African Journal of Development Economics (AJDE)
About the journal
The African Journal of Development Economics aims to fulfill the following key objectives:

  1. Provide a high quality peer reviewed reporting platform and knowledge exchange medium for professionals in all areas of economic studies, principally in Africa but also globally.
  2. Provide a quick turn around in the review process (at most four weeks), while ensuring a thoroughly objective and non-discriminatory review process.
  3. Raise the visibility and enhancing the professional profiles of economists helping mankind to understand and address issues of importance to the economic wellbeing of developing countries.

This journal is particularly keen to receive manuscripts that provide a critique of previous unsuccessful initiatives to bring development in least developed countries, highlighting lessons learnt from any such failed attempts and prescribing alternative approaches.

Selection and presentation of topics should consider the wide audience and disciplinary diversity of this journal’s readers. Manuscripts should be written to retain cross audience appeal. Topics can cover any development or livelihood sector, e.g. agriculture, communications infrastructure, health, industry, investment programs, education, etc.
The African Journal of Development Economics is published by FaCT Publishers, at the Africa Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Submission instructions for authors

  1. The Journal welcomes contributions from professionals in academia, NGOs, development organizations and private businesses.    
  2. Contributions should be on A4 sized paper using Arial Font 12, double spaced. Graphic images can be embedded directly into the document, but should be compressed to 96 dpi (for screen
  3. Every manuscript will be subjected to a review before publication.
  4. We encourage inclusion of data either in tabular or graph forms, as well as images that reinforce understanding of the concepts or outcomes reported.  Data presented in text need not be repeated in tables or graphs unless where value addition can be clearly demonstrated.
  5. Your manuscript should have the following sections:
    1. Title; Authors names, Institutions, and addresses
    2. Introduction: should concisely present an overview of previous, latest available literature on the subject (last 5 years).  Present current status and end this section with the objectives of the activities carried out (for a research paper), or objectives of the manuscript (if it is a review or presentation of a hypothetical concepts).  
    3. Materials and methods: Clearly describe methodologies employed to carry out the work. If a method has been previously used and published, it will suffice to refer to the publication, other than where modifications have been made.
    4. Results and Discussion:The results and discussion should preferably be written separately but may be combined as the author(s) may choose. Discussion of the results (or hypothetical outcomes) should be put in context of other recent findings on the same topic.
    5. Lessons learnt and alternative approaches: indicate if success was realized or not, giving reasons for the outcome, as well as suggesting alternative ways of improving the outcome realized.
    6. References: these should include only the most relevant and latest literature on the subject. It should preferably include materials published formally in journals or edited books. Materials informally published on the internet can be cited but need the correct posting date and web address to be provided. Citations within the manuscript text should only indicate author surname followed by year of publication, e.g. (Jones, 2005). If two authors, indicate both, e.g. (Jones & James, 2005) and indicate et al if more than two authors, e.g. (Jones et al., 2005).
    7. Citation format for journal article: (On the references list, the citations should be formatted to have a hanging line indent. E.g.

Jones KM, 2005. Production of Vitamin A enriched juice from African mango (Mangifera indica L.) and rice. Journal of Applicable Economic Theory 10: 291-304.

    1. Citation format for edited book.

Jones KM, Sigh EA, Brooke B, 2005. Tissue reconstruction approaches. Mann UT (Editor), 2nd Edition, FacT Publications, Nairobi, Kenya. 300 pp.

    1. Citation format for web publications.

Jones KM, Sigh EA, Brooke B, 2005. Tissue reconstruction approaches. Technical presentation, ‘Biological tissues working group seminar’, held Jan 10- 17, 2005, Ocean City.    

  1. Your submission will be acknowledged in an email within 24 hours, with a tracking number allocated. We will endeavour to complete the review process in a maximum of four weeks and if accepted, the manuscript will be published in the next month’s edition of the journal.
  2. All articles published in the African Journal of Development Economics will be available in full length, freely and openly (to everyone with a web browser) anywhere in the world.
  3. Please submit your manuscripts as attachment to an email addressed to, with subject line reading Economics Publication. We highly recommend you send us the names (with email & telephone numbers) of at least two suitable reviewers for your paper.

African Journal of Development Economics

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