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Nowadays, there is a need to solve more and more complex optimization problems in industry, science, engineering, and many other domains. In order to do so, CSC Journals support, publishes and define two types of special issues. One category is standard Special Issue where journal editorial/reviewer board members or Guest Editor chairs the overall activity of the special issue from submission to final publication. Other category is conference special issue that comes through Conference Partnership Program (CPP) where selected conference papers are published by conference organizers under a single special issue.

Who Can Launch Special Issue

Editorial Board - To strengthen their research profile and to support their research funding.
Conference Organizers - To give extra credit to conference publications.
Supervisors - To publish papers of their students in bulk under one specific topic at discounted publication rate.
Anyone - Any research scholar, scientists and industrialists who intend to collaborate with CSC Journals network of professional.

Propose Your Special Issue

Propose Special Issue to promote your research efforts and yourself among International research community. Contact the Editor in Chief before proposing as to check the fit with journal's aim and scope and then fill this form to propose your Special Issue.

Rules For Launching Special Issue

CSC Journals define set of rules that must be followed by guest editors or conference organizers in order to launch a successful special issue valuing their research.

  • Proposals to launch new journal or special issue should be submitted by the Guest Editors (at least 4 and at most 6 Guest Editors) or conference organizer.
  • Proposal should include a suggested title for special issue and the journal for which the special issue is intended. It must be noted that special issue title should not conflict with the existing journal title.
  • Proposed aims and scope, giving an overview of the Special Issue's intended focus and a list of the topics to be covered.
  • A list of the Guest Editors including their names, emails, affiliations, and a short biography (one paragraph) of each of the Guest Editors.
  • A proposed timeline and schedule which includes:
    • Deadline for submission (2 months from the initial Call-for-Papers).
    • First round of review (1 month after submission deadline).
    • Tentative publication date (1 month after the first round of review).

Submission of a special issue proposal consists of writing a draft of a call for papers  which includes the scope of the special issue, relevant keywords, and a schedule for the publishing process.  Upon approval by the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor, the call for papers will be circulated by the Guest Editor, the Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor of the journal in several venues.

Benefits of Organizing Special Issue

Organizing special issue is an opportunity for academicians to generate funds to support their research. It is understood that each paper is published under CSC-OpenAccess and require APC for each special issue publication. Our editors take it as advantage and organize special issue through which they generate funds and support their own research activities.

  • Conference organizers launch special issue to give extra credit to their conference. They negotiate the APC depending upon the number of papers included in the conference special issue. For further details, please visit Conference Partnership Program (CPP).
  • Supervisors take advantage from special issue organization through which they negotiate APC in order to publish the papers of their student under one specific topic and at discounted rates.

For further details related to special issues, instructions and assistance please contact us at coordinator@cscjournals.org.

Special issue proposals can be submitted directly to the managing editor at editor@cscjournals.org.

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