Peer Review Process

Upon submission of a manuscript to the JDE (Journal of Developing Economies), the Editor-in-Chief will assess its suitability for publication. Manuscripts that do not align with the journal's focus and scope will be rejected outright without any external review. Potential manuscripts will be reviewed by experts, and the Editor-in-Chief will make a decision based on their recommendations from among several possibilities: rejected, require major revision, need minor revision, or accepted. The final decision on publication will be made following a double-blind peer review, which will consider the articles' relevance and contribution to both theory and practical development. Both editors and reviewers will provide feedback to the authors regarding the evaluation results. Ultimately, the Editor-in-Chief has the final decision on which manuscripts will be published in the journal.

The process for reviewing a manuscript typically takes 4 to 12 weeks on average, depending on how long the editor and reviewers take to complete their assessments. If an author has yet to receive confirmation from JDE after a prolonged period, they can reach out for updates via email at The review process at JDE follows a set of stages, which are as follows:

  1. Only manuscripts submitted through the online journal system (OJS) on the journal's website at will be processed.
  2. The manuscripts will undergo a thorough evaluation to ensure compliance with the journal's author guidelines and submission template. Additionally, we will assess whether the manuscript aligns with the focus and scope of the journal. If deemed appropriate, the next steps in the process will be initiated. However, if it is not a suitable fit, we recommend submitting it to an alternative journal. The editor of JDE will promptly notify the author of the status via OJS and email.
  3. All manuscripts will go through a similarity check using Turnitin to ensure originality. If the similarity level exceeds 25%, the manuscript will be rejected during the desk evaluation stage. Please note that the Editor-in-chief's decision is final and cannot be disputed.
  4. An assigned editor will review the manuscripts to determine if they make a significant contribution to the advancement of business and management in science and practice. If they meet the criteria, two peer reviewers will conduct an independent review by referring to the Journal review form.
  5. If a manuscript is accepted with revisions (whether minor or major), it will come with comments from peer reviewers and need to be revised by the author. The JDE policy states that reviewers only provide suggestions on whether to accept or reject the manuscript. Ultimately, the editor and editor-in-chief make the final decision on whether to accept or reject the manuscript.
  6. Authors are given one month to revise their manuscripts. In case they require additional time, they can request an extension by emailing the editor at However, if the editor does not receive any notification within a specific time, it will be considered that the author has resigned.
  7. After completing final revisions, manuscripts that have been accepted by the editor will be published in the JDE. The editor-in-chief will determine the edition in which they will appear. If an author has a preference for a specific volume or number, they may request it via email ( to the JDE editor-in-chief.