Development Engineering (Dev Eng) is an open access, interdisciplinary journal applying engineering and economic research to the problems of poverty. Published studies must present novel research motivated by a specific global development problem. The journal serves as a bridge between engineers, economists, and other scientists involved in research on human, social, and economic development.

For all articles submitted before 31st December 2017, there is a 40% discount off the open access publication fee. Authors pay USD 900, excluding taxes, for full length research and review articles and USD 600, excluding taxes, for short communication and commentary articles. Learn more about Elsevier's pricing policy:
http://www.elsevier.com/openaccesspricing.

Specific topics include:

• Engineering research in response to unique constraints imposed by poverty.
• Assessment of pro-poor technology solutions, including field performance, consumer adoption, and end-user impacts.
• Novel technologies or tools for measuring behavioral, economic, and social outcomes in low-resource settings.
• Hypothesis-generating research that explores technology markets and the role of innovation in economic development.
• Lessons from the field, especially null results from field trials and technical failure analyses.
• Rigorous analysis of existing development "solutions" through an engineering or economic lens.

Although the journal focuses on quantitative, scientific approaches, it is intended to be suitable for a wider audience of development practitioners and policy makers, with evidence that can be used to improve decision-making. It also will be useful for engineering and applied economics faculty who conduct research or teach in "technology for development."

The journal maintains high standards for publication, in terms of methodological rigor and contribution to the literature. It prioritizes novel, experimental work that directly integrates engineering research with statistically rigorous methods from the social sciences. The Editors will consider review articles that cover significant, emerging trends in engineering for global development. Published papers are expected to be applied in nature; however, they should generate fundamental knowledge that advances basic fields of science and engineering. Additionally, Dev Eng editors recognize that there is a lack of high-quality work from researchers in developing countries published in leading international journals. To encourage and facilitate submissions from authors in low to middle income countries, the journal will offer mentorship support to help authors overcome barriers such as language differences, writing skills and familiarity with the publishing process.

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Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief

  • A. Gadgil
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
  • P.J. Gertler
    University of California, Haas School of Business, California, USA

Co-Editors

  • A. Bilton
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • O.R. Masera
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  • A.M. Mobarak
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Associate Editors

  • J. Blumenstock
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • T. Bond
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA
  • K.M. Bryden
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA
  • M. Burke
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
  • J. Bussell
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • S. de Mel
    University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • V. Frias-Martinez
    University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
  • M. Gonzalez-Navarro
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • J. Haushofer
    Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
  • S. Hostettler
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • R. Laxminarayan
    Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
  • J. Long
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • J. Marshall
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • K. Muralidharan
    University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, California, USA
  • P. Niehaus
    University of California at San Diego (UCSD), La Jolla, California, USA
  • Y. Nyarko
    New York University, New York, New York, USA
  • R. Richards-Kortum
    Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
  • D.A. Sabatini
    University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA
  • B. Sanyal
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • K. L. Scrivener
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • K. Sienko
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • C. K. Singh
    TERI University, New Delhi, India
  • R. Ssekibuule
    Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
  • S. R. Sterling
    NetHope, Washington, USA
  • L. Subramanian
    New York University, New York, New York, USA
  • M. Talesnick
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • E. Thomas
    Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA
  • A. Winter
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • C. Wolfram
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA