IxD&A call for proposals – 2018 Special Issues and Focus Sections

Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A) 
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)
*** Since 2012 also in Scopus ***

*** Since 2015 also in Emerging Sources Citation Index and Web of Science ***

2018 call for proposals of Special Issues and Focus Sections 


IxD&A is a well known international think tank situated at the cross-border among Education, Computer Science, Design-Architecture and Social Innovation  that implements the Gold Open Access road to its content with no charge for authors.

IxD&A distinguish itself for the attention toward cross-disciplinary emerging topics of the international research and, as well, for its people centered and experiential vision.
(see IxD&A archive)

IxD&A has scheduled special issues till winter 2017 (see below) and is now looking for proposals of new special issues and focus sections offering the possibility to explore challenging and fore-front themes during year 2018.

Only three proposals of special issues and four proposal of focus sections will be selected.

Next call for special issue and focus section proposals is expected in winter 2017 and will concern year 2019.

The proposal for a special issue should contain the following sections:
1. Introduction & Background -> explain why the subject proposed is a fore-front and challenging one and describe its expected impact (max 1000 words).
2. Topics of Interest (at least 5).
3. List of guest editors, their affiliation and short bio (max 4).
4. Dissemination strategy -> indicate the channels that the proponents intend to use to distribute the CFP, in parallel to those usually offered by IxD&A journal.
5. Description of researchers and research groups potentially interested in submitting a paper with an indication of the expected number of submissions (max 100 words – list optional).
6. Target audience short description (max 100 words).
7. Indication of the preferred issue: spring, summer, autumn, winter (note that the important dates are established by the timing of the IxD&A publication process; as example, please, have a look at the calls published on the journal website)

Please note that each special issue cannot contain more than 8-9 high quality blindly peer-reviewed paper, while a focus section no more than 5-6.
In special cases, when among the submitted papers there are more than 9 (or 6 for focus sections) of very high-quality, the number of accepted papers can be adjusted accordingly.

Important dates 

Deadline: Open call till the filling of all available slots
Notification with feedback to the proponents: within 30 days from the date of the proposal submission

Submission procedure 

The proposal should be submitted, either in .doc, .pages or in .rtf format, by email to the scientific editor of the IxD&A journal:
marking the subject as:
IxD&A, proposal of special issue (or focus section) on ‘…’

*** 2015: IxD&A in figures ***
acceptance rate for regular papers: around 10%;

acceptance rate for special issues and focus sections: around 30%;
4 issues (special issue and focus section) and 34 papers published, written by 112 authors (+ 24 guest editors) from 21 countries (5 continents); more than 150 reviewers involved.
IxD&A is visited by scholars from all over the world coming from more than 115 countries
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