Designs is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed, open access journal of engineering designs published quarterly online by MDPI.
  • Open Access— free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
  • High visibility: indexed within Scopus, Inspec, and many other databases.
  • Journal Rank: 2020 CiteScore - Q2 (Engineering, miscellaneous)
  • Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 17.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 4.6 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).
  • 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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Special Issue in Designs
On Contemporary Architectural Design and the Rehabilitation of Built Heritage Guest Editor: Ana M. T. Martins
Deadline: 15 June 2021
Special Issue in Designs
Sustainable and Conventional Buildings Guest Editors: Marco Caniato, Federica Bettarello
Deadline: 10 July 2021
Special Issue in Designs
Social Media Analysis Guest Editors: Camelia Delcea, Liviu-Adrian Cotfas, Gabriella Ferruzzi
Deadline: 20 July 2021
Special Issue in Designs
Design of Autonomous and Unmanned Systems Guest Editors: Yunsick Sung, Wei Song
Deadline: 31 August 2021
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