Once an author submits a manuscript, it undergoes a simple editorial process:
- Preliminary Editorial Screening: An editor from the working paper series reviews the title and abstract to determine if the paper is suitable for publication as a working paper.
- Review: GDN's panel of experts, maintained by GDN, will screen the full paper for consistency and quality. The reviewer might suggest some changes for consistency.
- Author Revisions: Authors receive feedback from the reviewers and make revisions to their papers accordingly. They address comments, clarify ambiguities, provide additional analysis if necessary, and enhance the overall quality of the manuscript.
- Final Decision: Once the authors submit their revised papers, the editorial team reviews the manuscripts to ensure that the reviewers' comments have been adequately addressed. Based on the revisions, the editorial team makes a final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of the papers.
- Publication: Accepted papers are published in the GDN working paper series on the GDN website. Each paper is assigned a unique identifier, such as a working paper number and a DOI, and made accessible to the public.
- Dissemination: The editorial team promotes the published working papers through various channels, including GDN's social media, newsletters, and conferences. This helps increase the visibility and reach of the series, attracting attention from researchers, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders.
- Jean-Louis Arcand, President, Global Development Network
- Francesco Obino, Director, Research and Programs, Global Development Network
- Howard White, Director, Evaluation and Evidence Synthesis, Global Development Network
Coordinator: Dinesh Thapa, Global Development Network