I proposed to one of my PhD students some work for a first paper. He needs a specific deadline or he will procrastinate forever. A deadline that is external, not for me. In the past I looked for Journal Special Issues with exact deadlines and it worked like a charm. Now I looked in google but it was hard to find, I only found this, in the area of computational chemistry:


So I wonder if, apart from using google, you know of ways about finding special issues of journals with established deadlines (I am not asking for databases or websites, just for your approaches)

closed as off-topic by Richard Erickson, Scientist, corey979, Brian Tompsett - 汤莱恩, Buzz Nov 30 '18 at 1:09

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  • I have edited the questions, removing the reference to databases, is it ok now? – flow Nov 29 '18 at 22:35
  • I have edited it again, can you please check it? – flow Nov 30 '18 at 8:51
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    Please see the question What is the boat programming meme about? on Meta SE. In particular, "What is your favourite food, as a programmer?" … all questions like this are not programming related. in the answer. I think you question is a boating programming question. You actually want to force an external deadline to your student, you are looking for something to fulfill the purpose. Continue on the next comment – scaaahu Nov 30 '18 at 9:25
  • I am going to vote to re-open the question because it is not a shopping question to me anymore. (others may have different opinions). But, I urge you to find another way to let your student do the work. You don't always have a special issue all the time. When you don't, what are you going to do? – scaaahu Nov 30 '18 at 9:28
  • If I do not find a Special Issue, then I will try to agree on a fixed date with the student – flow Nov 30 '18 at 11:20