How to Submit

Manuscript Preparation Guide
  1. Manuscripts must be in English and should not exceed fifteen (15) pages including images, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, charts and tables. Authors must adhere to the word count as indicated in the various sections found in the raw template. A maximum of five (5) key words should be included.
  2. A manuscript submitted to KREATE will be taken to imply that it represents an original unpublished work, not under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts submitted will be refereed. The contents of the manuscripts shall be the sole responsibility of the authors and publication does not imply the concurrence of the Editorial Board or the publishers. The Editor does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of manuscripts submitted.
  3. Manuscripts’ contents shall be typed in the Raw Input template, downloadable from here. Authors are not allowed to edit the format set in the template.
  4. Captions, placement and numbering:

    Every image, illustration, diagram, graph, chart and table should be accompanied by a brief caption. For images, illustrations, diagrams, graphs and charts, they should be referred to as figures and numbered consecutively (Figure 1., Figure 2. and so on). As for tables, they should be referred to as tables and numbered consecutively (Table 1., Table 2. and so on).

    If a visual content requires a full page to be displayed, this should be placed in the Appendices section of the paper. Any visual content placed in the Appendices section should each be referred to as appendix and numbered consecutively (Appendix 1., Appendix 2. and so on).

  5. All visual contents (images/illustrations/diagrams/graphs/charts/tables) must be of good quality – sharp and not pixelated – with a maximum of 150 dpi in resolution.
  6. All references and in-text citations must adhere to the APA style. Refer to the information provided in the Raw Input template.
Submission of Manuscript

To make a successful submission, all the requirements stated in the Manuscript Preparation Guide should be met. The Editorial Board may reject a submission prior to any review should that article be found to be outside the scope of the journal, poorly written, or not meeting all the requirements.

A softcopy of the manuscript, typed in the required Raw Input template in MS Word and/or further enquiries, should be e-mailed to:

Dr Yip Jinchi (
KREATE – A Regional Design & Education Journal on Culture, Future-Making and Social Design,
The Design School at Taylor’s University,
Faculty of Innovation and Technology,

Acceptance, Review and Publication

Once an article has been accepted and assessed for suitability, it will be reviewed by the panel of editors. The results of the review will be e-mailed to the authors within thirty (30) working days from the submission date. Authors are to respond by making the necessary amendments as stated in the results of the review. All amendments must be submitted within fifteen (15) working days from the sent date of the review’s results. Authors will be notified via e-mail when their articles are published. It is the responsibility of all authors to provide a valid e-mail address for e-mail notifications and correspondence.

Publishing Ethics

Authors should observe the following publishing ethics:

  1. Authorship: Authors who are listed in the article should have a significant amount of contribution, be it in the conceptualisation of the research, research design, data collection, analysis or interpretation of data.
  2. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is a breach of intellectual property; the act of using or copying someone else’s idea or work and trying to present it as one’s own. It is taking and using someone else’s work without proper attribution. Intellectual Property involves:
    • Another person’s idea, opinion, or theory
    • Any facts, statistics, graphs, drawings—any pieces of information—that are not common knowledge
    • Quotations of another person’s actual spoken or written words
    • Paraphrase of another person’s spoken or written words

Issues of intellectual property extend beyond the written word. The use of still images, moving images, audio or any other content which is not created by oneself, and which one does not have the appropriate permission to use, is a serious offence resulting in an article being rejected. Authors must hold the intellectual properties rights of their visual content.