. In case there are two or more authors, the corresponding author’s name and address details (postal and email) should be clearly specified. Please provide information for a very brief author(s) blurb including any relevant current works or other expertise in the topic of the article.
    • All pages should be numbered. Contributions should normally be between 4,000 and 10,000 words in length. They should include an abstract of about 100 words and up to six keywords.
    • The abstract should cover the overall purpose or research problem, stated early in the abstract, the methodology used, including the research design, sample, and data collection methods, a concise discussion of a few significant research findings and an overview of the main conclusions of the article.
    • The journal uses endnotes and does not use footnotes. All endnotes should be signaled in the text by superscript numbers.
    • It is the author’s responsibility to disclose any potential conflict of interest regarding the manuscript.
    • All figures, i.e., diagrams, images and photographs, and tables should be provided separate from the text at the end and numbered in the order that they appear in text. Tables and figures must be cited in the text, and indicated by number separately (see Table 1), not by placement (see Table below). Each figure and table should have a heading, an explanatory caption if necessary, and a source or reference in a separate file. Black and white illustrations/figures should be supplied electronically at a resolution of at least 300 dpi and 1500 pixels, as .eps, .tiff or .jpg files.
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    • Articles must be written in English. Use a clear readable style, avoiding jargon. If technical terms of acronyms must be included, define them when first used. Use non-racist, non-sexist language and plurals rather than he/she.
    • Use American spellings with serial comma (“labor” not “labour”; “center” not “centre”; universal “-ize” and “-ization” of words). Use “nineteenth century,” “1980s.” Spell out numbers from one to nine, 10 and above to remain in figures.
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      Citations and References should adhere to the guidelines below (based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition). Some examples are given below:

    In text citations:

    • One work by one author: (Kessler, 2003, p. 50) or ‘Kessler (2003) found that among the epidemiological samples..’.
    • One work by two authors: (Joreskog & Sorborn, 2007, pp. 50–66) or Joreskog and Sorborn (2007) found that..
    • One work by three or more authors: (Basu, Banerji & Chatterjee, 2007) [first instance]; Basu et al. (2007) [Second instance onwards].
    • Groups or organizations or universities: (University of Pittsburgh, 2007) or University of Pittsburgh (2007).
    • Authors with same surname: Include the initials in all the in-text citations even if the year of publication differs, e.g., (I. Light, 2006; M.A. Light, 2008).
    • Works with no identified author or anonymous author: Cite the first few words of the reference entry (title) and then the year, e.g., (‘Study finds’, 2007); (Anonymous, 1998).
      If abbreviations are provided, then the style to be followed is: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003) in the first citation and (NIMH, 2003) in subsequent citations.
    • Two or more works by same author: (Gogel, 1990, 2006, in press)
    • Two or more works with different authors: (Gogel, 1996; Miller, 1999)
    • Secondary sources: Allport's diary (as cited in Nicholson, 2003).



    Patnaik, Utsa (2007). The republic of hunger. New Delhi: Three Essays Collective.

    Edited Books:
    Amanor, Kojo S., & Moyo, S. (Eds) (2008). Land and sustainable development in Africa. London and New York: Zed Books.

    Translated books:
    Amin, S. (1976). Unequal development (trans. B. Pearce). London and New York: Monthly Review Press.

    Book chapters:
    Chachra, S. (2011). The national question in India. In S. Moyo and P. Yeros (Eds), Reclaiming the nation (pp. 67–78). London and New York: Pluto Press.

    Journal articles:
    Foster, J.B. (2010). The financialization of accumulation. Monthly Review, 62(5), 1-17. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225 [DOI number optional]

    Newsletter article, no author:
    Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang intiative conference. (2006, November/December). OOJDP News @ a Glance. Retrieved from
    [Please do not place a period at the end of an online reference.]

    Newspaper article:
    Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

    Publication ethics

    SAGE is committed to upholding the integrity of the academic record. We encourage authors to refer to the Committee on Publication Ethics’ International Standards for Authors and view the Publication Ethics page on the SAGE Author Gateway.

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