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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. 3 No. 1 (2022): Spring issue
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This is the fourth issue of DISCERN and once again we received a variety of articles dealing with diverse aspects of social design and innovation. Inevitably, the pandemic caused delays to the reviewing process for which we offer our apologies to the authors. As always, we seek reviewers whose first language is English to help with the review process.
Enjoy the Sping 2022 issue of DISCERN.

Editorial Team
May 2022

Published: 2022-06-07

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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 30th September 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, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal