SDI Journal has moved to an online management system, Scholastica, effective February 1, 2018.  All manuscripts must be submitted electronically via this new site: 

Submit to Social Development Issues

Detailed manuscript submission instructions are available on this page, but please take the Statement of Policy into account when preparing papers for submission.

  1. Scholarly articles should be no more than 5,000 words in length double spaced including references.
  2. Due to limitations of space, we regret footnotes and endnotes cannot be accepted. SDI journal follows the use of nonsexist language. Any material deviating significantly will be returned to the author for revision. 
  3. An abstract of no more than 250 words
  4. All citations must be included in the text and listed alphabetically at the end of the article in the References section. Manuscripts must follow APA 6th edition guidelines (information is available at: http://www.apastyle.org/ )

Questions regarding manuscripts, reviewing, and special issues should be directed to our Editor: 

Vijayan K. Pillai, Ph.D.
Editor – Social Development Issues
E-mail: drpillai17@gmail.com

General questions about the journal, including advertising (publication partners) and library subscriptions, should be directed to:

Colleen M. Fisher, Ph.D.
Chair of SDI Board of Managers & Treasurer
E-mail: cmfisher@uab.edu





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