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Vol. 2 No. 1 (2021): Spring issue
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Welcome to the 2021 Spring issue of ‘DISCERN, International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. 

It is an objective of this journal to seek submissions not only from academics and scholars but also from postgraduate students and new researchers who are engaged with the broad area of social design and innovation. There are not many opportunities for this group of authors to publish and disseminate their academic outputs through a peer-review process. And to do so, they require mentoring, feedback and assistance. This has been a challenging and time-consuming task and credit is due not only to the respective supervisors of the individual authors but also to the reviewers of this issue who dedicated a considerable time in providing their feedback.

The deadline for the Fall issue of DISCERN is the 1st of September 2021. For the 2021 Fall issue of DISCERN we encourage submissions that relate to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), although all other submissions are welcome too.

Editorial Team
April 2021

Published: 2021-04-17

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Open call for articles for the September 2021 spring issue of ‘DISCERN, International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. Deadline for submissions is 1st September 2021.

We are also inviting reviewers to assist with the peer-review process. You will need to register with the journal online and choose the 'Reviewer' option.

DISCERN is inviting researchers, academics, professionals, practitioners, and postgraduate students to submit original articles in the broad areas of design for social change, sustainable innovation, social entrepreneurship, and the circular economy. We welcome articles (conceptual, theoretical, and empirical), review pieces, case studies, short reports, works in progress, book and literature reviews and discussion articles and dialogues.

All submissions will be blind peer-reviewed by members of the journal’s Advisory Board and will be approved without revisions, approved with revisions or not accepted for publication.

More information about the journal, the author guidelines and the submission process is available in the section 'For Authors'.

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Nicos Souleles, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Ana Margarida Ferreira, IADE-Universidade Europeia, Portugal