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Focus and Scope

The LSE International Development Review by the LSESU International Development Society is an entirely student-based journal. The journal aims to perpetuate a sustainable development discourse by incorporating the fields of development studies, migration studies, the political economy, human development and global health. However, articles based on other relevant fields of international development are also welcomed.
Arguments made in the journal take a step forward in unmasking the complexities of development management by introducing cutting-edge policy debates. From propositions to overcoming global inequality to the dissection of sustainable automation, this journal is intended to refine the grounds for policy work based on a theoretical understanding. Hence, it is important to consider policy implications in your articles.

The journal boasts its advocacy for sustainable development, in whichever field of international development that may be, so it is prudent for authors to appraise sustainable policies or ways forward.

The journal publishes open-access, free of charge research. It is important to bear in mind that all submitted articles go through a rigorous peer-review process. The journal calls on all LSE students , regardless of their academic background or year of study to submit papers.

Publication Frequency

The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publically available.

Open Access Policy

Houghton St Press is an open access publisher, and all of our publications are free to read and published under Creative Commons licences.

Archiving Policy

Houghton St Press registers our journals and books with as many suitable indexes as possible. All of our article metadata are openly available for harvesting by indexing services via OAI-PMH and the journals are registered with Open Archives for discovery.

Houghton St Press content is LOCKSS enabled, and copies of all Houghton St Press publications are made available from LSE Research Online, the School’s open access repository.


The journal platform includes in-browser annotation and text highlighting options on full text formats via Readers will require a account to create annotations, and will have the option to make these publicly available, available to a group, or private.

Advertisement policy

The journal only displays advertisements that are of relevance to its scope and will be of interest to the readership (e.g. upcoming conferences). All advertising space is provided free of charge and the editor and publisher have the right to decline or withdraw adverts at any point. Adverts will include a text heading to make it clear that they are adverts not related to the journal.

If you wish to propose a potential advert then please contact the editorial team. All advert images will have to be provided to the publisher.


The LSE International Development Review is a project from the LSESU International Development Society.

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