Founded in 1980, the CJDS remains the only Canadian scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the study of international development. It is published quarterly by the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID), in partnership with Routledge.

The Canadian Journal of Development Studies is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bilingual forum for critical research and reflection on the complex problems of international development theory, policy and practice. The CJDS publishes articles and review essays, and the Journal aims to keep readers informed with occasional commentaries, practical notes and reviews of recent books and other media on international development. The CJDS is global in its outlook and encourages contributions from scholars and practitioners around the world.


The CJDS is edited at Trent University. Editorial administration is housed at Simon Fraser University (SFU). The CJDSis published with support from CASID and from SFU’s School for International Studies, and with the assistance of grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, SFU’s University Publications Fund, Trent University and the International Development Research Centre.

Peer Review Policy: All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and double-anonymous peer review.

CASID Announces New Editorial Home for the CJDS

March 3, 2020

The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID) is proud to announce a new partnership with the University of British Columbia, Okanagan which will see it serve as the new host of the editorial office of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies for a five year period (2020-2025).

Dr. Haroon Akram-Lodhi (Trent University) remains as Editor of the CJDS, but will be joined by Interim Co-Editor, Dr. Ananya Mukherjee Reed (Professor, Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, UBC-O) for the first year of the partnership.  UBC Okanagan is in the process of recruiting a new Managing Editor for the journal and we look forward to a smooth transition of the CJDS to its new host institution.

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