The Journal of Interior Design is a scholarly, refereed publication dedicated to a pluralistic exploration of the ‎interior environment.  The Journal seeks to move the discipline forward by welcoming scholarly inquiry from ‎diverse and interdisciplinary approaches, perspectives, and methods that actively explore and analyze the ‎evolving definition of the interior.  The Journal’s publications investigate the interior relative to design, human ‎perception, behavior, and experience, at all scales and for all conditions.  Scholarship published in the Journal ‎shapes, informs, and defines interior design education, practice, research, criticism, and theory.  ‎

IDEC members can download issues of the JID as a benefit to their membership. Click here to access the JID online (you will need to log in with your IDEC membership log in information to access the JID). Click here to view the 2020 Publishers Report for the JID.

How to Craft a Successful Submission to JID

Scholarly Publishing Resources

Writing for Impact: How to Prepare a Journal Article

Andrew M. Ibrahim, MD, MSc1, Justin B. Dimick, MD, MPH2
1Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States; 2Department of
Surgery, Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI,
United States

Call for Volunteers

The Board of Directors of the Journal of Interior Design (JID) invites applications for the following positions:

Special Issue Call for Papers

Uncovering Structures: Making Visible Hidden Biases
Registration of Interest due March 1, 2022
Submissions due January 1, 2023


‘It is not Interior Decoration’: Passing’ and ‘Covering’ Exclusion, and Expanding the Margin of Interiors Discourse
Registration of Interest due March 1, 2023
Submissions due January 1, 2024

New Virtual Issue

The latest virtual issue, Sustainable Living: Cultural Meaning of Home, Work, and Retail, from the ‎Journal of Interior Design is available. As the boundaries of space become blurred, clients are ‎requesting interiors that invent new ways of living, working, creating, and shopping within a ‎sustainable framework. Further, the importance of local and cultural values in creating unique ‎identities and place meaning in the context of home-work-life are important for interior designers to ‎understand. In this virtual issue, Dr. Marilyn Read curates articles on sustainability, culture and ‎meaning, home-work-life place making, and retail design. ‎

Access this issue’s articles here.

JID Best Paper

Year 2022 Recipient
PJ Carlino Ph.D.
JID 46.1 Tied to the Desk: The Somatic Experience of Office Work, 1870–1920 (pages 27-43)

Year 2021 Recipient
Giyoung Park Ph.D., Upali Nanda Ph.D., Lisa Adams, Jonathan Essary M.Arch., Melissa Hoelting B. Arch, HKS, USA
JID 45.1 Creating and Testing a Sensory Well-Being Hub for Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities (pages 13-32)

Year 2020 Recipient
Stephanie Liddicoat
JID 44.2 Spirituality in Therapeutic Spaces: Perceptions of Spatiality, Trace, and Past Rituals Manifesting Present Occupation (pages 26-42)

Year 2019 Recipient
Amy Huber
JID 43.4 Exploring Hiring Practitioner Preferences for and Assessment Practice of Prospective Candidates (pages 21-44)

Year 2018 Recipient
Xiaobo Quan, Anjali Joseph, & Upali Nanda
JID 42.1 Developing Evidence-based Tools for Design and Evaluating Hospital Inpatient Rooms (pages 19-38)

Year 2017 Recipient
Dianne Smith & Linda Lilly
JID 41.2 Understanding Student Perceptions of Stress in Creativity-Based Higher Education Programs: A Case Study in Interior Architecture (pages 39-55)

JID Outstanding Reviewer of the Year

Year 2022 Recipient
Marilyn Reed
Oregon State University

Year 2021 Recipient
David Wang
Washington State University

Year 2020 Recipient
Ronn Daniel
Kent State University

Year 2019 Recipient
Dr. Nisha Fernando
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Year 2018 Recipient
Dr. Joan Dickinson
Radford University

Year 2017 Recipient
Dr. Lucinda Kaukas-Havenhand
Syracuse University