Becoming a Special Issue Guest Editor
If you would like to run your own Special Issue, the following resources will guide you through the process, from assembling your Guest Editor team and writing your proposal, to advertising your Call for Papers and managing submissions, to celebrating your published Issue.
Special Issue Guidelines:
We encourage the submission of proposals for special issues that will be path-breaking and exciting for our international readership.
The normal size of special issues is a minimum of 5, a maximum of 15.
We strongly encourage a diversity of authorship—especially in terms of country of authors (i.e. not all authors should be from the same country or region).
Selection of Topics and Coining Titles for Special Issues
Selection of topics is very important in releasing special issues
Topics may be selected considering the research interest of editors
The selection of cutting-edge research topics may increase the number of papers towards the special issue
Managing Editors should coin the special issue titles and send them to editors for confirmation
Managing Editors may also take suggestions from the Journal Editors for coining special issue titles
Contact Editors for Special Issue Confirmation
Managing Editors should send the special issue topics/titles to the Journal Editor.
Managing Editors may send the complete list of titles to firstname.lastname@example.org
Editors should be informed about the deadlines such as the due date for submission of manuscripts and tentative publication date
Minimum one editor approval/confirmation is required to start a special issue
Two or three co-editors can be appointed for a special issue to increase the number of papers and also for rapid peer-review
Editors should be informed about the special issue benefits being provided by the publisher
Special issue Theme/Scope: Editors should be requested to write a short theme of about 200-500 words describing the importance of the respective special issue and the topics to be focused on or considered for publication in that special issue