The Design Journal: Call for Co-Editor(s)

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Call for Co-Editor(s)

The Design Journal



7 January 2021

About the Role

Routledge is seeking expressions of interest for Co-Editor of The Design Journal working with the editor Louise Valentine.

Routledge is seeking a Co-Editor who has a background in design research or practice, or experience in a related discipline, and a good research profile

The Co-Editors are responsible for ensuring that high-quality research, that supports the journal’s Aims and Scope, is published in The Design Journal. Key elements of the role include:
• Soliciting and receiving submissions to the journal
• Maintaining rigorous peer review
• Commissioning special/themed issues and appointing Guest Editors as appropriate
• Establishing responsive relationships with reviewers for the journal
• Appointing Editorial Advisory Board Members
• Promoting the journal at conferences, events and to relevant networks

An Editorial Honorarium will be provided to cover any expenses incurred during the work of editing the journal.

Submitting Your Application

You are invited to submit an expression of interest in the form of an email or brief letter to:

 Louise Bailey, Portfolio Manager at Routledge: [email protected]

Further information and/or interviews may be requested as part of the application process. 

The deadline is 7 January 2021.


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Founded in 1998, The Design Journal is a well-established, leading international peer-reviewed journal covering many aspects of design. The journal is published six times a year and provides a lively forum for a broad audience of design scholars, researchers, practitioners, educators and managers worldwide. It aims to publish thought-provoking work which will have a direct impact on design knowledge and which challenges assumptions and methods, while being open-minded about the evolving role of design.

To be considered for publication, articles must clearly articulate their relevance to either design practice, design research, design theory, design management or design education. We welcome high quality, original articles in the form of:

• Design Research Papers – primary research with specific methods findings and results
• Design Propositions – critical design, speculative design, propositional design – non-commercial, practice-based explorations that address significant contemporary issues in design and through design
• Design Perspectives – position papers and philosophical discussions by experienced academics offering their perspectives on important design-related issues
Individually, these may cover a wide range of topics drawn from various disciplines, including (but not limited to):
• Design Practice, including Three-dimensional, Product and Industrial Design, Visual Communication Design, Interaction Design, Textile and Fashion Design, Social, Service and Systems Design and other design disciplines
• Design Thinking, Design Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation
• Design Theory, Methods and Methodologies
• Design Culture, Design Ethics
• Sustainable Design
• Design Education and Pedagogy