The Journal New Design Ideas invites contributions of three types:

  • original articles
  • state-of-the-art reviews
  • short communications

Contributions should fall within the scope of the journal outlined in the statement of Aim and Scope.

Publication Frequency
The journal is published three times in a year: in April, August and December. The publication schedule is strongly followed.

Publication Fee
Submitting papers to New Design Ideas is free of charge. The authors are asked to pay a post-acceptance fee of USD 400 per article in order for the journal to have a sustainable business model. The fee will be used to support copyediting, open access and online hosting and archiving.

Preparing for Submission
Submission of a manuscript implies that the paper has not been submitted to or published in any other journal, in the same or similar form, in English or in any other language. Manuscripts previously published in a workshop, symposium, or conference can be submitted for consideration provided that the authors inform the editorial office at the time of submission and that the manuscripts have undergone substantial revision. 

Manuscript Template File

Authors should download and use the template file to prepare their manuscripts: Template for MS Word on Windows System.

Manuscripts must be in English. Both English and American spellings are acceptable.

Only a concise and informative title should be included.

A manuscript must include an abstract containing no more than 200 words. It should indicate the techniques used and summarize the most important results.

Length of a Manuscript
The papers with up to 20 pages (excluding Endnotes and References) is appropriate. In some special cases defined by the Editor in-Chief the number of pages can be increased.

4 to 6 keywords should be provided after the abstract.

The text should be single-spaced; uses a 12-point font following Article Template.

All figures should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. A caption of no more than 15 words should be provided. The preferred formats for figures are PNG and JPEG. All figures should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

All tables should be cited in the text and numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals. A title of no more than 15 words and a legend explaining any abbreviation used in that table should be provided. All tables should be placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.

All URL addresses in the text (e.g., should be activated and ready to click.

Authors are required to obtain permission to reproduce previously copyrighted materials from other sources in both print and electronic form.

The list of references should be in alphabet order and only include works that are cited in the text and that have been published or accepted for publication. The APA system (APA Style Essentials) of referencing should be used. The list must also contain new references on the topic of the manuscript.

Quoting references in text
The references will be quoted in the text using parentheses and specifying:
1. The author and year: (Lopez, 2006) for papers with a single author
2. The authors and year for papers with two authors: (Lopez & Navarro, 2006).
3. The first author followed by et al. and year for papers with more authors: (Lopez et al., 2006).
4. The author and years for more papers of the same author written in different years: (Lopez, 2006, 2008).
5. The author, year, and an indicative on the alphabetic order for papers written by the same author in the same year: (Lopez, 2006a, 2006b).
6. Separation by semicolon of more papers: (Lopez, 2006; Vukic, 2008).

The authors should send their article single, compressed archive file as an attachment to the e-mail address or submit on-line using Manuscript Submission system.

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