PAD. Pages on Arts and Design is an international, peer-reviewed (double-blind), open-access, online journal published twice a year (from 2018). PAD publishes original and qualified papers about all areas of design and arts research, including theories and history of design, design practices evolution, arts and design education, industrial design, visual communication design, visual and performing arts, interface design, interior, architectural and urban design, and other design and arts-related fields. PAD combines the stringent scholarly standards of traditional journals with the easy accessibility afforded by digitalization. Articles reach their desired audiences more quickly and reliably than their print media peers.
PAD is the evolution of the online magazine PalermoDesign founded by Vanni Pasca in 2005 with a team of design researchers. From 2005 until 2011, PAD overviewed the opening of new geographies of design with a specific focus on the Mediterranean area. In 2010, the ADI Index selection included PAD for its excellence in design research. In 2011 PAD changed and expands its international organization becoming the node of a network of researchers and scholars engaged in design hot topics and its dissemination in the field of design culture, arts, and more. In 2012, PAD actives a double-blind peer-review process and in 2014 is approved as a scientific journal by ANVUR, the Italian Agency of the University System and Research Assessment. In 2017, the ADI Index selection included PAD #13 in the categories ‘Editorial Production and Historical and critical researches’ for its excellence in design research.
Multilingual at the beginning, PAD journal is actually published in English to reach the worldwide network of readers and extend local design cultures. The publication of each issue will coincide with the publication of the call for papers for the following monographic issue on the Call page. The journal is identified by the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) 1972-7887. Each author retains the copyright of his work. PAD Articles Processing and Articles Submission are free of charge.