Call for Special Issue

Special Issue proposals are welcome at any time during the year, and Proposals should be submitted to, and they are subject to approval by the journal's Editorial Board. A proposal should not exceed 1-2 pages.

Proposals for Special Issues

Proposals for Special Issues should be submitted by the Lead Guest Editor of the Special Issue and should include the following:

  • The name of the journal for which the Special Issue is intended
  • A suggested title for the Special Issue (should not exceed 12 words)
  • Proposed Aims and Scope, overview of the Special Issue, intended focus and a list of the topics to be covered
  • A list of Guest Editors who will join the Lead Guest Editor in managing the Special Issue, including their names, emails, affiliations, and a short biography (one paragraph) of each of the Guest Editors

A proposed timeline and schedule which includes:

  • (a) Deadline for submission (4 months from the initial Call-for-Papers)
  • (b) First round of review (2 months after submission deadline)
  • (c) Tentative publication date (2 months after the first round of review)

All proposals are subject to approval by the journal following a discussion of the proposed Special Issue among the journal's Editorial Board. If approved, a Call-for-Papers for the Special Issue will be issued and posted online.