Our journals are all peer reviewed; reviewers are sought who are knowledgeable of practice in the field and who will be constructively critical of research methods used. Reviewers are asked to comment on the paper’s originality, its usefulness for practitioners, whether it is well structured and has a clear argument, and whether the author demonstrates awareness of other related research and practice, especially in other parts of the world. The reviewing process usually takes 2-3 months. 


EDM journal was launched in 1990 as SED and covers the policies and interventions supporting small businesses and the wider private sector that provide livelihoods and employment for the poor in developing countries.

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Food Chain, an international journal for professionals involved in developing the supply of high-quality foods from the ‘farm gate to the plate’ and those who use food processing to alleviate poverty and hunger, aims to bridge the gap between research and practice.

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Published since 1982, Waterlines is the world's only journal devoted entirely to low-cost water and sanitation. It is written for professionals - administrators or engineers, project managers or policymakers, trainers or workers in the field.

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Practical Action Publishing hold journals from the current and previous two years. Older volumes are held by our official stockists, Periodicals Service Company, to whom all orders and inquiries should be addressed. Details below.

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