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Design-Related and Design-Focused Research: A Study of Publication Patterns in Design Journals

G Gemser, C de Bont

She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation | Elsevier | Published : 2016


In this paper we examine publication patterns in peer-reviewed journals that publish design research. Our data consists of 4727 articles and their citations as published in 11 journals over a ten-year period (2000–2009). These 11 journals are classified as either design-related or design-focused, depending on whether they specialize in design research or related disciplines. Our research findings suggest that the research community publishing in design-related journals is, for the larger part, made up of different institutions and scholars than the research community focusing on design-focused journals. The design-focused journals seem to be less impactful than the design-related journals. T..

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