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Review of Market Integration

Review of Market Integration

Published in Association with India Development Foundation

Shubhashis Gangopadhyay India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, India
Managing Editor
Nishant Chadha India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, India

eISSN: 09754709 | ISSN: 09749292 | Current volume: 10 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: 3 Times/Year

Call for Papers

In the globalized world, countries that will be able to compete in global markets must also be able to compete with global competitors in the domestic market. In such a situation, older, and successful, development strategies such as import substitution and export promotion are no longer feasible. State-run and/or state-controlled development programmes are not sufficient in overcoming the challenges of development, especially when policymakers have little or no control over the markets in which they operate. The situation requires a new set of policy interventions that will facilitate the development of domestic markets and empower the poor and bring them into the mainstream.

The journal Review of Market Integration, a refereed journal, aims to reach out to a broad audience interested in giving equal access to the poor who are otherwise unable to participate in the marketplace and are, hence, left uncovered by formal institutions. It will find a ready readership among those concerned with empowering the poor to help them access formal markets and integrating them with markets outside their regions and communities, take up issues of governance and accountability, and so on. The Review of Market Integration will publish original empirical as well as research papers, policy papers and book reviews and essays related to the field, covering a wide range of issues including development economics, rural development, market access for small producers, labour market integration, supply chain management, governance, rights as options to development, laws that affect market integration and their development, and the role of institutions in enabling markets for the poor, among others.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Review of Market Integration addresses issues related to market integration as part of the developmental process of emerging economies. It seeks to explore issues that create barriers to markets in the fields of agriculture, education, health, environment, infrastructure, labour, finance, business and institutional structures. In developing economies these barriers are not only with respect to international markets but also with respect to regional markets within a country.

Review of Market Integration recognises market integration as a mechanism that will help policy makers transform emerging economies into market-based societies. The focus is on law, institutions, incentives and norms that enable markets as a way of improving efficiency and reducing regional disparities. The journal encourages papers on the study of political processes and measures that have led to the adoption of integrated markets in various countries and regions. Our goal is to learn from national and international experiences, through the process of research and analysis, of long-term solutions to problems that arise on the path to development.

Review of Market Integration publishes three annual issues that include studies based on both theoretical and empirical research and those that explore policy impacts of specifi c programmes in a way that improves the understanding of how markets respond to policy making. Our endeavour is to encourage interactions among policy makers, researchers and practitioners.

About IDF: India Development Foundation (IDF) is a privately funded non profit research organisation. Its major objective is to develop awareness about how markets work, why these are desirable and how these can be developed. Its aim is to help policy makers transform emerging economies into market-based societies.

Editorial Board
Ira Gang Rutgers University, USA
Atanu Ghoshray Newcastle University Business School, UK
Sudip Gupta Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
Sunil Khairnar Agriwatch (Indian Agribusiness Systems Private Limited), India
Ashok Kotwal University of British Columbia, Canada
Robert Lensink Groningen University (RuG), Netherlands
S S Mehta Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India
K V Bhanu Murthy Delhi University, India
Gokul Patnaik Global AgriSystem, India
Amitabha Sadangi CEO, International Development Enterprises, India
M R Saluja India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Abhirup Sarkar Indian Statistical Institute, India
Nirvikar Singh University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Editorial Assistant
Kusha Verma India Development Foundation, Gurgaon, India
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    1. Copyright Form: Articles submitted to RMI should be original unpublished work and should not be under consideration for publication anywhere else. 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.
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    14. In-text Citations and References: A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the article.
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    1. 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..
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    • 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).


    • Books:
      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.
    • In-press article:
      Briscoe, R. (in press). Egocentric spatial representation in action and perception. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. Retrieved from
    • Non-English reference book, title translated into English:
      Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish Language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain: Author. 
    • Special issue or section in a journal:
      Haney, C., & Wiener, R.L. (Eds) (2004). Capital punishment in the United States [Special Issue]. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 10(4), 1−17.
    1. Book Reviews: Book reviews must contain the name of the author and title/subtitle of the book reviewed, place of publication and publisher, date of publication, number of pages and price.

    Please use the following style:

    Ric Shand (ed.), Economic Liberalization in South Asia. Delhi: Macmillan, 1999, 536 pages, Rs 550.

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