Focus and Scope

Trade and Development Review (TDR) is intended to serve as the outlet for theoretical and empirical research in Development Economics, Macroeconomic Theory and Policy, international trade and Open Economy Macroeconomics, exchange rate regimes, international finance, international factor flows and the WTO issues. The TDR also aims at providing an outlet for discussion and dialogue in negotiating changes in the rules, trade laws and international institutions including the WTO. 

The TDR encourages submission of both theoretical and empirical articles. It also invites full length papers as well as shorter technical notes/comments on globalization experiences and the WTO issues, rules and negotiations. 


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Review

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Peer Review Process

The TDR follows a double-blind peer review process. TDR obtains the review reports from two experts in the field on individual manuscripts submitted to the journal through double blind review process. The decision of the Editor based on review reports is communicated to the author(s) along with review reports. Strict confidentiality of authors as well as reviewers are maintained. 


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. The Journal also privides open access to its Archive to all registered users. Registration to this Journal is free.


Publication Ethics

- Publishers and editors take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.

- In no case shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

- In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately.

- On occurrence of misconduct the journal informs the corresponding author and asks the authors to correct the manuscript following the suggestions of the editors and the reviewers. On unsatisfactory response the submitted manuscript is retracted.

- Publishers and editors publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.


Review Guidelines

- Reviewers should have no conflict of interest.

- A submission shall be evaluated in terms of logical consistency, coherence in arguments, substance of results/hypotheses, relevance and context of main focus.

- The reviewer may explicitly comment on the following: Does it provide a new way to look at a problem? Does it provide new results/ solutions or identify new issues? Are the issues addressed introduced in a way that their relevance/impact to practice is evident?

- Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.

- Reviewed articles should be treated confidentially.