Peer Review Process

Review Process and Publication

Design cases destined to be PDF or SWF formatted articles are reviewed in the same manner, by two blind reviewers. Please allow six weeks for reviews to be completed in either format. Once your article has been reviewed, and possible revisions have been completed on the manuscript, we ask the article be prepared for publication.

    • The preparation of text articles for publication requires the use of the IJDL template, provided here in Microsoft Word 2007 format, and should be used to submit your manuscript for review. Styles and formatting suggestions are provided, but the document will be formatted by the assistant editor prior to publication if accepted.

  • The preparation of multimedia articles for publication may require that reviewers' concerns be addressed while the article is still in storyboard format, if extensive multimedia assets are proposed. The example storyboard here shows an original marked storyboard and the revised version which went through review. The revised version of the storyboard may be commented on further if it appears that the revisions have not met the reviewers concerns. Once the reviewers concerns have been met in the returned storyboard, the author will be asked to create the multimedia article and amend this IJDL animation (fla version) to the beginning of the SWF. Please note that the text abstract of less than 250 words dos not apply to multimedia articles; in the case of the SWF submissions that abstract must be submitted in either PDF or MS Word formats as a separate document, and will appear on the journal's website.

Please note that this is an online journal with a significant amount of multimedia content, so publisher run-offs are not available.

Submissions can also be emailed as an attachment to the assistant editor at

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


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