ArticlesResearch papers that describe the outcomes and application of unpublished original research. These should make a substantial contribution to knowledge and understanding in the fields covered in this journal (Sustainable Development Goals) and should be supported by relevant data. If the research is the result of your final bachelor thesis, please be aware there is a limitation of 9000 words.
Optional: Supporting data necessary to interrogate the conclusions drawn from them may be uploaded as a supplementary file alongside the manuscript during submission. If accepted for publication, the data must be uploaded to an open-access repository and will be linked to from the publication.
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Case StudiesCase studies that outline examples of practice based on real-world experiences and that are instructive and interest for workfield members in the fields we cover. They should provide a substantial contribution to the fields, therefore we admit case studies that clearly can illustrate, explore, report, analyse, summarise and challenge experiences that can contribute to the development of the particular field. They may be approached from the following perspectives:
- Application, critique, or evolution of a method, process, theory, or tool
- Unfolding trends in the practice of an specific domain/topic
- Design of a specific experience, discussing lessons learned
- Management and Strategy of research and design in organizations
- Great designs and 'Big Ideas' - and how to make them happen
- Pilot studies preceding and informing larger-scale investigations
- Challenges to existing notions of Research, Design, Theory, and Practice
- Revisiting definitions of practice
This section is peer reviewed.
EssaysEssay research papers that cover topics related to the journal, specially from the perspective of global and local focus. These papers should critically engage with the relevant body of extant literature, critically evaluate emerging themes in the related areas or present original insights and points of view inspiring further research to other fellow scholars. Use of illustrations and figures will be encouraged.
This section is peer reviewed.
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