This year The Design Journal celebrates its 20th year and we are introducing a new section and submission type. PhD Study Reports provide an opportunity for PhD candidates in design and related fields to outline the scope, research questions and methodology they are using or intend to use and the contributions to knowledge they are hoping to make.
This new section will highlight emerging areas of research and will enable the Journal’s readers to make contact with students if they have relevant sources, contacts or approaches that might help them.
Since the purpose of these reports is to describe ongoing research, authors would not be expected to report on findings from completed work, although initial findings might be described.
PhD Study reports should be no more than 2000 words in length, including the following sections: Overview, Key words, Main report, Acknowledgements (e.g. funding sources), References, Biography, Contact details.
PhD study reports will be subject to one round of single-blind peer review, following which a decision of accept/revise/reject will be made.
Submissions are invited at www.tandfonline.com/RFDJ
For informal enquiries, contact the Editorial Assistant Kirsty Christer at firstname.lastname@example.org