Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

ArDIn is an annual scientific journal on Art, Design and Engineering that has the following objectives:

  • To study, research and practice transversal relations and influences between art, design, and engineering.
  • To connect professional activity with research. To provide scientific references and models of the connections between these three disciplines.
  • To study human development interrelating the different subjects of the journal.
  • To encourage art for greater understanding and integration in other subjects of knowledge.
  • Articles must be unpublished research sharing the thematic scope of the magazine.


Section Policies


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Peer Review Process

ArDIn operates a double-blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. When referees offer disparate opinions or recommendations, the paper will be sent to a third referee.  In case of accepting the paper for publication, the authors must consider the comments made by the evaluators and resubmit the paper with the appropriate changes. The Editor is responsible for the final decision on acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. The editors affirm that they have no conflict of interest about the rejected and accepted articles,  and that they will  only  accept a  paper  when  they are reasonably certain of its authenticity.  If errors are found, editors will encourage authors to adjust or correct their contribution to be published, preserving, at any rate, the anonymity of the referees.

Reviewers should be experts in the field of the paper. They also should be objective in their comments and suggestions, have no conflict of interest and treat all manuscripts confidentially.

Authors could help in the peer review process by reviewing others papers.


Open Access Policy

ArDIn does not charge authors for processing or publishing an article and provides immediate Open Access to its content. All content is available free to the user or their institution.


  1. Authors retain the copyright and grant to the journal the right to a Creative Commons Attribution / Non-Commercial / Non-Derivative 4.0 International (CC BY NC ND) License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgment of authorship and noncommercial use.
  2. Authors may separately set up extra agreements for the nonexclusive distribution of the version of the work published in the journal (for example, placing it in an institutional repository or publishing it in a book).

Unless otherwise suggested, all contents of the electronic edition are distributed under a Creative Commons license.


Organization chart: ARDIN. Arte, Diseño e Ingeniería

Editor in Chief / Director

Silvia Nuere Menéndez-Pidal (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)


Associate Editor / Editor Asociado

Laura de Miguel Álvarez (Universidad Internacional de la Rioja)


Editorial Assistant / Secretaria de Redacción

Macarena Ruíz Gómez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)


Editorial Board / Consejo de Redacción

Cristina Alía García (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Manuel Merino Egea (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

José Antonio Oché Argente (Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid)

Jesús Moreno Martínez (Jesús Moreno & Asociados - Espacio y Comunicación – Madrid)

Rosa Ocaña López (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Laurent Ogel (Escuela de Organización Industrial (EOI) Madrid)

Daniel Zapatero Guillén (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Raúl Díaz-Obregón Cruzado (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)


Editorial Advisory Committee

Luis Alberto Alonso Pastor (City Science Group, MIT Media Lab)

José Manuel Arenas Reina (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Alicia García San Gabino (Centro Superior de Diseño de Moda de Madrid)

Eugenio Bargueño Gómez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Nuria Candela (Universidad Internacional de la Rioja)

José Miguel Celestino Mur (Escuela Superior de Diseño)

Pierpaolo d'Agostino (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Edile e Ambientale (DICEA) - Università di Napoli "Federico II")

Javier Durán González (Deporte, Ingeniería del Territorio y Moda - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Yolanda Espiña (Escola das Artes - Universidade Católica Portuguesa Porto)

Lorenzo García Moruno (Universidad de Extremadura)

Cristina González Gaya (ETS Ingenieros Industriales (UNED))

Ricard Huerta (Universitat de València)

Roser Juanola Terradellas (Universitat de Girona)

Mariano Marcos Bárcena (Universidad de Cádiz)

Antonio Muñoz Carrión (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Julián Narbón Prieto (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Otfried Scholtz (Universität der Künste Berlin)

Lorenzo Sevilla Hurtado (Escuela de Ingeniería - Universidad de Málaga)


Publication Frequency

ArDIn is yearly published online (April).



The aim of ArDIn, the members of the Editorial Board and Scientific Committee is publishing articles under an ethical principle statement, based on the lines established by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


1. Copyright and access

ArDIn is an open access journal. All content is available free of charge to the user or their institution. Users can read, download, share, search, or use the articles for further research, without prior permission from the publisher or author, if they refer to the author.


2. Authors and Authors responsibilities

ArDIn does not charge for submitting papers, nor fees for publishing its articles.

Manuscripts sent for publication must be original and unpublished research. They must include information and an objective discussion of the results. With the information supplied, any specialist could reproduce the research and confirm or refute the results.

Authors must not submit to ArDIn any manuscript that is simultaneously under consideration by another publisher. Authors must not submit their manuscript to another publisher until they are notified about its rejection or have voluntarily withdrawn it from consideration.

Authors must not engage in scientific misconduct and avoid from breaking editorial ethics. They must present their results clearly and without manipulating inappropriate data.

The result of the author research must be original and have not been copied, made up, distorted, or manipulated. All authors should provide proper authorship and must have significantly contributed to the research. No significant part of the manuscript shall have been previously published in any other means.

ArDIn regards plagiarism as a serious offense. Plagiarism in all forms, self-plagiarism, multiple or redundant publication, and data invention or manipulation frame serious ethical failings and are considered scientific fraud. The journal uses the Turnitin to manage potential academic misconduct and identify unoriginal content and similar text in sent or published manuscripts previously.

Authors should provide a list of references, and, if so, the financial support to their research.

If an author has a direct or indirect conflict of interest with editors or members of the Editorial Board or Scientific Committee, they must tell the journal immediately.

When authors discover serious mistakes in their manuscript, they must report to the Assistant Editor in order to correct them as soon as possible. The article must be retracted or published with a correction’s note. But if the Editorial Board detects the error, they will communicate the author for correcting it immediately.

Authors who have already participated with a published research in ArDIn must collaborate as peer reviewer for other papers sent to the journal.


3. Editor’s responsibilities

When handling submitted manuscripts, the Editorial Board will be impartial and must respect the author’s intellectual approach. Authors can reply if they receive a negative review.

Members of the Editorial Board must preserve confidentiality about content of presented manuscripts until accepted for publication. The article title and authorship can be shared. They cannot use data, lines of reasoning or interpretations in unpublished works for their own research, unless they have the author’s express written consent.


3.1. Publication decision

All submitted manuscripts will be initially assessed by ArDIn Editorial Board who is responsible for selection, processing and deciding which articles meet the editorial goals. Each paper considered suitable is sent to two independent reviewers, expert in their fields thus able to assess the specific quality of the work.

The publication decision will be according to its importance for researchers, professionals, and potential readers. Impartiality must take precedence in editorial decisions. Editors who consider conflicts of interest with articles assigned to them should withdraw from editorial decisions.

Responsibility for final decision on publication will be attributed to an editor who has no conflict of interest.


3.2. Peer review process

Each submitted article is the responsibility of the Editorial Board, or the Scientific Committee. Every article is evaluated by two peers, experts in the field and they will proceed anonymously. Every submitted article es treated confidentially by all the members that have accessed to them prior to their publication.

Reviewers should not have conflict of interest, and all judgments and findings must be objective. Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.

The Editorial Board will reject reviews whose reports are of poor quality, inadequate, disrespectful or that are delivered after the agreed deadline.


3.3. Publication ethics

In no event, ArDIn or its editors encourage scientific misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

ArDIn and editors must be aware of research misconduct. If this has occurred, the journal or editor will deal with allegation properly. They will tell authors and reviewers about the ethical conduct needed from them.

The journal editor is responsible for resolving any issue, working with members of the Editorial Board and Scientific Committee, peer reviewers, and experts in the field. The issue will be documented accordingly to questions like who, what, when, where and why. The journal will notify the author and will allow them to respond or comment on the complaint, allegation, or dispute. ArDIn will give guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed.

ArDIn will always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.


4. Reviewer’s responsibilities

All reviewers must know and keep in mind the editorial policy and PEMS.

Reviewers are required to have scientific expertise or significant work in a specific field. They need to be active and somehow be recognized by their peers.

Future reviewers should provide personal and professional information about their expertise.

If a reviewer thinks the article assigned is not from their field and will not be able to objectively analyze it, they will tell the Editor. Also, they will reject any article they think produce a conflict of interest.

Reviewed articles are treated confidentially by reviewers, Editorial Board or Scientific Committee members.

If a reviewer finds a published work has not been cited, they will ask for a correction and therefore, inclusion.

Reviewers must tell the Editorial Board when they find research misconduct has or seems to have occurred.


5. Conflict of interest

Facing any conflict of interest, members of the Editorial Board and reviewers shall withdraw.

ArDIn will avoid conflict of interest between authors, reviewers and members of the Editorial Board and Scientific Committee.

They will withdraw if:

-          There is a direct relation between author and reviewer

-          There is recent and significant collaboration between author and reviewer

-          An editor or reviewer is collaborating in the research sent

-          There is financial interest in the submission

-          The editor or reviewer think they cannot be objective whether private or professional reasons.


Article Processing Charge (APC)

ArDIn is an open access journal. All content is available free of charge to the user or their institution. Users can read, download, distribute, search or use them for further research, without prior permission from the publisher or author, provided that they refer to the author.

ArDIn does not charge for the submission of papers, nor fees for the publication of its articles.