Call for submissions

Call for articles | Pad#14-15

PAD. Pages on Arts & Design” schedules for 2018 two miscellaneous numbers. With this call PAD want to give ample room for young researchers from PhD courses, in order to receive heterogeneous proposals providing their interest among the culture of design and arts in the context of the Mediterranean area.

The leading element of the two numbers will be the motivation and/or the contextualization of the proposal related to the Mediterranean scenario. The proposal may also feature only the introductive paragraph of the article, stating the reasons why the authors consider the subject of their research of interest for the cultural identity or the evolution of design and arts in the Mediterranean context, as well as the methodological adequacy and the completeness of the research argument.

The numbers, entitled “Research Reasons in/to the Mediterranean“, will receive original contributions from the most diverse themes and typologies (historical research, phenomenological, criticism of contemporary practices, etc.).

We ask to send abstract proposals (from 2000 to 3000 characters) at PAD (editors@padjournal.net; and for cc at marinella.ferrara@polimi.it and chiara.lecce@polimi.it) beats in English and original languages) by December 10th. After a first peer review, full papers will be required to be submitted by December 27 and then be subjected to double-blind peer review.

The Director of Pages on Arts & Design
Marinella Ferrara


PAD Journal referee process

PAD declares to apply the double blind peer review to every article published respecting and guaranteeing the independence of the judgment requisite and the absence of any conflict of interest.

The referee process is rigorous and it is directed by the scientific direction of the journal under a wide a vast repository of external academic reviewers.

The whole publishing process includes the following phases:

  1. Submission and acceptance of articles proposals by abstracts that will results congruent to the call for papers subject; call for abstracts will be published, widely diffused and open to the scientific community of reference;
  2. Forward of articles contents (texts, references, images) to two external reviewers together with a designed referee format; the Journal Direction makes all the texts anonymous by omitting names and any authors’ personal referee figuring into the texts; the referee format will be resent complete in all its entry to the scientific direction;
  3. Transmission to the authors by the scientific direction of a report communicating the two reviewers’ evaluations and comments (reviewers will be anonymous) in order to improve the article; these evaluations and comments – together with the following verify of the suggested corrections to the articles (where required)– will contribute to the Direction final decision to publish the article.
  4. Annual publication of the reviewers involved into the referee process.

Last call for articles | Pad#13
Design for Territories
editors: Marina Parente, Carla Sedini
extended deadline: 6th June 2016

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