The JNRD receives the following type of articles

  1. Original Research Articles *
  2. Review Articles
  3. Data Sets
  4. Infographics
  5. Posters

* Main original research manuscripts.

Original Research Articles

These articles present original research and address a clearly stated specific hypothesis or question. Papers should provide novel approaches and new insights into the problem addressed. Manuscripts should have between 3000 to 6500 words and they should have at least 20 references. There is no limit to figures and tables.

Articles have an abstract, separate from the main text, of up to 250 words, which does not have references, and does not contain numbers, abbreviations, acronyms or measurements unless essential. It is aimed at readers outside the discipline.

These articles should include:

  • Introduction: It should be brief and limited to the definition of the problem, the aims and purposes of the research and its relation with other studies in the field. Also the working hypothesis must be clearly stated.
  • Materials and methods: It should include relevant details on the experimental design and techniques so that the experiments can be repeated.
  • Results: Results should be clearly presented. Tables and figures should only be included if required to fully understand the data.
  • Discussion: The aim of this section is the interpretation of the results and their relation to the existing knowledge. The contribution to Natural Resources and Development must be clearly stated. The information given in any part of the text may be cited but not repeated in the Discussion Section. Alternatively Results and Discussion can be presented in one section.
  • Acknowledgments: The acknowledgments of the contributions of colleagues can be stated in this section.
  • Financial support: The acknowledgments for financial support should be cited here.

For stylistics details, please refer to Guidelines to submissions

Review Articles

Review articles are an attempt by one or more authors to sum up the current state of the research on a particular topic. Ideally, the author searches for everything relevant to the topic, and then sorts it all out into a coherent view of the “state of the art” as it now stands. Review articles should have at least 45 references and they should have between 4000 and 6000 words.

Review articles should inform about:

  • the main researchers working in a field
  • recent major advances and discoveries
  • significant gaps in the research
  • current debates
  • future directions

They include an abstract, an introduction that outlines the main theme, brief subheadings, and an outline of important unresolved questions. The author is responsible for ensuring that the necessary permission has been obtained for the re-use of any figures previously published elsewhere.

For stylistics details, please refer to Guidelines to submissions

 Data sets