We invite you to contribute in any of the following areas:
- Original research. Articles that cross disciplinary boundaries as they focus on effective and efficient methods of designing and communicating information.
- Experience reports. Reports presenting project- or workplace-focused summaries of important technologies, techniques, methods, pedagogies, or product processes.
- Short reports. Reports on interesting research or usability results. For example, pilot studies, graduate student projects, or corporate usability studies.
- Book reviews. Short reviews of books you think may be of interest to the communication design field. Please query ahead of time before sending.
All submissions except book reviews are peer-reviewed. Book reviews are reviewed by the Book Review Editor.
Special Issues of CDQ
We are also interested in proposals for guest editing special issues. As a guest editor, you would be responsible for providing three to five peer reviewed articles on a specific topic along with an article-length introduction to the issue’s topic. You may propose special issue individually, or as a group. Your proposal should demonstrate expertise on the topic being proposed, and demonstrate the topic’s current interest to members of the design community. Each proposal should include a résumé/CV for proposed guest editors and a draft call for submissions. Guest editors are responsible for publicizing calls for papers, recruiting subject matter experts as peer reviewers, coordinating double blind peer reviews, corresponding with authors and reviewers, editing final drafts, and submitting final drafts and any necessary forms to the CDQ editor.
CDQ Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Format all manuscripts for publication consideration according to the following guidelines:
|Keywords:||3 – 5 words that will help readers locate your article|
|Length:||6,000 to 8,000 words (not including “References” or Appendices); individuals can submit
slightly longer or slightly shorter manuscripts, but they should contact the CDQ editor
before submitting such slightly longer or slightly shorter entries
|Margins:||1” margins on all sides|
|Font:||11 or 12 pt. Times New Roman|
|Spacing:||Single spaced; do not use tabs to indicate a new paragraph; instead, use a blank line between paragraphs|
|Pagination:||Provide a page number in the upper, right-hand corner of all pages – e.g., pg. 2|
|Citation Style:||American Psychological Association (APA) – for examples of APA citation style, see Cornell University Library’s APA Citation Style page online at https://www.library.cornell.edu/research/citation/apa|
|Headings:||Primary-level headings = Centered, bold text with initial capitals
e.g., Example Primary-Level Heading
Secondary-level headings = Left-aligned, bold with initial capitals
e.g., Example Secondary-Level Heading
Tertiary-level headings = Left-aligned, italics with initial capitals on first word of
e.g., Example tertiary-level heading
For more information or submissions of articles, reports, or research results, contact Derek G. Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For queries about book reviews, please contact E. Jonathan Arnett (email@example.com).