Special issues are collections of articles advancing a novel debate, idea or field. Ideas for new special issues may come from a variety of sources, like suggestions of the editorial board or scientists working in the field. Scholars who are interested in publishing a special issue with us are advised to consider the following guidelines.
All special issues must receive initial approvals from the Editor-in-Chief. Guest Editors should provide a proposal of the special issues for the Editor-in-Chief's consideration. The proposal format must contain:
Guest Editors are expected to:
Note: Journal editors will assist Guest Editors with editorial work of the special issue. Editor-in-Chief may participate in operations of certain special issues.
Authors who are invited or intend to publish in a special issue should pay attention to the following items:
Special issue articles undergo the same high-standard editorial procedure as other submissions.
All special issue articles are subject to rigorous and impartial peer-review like other regular submissions. Guest Editors make suggestions on submissions comprehensively based on all review comments. Guest Editors are welcome to recommend reviewers for submissions before peer review. Manuscripts will be sent to Journal Editorial Board for decision. For more information of OAE editorial handling, please refer to Peer Review Guidelines and Editorial Process.
If you are interested in working with us as the Guest Editor of a Special Issue, we shall be glad to hear from you. Please send in your CV and submit your Special Issue proposal to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to submit a manuscript to a Special Issue, please follow the Author Instructions of the corresponding journal.