Propose a Special Issue

Special Issue is an effective way to draw attention to specific topics. Experienced researchers and practitioners are welcome to propose, organize the Special Issues around topics of their interest and expertise.

Once you propose a Special Issue, you will be the Lead Guest Editor of the Special Issue.

Responsibilities of the Lead Guest Editor

  • The Lead Guest Editor should organize a review team to do the review work if there are manuscripts submitted to the Special Issue.
  • The Lead Guest Editor should promote his Special Issue and invite authors to submit manuscripts.
  • The journal will not release the papers if the number of papers can not achieve three.
  • The Lead Guest Editor should make decisions on the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts.
  • The Lead Guest Editor should cross-check the manuscripts and ensure their quality.

Proposals for Special Issues should include the following:.

  • A concise and informative title for the special issue (no more than 25 words);
  • Describe the aims and scope for the special issue;
  • A brief editorial statement for the special issue;
  • A list of the guest editors including their names, emails, affiliations;
  • Timeline for publishing the special issue (submission deadline, review process, publication date etc).

The Call for Papers for an approved special issue will be posted online once everything has been confirmed.

You can complete and send the Special Issue Proposal Form (PDF Format; MS Word Format) to for further information and discussion.

Propose a Special Issue(* is required)

Aims and Scope*

Expected Dates Schedule / Important Dates*

Guest Editor(s)*