Our Special Issue is an assemblage of articles that mainly focuses on contemporary research theme in line with eCurater’s scope and objectives. eCurater invites Special Issues that foster scientific research on evolving trends across various disciplines promoting insightful research in the said field. While Special Issues provide the author with a wider scholarly context to communicate his scientific findings, it gives readers a scope to remain cognizant of recent scientific developments.
If you are into influential scientific research and if you have a topic of interest to propose as a Special Issue in eCurater, you must draft a proposal to our Editorial Board. The topic should hold greater significance within the field and must lie within the scope of eCurater. The proposal, including a brief outline of the area of research and the topics it should cover should be submitted to the Editorial Board of eCurater for approval. This is called “Call for Papers”. Call for Papers should typically consist of Scope of the Issue, suggested topics for the authors and a submission deadline. The Editorial Board will then assess the proposal, check its viability, potentiality and originality. Once approved, the Special Issue will be made open for submissions posting a Call for Papers on the journal’s Open Special Issues page. Our marketing team will promote your Call for Papers and attract submissions from researchers and expert scholars from the related field.
A team of 2-5 Guest Editors with one Lead Guest Editor is attributed to every Special Issue. In some cases, the individual who proposed the Special Issue acts as a Guest Editor and in other cases, the Editor-in-Chief appoints an independent Guest Editor. The same peer review process that is followed for regular submissions is applied to the Special Issue articles. The roles and responsibilities of the Guest Editors are same as that of the Academic Editors. Guest Editors are responsible for the content quality and any manuscript that doesn’t fit into the scope can be refused. In case of any identified Conflicts of Interest with respect to any submission in a special issue, the corresponding submission will be handled by the Academic Editors.
The manuscripts received will be published immediately after they pass the review process and will be made available online on the eCurater’s “Special Issues” page. Once the submission deadline ends, the Special Issue will stop accepting new submissions but those already submitted manuscripts keep gaining visibility as soon as they finish their review process.