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Announcing the CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for Dialectic’s SIXTH issue

Authors and designers are invited to submit works for possible publication in the SIXTH issue of Dialectic, a biannual journal devoted to the critical and creative examination of issues that affect design education, research, and inquiry. Michigan Publishing, the hub of scholarly publishing at the University of Michigan, is and has been publishing Dialectic on behalf of the AIGA Design Educators Community (DEC) since early 2017.

The sixth issue will be published between July 15 and September 15, 2019. The deadline for full versions of papers and visual narratives written and/or designed that meet Dialectic Issue 06’s categorical descriptions (see below) is: 5:00 pm CDT, January 4, 2019.

Dialectic’s sixth issue will publish pieces that articulate research, scholarly inquiry, surveys, case studies, reviews, opinion/position papers, visual narratives/visual storytelling and criticism that addresses diverse topics located across the increasingly broad and variably contoured landscape that affects and is affected by visual and interactive communications. Authors and designers of visual narratives planning to contribute to our sixth issue are reminded that each submission to Dialectic MUST meet the categorical parameters articulated for ONE of the following submission types, which are described in more detail later in this text:

· original visual essays/visually based narratives/visual storytelling
· research papers
· long-form case study reports/case series reports
· position papers
· criticism of designed artifacts, systems, and processes
· reviews of books, exhibitions, and conferences
· survey papers
· theoretical speculations

Each piece that Dialectic will publish must be based on fundamentally sound scholarship and inquiry, written or designed so that is broadly accessible, and focused on topics relevant to Dialectic’s audiences.

Submission Guidelines (Part One):

Authors and visual narrative creators planning to contribute to our sixth issue are reminded that each submission to Dialectic should be framed in one of the following submission types, which are described in more detail at https://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/what-we-publish:

· original visual essays/visually based narratives/visual storytelling

· research papers

· long-form case study reports/case series reports

· position papers

· criticism of designed artifacts, systems, and processes

· reviews of books, exhibitions, and conferences

· survey papers

· theoretical speculations

· editorial responses from Dialectic readers

Each piece that Dialectic will publish must be based on fundamentally sound scholarship and inquiry, written or designed so that is broadly accessible, and focused on topics relevant to its audiences. All submissions to Dialectic, regardless of category, MUST BE AUTHORED ACCORDING TO GUIDELINES SPECIFIED IN THE 16TH EDITION OF THE CHICAGO MANUAL OF STYLE (CMS). Submissions that are NOT authored to the CMS are subject to immediate rejection WITHOUT any form of review. It is STRONGLY suggested that ALL potential authors, regardless of experience level, employ/utilize the services of an editor with significant, accrued experience editing scholarly prose to edit their writing PRIOR to submitting a manuscript for our review.

Submission Guidelines (Part Two):

Thorough instructions re: how manuscripts should be formatted prior to submissionare located at:

https://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/submit

The instructions found at the web address listed above provide detailed information about what each submission to Dialectic Issue 06 MUST include, including 1) the manuscript or visual narrative itself, formatted according to our specifications (https://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/docs/dialectic-properly-formatted-manuscript-pages.pdf) 2) a cover letter that contains the author’s e-mail address, 3) a biographical statement for each author of between 75 and 125 words, 4) a separate document that contains all of the captions necessary to accompany each of the figures, tables and/or other images that appear within the piece, 5) how images, tables, maps, diagrams, etc. MUST be formatted and submitted as individual files, and how they MUST be identified and placed within the manuscript or visual narrative they accompany, 6) how footnotes, citations and references MUST be handled (according to the Chicago Manual of Style; sample citations can be found at: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/docs/dialectic-required-citation-structure-style.pdf.

Manuscripts and visual narratives may be REJECTED OUTRIGHT if their authors/designers do not follow the instructions described above, or if prescribed wordcounts are exceeded or not met.

A thorough description of our editorial review process may be found at: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/review-process.

A description of Dialectic’s editorial policies and ethical guidelines may be found at: https://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/policies-guidelines

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Dialectic’s web address for submissions:

https://dialectic.submittable.com/submit

Submitters are hereby advised to peruse the contents of the entire Dialectic website to ensure that their submissions meet ALL of Dialectic’s criteria for publication BEFORE they submit work for consideration. Reading the rest of this communiqué CAREFULLY and THOROUGHLY is also encouraged.

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Dialectic’s inaugural issue/”Issue 01” was published in March of 2017 and is available online at Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/Dialectic-Scholarly-Leadership-Discipline-Communication/dp/1607854155), or as an online entity at http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic

Dialectic’s second issue/“Issue 02” was released in November 2017 and is available online at Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/dp/1607854686/ref=asc_df_16078546865481016?tag=shopz0d-20&ascsubtag=shopzilla_mp_1475-20&15271096521798500089810080302008005&creative=395261&creativeASIN=1607854686&linkCode=asn), or as an online entity at http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic

Dialectic’s third issue/“Issue 03” was released in September 2018 and is available at Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/Dialectic-scholarly-leadership-discipline-communication/dp/1607855100/ref=pd_sim_14_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1607855100&pd_rd_r=8f7a9364-dc8b-11e8-a8c6-ddaa161c605b&pd_rd_w=E3BH2&pd_rd_wg=KaaKI&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=18bb0b78-4200-49b9-ac91-f141d61a1780&pf_rd_r=BJM8VDPZZ20EZSB1SPSM&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=BJM8VDPZZ20EZSB1SPSM), or as an online entity at https://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic

Dialectic’s fourth issue/“Issue 04” will be released in January 2019.

Dialectic’s fifth issue/“Issue 05” will be released in April 2019.

All submissions to Dialectic MUST be made through the “Submittable” website hosted by Michigan Publishing listed above. Please DO NOT attempt to send any type of submission as an e-mail attachment to any of Dialectic’s Editorial Board members, its Producer, its AIGA DEC liaisons, or members of its Advisory Committee. Instructions for formatting ALL types of submissions are embedded (per category) in this submittable website. Submissions that are NOT formatted according to these instructions will be rejected. All submissions must be created in keeping with the editorial policy of Dialectic, which is articulated here: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/d/dialectic/policies-guidelines.

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Important dates:

Deadline for full versions of papers written that meet Dialectic Issue 06’s categorical descriptions is: 5:00 pm CST, Friday, January 4, 2019

Initial/Desk reviews of submissions to Dialectic Issue 06 complete: March 8, 2019

External reviews of submission to Dialectic Issue 06 complete: April 26, 2019

Authors responses/revisions to external reviewers’ suggestions re: their manuscripts due: May 31, 2018

Dialectic Issue 06 published: July 15–September 15, 2019

Dialectic’s managing editor:

Keith M. Owens, The University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

Dialectic’s producer:

Michael R. Gibson, The University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

Dialectic’s editorial board:

Anne Burdick, Art Center, Pasadena, CA, USA

Heather Corcoran, Washington University at St. Louis, MO, USA

Kenneth FitzGerald, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA

Deborah Littlejohn, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Keith M. Owens, The University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

Stacie Rohrbach, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Dialectic’s AIGA Design Educators’ Community liaisons:

Marty Lane, The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, AR, USA

Amy Fidler, Bowling Green State University, Toledo, OH, USA

Michael R. Gibson, The University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

Dialectic’s advisory committee:

Kim Erwin, The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Brockett Horne, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD, USA

Ann McDonald, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Paul Nini, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Elizabeth Resnick, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), Boston, MA, USA

Holly Willis, The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dialectic’s Graphic Designer:

Laura Rossi Garcia



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