Special issue is an effective way to communicate current knowledge in a particular field to researchers working in the field and interested readers.World Academy of Informatics and Management Sciences aims to frequently publish special issues that focus on research topics of common interest. Qualified scientists are encouraged to organize and guest edit special issues in their expertise areas with the journal. Published special issues in World Academy of Informatics and Management Sciences are highly cited and have drawn maximal attentions in the same areas. The profiles and reputations of the guest editors increase together with the publication of the special issues.
Proposals for special issues are welcome throughout the year and the issues can be published as soon as final versions of manuscripts are received by the journal editorial office. Articles in the special issues may include reviews, researcher papers, communications and other types as deemed appropriate by the editors. Conference organizers are welcome to publish the proceedings as special issues in the journal. They may also organize a special issue based on the extended or full versions of papers that were presented in the conference, symposium or workshop.
A proposal should include:
- CV and list of publications of the guest editors; (the main guest editor can invite up to 2 co-editors to edit the special issue).
- A working title, an overview of the topics, aims and scope.
- An estimated number of articles to be published, and if possible, list of potential authors and titles of manuscripts
- Tentative time frame for submissions and publications