Open Competition and Guidelines for Special Issues
The CJLT publishes a maximum of one special issue per year. All proposals submitted for Special Issues undergo an open call followed by a formal peer review by the CJLT editorial team.
If you are considering submitting a proposal for a special issue in the CJLT, please refer to the proposal guidelines and send the proposal to the CJLT managing editors (email@example.com).
Special Issue Proposal Guidelines
A Special Issue proposal should contain the following information:
NOTE: The CJLT editors and managing editors oversee the peer review process for special issues and make the editorial decision to accept, accept with revisions, revise and resubmit for review, or reject. This process typically takes 12-18 months from the proposal submission deadline to the publication of the special issue.
All manuscripts for the special issue will be subject to standard peer review and must adhere to the CJLT issue guidelines and timelines (e.g., published in a spring, summer or winter issue; 5 manuscripts per issue). Manuscript word count should fall between 5000-6500 words (not to exceed 7000 words) including references, figures, diagrams and tables. Guest Editor(s) are required to adhere to a publishing agreement with the CJLT once a special issue proposal has been accepted by the Editorial Team.
Special issues are managed via the Open Journal System (OJS) used by the CJLT, and overseen by the managing editors. Normal CJLT refereeing procedures (at least two referees per paper) apply.
If you have any further questions, feel free to get in touch with the managing editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals for special issues to be published in 2018 are due April 1, 2017. Notification of acceptance will be provided by April 30, 2017.