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Special Issue Paradigm

Introduction

There is a saying- "Science has as many wits as there are people capable of seizing it."

This axiom is a complete fit when we talk about special issues of journals. A Special Issue is not only a collection of papers on a particular theme within the scope of the journals but also a deep analysis of different untold aspects about the chosen subject.

Peertechz’s special issue of journals is an insight of your knowledge frontier and a record for your research progress. Moreover, if an author proposes a special issue on any Peertechz’s journals, he has an opportunity to become a lead guest editor. Therefore the authors, researchers, doctors and anybody with scientific writing skills grab this prospect to propose a Special Issue as the Lead Guest Editor with the hot topic which you are interested in.

Purpose

A special issue works for several purposes, such as

  • It offers a well-defined location for papers that relate to a common theme
  • It acts as promoter for a developing field by providing highly visible forum for the topic
  • It encourages authors to submit high quality work by providing them with a focused review process and publication schedule.
  • It promotes clarity of the subject, experimental soundness and advances in knowledge

Benefits

A special issue delivers a number of benefits, when an author choses a ‘hot scientific topic’ under the scope of the journal focusing on specific themes, such as

  • Generating publicity and raising awareness of the scope of topics covered in the journal
  • Encouraging  new authors to submit their work
  • Attracting new readers and new subscribers to the journal
  • Boosting downloads and citations
  • An opportunity to experiment with innovative or unusual content
  • Publishing with a group of elegant editors
  • Encouraging new ideas and avenues for research
  • Helping authors to develop effective research proposals
  • Broadening the scope of the journal

How special issues work?

If any author has any idea and interested in publishing a special issue within the scope of the journals, feel free to get in touch with peertechz editorial team.

If you don’t yet have a topic in mind, you could encourage colleagues or experts like authors, board members, and even readers to put forward their ideas through direct invitation or an open call for proposals. Peertechz also offer assistance in identifying suitable topics by analyzing keyword and citation trends within the field.

Key points for selecting a topic for special issue

Peertechz advices the guest editors to keep following aspects in mind, while selecting a topic for a special issue:

  • Is the suggested topic appropriate given the journal’s aims and scope?
  • Is the topic of significant interest to the journal’s primary reader base?
  • How “hot” will the topic be by the time the issue is published?

An opportunity to become lead Guest Editor

Peertechz provides the opportunity to the authors who desire to publish special issue, to act as a specialist or lead guest editor of that special issue.

Role of a Lead Guest Editor

The lead Guest Editors should understand the importance of their role and commitment they are making to the journal. They should be in a position to dedicate longer hours to the project. The Lead Guest Editor is advised to maintain regular contact with the Peertechz editorial team to get the updates on the progress of the issue.  

What next?

If you are interested in publishing a special issue, contact Peertechz on the underneath email or contact numbers. Our editorial board will discuss and plan the next steps with you.

Email: info@peertechz.com or specialissues@peertechz.com

Propose a Special Issue

The Peertechz Journal cordially welcomes all the scholars to propose a special issue according to their expertise and area of research interest. They should also plan for timely submission and release of the special issue.

On successful Special Issue proposal evaluation, the scholar will be designated as Special Issue Editor for that Special Issue Title.

The sequence and format for Special Issue Proposal is as follows:

  1. Journal Name on which the Special Issue Title is coined
  2. Special Issue Title
  3. Guest Editors details
  4. Submission Deadline
  5. Issue release Deadline
  6. Potential Authors list
  7. Overview of proposed Special Issue title

Click Here to Download Proposal Form or try submitting online proposal form.

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