Information for Authors

    Manuscripts addressing alternative approaches to counteracting obstacles to development are welcome. All methodologies appropriate for the study design are equally considered and valued. Developmental perspectives and research on international social justice might include—but are not limited to—lifespan, gender, and racial issues, the impact of policies, practices and service delivery systems on urban and rural communities, comparative health/mental health, poverty, income maintenance and movements such as global feminism, human rights and peace. Please submit articles to Prof. Brij Mohan: Books for possible reviews, may also be forwarded to the Editor.

    Manuscript requirements

    Manuscripts should be no more than 5,000 words in length, including references, and formatted according to the following guidelines:

    1. Include a title page containing the contact information for each author (affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address).
    2. Include an abstract of 150 words or less.
    3. Include 5–6 keywords or descriptors for indexing purposes.
    4. All manuscript components should be double spaced (main text, abstract, references, block quotations, and appendices). Tables must be set up using Microsoft Word’s table tool.
    5. Manuscripts should be left justified with a ragged right-hand margin (no full justification).
    6. Begin each section on a separate page and in this sequence: title page, abstract, main text, appendix, references, table(s), and figure(s).
    7. All citations must be included in the text and listed alphabetically at the end of the article in the References section, following APA 6th edition guidelines (information is available at:
    8. Due to limitations of space, we regret footnotes and endnotes cannot be accepted. SDI journal follows the use of nonsexist language. Any material deviating significantly will be returned to the author for revision.