The mission of the Swedish Journal of Design Research (SDRJ) is to be a leading outlet for design research that targets and audience in both academia and practice. The journal is international. It aims to address design related issues internationally and to attract authors and readers from across the globe. SDRJ aims to advance the field of design research by promoting research that has true theoretical and practical relevance, and by demanding rigorous research evaluated by experienced reviewers.
One journal – two outlets
The Design Research Journal is issued in two versions. The first version is aimed for researchers specifically. It is online and only containing research articles. This version will be found at http://www.ep.liu.se/ej/ as of next issue.
For researchers, policy-makers and professionals
All research articles are also found in a magazine-version of the journal. This second version is published in print and online and is aimed for a broader audience – researchers, policymakers and practitioners. It contains a mixture of research articles, popular-scientific articles and more. Main sections are: research, interview, case study, student part, EU section, discussion section, international outlook will be integrated with theory toolbox, toolbox for practice, facts and figures, relevant books and conferences. The integrated structure will give additional information about the research articles and help to understand and implement knowledge.
The magazine version is found here
Thanks to funding by SVID, Swedish Design Research Journal (SDRJ) is an open access journal.
Summer issue 2016
We now call for papers for the summer issue 2016 (no. 2016). Examples of topics are:
- Design thinking
- Product design
- Service design
- Software design
- Design management
- Design and innovation
- Design for social change and social innovation
- Design and art
- Customer experience
Deadline: March 15, 2016
New editor – Jon Engström, PhD
As of 2016, the editor is dr. Jon Engström, Researcher at SVID and lecturer at Linköping University, Sweden. He is supported by an editorial team and a board of reviewers.
Instructions for submitted research articles
Language of submission: English.
Length of submission: Articles should be no more than 10,000 words in length.
Style for references: Harvard
Manuscript deadline: March 15, 2016
The journal will be published in June 2016
We are currently updating our system for article submission and peer-review. As for now, please e-mail articles to email@example.com
Instructions for non-research articles
We also warmly welcome submission of non-research articles for publication in the magazine.
Submit manuscripts to firstname.lastname@example.org