Call for papers: ESRC DFID Impact Initiative Special Issue of the IDS Bulletin: Exploring research-policy collaboration for societal impact

13/06/2018

This call has mow closed.

This call for papers is open to all those who have received an ESRC-DFID research grant from either the Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation or the Raising Learning Outcomes in Education Systems Programme.

We seek contributions to a Special Issue of the IDS Bulletin exploring the approaches taken to building partnerships that span academia, civil society, government, donor agencies and other non-academic research users. This issue will comprise of evidenced case studies from ESRC-DFID grants that provide learning from a range of partnerships adopted in pursuit of research impact. It follows on from the Edited Collection: The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development (2017) that identified the central importance of partnerships and networks in the social and interactive processes that appear to link research evidence to policy and practice.

Articles will seek to identify both the benefits of such partnerships for achieving societal change, as well as their challenges. Drawing on this experience, the issue aims to draw out implications for all those engaged in developing research and policy collaborations for impact. 

We are seeking co-authored contributions from scholars, practitioners and policy experts who have worked together in partnership.

The IDS Bulletin is the gold open access journal from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), bringing together the latest thinking and research from IDS and its partners and presenting this in an accessible way for development practitioners, policymakers and researchers. This special issue is fully funded and does not require the payment of article processing charges.

To express interest:

Email your expression of interest and a short abstract of your proposed article (up to 150 words) with names of co-authors to: James Georgalakis (IDS): j.georgalakis@ids.ac.uk by Monday 16 July 2018Please quote your ESRC DFID Joint Fund or RLO grant reference and title.

Important dates

  • 16 July: please email James Georgalakis with your expression of interest and a short abstract of your proposed article (up to 150 words) along with the names of co-authors. Please quote your ESRC DFID Joint Fund or RLO grant reference and title
  • 4- 5 October: authors workshop event (at IDS, University of Sussex) to explore learning and share experiences to feed into issue - (Save the dates)
  • 16 November: submission of draft of paper for peer review
  • 11 January: submission of final paper
  • April 2019: publication of Special Issue of IDS Bulletin