Deadline: October 15, 2022

Questions and manuscripts should be emailed to or through the Easy Chair platform

The D:text Journal provides a forum for interdisciplinary, critical and comparative analyses and discussions related to the practice and theory of all fields of design. Thus, the journal is devoted to publishing high-quality research papers, essays and reviews relevant, but not limited, to the following fields of study:

  • Design Practice
  • Critical Design
  • Speculative Design
  • Propositional Design
  • Visual Communication Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Textile and Fashion Design
  • Social, Service and Systems Design
  • Social Innovation
  • Design Thinking
  • Design Theory
  • Design Criticism, Methods and Methodologies
  • Cultural Studies related to Design
  • Visual Culture
  • Design Culture
  • Design Ethics
  • Sustainable Design
  • Design Education and Pedagogy

We welcome the following types of manuscripts:

  • Research articles (8,000-20,000 characters).
  • Essays (philosophical inquiries, 6,000-15,000 characters).
  • Reviews of newly launched design exhibitions (4,000-8,000 characters).
  • Book Reviews (4,000-8,000 characters).

All manuscripts submitted for review must be original, not been previously published and are not currently in another peer-review process.

Language – The D:text Journal accepts and publishes manuscripts in English and Spanish.
Formatting -Texts should be submitted in .doc or .rtf format, and edited using the Times New Roman font, 12-point font size
Title Page – Texts should be prepared for blind reviewing. Authors should write their name, position, affiliation, and contact information (including e-mail address) on a separate page.
Abstract – All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract (max. 200 words) in English, together with the English version of the title.
Keywords – 5-7 keywords should be provided in English, after the abstract (this applies to all types of texts). The keywords should not overlap with the title.
Information about Authors – Authors should also submit a short description of their research interests and recent publications if any. This description should not exceed 5 lines and should be sent separately.
Citations and List of References – References should follow the author-date system of the Chicago Manual of Style, the 16th edition (see the Quick Guide). Please consult the Chicago-Style Citation Guide.
Acknowledgments – Acknowledgments of grants, funds, etc. should be placed before the reference list. The names of funding organizations should be written in full.
Images – should be sent separately. The author is responsible for the copyright of all images that accompanied the article. If the author doesn’t have the copyright for the images, these can be added as a list of hyperlinks.