Detailed information about Special Conference editions:
Good Special Editions support a conference by creating an additional attraction for academics to register and participate with their latest material. In many universities, refereed publications are more important than conference presentations, and the Journal willingly assists conferences to offer this additional exposure to their participants.
The standards of the Journal control acceptances, and in many cases standards of acceptance of conference material are similar to those of the Journal. In those cases, we accept material that has been selected by the Conference Review Panel. In other cases, we perform a peer-review for selected submissions to a conference.
Special Editions require their own Call for Papers, usually published with the Conference Call for Papers. The Journal staff can prepare a Call for papers for you. Conferences will be listed on our web site for additional exposure. It is common to prepare Calls for Papers 6-12 months prior to the conference date.
Conference editions include papers selected by the editors for the special issue. The decision of those editors is final and mere participation/registration at the conference does not qualify authors for special editions. The quality standards of the Journal apply to special editions as well,
There is no cost to host special editions as on-line editions on the Journal's web site, and the Journal has no financial interest in conference registration fees. The Journal discourages any special charges to conference participants for inclusion in special editions. Papers for special editions should be selected solely on their merits. The Journal staff will prepare each accepted article for uploading on the web. For hard copy printed editions, the Journal staff will provide a print-ready file, and the conference organizers bear the costs for the printing. We have access to quality printers in China and India, with costs per copy that are quite reasonable.
We encourage you to contact us early with any interest to see your conference materials published in the Journal.