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:
A special issue on an emerging theme,
of interest to the readership of the journal
A special issue that stems from a
conference or workshop, whose topic falls in the scope of the journal.
The procedure for submitting proposals depends on the type of special issue, as per the details below:
Proposals for such an issue must
include the following documentation:
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
· A proposed call for papers for the special issue.
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
motivation of the special issue, in terms of the importance of the theme, its
timeliness, and its relevance to the readership of the journal.
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.
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.