Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

de-lite: Journal of Visual Communication Design Study & Practice is an peer-reviewer academic journal that focuses on the study and practice of visual communication design. The journal aims to discuss the development of ideas to increase discourses on the study and practices of visual communication design.

The themes of the journal are, but are not limited to:

  1. Visual Communication Design Foundational Studies, which discusses the foundational study of visual communication design body of knowledge. This article section elaborates on discussing foundational things regarding visual communication design, such as the definition of design, research or studies on composition, or basic theories on design. This section article aims to provide a clear and refreshed elaboration towards a foundational understanding of visual communication design.
  2. Studies on Design as an Object and as a Practice, which discusses studies on design, may it be “design as an object (noun)”, or “design as a practice (verb)”. This kind of discussion is expected to be based on a theoretical framework or methodology that is further elaborated so that the readers may understand the study as a whole.
  3. Teaching and Learning Modules on Visual Communication Design, which discusses teaching and learning modules that are used to teach visual communication design students. These types of articles may elaborate on the material, purpose, and teaching strategy used in a visual communication design class or subject. This type of article is intended to facilitate readers to learn upon a subject, and also as a reference for other educators on teaching visual communication design.
  4. Classroom Action Research on Visual Communication Design, which elaborates on researches upon the practice, evaluation, and development of visual communication design education practically. This type of article is intended to be a reference to what educators do towards visual communication design education.
  5. Visual Communication Design Research and Community Service, which discusses research and community services on visual communication design. This section article opens an opportunity for authors to publicize their studies on researches that aren’t foundational or universal on visual communication design, and for scholars that implement their knowledge for community service activities.
  6. Studies on Visual Communication Design Industry Practices, which aims to build a discussion for the academic and practical. Designers may write and elaborate their practice academically, and scholars may research the design industry as a research object. By doing so, this section aims to provide new perspectives for both sides.


Section Policies

Front Pages

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Peer Review Process

Articles that are sent to de-lite will undergo a double-blind peer review process. A single peer review typically takes one to two weeks.

The review process will focus on assessing the quality of the content and also the writing.


Publication Frequency

de-lite: Journal of Visual Communication Design Study & Practice is published in July and December of each year.


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...


Publication Ethics

These guidelines are fully suitable with the COPE Principles of Transparency and Best Practice Guidelines and the COPE Code of Conduct. For more details can be seen in the following link: https://publicationethics.org

Section A: Publication and authorship 

  1. All submitted papers are subject to strict peer-review process by at least two international reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  2. Review process are blind peer review.
  3. The factors that are taken into account in review are relevance, soundness, significance, originality, readability and language.
  4. The possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
  5. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  6. Rejected articles will not be re-reviewed.
  7. The paper acceptance is constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  8. No research can be included in more than one publication. 

Section B: Authors' responsibilities

  1. Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.
  2. Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere.
  3. Authors must certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. 
  4. Authors must participate in the peer review process. 
  5. Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
  6. All Authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
  7. Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic.
  8. Authors must notify the Editors of any conflicts of interest.
  9. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
  10. Authors must report any errors they discover in their published paper to the Editors. 

Section C: Reviewers' responsibilities

  1. Reviewers should keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information. 
  2. Reviews should be conducted objectively, with no personal criticism of the author
  3. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.
  5. Reviewers should also call to the Editor in Chief's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers. 

Section D: Editors' responsibilities

  1. Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
  4. Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections when needed.
  6. Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources.
  7. Editors should base their decisions solely one the papers' importance, originality, clarity and relevance to publication's scope.
  8. Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason. 
  9. Editors should preserve the anonymity of reviewers. 
  10. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  11. Editors should only accept a paper when reasonably certain.
  12. Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
  13. Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions, they should have proof of misconduct.
  14. Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.