The RSD publication ladder has been used consistently for all RSD symposia. It has also led to special issues of the design research journal FORMakademisk and several other peer-reviewed journals and publications.
- Submission and peer review of abstracts
- Presentations and dialogues at the RSD symposium
- Post-production and final submission of working papers
- Publication of the symposium proceedings with SDA as the publisher
- Publication of selected, fully-developed, and peer-reviewed scientific papers in an external publishing channel