Proposal for a special Issue

We are planning to publish a number of Special Issues for this Journal. We are inviting proposals for these Special Issues from noted academicians/researchers. Your proposal should be within the scope of the journal (see ‘about the journal’ section for the scope). If your proposal is accepted, you will be invited by the Chief Editor / Editorial Office to work as the LEAD GUEST EDITOR for your special issue.

Benefits from Special Issue

Articles published in special issues gets more citations thus raising awareness about topics in the journal.
It gives an opportunity to new authors to participate and submit their work.
The reach for 'call for papers' increases tremendously.
It allows to experiment with unusual topics and increases innovation in publishing.
Provides a strong platform to authors to develop new research proposals.
Scope of journal is broadened as special issue incorporates new emerging fields.

Guest Editor Responsibility & Benefits

Special issue are edited by Guest Editors. The responsibility of the Guest editor is to invite colleagues from the area related to the special issue. It should initially check the paper with general assessments discussed in the first heading. The Guest Editor can take a final decision on the paper or he/she can recommend the decision to the Editor in Chief. Guest Editor should keep the confidentiality of the decision and should not disclose it with other means. We are ready to share collected APC with all editors just to motivate them.

Proposed responsibilities of the Guest Editor-in-Chief:

1. You may like to invite 2-3 qualified Guest Editors for your special issue. Or you may work as sole Guest Editor-in-Chief for your issue.
2. You need to write a one-page Call-for-Papers in consultation with the other Guest Editors and get it approved by Chief Editor of the journal.
3. You need to arrange timely, quality controlled OPEN peer review for the submitted manuscripts by following UJPR peer review policy. You will be provided all kinds of draft letters, required for the peer review communications. Once Final Decision is made, you need to forward the accepted final version of the paper to editorial office for other pre-publication formalities.
4. You need to write an editorial (along with the other Guest Editors, (if you have)) to be published in your Special Issue.
5. Editorial office staffs will be always available for you for any administrative and editorial assistance to make the whole process seamless and enjoying.

Structure of Special Issue Proposal

The Special Issue proposal must contain the following information.

  1. Introduction/Overview: Description of general topic and overall theme with sufficient background material easily understood by specialists outside the area, as well as data highlighting the growth of the area.
  2. Importance of topic: Description of why the proposed Special Issue will be important to a broad audience from different specialties.
  3. Guest Editors biographical information: Biographies of Guest Editors along with a brief list of representative publications in the particular area.
  4. Overview of proposed papers: List of the papers, including titles and abstracts, and biographies of lead authors.
  5. Tentative schedule: The time frame for each stage of the Special Issue development including the deadlines for first submission, completion of the review process, final paper submission, as well as expected publication date.
Check list for the proposal:
1. Name and affiliation of the Lead Guest Editor (and other guest editors (if any))
2. The scope and list of topic of the proposed issue
3. Background of the special issue.
4. Suggested deadline of manuscript submission and suggested publication month of the Special Issue

Kindly send 1. Proposal and 2. Detailed CV with complete publication list to [email protected]


                                                                     Details of received proposals

Proposed Special Issue 1