PAD is committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity in the content published.

The Ethical Code of PAD is inspired by the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors developed by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics). On the basis of these guidelines, the measures to be taken to ensure the ethical aspects of the editorial processes and to prevent any negligence during the publication process of the journal itself have been defined.
These guidelines are made explicit in order to be shared and implemented by all parties involved: Editor in Chief, Advisory Board/ Scientific Committee, Editorial Board, Editors, Managing Editor, Authors and Reviewers.

Read the PAD Ethical Code


PAD welcomes scholarly contributions that address fundamental issues in the contemporary design and arts field, broadly conceived, from theoretical, historical, critical, interdisciplinary, local and global meaningful perspectives. Because PAD is an online journal article reaches its desired audiences more quickly and reliably than its print media peers.
Benefits for authors include:

  • Article submission and article processing is free of charge;
  • Open access unlimited and free access for readers;
  • High visibility;
  • No restriction on the number of figures or colours;
  • No copyright constraints because the author retains publishing rights without restrictions.

Instructions for authors and editors are here published.
Submissions are rigorously reviewed by peers, in order to ensure the highest scholarly standards.

Papers are published online after acceptance and proofreading.
All content published in this journal is peer-reviewed (double-blind).

All the articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License. Contents are allowed to be shared and adapted in accordance with this licence.