Design Management Review

Cover image for Vol. 25 Issue 3

Edited By: Susan Bencuya

Online ISSN: 1948-7169

Author Guidelines

Submission Information

To ensure quick, accurate production of your article, please be sure to read all instructions and ask any questions BEFORE the deadline.

Submission should contain:
1. Contact information for all authors (phone, fax and e-mail address)
2. Article text (hard and electronic copy)
3. Artwork, captions and author biography/ies(hard and electronic copies)
4. Author headshot (photo or electronic file)

Please direct editorial/content questions to:
Thomas Walton
Editor, Design Management Review
tel: 202-501-1866 (office)
tel: 301-699-3427 (home)

Please direct your submissions and production questions to:
Alan Lee
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tel: 617-338-6380 ext. 227
fax: 617-338-6570

Your audience, in brief:
The Design Management Review is devoted to articles and case studies exploring how design— in products, communication, and environments—is an essential resource, a component of every organization that can be effectively managed to make important contributions to the bottom line and to long-term success.

The Review’s readership consists of a wide range of academics and professionals from the product, communication and environmental design fields (corporate executives, consultants, policymakers, and educators) in addition to readers who are simply interested in learning how to better harness the power of design. Approximately 32% of DMI Review readers live outside the United States.

For authors signing current licensing/copyright agreement

Note to Contributors on Deposit of Accepted Version

Authors are permitted to self-archive the peer-reviewed (but not final) version of the Contribution on the Contributor’s personal website, in the Contributor’s company/institutional repository or archive, and in certain not for profit subject-based repositories such as PubMed Central as listed at the following website:, subject to an embargo period of 12 months for scientific, technical and medical (STM) journals and 24 months for social science and humanities (SSH) journals following publication of the final Contribution.

There are separate arrangements with certain funding agencies governing reuse of this version as set forth at the following website:

The Contributor may not update the accepted version or replace it with the published Contribution.

For authors choosing OnlineOpen

Choosing OnlineOpen makes your article open access and freely available to all on Wiley Online Library, including those who don’t subscribe to the journal. OnlineOpen fulfills funding agency mandates that require grantees to archive the final version of their article. Wiley will also deposit your OnlineOpen article in PubMed Central and PMC mirror sites.

The cost for OnlineOpen is usually US$3,000, which can be paid by the author, the author's funding agency, or the author's institution.

Copyright and open access licenses

Authors choosing OnlineOpen will retain copyright in their articles and will be offered a choice of creative commons licenses.

All Research Councils UK (RCUK), Wellcome Trust and Austrian Science Fund (FWF) funded authors will be directed to the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC-BY). All other authors (non- RCUK and Wellcome Trust funded authors) are free to choose a CC-BY, Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC), or Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivs (CC-BY-NC-ND) license.

For more information about open access license terms and conditions click here.

Compliant with funder mandates - Open Access policies

OnlineOpen is fully compliant with open access mandates – meeting the requirements of funding organizations where these apply, including but not limited to:


The Wellcome Trust

Austrian Science Fund

Telethon Italy


The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

For more information on funder mandates and open access policies please click here.

Obtaining a CC license agreement to sign

As the author, you can decide to publish your article with open access once it has been accepted for publication.

After acceptance please inform the journal’s editorial office that you want your article to be OnlineOpen so they can provide you with the appropriate CC license agreement to sign to publish your article under a Creative Commons license and please complete the payment of an open access publication fee of US$3000 via the OnlineOpen Form.