After a brief hiatus, it’s time to finalise RSD11 proceedings. They are presented as a page with links to all the material, an editorial, and ISSN. This year, a full bundled PDF is unlikely. It would be unwieldy – and probably not very useful to anyone – running ~900 pages. Under consideration for panels, focus areas, and tracks are single multi-authored articles with an abstract posted in HTML and a downloadable PDF (conforming with all papers) or a selection of themed articles as a special RSD11 issue.
This phase starts by moving into production mode, with a target publication date of February 15, 2023. For authors who are revising their papers, the deadline is December 31. It’s also time to upload presentations or supporting materials. While providing anything beyond a final paper is not mandatory, these are welcome additions to the systemic design repository.
RSD11 file uploader: Upload up to five files at a time using the corresponding submission number assigned by EasyChair. Powerpoint, Google Slides, and PDFs are acceptable for presentations. Images can be uploaded too. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to the file uploader.
Editorial approach to finalise RSD11 proceedings
Editors are working through the papers to ensure they follow the RSD11 template. The RSD repository is viewed as a collaborative effort and depends on authors providing complete and finalised papers that are formatted according to the RSD guidelines. However, authors can expect some editing to ensure consistency across the holdings as we finalise RSD11 proceedings.
- Basic formatting (RSD11 template compliance)
- Spelling (UK-English)
- Grammar and style (University of Oxford style guide)
- Heading formats (h3 for authors, capitalisation for h1 only, sentence case follows “:” in title, sub-headings, h2, or normal bold)
- References (APA style for content, numbered for web crawlers)
- Page numbers beginning page 2, header centred
- Footer “PROCEEDINGS OF RELATING SYSTEMS THINKING AND DESIGN 2022 SYMPOSIUM (RSD11), beginning page 2
These are basic copy edits for the proceedings (see Preparing an RSD Submission) and have the best chance of being identified as scholarly works and indexed by Google Scholar.
Encouraged and grateful
As an RSD editor, I feel incredibly grateful to be able to revisit and review this work. Individually, each paper constitutes an encouragement to work more systemically and design more mindfully. Collectively, the RSD11 collection makes me happy to be a human, intrigued by connections and relations, and capable of imagining the unimaginable.
Featured image (above): A detail from the sketchnote of the Design for Planet Roundtable. Courtesy of Evoke by Design | Rose Mosse