Prospective Guest Editors are required to submit a detailed Special Issue proposal for our Editorial Board's consideration. Completed proposals can be sent to the Managing Editor or to the firstname.lastname@example.org
The Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor will preview proposals and possibly suggest initial improvements and updates to ensure that the proposals meet the required expectations. The Editorial Board takes about three to four weeks to review proposals. The Editor-in-Chief then makes the final decision.
The Special Issue proposal must contain the following information.
Once a Special Issue proposal is approved, Guest Editors will confirm the list of papers, deadlines, and page count with the Neurocosm editorial board as early as possible, reach out to prospective authors and confirm expected submission date.
Guest Editors should direct authors to Instructions for Preparing Your Paper.
All papers submitted to the Proceedings of the Neurocosm journal must undergo a rigorous peer-review process. Guest Editors are responsible for ensuring the quality of the Special Issue. If required, the Guest Editors can serve as one of the reviewers. Reviewer selection should meet the usual criteria, such as, no co-publications with the authors within the last 5 years, no direct adviser/student relationship and others.
All papers submitted to the Neurocosm journal are screened for possible plagiarism using a plagiarism detection tool, CrossCheck, which generates a report highlighting similarities to previously published work. Guest Editors are expected to work with the journal editorial board members to review high-scoring papers and handle communication with the authors.
Once all the papers for the Special Issue have been accepted, the following information must be finalized by the Guest Editors.
Written by the Guest Editors, Scanning the Issue introduces the issue to the readers and briefly reviews the contents of each paper. It should: