Solar Physics: Solicitation of Proposals for Topical Collections

© SpringerThe journal Solar Physics publishes one or two Topical Collections (TCs) per year dedicated to a focused topic, frequently with a small number of survey articles introducing regular unsolicited articles, all of which benefit from appearing in a collection together. Not infrequently, these stem from a monothematic conference or conferences, but all articles submitted for consideration for a TC are handled and refereed in the same way as regular research articles, and submissions not associated with the conference are solicited.

Recent TCs include "Combined Radio and Space-based Solar Observations: From Techniques to New Results" (Guest Editors: Eduard Kontar and Alexander Nindos) and "Earth-affecting Solar Transients" (Guest Editors: Jie Zhang, Xochitl Blanco-Cano, Nariaki Nitta, and Nandita Srivastava). Others on "The Sunspot Number Recalibration" and "The Solar Wind at the Dawn of the Parker Solar Probe and Solar Orbiter Era" are underway.

To aid in our planning, we solicit statements of interest from potential Guest Editors of Topical Collections by 17 August 2018.

John Leibacher (, Cristina Mandrini, Lidia van Driel-Gesztelyi, and Michael Wheatland