Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The Latin American Journal of Development (LAJD) arose with the perception of some Brazilian professors that the subject of development lacks the means of disseminating scientific research. It is a semiannual publication whose objective is to disseminate knowledge in the area of development through the publication of scientific articles that present original contributions, both empirical and theoretical.

The thematic coverage of the LAJD, considering its essence, covers all areas of knowledge described by CNPq, provided the research presents a contribution to development.

The LAJD accepts contributions written in Portuguese, English or Spanish.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

• This journal adopts the double blind review arbitration system, with a minimum of 2 evaluators per article. A third evaluator will be consulted if there is a divergence in the opinion of the first two.

• All papers submitted to this journal will be examined, evaluated and will have their merits judged by external evaluators, and authors will be notified of the acceptance or refusal of their work.

• If the article is denied, the author will be given a new evaluation for the next edition.

• Before submitting for peer review, authors must submit a Letter of Originality and Assignment of Rights, duly signed by all authors.

• The basic content of this letter must include, besides the date, city and signature of the authors, the text: "We, (fill in the authors name, institutional link, CPF and full address), authors of the article" "We hereby declare the originality of this document submitted and declare that it has not been submitted to another journal and will not be submitted, if it is accepted and published by the Latin American Journal of Development. on the aforementioned article for the Latin American Journal of Development ".

• Authorship: maximum of 8 authors per article.

• Languages allowed: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

• FIGHT AGAINST PLAGUE: All articles received are previously evaluated by the editor-in-chief. If plagiarism is suspected, the article is automatically declined.

• If published, the authors assign the copyright and publication rights of their articles to the LAJD.

• The LAJD exceptionally sends fast-track invitations to articles presented at national and internationally renowned congresses. In these cases, the responsibility for not publishing the article in another journal is exclusively the authors, and it is not up to the BJD to investigate if the article was published in another journal.

 • The maximum time between submission of the article, evaluation and initial opinion is 30 days.



Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Free Access Policy

This journal offers immediate free access to its content, following the principle that providing free scientific knowledge to the public provides greater global democratization of knowledge.

The authors are advised to make their articles available in institutional databases and repositories.



The Latin American Journal of Development (LAJD) is an online scientific journal, published semiannual, and adopts a continuous flow system for both submission and publication of articles.



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