Collaboration of AGEP and D + C Development and Cooperation

 Dear SPRING-students, dear SPRING-alumni,

Many of you are expressing the wish to have more opportunities to publish articles about your topics of interest – not only those who aspire a career in the field of academia. We are happy to be able to provide you with a way of getting your ideas heard and spreading them amongst an international readership.

D+C Development and Cooperation is a website that is up-dated daily. It discusses international-development affairs and explores how they relate to other fields of policy-making, such as security, peace, trade, business and environmental protection. The website shares the name D+C/E+Z with a print magazine and an e-paper. All avatars are funded by Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and published on behalf of ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL. Their mission is not to serve as a governmental mouthpiece, but to provide a credible forum for debate, involving government agencies, civil society, the private sector and academia at an international level. D+C is the identical twin of E+Z Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit, the leading German language publication on development issues.

The German Association of Postgraduate Programmes with special Relevance to Developing Countries (AGEP) is an umbrella organization comprising various postgraduate study programmes (incl. SPRING) oriented to developing and emerging country economies. The AGEP is proud to have come up with a mechanism to allow you to submit your proposals and – if they develop an original thought and appeal to the editorial team – get them published.

General information about publishing in D + C


       - Write an abstract with a maximum of 10 sentences! Lay down your main idea and the core arguments. Be brief, but precise.

       - It is possible to jointly hand-in abstracts – up to a maximum of three people.

       - The topics for the forthcoming issues are developed during the editorial team meeting based on current affairs, unfortunately there is no preview list for the issues to come.

       - Abstracts can be handed in in English and German.

       - If your abstract is appreciated, the editors will get in contact with you and ask you to write the article. There is a certain flexibility in regard to length and deadline.

       - D + C is not an academic peer-reviewed journal, hence the barrier to successfully placing an article is less burdensome. 

At the end of each semester, we will collect all the abstracts submitted by students and alumni of AGEP study programmes and collectively send them to the editor in chief of D + C magazine. The deadline to submit the first round of abstracts is March 31st, 2017.

In case your article makes it to the magazine it will be published under your name (and position), with the additional remark of being part of an AGEP study programme.


What do you have to do?

If you are interested in the possibility of publishing in a widely read publication on development issues, please follow the instructions of the general information about publishing in D + C and send the abstract to your course coordinator (

We are very much looking forward to your abstracts and hope to see lots of students and alumni getting publishing in the future!


Final remark

Please note that submitting an abstract is no guarantee to subsequently be contacted by the editors and asked to write your article! The selection process lies solely in the hands of the editorial team of D + C.


Best regards

Robin Pass

AGEP-Network Coordinator


Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE)

Ruhr-Universität Bochum





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