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The Design Society have taken steps to benefit the publication of papers for our members and are pleased to announce that all DS publications after July 1st 2018 will be gold open access under the Creative Commons license type CC-BY-NC (Creative Commons Non-Commercial License).


CC-BY-NC (Creative Commons Non-Commercial License): Allows others to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format. However, the material may not be used for commercial purposes. It can be an appropriate licence for monographs because it protects print copy sales while still providing scope for users to create derivative works of the online version to the benefit of all academia.


All ICED, E&PDE, Design, and NordDesign proceedings have been confirmed as open access along with Proceedings of the 18th International DSM Conference 2016.

Access to these papers is available on our website here


Under the new license, papers may be copied, redistributed and reuploaded to websites such as institutional repositories and other non-commercial interests. However, may not be uploaded to commercial websites such as ResearchGate, academia.edu etc. For these, we suggest you provide a link to the paper on the DS website. The DS will continue to provide confirmation of use of papers through written communication, but this is not necessary under this license. If you have any questions please get in touch with admin@designsociety.org.


For more information on our new license please visit: https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/open-access-policies/open-access-resources/creative-commons-licenses

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