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Questions tagged [special-issue]

On an issue of a journal that includes a collection of papers around a theme that is narrower than the journal's general scope, or that come from a specific group of authors or event. For example, papers may be invited around a specific topic, or come from a workshop or symposia.

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Government Shutdown - application deadlines for fellowships and grants [on hold]

Will application deadlines for federally-funded fellowships and grants be extended, due to the ongoing government shutdown here in the States? Is there even anyone to contact (and get a response from)...
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What is the best approach to find Journal Special Issues with established deadlines [closed]

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 ...
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How do I find call for papers for special issues?

I found that announcements of special issues for many journals are quite hidden. Often the calls are not even visible on the journal's homepage. What is the best way to find call for papers for ...
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What are the benefits of editing a special issue?

My understanding is that editing a special issue helps encouraging research in a particular area, and gives the special issue editor a higher reputation in the field. But what makes this better than ...
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Journal misattributes cover image and only offers correction. Is this normal?

My PI was guest-editing a (weak) special issue for a respectable Wiley journal. He asked me if I had "cool cover images" relevant to the subject matter. Indeed I did; I had had acquired them on my own ...
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How to inform the editorial office that a special discount has been received?

I just submitted an article in a special issue. This article is based on a talk given in a conference, and we received a discount. So after I submitted the article, the website told me to contact the ...
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Is publishing in a special issue of a Q3 Journal as relevant as publishing in a Q1 Journal?

I want to publish a paper in mathematics in a special issue of my topic but in a Q3 Journal (i.e., ranked in 3rd quartile). The catch is that in this issue, the editors are some of the top leaders in ...
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How to find Special Issue of Journals?

I was exploring IEEE and Springer to find their special issues but there is no specific link or option to track special issue articles. How can I find them for my specific domain?
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Is the the peer-review process different for special issues?

When I submitted my manuscript for a special issue of IEEE journal 3 months ago, the status of my article was: [Administrator]: [name of publication manager] Under review Yesterday it ...
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Are special issues of a journal more highly cited?

In this question both answerers suggest that papers in special issues are likely to receive more attention and citations than those in "normal" issues. Wiley have also made the same claim. Can anyone ...
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Is SPIE proceedings publication a real scientific publication?

I have some SPIE proceedings publications. However, in a scientific context does proceedings publication count as a publication?
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How/when will I know if my conference paper will be selected for a special issue?

My paper was published at a good conference (in the field of theoretical computer science). The proceedings mention that some papers will be selected for publication in a special issue of journals X ...
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How much delay is normal in publication of a Special Issue?

I submitted a paper to a special issue of a very reputed computer science journal. Now as per the original timelines, the special issue was expected to be published by this month with two cycles of ...
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I submitted manuscript to a special issue of a Springer journal. The review date has passed. What should I do now?

The date of the 1st round review was 1st November, but they have extended the date to 1 December. Now, it is almost 19 days overdue. What should I do? Should I send an email to editor or guest editor ...
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Withdrawing an article out for review when another journal posts a call for papers for a special issue that is right on topic?

I've recently sent out an article for review. I've been in email contact with the editor from journal #1 from the start, and was quite up-front that I wasn't sure whether or not my article would be a ...
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Should a special issue follow the regular frequency of the journal or separately?

If a quarterly journal wants to publish a special issue, should it be published as an additional issue or it should replace a regular seasonal issue? Are there any guidelines on this or it's a matter ...
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How to emphasize special issue publications in a CV?

Recently I have had a paper accepted by peer review (4 reviewers!) and received an invitation to have it included as part of a 'special issue' (which, of course, I accepted). The question is: how to ...
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The review results for my journal paper submitted to the special issue of a reputed journal is 45 days overdue. Is it normal and what should I do?

I submitted a research paper to a special issue of a reputed computer science journal (SCI indexed) and the results were due on January 31st. However, the results have not been announced to date, and ...
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is it ethical to publish the same paper in a conference proceedings and a journal?

The papers for a conference are limited to 3 pages. On the website, however, it says Transactions of the IEEE offers a special feature edition (whatever it means?), so I think it would be good to ...
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Understanding a proposed schedule of a journal special issue

For my first time I submitted a manuscript to a journal special issue months ago. The special issue had a proposed schedule as follows: Submission deadline: 1st date Papers reviewed: 2nd date ...
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Is there any website for announcements of journal's special issues? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there is a site or something where I can find announcements for all (most of) the special issues of journals (upcoming and past) . For example of Springer, IEEE, Elsevier, ... If ...
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How should a reviewer provide comments to a journal's special issue in a field he is not familiar with?

As an editorial board member for a low impact journal, I've been approached to provide comments on whether I think a proposal for a special issue is acceptable or not. I'm quite inexperienced in this ...
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Prestige of publishing in special vs regular journal issue

Some journals bundle relevant papers on a currently hot topic into special issues. As far as I know, potential manuscripts must be specifically submitted for inclusion in special issues rather than ...
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In journals submissions, what does “Confirmation of Intent” mean?

I am planning to submit a manuscript for a special issue in a journal. The guest editor puts a deadline for Confirmation of Intent. What does this mean? What the editor expects from the authors at ...
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Is it acceptable for authors of papers in a special issue of a journal to review each others' papers?

A journal publishes a special issue on a controversial area of research studied by a rather limited community of researchers. Would it be acceptable for the editor of the journal to use the authors ...
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Difference between special issues and regular ones

What the difference between special issues and regular ones from scientific journal publication point of view?