Learn about the process of submitting a Special Issue proposal to the Proceedings of the IEEE.
Special issues may be proposed by the editorial board or by individuals. Since a special issue covers a wide range of topics within an area, it is recommended that the proposal be the work of several researchers with expertise in the area of the special issue. This group will serve as guest editors. Their proposal should contain the authors and topics for papers.
The proposal should be submitted to the Proceedings of the IEEE Editorial Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be reviewed by the editorial board. After the proposal is approved, the guest editors receive final approval, and the special issue project is begun.
Most special issues take 18 to 24 months to develop. Guest editors are responsible for managing the review process, ensuring that papers are submitted, reviewed, and finalized on time, and writing the introductory article, “Scanning the Issue.” The editorial office will contact the guest editors on a regular basis regarding status and progress.
It is possible to propose a special section that covers a more narrow area and contains fewer papers.