The Design Science Journal Thematic Collection is a collection of articles around a particular theme that appear in the journal typically within a particular calendar year. Accepted articles submitted within the deadline go through production and are published online as usual (one at a time, so there is no delay), but they are reviewed as usual, see http://www.designsciencejournal.org/authors/. The Publisher creates a separate listing and dissemination plan for the collection
Design Science aims to facilitate communication across diverse fields and to serve as a bridge across several communities, publishing original quantitative and qualitative research but with a strong emphasis on accessibility by scholars from a diversity of disciplines. Design Science articles typically include comprehensive introductory materials to facilitate such accessibility.
Please see the attached document for current calls for thematic collection papers.
Design Schools Theme: Empowering Creativity for Social Good
Submission Deadline: 31 January 2018
Designing for the Internet of Things
Submission Deadline: 1 May 2018
Design Research in Industry
Submission Deadline 31 May 2018.