Submission Guide

The Design Between welcome submissions from researchers and practitioners working in the fields of disaster, design and development. If you would like to contribute please follow the below guidelines and email your article to Submissions will be be reviewed by The Design Between editorial board before publication.

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Submission Topics (not limited to)

  • All disaster, design and development related topics.
  • Case studies and articles from professional, practical and research experience.
  • Responses, reviews or reflections on other current writings, books, events, projects happening.
  • Collaborative articles written to illustrate the synthesis of design fields and the significance interdisciplinary practice.

Submission Style Guidelines

Title / Headline The ideal length of a headline is 6 words (including keyword)
Total word count The ideal article length is between 800 to 1600 words.
Where appropriate, longer pieces may be published as a series.
Headings and sections The article should be organised into 3-6 sections each with a subheading
Subheading At least one sub-heading should contain the keyword
Abstract A short summary of your article. The ideal abstract should be 400 characters long (and begin with the keyword)
Headline image One primary headline image (alt meta text to include keyword).
Image source must be clearly identified and relevant permissions obtained.
Images 1-5 secondary images (alt meta text to include keyword)
Image source must be clearly identified and relevant permissions obtained.
References All sources to be acknowledged and links provided where available
Keywords Choose one keyword and ensure it is in the heading, first paragraph, at least one sub-heading
Categories Case studies, built environment, communication, community engagement, disaster, design, development, book reviews, policy, climate change, reflective practice