Proposing a Special Issue
TCIAIG is always looking to publish special issues in areas of interest. Please contact the editor-in-chief if you wish to propose and guest-edit a special issue. Note that one or more of the guest editors should be an associate editor of the journal.
The process is as follows:
- Discuss the possibility with the Editor-in-Chief (Simon Lucas, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Write a draft Call For Papers (CFP), together with a rationale for the SI and brief biographies of the SI editors. When the editors are well known in the field the biographies may be optional. The rationale should include why the topic is timely and important, expected number of papers, prospective authors etc. and mention any related special issues in other journals.
- The proposal is circulated to all associate editors for discussion. A decision is then made of whether to run the SI (usually with some amendments to the draft CFP) or not.
The CFP should be in the form of a 1-plage flyer. Some samples of previous ones can be found here:
Things to note:
- The SI editors should produce a summary the accepted papers.
- The SI editors normally write a survey paper of the area to be published in the SI.
- The SI editors should not be authors or co-authors on more than one of the regular papers in the issue.
- Final decisions on acceptance or rejection of papers are made by the Editor-in-Chief