The GDNet Knowledge Base will include social and economic research-based knowledge with a clear bearing on development policy that is freely available in full-text form online, either in English or with a short description in English.
Before submitting your work to be included in the GDNet Knowledge Base, please check it meets our editorial criteria as outlined below. The GDNet Editorial team reserves the right to decide on the inclusion or not of all submissions.
This page summarizes the Editorial Policy which governs the acceptance of documents for inclusion in the GDNet Knowledge Base.
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Types of documents
Types of documents
Types of documents accepted for inclusion will be:
Literature reviews that provide substantive background to a policy issue
Project reports where lessons learned and best practice implications are specified
Reports from meetings, workshops and roundtables where policy-related outcomes are clearly defined
Journal articles and chapters from books
The following types of document will not normally be accepted:
Annual reports, brochures and other publicity material from organizations
Campaigning materials or opinion pieces that are not backed up by academic research (this includes articles in newspapers and magazines)
General descriptions of projects with no analysis of lessons learned or clearly defined policy implications
Purely technical or scientific documents (for example, on bio-medicine or agricultural production) that do not include social or economic analysis or the policy implications of the technology or science discussed
Abstract theoretical papers where the practical relevance to development policy is not clear
Undergraduate or masters level papers
Research that is more than 3 years old - unless it is of exceptional relevance to a present topical debate.
To be eligible for inclusion, documents should be available online in full-text form and free of charge. Please do not submit details of documents that are not available online.
For GDNet Profile holders in low and middle income countries whose organizations may not be sufficiently web-enabled to make the research available themselves, papers can be digitized and hosted on GDNet free of charge, by agreement, subject to relevant copyright arrangements.
Documents in a language other than English are welcome if they meet the editorial criteria, and if they are accompanied by a list of keywords and a summary in the GDNet format in English.
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