OSP welcomes proposals for Special Issue, a set of solicited and refereed collection of Articles and Research Notes on a predetermined theme or collection of papers on a specific topic from conference proceedings or projects of broad interest, typically 6-10 articles in each group. OSP Special Issues are designed to draw attention to under-researched or controversial topics or to new emerging themes in international research.
Since Special Issues attract high-quality submissions from influential scholars who are experts in the predetermined theme it provides a unique opportunity for one group of authors to present research that addresses a specific theme or that derives from a joint project. The ultimate goal of an OSP Special Issue should be the encouragement of insightful and influential research, in line with the OSP Statement of Editorial & Publishing Policy.
Proposals of the Special Issues should be submitted to the Editors-in-chief providing the following information:
After acceptance by the Editor-in-chief and implementation of the Special Issue by the editorial office (usually completed within a few days), the Special Issue may be announced by the guest editors who should inform potential contributors.
The guest editors are obliged to ensure the high standard of publication in OSP. All manuscripts rated as "poor" in one of the fields Scientific Significance, Scientific Quality or Presentation Quality must be rejected. The regular editor will monitor the quality.
The guest editors must ascertain that all manuscripts are within the scope of OSP, do not contradict each other and that they cite each other.
The guest editors can provide a 1 to 2 pages long Preface to the special issue. The draft has to be sent around to all leading authors of the Special Issue and will be read and approved by the chief editors before publication. The Preface/Introduction is published free of cost. A longer summary providing a synthesis of all papers could be published as separate article, which however will be treated as a regular contribution, i.e. it will be peer-reviewed.
American Journal of Education and Learning
International Journal of Pure Agricultural Advances
International Journal of Economics and Financial Modelling
American Journal of Chemistry
Eastern Journal of Economics and Finance