About the Journal

Prototyping Across Disciplines is a peer-reviewed, trans-disciplinary design journal. Our mission is to champion and expand design’s contribution in research, industry, business, education, and not-for-profit sectors by providing readers with awareness and understanding of the use of prototyping in a wide range of fields. While traditionally associated primarily with industrial design, and more recently with software and web development, prototyping is now used as an important tool in areas ranging from materials engineering to landscape architecture to the digital humanities. By learning what is being done in various disciplines, those already involved in prototyping will be better equipped to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration, while those who are not yet active in the use of prototyping in their own fields may find inspiration to begin.

Publication Frequency

Prototyping Across Disciplines publishes articles on a rolling basis—each submitted article is reviewed according to an eight to ten-week timeline. Once accepted, reviewed, and revised, the article is published.

Bottom line: the sooner you submit, the sooner you're likely to be published.

Discrete issues are formed from all manuscripts published within one of the following publishing windows:

  1. Vol 1 Iss 1 between January 1 and May 31, 2024
  2. Vol 1 Iss 2 between June 1 and December 31, 2024

Special Issues may be released when appropriate.


Call for Papers for Vol. 1 Iss. 1: Prototypes as Arguments


We invite you to submit a paper for the inaugural issue of Prototyping Across Disciplines, a peer-reviewed, trans-disciplinary, open-source design journal. We welcome submissions from researchers who have used prototyping to contribute new expert knowledge or insight to their field, whether that is research located within the sciences, social sciences, humanities, engineering, computing science, fine art, design, or any other discipline.

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