Updated guidelines for contributors

The conference programme included more than 40 items by 65 contributors. Abstracts of all DDT contributions will appear in the printed illustrated conference proceedings. A hybrid between exhibition catalogue and conference proceedings, it will feature all the artists and futurists taking part in A Temporary Futures Institute as well as DDT contributors. It will be made up of essays, papers, reports, short stories, images, scripts and other unique contributions.

In addition, a special issue of the Journal of Futures Studies (JFS) will feature a selection of peer-reviewed articles, illustrated narratives and a ‘digital exhibit’.

Extended deadline: finalised contributions for the proceedings as well as JFS are due by September 30th.

JFS expects articles, essay and reports to show an in-depth understanding of future studies’ dimensions, content, research perspectives and methods.

To stimulate the systematic use and growth of futures literature, one of the criteria for publishing in the journal is indicating how the article relates to others in the futures literature. That is, your paper should refer to material published in this journal and in the other journals in the futures field (including, the Journal of Futures Studies, Futures, Foresight, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, The European Journal of Futures Research, World Future Review, On the Horizon) as well as futures material contained in books, monographs, other field related journals, including visual resources and web resources. Editors strongly advise authors cite at least two or more works in the futures field.

Essays for either JFS or the proceedings| 2000-4000 words in length (including references). Essays are expected to provide original viewpoints and visions, expressed through strong and intelligent prose.

Articles for JFS |  4000-8000 words in length (including references). Articles are expected to make novel contributions to the futures studies field, build on the corpus of futures literature, be evidentially strong and develop clear themes and arguments. Articles are double-blind peer reviewed.

Papers for proceedings | 3000-5000 words in length (including references). Papers are expected to provide a unique contribution to the state-of-te-art on designing and developing futures for transformation. They need to develop a clear argument and a self-aware perspective. Papers a read by DDT reading committee members and edited with the authors.

Shorts for proceedings | 700-1800 words in length (including references). These short narratives provide a unique perspective on applied futures from your DDT presentation. They highlight cases, experiences or ideas in a direct manner. They can be first-person accounts or stories from the futures as well as short reflections or opinion pieces.

Unique contributions for proceedings | Make a proposal we can’t refuse based on your contribution to DDT.

Please send your contributions to maya.van.leemput@ehb.be and don’t hesitate to contact us about the work you are doing if you would like to discuss.

Formatting instructions for JFS.

  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced
  • The cover page should include the title of the manuscript, the name(s) and surname(s) of the authors and the author’s affiliations, e-mail, correspondence and a suggested running head.
  • A footnote on this page should contain acknowledgments and information on grants.
  • The next page should contain an abstract of no more than 100 words and keywords of the article.
  • The following pages of text should be numbered consecutively.
  • More details on the preparation of manuscripts (including referencing) for JFS.

A brief foreword and/or an epilogue is not required, but may be included.

The Journal of Futures Studies encourages authors to use an accessible, clear, plain English style. Our aim is to make the Journal of Futures Studies a readable, lively source of the best of futures thinking and methodologies.

More details on preparing your manuscript for JFS.

The authors of papers published in JFS are entitled to 1 copy of the printed issue in which their articles appear and all DDT contributors receive a printed copy of the proceedings.