Special Issues

The editorial board of the Journal of Computer Science and Engineering in Arabic encourages submissions of proposals of special issues. Two types of special issues are considered:

The procedure for submitting proposals depends on the type of special issue, as per the details below:

Emerging Theme

Proposals for such an issue must include the following documentation:

·         A motivation for the special issue, in terms of the importance of the selected theme, its timeliness, and its relevance to the readership of the journal.

· The CV of the proposed guest editor, along with any documentation showing the qualifications of the guest editor in the proposed theme.

· A list of scholars who support the proposed special issue, and are prepared to serve as reviewers.

· A proposed call for papers for the special issue.

Conference Workshop

Committees of conferences / workshops who wish to publish a selection of their papers in a special issue of the journal are encouraged to submit a proposal to that effect. Required documentation includes:

·         A motivation of the special issue, in terms of the importance of the theme, its timeliness, and its relevance to the readership of the journal.

·     The CV of the proposed guest editor (typically the program chair of the conference/ workshop), along with documentation showing his/her credentials in the selected field.

·         A presentation of the conference, including the organizing committee, the program committee, the number of papers submitted, the reviewing process, the selection process, the acceptance ratio.

·         Criteria and plans for selecting papers for the special issue.

Proposal materials must be submitted, in Arabic, through the journal’s submission page, in a single document. Upon consultation with the editorial board, the editor in chief may decide to approve the proposal, in which case he/ she defers the editorial management of the special to the guest editor. The EIC may also approve it conditionally, imposing conditions on membership of the guest reviewers/ editors, or conditions on the process. The EIC may also, of course, deny the special issue.