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A French-Belgian journal founded in 1973 by François Perroux (Collège de France), Mondes en développement publishes contributions in French and English for an international audience. The journal is interested in the different levels of development in the countries of the world from various points of view: human (economics of human resources, migration dynamics, underdevelopment, and poverty), economic (cooperation, globalization), technological (industrialization, agriculture, transfers of technology), financial (development financing, micro-financing, debt), institutional (international organizations, governance, civil society), commercial, etc.

A disciplinary (economics, humanities, social sciences, anthropology, history, geography, political science, law, etc.) or multi-disciplinary approach to the processes of development.

Editorial Board

Publication director


Editors in chief

Fabienne LELOUP (reception of article submission, management of relevance reviews)

Bruno BOIDIN (management of referees)

Géraldine FROGER

Laurence ROUDART

Editorial advisors



Editorial Secretary: Jean BROT (Critical review section)

François DENOËL (‘Mondes en développement 30 years go’ section)

Nathalie FABRY (‘Web monitor’ section)

Sylvain Zeghni (website)

Instructions to Authors

The text should be sent in French (English articles will be published when possible) in electronic form to and

The article must not have been published previously or submitted simultaneously to another journal.

The opinion of the peer review committee determines the publication of all submitted articles. Each anonymous article is reviewed for relevance. If it is determined to be relevant, the article is subjected to peer-review by two referees.

• The text should be provided in the form of a Word document. It should be no longer than 40,000 characters – spaces included – and including notes, bibliography, annexes, tables, and graphs. The text, in normal style, should be justified to the left, without paragraph indentation, breaks, or bulleted or numbered lists. It should be in Garamond size 11 font, single-spaced, without margins.

• Tables, graphs and maps should measure no more than 17 cm tall and 11cm wide.

• The title of the article, author’s first and last name, position, institution, personal and professional address, and email address should be provided.

• Footnotes should be numbered in ascending order in Arabic numerals, using Times New Roman normal size 9 font.

• In the text, author references shall be given from the most recent to the least recent, with the pages corresponding to the citation (Perroux, 1981, 47).

• Abbreviations and acronyms should be fully explained the first time they appear in the text.

• The bibliography should be provided in Garamond size 10 font and include all references used in the text. The references should be listed in alphabetical order; for authors cited more than once, list the works from the most to the least recent.

• The abstracts in French and English (with translated title) should be no longer than 500 characters (spaces included). They should be accompanied by a list of key words (French and English, maximum of 7), and the JEL classification (maximum of 5 references).


Code of ethics

The Code of Ethics applicable to drafting committees and editorial boards of academic journals offered on, including Mondes en développement, is available on this page.

Other information

Print ISSN : 0302-3052
Online ISSN : 1782-1444
Publisher : De Boeck Supérieur

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