Special Issues are a significant part of PAGEPress journals’ life, drawing together contributions on topics with high contemporary interests and explore them in depth or provide different perspectives. A Special Issue should be organized by well-known experts in the field and attract high-quality articles, it can also gather selected papers presented at a conference or a congress.
If you have identified a topic relevant for the readers of one (or more) of the PAGEPress Journals the following steps are intended to help you through the process.
Special Issues proposals could be submitted at any time by the proposing Guest Editor(s) to email@example.com and should include the following:
- A scope of the Special Issue, giving an outline of the intended focus.
- A tentative title for the Special Issue.
- A list of Guest Editors who will manage the Special Issue, including their names, emails, affiliations, and a short biography.
You can find here our Special Issue proposal form for your quick reference.
The Publisher’s Editorial Team will consider draft proposals and forward high-quality submissions to the Editorial Board of the journal for consideration.
Role of Guest Editor(s)
Guest Editors are expected to select authors and to invite them to submit quality papers for the Special Issue, select reviewers and handle all aspects of the papers’ review and editorial decisions. All papers appearing in a Special Issue should conform to the standard editorial and publication policies of the journal, among which: manuscript be original, not be published formerly elsewhere and be peer reviewed by at least two international specialists in the field. Detailed Guidelines for manuscript preparation and formatting are available on each journal’s home page. Guest Editors are expected to prepare a time schedule and inform the authors and reviewers accordingly; they should keep in touch with the Editors and Publisher regarding the status of the Special Issue on a regular basis. The Special Issue announcement, provided by the Guest Editor(s), is published on the journal page appearing in the ‘Forthcoming Special Issues’ section. Guest Editors should distribute this as broadly as possible within their own networks. The most successful Special Issue is the one supported and promoted by its editors.
Article Processing Charges
Usually, Article Processing Charges (APCs) are paid by the authors of each published paper. If the Guest Editors wish to provide financial support for contributing authors to cover the APCs, either themselves or through a third party, this must be communicated when proposing the Special Issue, or as soon as the possibility arises. Be conscious that this may necessitate mention in the articles Conflict of Interest statements and must be declared in the editorial that accompanies the Special Issue. There is no Article Processing Charge for the Editorial accompanying the Special Issue.
Publication and Promotion
The Special Issue is published on the Journal home page. The Publisher notifies the contributing authors and sends newsletter and alerts to registered readers. Guest Editors are also encouraged to share and promote the Special Issue.
The Special Issue’s impact - number of readers, downloads and citations - will be available on each article page.