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The International Journal of Design invites contributions of three types:
- original articles
- state-of-the-art reviews
- design case studies
Contributions should fall within the scope of the journal outlined in the statement of Focus and Scope. In particular, the journal encourages the submission of manuscripts investigating social-cultural impacts on design and reporting of design research with practical relevance.
Preparing for Submission
Submission of a manuscript implies that the paper has not been submitted to or published in any other journal, in the same or similar form, in English or in any other language. Manuscripts previously published in a workshop, symposium, or conference can be submitted for consideration provided that the authors inform the editorial office at the time of submission and that the manuscripts have undergone substantial revision.
To facilitate the journal's double-blind peer review process, authors should make efforts to ensure that information about the authors' identities do not appear anywhere in the manuscript. If an author is cited, "Author" and year should be used in the bibliography and footnotes instead of the author's name, paper title, etc. The author's name should also be removed from the document's Properties, which in Microsoft Word is found under the File menu.
The preferred format is Portable Document Format (.pdf). Manuscripts should be created with the template download from our website.
Manuscripts must be in English. Both English and American spellings are acceptable. Authors fluent in another language are encouraged to provide, in addition to the full manuscript, a title page and an abstract in the other language.
The international system of units (SI) should be used. If other units are mentioned, their equivalent in SI should be provided.
Only a concise and informative title should be included. Please remove information about the authors' names and affiliations for the double-blind review process.
A manuscript must include an abstract containing no more than 200 words. It should indicate the techniques used and summarize the most important results. Statements about relevance to design practice should be included (25-50 words).
Length of a Manuscript
A paper with 6000~8000 words (excluding Endnotes and References) is appropriate. The content is equal or less than 27 pages, and the file size is less than 4 MB.
The use of footnotes is discouraged. Instead, they should be incorporated into the text.
3 to 6 keywords should be provided after the abstract.
The text should be single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses).
All figures should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. A caption of no more than 15 words should be provided. The preferred formats for figures are PNG and JPEG. All figures should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
All tables should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. A title of no more than 15 words and a legend explaining any abbreviation used in that table should be provided. All tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://www.ijdesign.org) should be activated and ready to click.
Authors are encouraged to submit multimedia files that are essential to the conclusions of the manuscript. Multimedia files, such as 3-dimensional computer models, videos, and interactive demonstrations, will be published as online extra to the manuscript. The preferred formats are MPEG and Quicktime.
Authors are required to obtain permission to reproduce previously copyrighted materials from other sources in both print and electronic form.
The list of references should only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. The APA system of referencing should be used. Some citation examples from the APA Style Essentials are shown below:
- Journal article
Desmet, P. M. A., & Hekkert, P. (2007). Framework of product experience. International Journal of Design, 1(1), 57-66.
- Journal article, Internet-only journal
Bergen, D. (2002, Spring). The role of pretend play in children's cognitive development. Early Childhood Research & Practice, 4(1). Retrieved February 1, 2004, from http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v4n1/bergen.html.
- Non-English journal article
Lin, R. T. (2006). 訴說故事，營造情境--文化創意設計的情境故事[Scenario and story-telling approach in cross cultural design]. 藝術欣賞, 2(5), 4-10.
Wundt, W. (1905). Fundamentals of psychology (7th ed.). Liepzig: Engelman.
- English translation of a book
Baudrillard, J. (2006). The system of objects (J. Benedict, Trans.). New York: Verso. (Original work published 1968)
- Article or chapter in an edited book
Schifferstein, H. N. J., Mugge, R., & Hekkert, P. (2004). Designing consumer-product attachment. In D. McDonagh, P. Hekkert, J. Van Erp, & D. Gyi (Eds.), Design and emotion: The experience of everyday things (pp. 327-331). London: Taylor & Francis.
- Article in a published proceedings
Khalid, H. M. (2001). Can customer needs express affective design? In M. G. Helander, H. M. Khalid, & T. M. Po (Eds.), Proceedings of Affective Human Factors Design (pp. 190-198). London: Asean Academic Press.
- Article in an electronic proceedings
Chen, C.-w., You, M., Liu, H., & Lin, H. (2006). A usability evaluation of web map interface. In E. Koningsveld (Ed.), Proceedings of the 16th World Congress of the International Ergonomics Association [CD ROM]. New York: Elsevier Science.
- Article in print magazine or newsletter
Heskett, J. (2002, September/October). Waiting for a new design. Form, 185, 92-98.
- Article in the online magazine or news
Wallis, C. (2005, January 09). The new science of happiness. Time Magazine. Retrieved July 15, 2006, from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1015902,00.html.
- Published doctoral dissertation
Ross, P. R. (2008). Ethics and aesthetics in intelligent product and system design. (Doctoral dissertation). Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
- Unpublished doctoral dissertation
Gedenryd, H. (1998). How designers work – Making sense of authentic cognitive activities. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
- Unpublished master’s thesis
McNeil, P. (1993). Designing women: Gender, modernism and interior decoration in Sydney, c. 1920–1940. (Unpublished master’s thesis). Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
Wu, J. T., & Liu, I. M. (1987). Exploring the phonetic and semantic features of Chinese words (Tech. Rep. No. NSC75 0310 H002-024). Taiwan National Science Council.
- Web document on university program or department Web site
Degelman, D., & Harris, M. L. (2000). APA style essentials. Retrieved May 18, 2000, from Vanguard University, Department of Psychology Web site: http://www.vanguard.edu/faculty/ddegelman/index.aspx?doc_id=796.
- Stand-alone Web document (no date)
Nielsen, M. E. (n.d.). Notable people in psychology of religion. Retrieved August 3, 2001, from http://www.psywww.com/psyrelig/psyrelpr.htm.
- Stand-alone Web document (no author, no date)
Gender and society. (n.d.). Retrieved December 3, 2001, from http://www.trinity.edu/~mkearl/gender.html.
- Journal article from database
Hien, D., & Honeyman, T. (2000). A closer look at the drug abuse-maternal aggression link. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 15(5), 503-522. Retrieved May 20, 2000, from ProQuest database.
- Abstract from secondary database
Garrity, K., & Degelman, D. (1990). Effect of server introduction on restaurant tipping. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 20(1), 168-172. Abstract retrieved July 23, 2001, from PsycINFO database.
Submission Preparation Checklist
- The submission has not been previously published, nor is it submitted to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor). If the manuscript was previously published in one or more conference proceedings, each conference version of the manuscript should be uploaded as a supplementary file.
- The manuscript was prepared with the template file and guidelines found at the authorGuidelines page.
- The submission file is in PDF file format. The content is equal or less than 27 pages, and the file size is less than 4 MB.
- The manuscript is ready for the double-blind review process. Please make sure that the authors' names and affiliations are removed from the submission file.
- The manuscript adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found under About the Journal.
- All URL addresses in the text (e.g., http://ijdesign.org) are activated and ready to click.
- The submission text has been proofed and is easy to read.
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