Proposals for Special Issues

If you wish to propose a special issue please provide information as outlined below. Submit your proposal to Katherine Moretti (  All guest editors must to be copied on your email using their institutional email addresses.  



  • Names of all guest editors including full affiliations and institutional email addresses.
  • Brief CVs of all guest editors and/or links to their institutional webpages. 
  • Nomination for lead guest editor.

CONTENT – (your Call for Papers draft) 

  • Proposed title of the special issue.
  • Justification for the issue.
  • Aims and scope, plus topics of interest
  • Submission deadline.
  • Proposed deadlines for reviewing, author revision and final notification.


  • How many submissions do you anticipate?
  • Tell us how you intend to attract submissions to the special issue.
  • If your issue is based on a conference or workshop, please specify.

Thank you for your consideration to these questions.  We look forward to receiving your proposal.

Please note: the following mandatory language must be included in the final CFP: “Submitted papers should present original, unpublished work, relevant to one of the topics of the Special Issue.  All submitted papers will be evaluated on the basis of relevance, significance of contribution, technical quality, scholarship, and quality of presentation, by at least three independent reviewers. It is the policy of the journal that no submission, or substantially overlapping submission, be published or be under review at another journal or conference at any time during the review process.”

Before submitting, it is also recommended that you visit the following webpages to familiarize yourself with various aspects of the editor role: Springer Nature Code of Conduct and  Springer Nature publishing and editorial policies.