Call for Papers

Design Research Journal is published twice a year by SVID, the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation.

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

For researchers

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 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

Instructions for non-research articles

We also warmly welcome submission of non-research articles for publication in the magazine. 

Submit manuscripts to

Dela sida


Do you have any questions? Please contact me.

Jon Engström, SVID

SVID, Stiftelsen Svensk Industridesign | Besök: Söder Mälarstrand 29, 3 tr | Post: Söder Mälarstrand 57, 118 25 Stockholm | I 08-406 84 40


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SVID, Stiftelsen Svensk Industridesign | Besök: Söder Mälarstrand 29, 3 tr | Post: Söder Mälarstrand 57, 118 25 Stockholm | I 08-406 84 40