Designs — Open Access Journal

Designs (ISSN 2411-9660) is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of engineering designs published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access - free for readers, free publication for well-prepared manuscripts submitted in 2018.
  • Rapid publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 18 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 5 days (median values for papers published in the first six months of 2018).
  • Recognition of reviewers: reviewers who provide timely, thorough peer-review reports receive vouchers entitling them to a discount on the APC of their next publication in any MDPI journal, in appreciation of the work done.

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2 October 2018
MDPI Welcomes Plan S

Special Issues

Special Issue in Designs
New Trends in Intelligent Control and Filter Design Guest Editors: Choon Ki Ahn, Xiaojie Su, Fanbiao Li
Deadline: 15 December 2018
Special Issue in Designs
Optimization, Health Monitoring and Control Methods for Modern Complex Systems Guest Editors: Hamid Karimi, Shen Yin, Peng Shi
Deadline: 30 January 2019
Special Issue in Designs
Innovations in the Design and Planning of Smart Cities Guest Editors: Petra (Stieninger) Hurtado, Sanjay Mukherjee
Deadline: 15 February 2019
Special Issue in Designs
Artificial Intelligence Supported Design and Innovation Guest Editors: Andrew Ware, Athanasios G. Malamos
Deadline: 20 February 2019

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