Online Submission

All articles must be submitted through the online submission system. Authors will need to register with the journal before submitting.

Please note that if you are already registered with the journal with a role other than author, you may have problems to register as the latter. If you encounter problems, log in with your alternative role (e.g. as a reviewer) and follow these steps:
1. Click on "My journals"
2. Click on "Register for another journal" (not too intuitive)
3. Pick D&D
4. Click on "Click here if you are already registered..."
5. Type in your username and password again and check the box for reader, author or reviewer (whichever role you want to add).
You will then be able to choose between your roles (e.g. author and reviewer) after logging in.


Articles may be submitted in any formatting style. However, we encourage authors to format their submissions using the D&D-style required for publication.

Authors should submit a PDF version of their article containing the full name of all authors and their affiliations through the online submission system. The online submission form will also ask for an abstract in plain text.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  2. The submission file is in PDF format.
  3. The manuscript is NOT anonymous, i.e. it includes the full name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), in accordance with D&D's single-blind peer-review policy.
  4. If during the submission process you encounter a link that urges you to ensure a double-blind review, please ignore it.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic format of D&D (see above, Formatting).
  6. When available, the URLs to access references online are provided, including those for open access versions of the reference. The URLs are ready to click (e.g.,

Authors and Author Responsibilities