Editorial Team Member Call
Deadline: 14 November 2023
Following the appointment of a new Editor-in-chief, Dr Philip Ely, the Journal of Design, Business & Society (DBS) is now looking to form a new editorial team that will advance the development of this established and outstanding journal.
The Journal of Design, Business & Society was first established in 2015 led by the Founding Editor, Gjoko Muratovski, who set out to establish a journal that encouraged transdisciplinary research on the role of design in business and society. This ambition was further realised by the most recent editor, Professor Cara Wrigley, who has championed design research for over six years, which has tracked the expansion of design thinking and practice as it has permeated industry, civic life and education.
In 2024, DBS enters its tenth year of publication, and we are introducing new sections to the journal and continuing to expand its international readership. As design’s entanglement with business and social life becomes more evident (and arguably more critical), so too does our understanding of design thinking and action (in all its guises), which must be cognisant of the plural perspectives necessary for continued and meaningful design practice and research.
To this end, we are seeking new editorial team members who can play an active role in reaching out to new communities, emerging researchers and research leaders, listening for the faint signals of what contemporary design is and might become.
Aims and Scope
The Journal of Design, Business & Society is a cross-disciplinary, peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes high-quality academic papers that examine design from qualitative, quantitative, visual or applied research perspectives. Our mission is to promote transdisciplinary approaches to research in design, and we are interested in studies that examine design in all its multifaceted forms and from a range of platforms – whether they are social, environmental, commercial or educational in nature. We are also interested in receiving manuscripts on research in design that are coming from non-design areas, such as business, marketing, management, health, social sciences and environmental sciences.
New Team Roles
We are looking for individuals who can work closely with the Editor-in-chief to build on the journal's aims and take the journal forward in line with developments in the field.
Associate Editor to join the existing Editor-in-chief in leading the journal towards providing new perspectives of design’s entanglement with business, society and environment through:
- contributing to the overall vision and future direction of the journal;
- arranging and attending Editorial Team meetings (approximately two online per year);
- evaluating all manuscripts submitted to the journal;
- selecting articles suitable for peer review;
- considering peer reviewers’ advice to decide on final publications;
- working with the Editorial Board to identify new contributors or develop ideas for Special and Guest Issues;
- engaging in key events with the Editor-in-chief and publishing team to promote DBS and advocate for design research.
Editorial Board Members
We are looking for experienced design researchers and/or practitioners who are passionate about writing (and designing!) for design. As a board member working with the Editor-in-chief and Associate Editors, you will be expected to:
- actively engage in high-quality and innovative design/design research;
- provide prompt feedback on submissions as part of our review process;
- encourage academics to contribute to the journal and to seek out possible Guest editors;
- promote the journal at conferences and events;
- encourage your own institution's library to subscribe to the journal.
We are particularly looking for international scholars who possess expertise in one or more of the following broad fields of interest:
- design and planetary futures;
- design for social innovation;
- design, economy and politics;
- design and data visualisation;
- emergent technologies;
- critical thinking in – and for – design;
knowledge, representation and power in design;
- design futures.
If you are interested in joining the Editorial Board, please send a cover email outlining how you would like to contribute to the Journal of Design, Business & Society and your suitability for the role. Please also attach a CV (PDF only). Deadline: 14 November 2023.
For questions or enquiries, please write to the Editor, Philip Ely, via firstname.lastname@example.org
General Call for Papers
The journal is published twice a year by the international academic publisher Intellect. The Journal of Design, Business & Society works in collaboration with a range of universities, specialties and international conferences; including the publication of invited special issues from a particular event or theme.
Currently we are inviting manuscripts that explore any of the following themes, particularly from multi-disciplinary perspectives with a view to business, social or strategic impact.
Including but not exclusive to:
- Design management and leadership
- Applied design methodology and research
- Designed artefacts, services or systems
- Designed experiences and user-centred design
- Product or service innovations
- Branding and design
- Business model design and innovation
- Strategic design
All images need to be included with ALL SUBMISSIONS.
Authors are responsible for copyright permissions.
Template for submissions is found here.
All articles submitted should be original work and must not be under consideration by other publications.
The journal uses our Harvard referencing style guide.
Journal contributors will receive a free PDF copy of their final work upon publication. Print copies of the journal may also be purchased by contributors at half price.
Please read the Notes for Contributors document that outlines how to prepare your abstract, full paper and submission of this journal.
You will need to complete the Publishing Agreement form and upload this when submitting your paper.
The Journal of Design, Business & Society is an ongoing journal and is not contained to a set deadline.