special issue is a curated collection of articles that are
focused on a specific theme, topic, or emerging area within a particular field
of study. It provides an opportunity to delve deeper into a specialized subject
and bring together a diverse range of research, perspectives, and advancements.
Special issues often aim to highlight cutting-edge research, explore emerging
trends, or address pressing challenges within a specific domain. They are
typically organized and overseen by guest editors who are experts in the field
and work closely with the journal's editorial team to ensure the quality and
relevance of the contributions. Special issues play a crucial role in advancing
knowledge, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, and providing a platform
for researchers to showcase their work in a focused and impactful manner.
Benefits of Being a Guest Editor:
Guest Editor team collectively receives two waivers for Article Processing
Charges (APCs), which can be used to submit a maximum of two research and/or
review manuscripts for their Special Issue. These waivers can also be utilized
to commission research or review articles from field experts. Once all
manuscripts successfully pass the peer review process, the Guest Editor team is
requested to write an Editorial introducing the Special Issue, which is exempt
from APC charges. To ensure an unbiased review process, submissions by the
Guest Editors will be handled by members of the journal's Editorial Board. The
name of the Guest Editor who accepts a manuscript will be acknowledged in the
published article, emphasizing transparency in the review process.