William Carey International Development Journal is a peer-reviewed quarterly online journal published by William Carey International University (WCIU) through its university press. WCIU is a global learning community, focused on educating leaders from around the world through a distance-education format. WCIU has a field-based, mentored approach, which provides for a relationally oriented learning experience for students while still maintaining active participation in their area of service. This has created a unique educational approach, one in which cultural intelligence and real field experience are valued on the same level as theory and academics. WCIU seeks to see global leaders empowered to lead their communities to wholeness and human flourishing.
These core values and beliefs influence and guide WCIDJ in the papers that it publishes and promotes. The journal is devoted to interdisciplinary research focused on the historical, cultural, and spiritual roots of human problems around the world, as well as the analysis and discussion of proposed solutions. William Carey International Development Journal seeks to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, acting as a place on the internet where WCIU faculty, students, alumni and NGO partners, scholars and practitioners in international development from around the world can connect with one another.
The format of the journal will include an editorial, scholarly articles and book reviews. In addition, we showcase a scholarly forum and blog on this website to encourage further dialogue about these issues. We accept scholarly articles related to anything under the general umbrella of international development. WCIU specifically focuses on the roots of problems around the world and less on short-time fixes or charities. Too often in the midst of crisis or difficulty the easy thing to do is focus on the symptoms and problems right in front of you. However, this creates long-term challenges to finding a sustainable solution. WCIDJ seeks to meet this need and promote scholarship that tries to address the underlying factors that lead to so many of the world’s problems today.
WCIDJ is also unique in that it seeks to promote this through an open-access approach. All our articles are available for free on the internet, without the need to have access through a library or purchasing an expensive membership. We believe in getting our material to the most people possible, regardless of financial or physical limitations, and also believe in getting feedback from the most people around the world, and believe the open-access approach is ideal in making those goals a reality.
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