Journal of Communication Design: Call for Papers

27 April 2014
31 December 2014


Journal of Communication Design
: Interdisciplinary and Graphic Design Research


Teal Triggs, Royal College of Art, UK

Launch Date: May 2015

The Journal of Communication Design (formerly Iridescent) is the official publication of Icograda (The International Council of Communication Design).

We would like to invite academics, scholars, educators, and researchers from disciplines related to communication design to submit their work to the Journal of Communication Design. The editors will consider papers from a range of disciplines related to graphic and communication design, including but not restricted to: cultural geography, cultural studies, education, ethnography, design history, journalism, museum studies, semiotics and linguistics, psychology, and sociology.

The Journal of Communication Design is an international, peer-reviewed publication which aims to develop and critically examine the emerging discourses in research related to contemporary communication and graphic design practice, education and methods as well as their history, theory and criticism. It features theoretical, historical and applied research in communication design, exploring both analogue and digital forms. Areas of emphasis include: craft and critical practice, pedagogy and curriculum development, typography and image-making, book arts and publishing, information visualization and digital spaces, sustainability and social design, politics and popular culture.

Reasons to publish in the Journal of Communication Design:
  • Double-blind peer review
  • High profile, internationally recognized Editorial Board
  • Association with Icograda, an organization with international reach
  • Short submission to publication times
  • International visibility in print and online

The following types of submission are welcome:
  • Academic research papers (approximately 4,500–8,000 words)
  • Book and exhibition reviews (approximately 500–800 words)
  • From the Archives (approximately 1,000–1,500 words)
  • Visual essays (4–6 pages, B&W)

Initially, please submit an abstract of between 300–500 words, accompanied by a C.V. to the editors at (). If you would like your article to be considered for publication in 2015 then abstracts should be submitted no later than 1 July 2014. Full manuscripts would need to be submitted no later than 1 October 2014.

For more information, and a copy of the journal’s style guide, contact the editors at or visit the JCD website.
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