Proposing a Sepcial Issues and Instructions for Guest Editors:
Prospective guest editors are encouraged to submit a proposal for a special issue to the Editor-in-Chief. Include a brief description of the main theme. A collaboration of editors from different regions are strongly encouraged.
For proposals that have been accepted, please follow the procedures below.
For issues with more than one guest editor, please indicate the corresponding editor who will be responsible for coordinating the work of the group and communicating with the Editor-in-Chief and his/her editorial assistant.
Develop a timetable for the special issue and discuss it with the Editor-in-Chief, keeping in mind that it takes a minimum of 3 months for an issue to be published once all final manuscripts are submitted to IEEE Headquarters.
For issues with invited authors only, guest editors should send letters of invitation to the selected authors. For refereed issues, the guest editors will be responsible to create a call for papers and distribute it to appropriate websites, journals, email lists, etc.
The guest editor(s) handle correspondence with authors until a final publication decision is determined for each paper. To decrease delays in publication, papers requiring major modifications will be removed from consideration for the special issue and will follow the normal procedures for regular papers. Once the guest editors make their final decisions for each paper, the corresponding guest editor must notify the Editor-in-Chief of the final decisions for papers. The Editor-in-Chief then sends final acceptance/rejection letters to the authors.
The submission/revision process will be completed using the standard website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/t-its
For final publication, the guest editor(s) must provide: an editorial or introduction for the special issue written by the guest.