I can today announce that of the 10th January 2011, I have been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the new open access journal, Journal of Peace, Gender and Development Studies (JPGDS).

About JPGDS:

JPGDS publishes articles (monthly) in all subject areas in our open access journals.

The Journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meets the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Papers will be published approximately one month after acceptance. All articles published in JPGDS will be peer-reviewed.

The Journal of Peace, Gender and Development studies will be published monthly (one volume per year) by International Research Journals.

Types of paper

Regular articles: These should describe new and carefully confirmed findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify the work. The length of a full paper should be the minimum required to describe and interpret the work clearly.

Short Communications: A Short Communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of new models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers. Short communications are 2 to 4 printed pages (about 6 to 12 manuscript pages) in length.

Reviews: Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged. Reviews should be concise and no longer than 4-6 printed pages (about 12 to 18 manuscript pages). Reviews manuscripts are also peer-reviewed.

Submit manuscripts as an e-mail attachment to the editorial office at:jpgds@interesjournals.org, jpgds.review@interesjournals.org, jpgds.submission@interesjournals.org, jpgds.manuscripts@interesjournals.org.

Please note, this appointment does not affect my current role at the University of Birmingham where I remain a Research Fellow in the Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy.

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