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These instructions are aimed at Guest Editors who wish to submit a proposal for a Special Issue (8-12 articles) or a Special Core (4-6 articles) on International Relations defined broadly to The International Spectator.
All Special Core and Special Issue proposals must address a relevant topic from a well-defined perspective. They must include a coherent set of articles that contribute to moving the understanding of the topic forward, in both a research and policy perspective.
All proposals must be exclusive, submitted to The International Spectator only; none of the proposed contributions must have been published before or be under consideration for publication or in press elsewhere. The contributions must be authored by scholars from a number of different countries and institutions, and they must demonstrate respect for gender balance; multiple articles by the same author(s) or co-author(s) are not accepted, expect for the introductory article (see below).
All Special Issue and Special Core proposals will be preliminarily screened by the editors and the editorial board of the journal based on their quality, originality and completeness. Proponents of successful proposals will be responsible for putting together and submitting to the journal editors all the articles within the agreed timeline.
Please note that the acceptance of a Special Issue/Special Core does not entail acceptance of all individual contributions. Each article submitted as part of the Issue/Core will go separately through a peer review process as do all individual submissions. At least six articles must have been accepted at the end of the process to form a proper “Special Issue”.
The editorial board of The International Spectator will decide whether to proceed with the proposal based on the information included in this form, so please be as thorough as possible.
Please find the form attached below: