Advantages of special issue publication
Due to their connectedness within the article collection and their relevance to the community as determined by the Guest Editor, papers published in Special Issues will often benefit from increased discoverability than those ones spontaneously submitted to the respective journal.
Finding all of the papers published in a Special Issue on one webpage is helpful for both readers and authors when dealing with digital-only publications. In the best situations, Special Issues produce great collections, with each contribution addressing the study issue from a particular aspect and all papers taken together providing a coherent picture. This final objective may only be attained with the help of the Guest Editor.
Special Issue Submissions
A Special Issue Proposal is being submitted
Scholars are frequently asked to guest edit Special Issues on subjects of interest to the scientific community by the journal's editorial office. We are open to suggestions from our readers and writers who write directly to us about a subject related to their area of expertise.
Guide to Special Issue Proposals in Detail
The details provided below will aid in directing you through key issues that will ensure the Special Issue's success.
Please make sure your suggested Special Issue subject is not previously addressed by a comparable, open Special Issue in order to guarantee that each Special Issue addresses a distinct topic of interest.
The Special Issue proposal must to contain:
You are submitting your proposal to the following journal: Please make sure that your proposal's subject is within the journal's purview.
The Special Issue's possible name is The subject of interest should be clearly reflected in the title.Submission cutoff date: For six to twelve months, a Special Issue may be accepting submissions.
Names, affiliations, email addresses, websites, research interests, and social media profiles (if any), as well as ORCID (if any), SciProfile accounts, are listed for each guest editor (optional). Since guest editing takes time and can be laborious, most Special Issues are managed by a group of Guest Editors. If necessary, feel free to ask one to three colleagues or researchers in this subject to collaborate with you in editing the Special Issue. Then, as a group, decide on who will do what and how much of it.
A brief description of the Special Issue (150–200 words) and a list of pertinent keywords (between 6–10 words) Give a brief explanation of the Special Issue's purpose, its principal subject and coverage regions, as well as the kinds of submissions that would fall within its purview.
Information for at least eight articles that are scheduled to be published, or a list of at least 20 possible authors. (Not all papers that are expected to be published may be acceptable after peer review.) We advise considering this and submitting more planned pieces than you might anticipate for the Special Issue): Included are the authors' names, affiliations, email addresses, and, possibly, the working title of the intended paper.
The distinctive letter of the Call for Papers created by the Guest Editor(s) (optional): The letter requesting papers will be used to solicit academic contributions for your Special Issue. It should encourage potential writers to submit their research and include a succinct summary of the Special Issue. By giving you a list of possible authors or by extending invitations on your behalf, the editorial office may assist you in making contact with academics.
The strategy for the Special Issue's promotion (optional): The success of the Special Issue depends on its promotion. Please describe your plan for promoting your special issue and enticing potential authors. Also, please let us know how we can help.