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Author Guidelines

We welcome original, scientific and scholarly research papers. The manuscripts should be original, and have not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis). According to ethics in publication do not submit material that is currently being considered by another journal. The language should acknowledge and convey respect to all people and also promote equal opportunities. Authors are responsible for securing permissions to publish copyrighted material, such as tables, photographs and other artworks and for paying any fees involved. Publication of an article will not begin until the editor has received all relevant permissions.
If the article is accepted, in the case of a re-publication in the same form, in English or in any other language, proper attribution and credit for the previous published work, should be provided.

The journal accepts submissions of original research articles including all the topics described below, but not limited to them, as:

  • Aesthetics, Semantics, History, Continuity of cultural heritage, Methodological approaches, Social-Cultural Aspects of Design, Visual Studies Culture, Design and Material Culture, Identity and Heritage, Criticism, Creativity, Innovation, Arts, Visual sequences, Sustainability, Learning strategies and pedagogy, Expertise in design, Visual techniques in the design process, Design tools and Experiential approaches concerning Interior Architecture, Furniture Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Visual Communication Design, Photography, New Media and Digital Imaging, Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Conservation and restoration, Technologies in Art and Design, Creative and Innovative Media Arts Concepts.

All submissions are double peer reviewed.


The articles should be relevant to a broad audience of researchers, teachers and practitioners, according to the topics described above. Before making a submission, check that your topic and study fit with the aims and scope of the Journal. Please write your paper in good English.
The articles should be submitted totally online. Via the homepage of this journal, use the template provided, to prepare your article. The articles are submitted in Word file form (.doc or .docx), with all the pictures, figures and tables included, without the author(s) details and any identifying information, for the peer review process. The author name(s) and affiliation(s) are submitted in a different file, including the title of the article, acknowledgements, e-mail addresses and the name of the corresponding author.
All articles submitted are subject to a double peer review process. Submitted works may be accepted without changes or subject to amendment and re-refereeing before publication. Articles may be rejected on the grounds of relevance or content.


The manuscript submitted should normally be within the range 3.500-8000 words plus illustrations and references. The title and possible subtitle should be relevant and describe the content of the article.
The abstract should include the purpose, topic, method and achievements of your work. Please don't state research backgrounds in this part. And it should be less than 350 words. Use 5 to 8 keywords for your paper.
The main text should start with an introductory section, where your goal and the objective are clearly stated and followed by further sections which are titled. The chosen method and the materials which would be used in the whole study, should be clearly stated.
Please present a conclusion of your work in this part. Every paper submitted to our journal should have this part to show clearly and obviously what do the paper contributes to this research areas.
Provide captions to illustrations (figures and tables) separately. These should be included as .jpg (color or grayscale) to a minimum of 300 dpi, or .pdf files.
Number citations in square brackets [1]. Number footnotes separately in superscripts. Place the actual footnote at the bottom of the page in which it was cited. References follow Chicago style. Do not put footnotes in the reference list. Give all authors' names and use “et al.” if there are six authors or more. Papers that have not been published, should be cited as “unpublished”.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. Intellectual rights are cleared.
  2. Digital files are in the correct format.
  3. Images are provided in the preferred color mode (RGB) and color space (sRGB).
  4. The physical (print) dimensions of the artwork match the required dimensions of the journal. (See: Size and Resolution).
  5. The recommended file-naming conventions have been used. (See: File Naming).
  6. All images are provided as separate files.
  7. All artwork is numbered according to its sequence in the text.
  8. All images have captions and these are provided on a separate text file. All figures are referred to in the text of the manuscript.

Copyright Notice

The copyright for articles in this journal is retained by the author(s), with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use (with the exception of the non-granted right to make derivative works) with proper attribution for non-commercial uses (licence Creative Commons 4.0). EKT/NHRF retains the worldwide right to reproduce, display, distribute, and use articles published in DAC in all formats and media, either separately or as part of collective works for the full term of copyright. This includes but is not limited to the right to publish articles in an issue of the Journal, copy and distribute individual reprints of the articles, authorize reproduction of articles in their entirety in another EKT/NHRF publication, and authorize reproduction and distribution of articles or abstracts thereof by means of computerized retrieval systems.

DAC journal considers all submitted artwork on the condition author(s) confirm that third-party intellectual property rights are not violated in any way.
Author(s) are responsible for securing permissions to publish copyrighted material, such as photographs and other artwork and for paying any fees involved. Production of an article will not begin until the editor has received all relevant permissions.
The copyright for published articles in Design | Arts | Culture is retained by the author(s). By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles can be used freely, with proper attribution, for educational and other non-commercial purposes.


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