The Journal of Interior Design (JID) is a scholarly, refereed publication dedicated to issues related to the design of the interior environment. Scholarly inquiry representing the entire spectrum of interior design theory, research, education and practice is invited. Submissions are encouraged from educators, designers, anthropologists, architects, historians, psychologists, sociologists, or others interested in interior design. Click here to view the 2018 Publishers Report for the JID. 

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).


The JID Board of Directors seeks an individual to join the Board in the role of Director.  The term will run from May 2021 to April 2024.  Duties of a Director are outlined below.  The JID Board meets twice a year, and as needed for ongoing business.

Special Issue Call for Papers

Call for papers is due November 2019. Submissions are due October 2020.

New Virtual Issue

Virtual Issue: Journal of Interior Design - The Potential of Interior Design to Address the Trauma of Homelessness

The latest Virtual Issue from the Journal of Interior Design is now available. In the Journal of Interior Design's ninth Virtual Issue, Dr. Jill Pable explores recent research on "The Potential of Interior Design to Address the Trauma of Homelessness". The referenced articles will be free-access to all while this Issue is active.

Access this issue's articles here

Print Issues Temporarily Suspended

Printed issues of the Journal of Interior Design are temporarily suspended until further notice.

JID Best Article Award 

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 2020 Recipient
Ronn Daniel
Kent State University

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

2018 Recipient     
Dr. Joan Dickinson 
Radford University

2017 Recipient   
Dr. Lucinda Kaukas-Havenhand 
Syracuse University

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