Special Issue

IJASRM will start to publish special issues that attention on subjects of enthusiasm to the journal’s readers. Qualified researchers are encouraged to sort out and guests alter special issues in their aptitude territories. Proposition for special issues are welcome consistently and the issue can be published online not long after definite adaptations of compositions are gotten by the journal’s editorial office. Conference coordinators are welcome to publish the procedures as special issues in the journal. They might likewise compose a special issue in view of the developed or full forms of papers that were exhibited in the conference, symposium or workshop.

There are basically four different ways of recommending conference papers to IJASRM, including:

a) To propose a “close” special issue (SI) for the conference, with best papers selected only from the conference and substantially extended with new material; Or,

b) To propose an “open” special issue that can take both 1) the extended versions of selected papers from the conference, and also 2) new submissions from outside the conference that target directly to the special issue and will undergo the same review process; Or,

c) To recommend extended versions of selected papers of the conference, and the papers are to be published as “regular papers”.

d) The combination of c) with a) or b).

In a) and b), a SI will be a minimum of 5 papers and 50 pages of content, typically made of 8 to 15 papers, with each paper 8 to 14 pages of length.

If a SI in a) is preferable but conference papers are not enough for selection, b) can be a good choice.

In c), to publish recommended papers as regular papers will be more flexible, in the sense that we don’t

have to wait for some particular papers in a SI before we can put the whole issue into publication, and thus to publish as regular papers usually quicker than SI papers. Way c) is also suitable for the case where there are no sufficient selected papers for constructing one SI.

It makes no big difference with the publisher, conference organizer may choose the best way for the organization.

It would be ideal if you give the accompanying data and forward the completed structure of the special issue.

A working title, a review of the theme, and the points and scope of the special issue;

  • The curriculum vitae of the guest editor(s);
  • An expected number of articles to be published;
  • A rundown of potential reviewers;
  • A conditional time period.

The guest editor is in charge of reviewing all submissions and giving the last forms to the journal editorial office for publication.

Call for Papers for Conference Special Issue

For the Conference Special Issue, special issues for IJASRM will be published after the event. Please see special instructions for authors below.

  1. International Journal of Advanced Scientific Research and Management
  2. Special Issue Topic: Provide the Theme for Special Issue.
  3. Abstract must be over 200 words and contains research questions and points.
  4. Only papers revised after conference presentation will enter review process.
  5. Papers are required to be submitted through guest editor / Conference Organizers
  6. Special Issue Conference Papers are to be as per IJASRM Template.
  7. All authors have to submit Copyright Form along with Manuscript . These need to be submitted along with manuscript by Guest Editor of Special Issue.

Guidelines for the Publication of Special issues

In the following, you’ll find the guidelines which apply to the publication of a special issue and which the guest editors are kindly requested to observe:

   The guest editors send a proposal to the editor-in-Chief , at ([email protected]) or ([email protected]). The expertise of the proposed special issue topic and involvement in relevant communities of the guest editors is a key to a high quality special issue. Also, all related topics are required to be covered by the group of reviewers in order to guarantee high quality reviews and excellent selected papers for the special issue. Finally, to attract a variety of submission from quality researchers, an appropriate plan for the distribution and promotion of the call for papers is important for a successful special issue.

   Only guest editors who have either published at least one article in IJASRM or who have published at least 7 articles in reputed International Journal or who are members of IJASRM editorial board will be accepted as guest editors.

   A guest editor can only submit one proposal at a time. A new proposal can only be submitted after the citation frequency of the previous special issue edited by the same guest editor has been evaluated. Lack of citations can lead to a rejection of the proposal.


   The proposal for the special issue must contain the following information:

Guest editors: a short biography of the guest editors with a focus on the expertise of the proposed topic and the involvement in relevant communities

Deadlines: appropriate schedule stating the major dates including paper submission, acceptance notice, etc.

Topics: the most important topics related the proposed special issue must be listed

List of reviewers: a list of the reviewers of the special issue (their names, links to their their homepages and areas of expertise). It is mandatory that all related topics of the issue are covered by the group of reviewers

Distribution and promotion: a plan for the distribution and promotion of the issue and to attract quality submissions

Resubmission of proposal: Due to the great number of special issues proposals and the high interest in organizing special issues, only one resubmission for a proposed special issue is accepted.

Call for papers

   A call for papers (which is a modified version of the proposal) must be submitted together with the proposal.

   If the special issue includes extended versions originally presented at a conference or a workshop, a public call for papers must also be made and the issue must contain at least two papers that originate from the public call for papers. The extended version of papers originally presented at a conference or workshop must contain about 20% new material and the title of the extended version must clearly and unmistakably differ from the title of the article presented at the conference.

   The papers can only be accepted for publication after a rigorous review process. Each paper must be peer reviewed. The final versions of the articles must be sent to the IJASRM office for final approval along with Copy right form. A summary of the reviews is not accepted. The authors can be informed about the acceptance of their papers only after the decision has been confirmed by the IJASRM office.

   The guest editors may only be authors or co-authors of 1 paper at the most. Preferably, the guest editors should rather consider submitting their articles for publication in a regular issue.

  Each author may publish only two papers in one issue (as sole author or co-author).

  The guest editors inform on a regular basis the IJASRM office about the progress of the preparations as well as the number of submitted, rejected and accepted papers.

  The guest editors take care of the review process so that only final versions are sent to the IJASRM office. The final versions of the papers must be submitted in IJASRM style.

  The authors must sign a copyright transfer statement for their paper.

  The guest editor provides an introduction to the issue (at least one page long).

  The guest editors vouch with their names and academic reputation for the quality of the papers.

  All published articles appear online at www.ijasrm.com. Because of the increased number of publications (particularly special issues), the costs of the publishing have risen considerably as we are Open access Journal and there is no subscription for Journal to download content. For this reason, IJASRM charges nominal fees for the publication of a special issue to help the journal carry the costs not only of the publishing, but also for the website maintenance and other indexing, abstracting expenses. Often, the budget of a conference allows a small sum for such purposes. The issue can only be published after the fee has been paid by conference organizers.

 Submit yourf proposal Or for any further clarification you may please feel free to write to us at [email protected] or [email protected]

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