Before an article is accepted for publication, this has to be reviewed by researchers doing work in the field that is samereferees).

The most crucial characteristic of an academic or scholarly paper is before it can be published in an academic journal (the DEFSA website is an authorised ePublication) that it has to pass an academic quality assessment. This control process is named peer-reviewing and it is designed to guarantee the standard that is academic of article.

What is an research paper that is academic?

An paper that is academic not a social commentary, an impression or a “blog”. An academic paper begins with a thesis – the writer of the academic paper is designed to persuade readers of an idea or answer to an issue centered on EVIDENCE – not opinion that is personal.

Academic writing should present the reader with an informed argument. To create an argument that is informed you must first make an effort to work through what you know about a subject from that which you think or feel about a topic. You could begin by posing a question that will result in your idea (in which case, your idea is the response to your question), or you can make a thesis statement. Or you can do both: it is possible to ask a concern and immediately suggest the is safe solution that the essay will argue.

The research process is certainly not simply collecting data, evidence, or “facts,” then copy-and-pasting” this information that is preexisting a paper. Instead, the investigation process is approximately investigation —asking questions and developing answers through serious critical thinking and reflection that is thoughtful. Most research involve at least a survey or questionnaire soliciting opinions from a reasonably-sized sample of relevant participants.

How are Academic Papers assessed?

  1. Is the Full Paper an accurate reflection for the title, abstract and keywords?
  2. Does the paper clearly state the nagging problem, outcomes, findings or conclusions. Could be the structure of this paper clear and logical?
  3. Does the paper clearly define the methodology, research tools and research questions?
  4. Does the paper include sufficient relevant theory and is such knowledge clearly portrayed and correctly cited?
  5. Performs this paper present knowledge that is new insights, and suggest future work in the field of design education.
  6. Are any right areas of the paper weak or lacking, and just how could these be improved?
  7. Have ethical requirements been addressed, including the way the extensive research was conducted.
  8. Does the paper abide by the style guidelines?

In addition, papers presented at DEFSA Academic conferences are evaluated in a Double Blind Peer Review from the criteria that are following

  1. Does the paper address the conference theme?
  2. Does the paper contribute to Design Education (or closely related) focus areas? You will need to remember that papers must address issues linked to design education such as for example knowledge production, curriculum, assessment and pedagogy, rather than designing or the design profession.
  3. Does the paper present an academically sound argument that contributes to research output that is original?
  4. The abstract contains a short summary associated with the article along with a description regarding the objective, method, result and conclusion associated with the study. Keywords (or words that are subject, which identify the contents regarding the article, will also be given in the abstract. An abstract is between 300 and 500 words.

    A Full Paper can contain up to 5 000 words, and comprises of the immediate following:


  5. Briefly describe the main focus of the paper that is overall its main points
  6. Highlight background information or issues essential to understand the direction associated with the paper. The evaluator may never be from your own field of design.
  7. Define any terminology that is key to understand this issue
  8. Finish along with your thesis statement
  9. Research Method and material

    • The methodology and methods should really be reasonable for and appropriate to that particular that will be being studied.
    • Identify the methods used to recognize and locate sources and the rationale useful for selecting the sources to analyse. The detail must be sufficient so that the research process could be assessed, and reproduced by future researchers.
    • Explain the procedures useful for analysing the information and coming to findings.


    • Important data is given textual form preferably using tables and figures. Even unexpected or results that are negative presented.


    • The discussion is an evaluation for the results. Methodological considerations as well as the real manner in which the results compare to earlier research on the go are discussed.


    • Restate your thesis through the introduction in different words
    • Briefly summarise each point that is main in the human body regarding the paper (1-2 sentences for each point). Give a statement of the consequences of not embracing the position paper that is(argumentative)
    • End with a clincher that is strong: an appropriate, meaningful final sentence that ties the complete point for the paper together


    • All documents mentioned within the article must certanly be included in the bibliography so your reader has the capacity to relate to the sources that are original.