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The call for manuscripts for Contexts is always open.

As a continuous publishing model, editors will accept papers at any time.

An SDA Publications Working Group completed a review of publishing options in Winter 2021, and decided to launch a self-published society journal in 2022. SDA board and members determined the editorial and online publishing experience were available to take this on internally. As SDA was also simultaneously developing the new SDA website, the group carefully considered the capabilities for self-publishing and managing reviews. The WordPress content management system now provides a high-quality publishing platform, that will adapt as the needs of SDA publications grow. The submissions review platform used by RSD symposia for conference paper reviews, EasyChair, provides for simple but sufficient editorial review management.

The Publications team as invited by the SDA board now includes:

Editor in Chief: Peter Jones
Deputy Editor: Silvia Barbero
Executive Editor: Cheryl May

Associate Editors:

Reviewers: Please contact the editors if available as a reviewer.

Editorial Board: An Editorial Advisory Board is being organized over the year, and the intention is to grow the advisors as needed with the growth of the journal.


The Systemic Design Association will send you quarterly updates on systemic design and activities in the SDA network. During the annual Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD) Symposium timeframe SDA will send brief updates related to RSD keynotes, papers, and workshops.

RSD11 event updates, program content, and proceedings are posted on