Special Issues are an important component of FU Aut Cont Rob and they deal with more focused topics with high current interest falling within the scope of the journal in which they are published. They should be organized by recognized experts in the area and attract articles of the highest quality. Special Issue proposals are welcome at any time during the year, and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals for Special Issues should be submitted by the Lead Guest Editor of the Special Issue and should include the following:
- A suggested title for the Special Issue (should not exceed 10 words)
- Proposed Aims and Scope, giving an overview of the Special Issue's intended focus and a list of the topics to be covered
- A proposed timeline and schedule which includes:
- Deadline for submission
- First round of review
- Tentative publication date
The Guest Editors’ main editorial task is to manage the peer review of submitted manuscripts. Guest Editors should recommend papers for publication only on the basis of academic merit and subject appropriateness.
Once an article is submitted to a Special Issue, the Lead Guest Editor will need to read over the article as an initial screening process, and if it is of reasonable quality, he/she will need to assign it either to himself/herself or to one of the Guest Editors. The Guest Editor handling the manuscript will then need to assign it to external referees for peer review.