The purpose of a presubmission enquiry is to solicit rapid feedback from Development's editors regarding the potential suitability of a manuscript for the journal. If you are uncertain of your paper's suitability for the journal, please first check Development's Aims and scope. If you then wish to submit a presubmission enquiry, please contact Development's Editorial Office.
Presubmission enquiries should include a clear and concise abstract and a cover letter that explains the study's main findings and the significance of the reported advance for the field and whether they are of broader significance. Please also include any additional information that we should take into account.
In the event of a positive response, you will be encouraged to submit the manuscript to Development, although please note that a positive response is not a commitment that the article will be peer reviewed formally, but an expression of interest based on the information provided in the presubmission enquiry.
Unsolicited Reviews are not considered for publication by Development. If you wish to write a Review for the journal, please send the Executive Editor a brief proposal consisting of a short paragraph (of no more than 200 words) setting out the rationale for the article as a whole. Please also provide a list of the key recent references (around 12) to illustrate the timeliness of the article.