Special issues are a great way to pique readers' interest. They can also be an enriching experience for Guest Editors.
Benefits for Guest Editors
• Select a collection of high-quality articles on a topic of interest to you
• Advance your career and demonstrate leadership in your field
• Enhance your academic profile and highlight you as influential within your discipline
• Gain valuable Editorial and Organizational experience
• Strengthen and grow their research networks
• Make a significant impact in your field
• Gain a better understanding of editorial processes
• A valuable asset when applying for grants
• Higher chance of being invited to the editorial team.
• Self promotion; the Guest Editors name will be on the journal’s website, brochures, social media, in emails for call for papers and other promotion material.
Roles of Guest Editors
1) Presentation of a Proposal
The Special Issue theme should be of high current interest, broad enough to attract a reasonable number of submissions, but at the same time narrow enough to maintain a strong focus on the theme. The Editorial Board reviews the proposal for approval.
2) Collecting Submissions
Once the proposal is finalized and announced, the Guest Editor is expected to invite their colleagues and notable scholars in the discipline to submit relevant articles for the collection. Publisher staff can also offer help sending invitations.
Submissions are also collected through journal advertisements and sometimes through the editorial team's efforts.
3) Managing Submission
Submissions received for the special issue are automatically assigned to Guest Editors through our online system. Guest Editors are expected to perform the initial evaluation, have the article reviewed by at least two independent referees, and make the editorial decision regarding the submission.
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