A Special Issue is a collection of papers focusing on a specific theme within the scope of journal. Special Issue allows the journal to cover a "hot topic" in that particular field of research. The responsibility of compiling Special Issues rests with the Editor who is also responsible for selection or rejection of contributions to a special issue.
You are required to download the proposal form from Journal of Plant Science and Phytopathology website in order to act as Lead Guest Editor. You need to download the same proposal form to propose a Special Issue. After completing the form in all respects it has to be sent to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Special Issue proposal should be in following format:
Last date for submission means that it is the deadline for paper submission. Papers cannot be submitted to online submission system after the last date prescribed.
Publication date is the expected date of completion when all the papers in the Special Issue are reviewed, revised and are ready for publication. The Special Issues get published within two months from last date for submission.
Concept of provisional paper listing denotes to the unpublished research work of potential authors. This research work can be offered for listing by providing details like author's name and paper's title.
We add more authenticity and credibility to special issue of [Journal-nama] by extracting information like the names of Lead Guest Editor and Guest Editors and other details such as education qualification, work experience, areas of expertise during the proposal submission. Journal of Plant Science and Phytopathology is committed to publish such details directly on its Special Issue website.
Journal of Plant Science and Phytopathology provides log in information to Lead Guest Editor. It is the duty of Lead Guest Editors to remind Guest Editors to complete their personal profile.
Authors should make a note that a special issue should include minimum of 5 guest editors and there is no maximum limit on number of guest editors. In addition a special issue should include minimum of 4 papers excluding 2 free papers from Lead Guest Editor.
Privileges of Lead Guest Editor
Responsibilities of the Lead Guest Editor:
Special Issue Editor/Lead Guest Editors can invite anyone in scientific fraternity across the world. They can invite their colleagues, friends, students or any other experts who have the expertise in the concerned field. The invited person should have passion for research and writing articles.
There are three stages involved in the evaluation of the manuscript:
Stage 1: The first stage involves downloading of the manuscript from Journal of Plant Science and Phytopathology online manuscript retrieval system by the Lead Guest Editor.
Stage 2: The second stage involves evaluation of the manuscript by the Lead Guest Editor.
Stage 3: The last stage involves making of an evaluation or review report by the Lead Guest Editor for the respective manuscripts.
Lead Guest Editors can promote the Special Issue in many different ways:
Journal of Plant Science and Phytopathology is entitled to remove the Special Issue from its website in case Special Issue didn't attract minimum number of articles for publication. The authority to confiscate Special Issue from the website solely rests with Journal of Plant Science and Phytopathology.
Article Processing Charge for special issue manuscripts is $1849. This is inclusive of all the processing charges along with archiving, designing and promotional charges. Please visit the following webpage for further details on APCs: click here
We provide discounts to Lead Guest Editors, Guest Editors and deserving authors. If any scholar has economic constraints and finds that discounts are not sufficient enough, he/she can directly contact journal management team through e-mail: email@example.com or call us at +1 404-382-0291.
Researchers, academicians, medical practitioners and scholars gets an opportunity to act as Lead Guest Editor through Special Issue. Lead Guest Editor can be promoted as Editor-in-chief on successful completion of Special Issue. We acknowledge the efforts of Lead Guest Editor by awarding him 'Certificate of Honor' on successful completion of the Special Issue.
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For a hassle free and smooth manuscript submission we have broken down the whole process of manuscript publication into small steps. This makes it easy to understand and follow the processes. Please visit the following link to know these steps:
Articles to be submitted under special issue should be sent to:
Or you can submit your article for special issue to the concerned journal's e-mail id. The e-mail ids of all the journals can be found on the following link:
Or else you can submit your article for Special Issue through 'online form' by following this link: