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About the Journal

DISCERN, the International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an independent cross-disciplinary publication that seeks to encourage, foster and promote academic research and sharing of related work in the broad and multi-faceted area of design for social change. Aspects of this broad but clearly defined area include sustainable social innovation, social entrepreneurship, and the circular economy. The editorial board comprises a multinational team of academics/researchers with an active interest in the area and has the ultimate responsibility for the direction of this publication. The journal invites a variety of submissions including original research articles (conceptual, theoretical and empirical), review articles, research case studies, shorter reports, work in progress, book reviews, and discussion on articles and dialogues.


Current Issue

Vol. 2 No. 2 (2021): Autumn issue
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As we reach the third issue of DISCERN, there are two worthwhile points to mention. First, this online journal is now listed with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and the editorial team is pursuing further listings with additional directories. Second, the reviewers for this issue come from a wide range of countries, including New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey, Botswana and Germany. This attests to the international appeal of the contents. As always, we seek reviewers whose first language is English to help with the review process.
Enjoy the Autumn 2021 issue of DISCERN.

Editorial Team
October 2021

Published: 2021-11-10

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Open call for articles for the September 2022 Spring issue of ‘DISCERN, International Journal of Design for Social Change, Sustainable Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. The deadline for submissions is 28th March 2022.

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