Circulation in Computer Science publishes Special Issue on specific themes within the scope of the computer sciences based on topic of the choice of a guest editor.
Submitting a proposal
Sample proposals for special issues can be availed upon request.
General guidelines to Guest Editors
Once the special issue has been accepted, the guest editor(s) usually undertake the handling of articles submitted to the special issue. A guest editor shall commonly adhere to the following roles:
- CFP preparation: The guest editor(s) need to create and provide a Call for Papers (CFP) to the journal editor within two weeks of approval. The CFP shall include the submission deadline, result notification date, CRC submission due date, proposed publication date. The CFP must include special issue’s aim, scope, topics etc.
- Promotion and marketing: The guest editor(s) should make their best effort to circulate the call for papers widely through announcements in conferences, newsletters, and online advertisement.
- Review: The guest editor is responsible for overseeing the peer review process to ensure that the highest quality articles from the best researchers in the field are selected for special issue.
- Communication: Responsibility to be the point of contact for reviewers and authors; notification of the outcome of the review process, transmittal of reviews, requesting revisions, etc. The guest editor shall ensure that the authors adhere to journal style, template and guidelines.
- The guest editor upholds journal policies, including general publishing and Code of Ethics.
- Guest editor must strictly adhere to the agreed-upon timelines for special issue.
- Submission of Final Materials: Final versions of all accepted articles should be submitted to the journal editor by the guest editor mentioning the ordering of papers. The CCS Archive Editorial Office may ask for re-review and/or for further modification in a paper before forwarding the articles for publication.
In short, the Guest Editors are responsible for ensuring successful completion of the Special Issue that they have undertaken.