General Call for Special Issue Proposals

Educational Technology & Society (ET&S) welcomes special issue proposals on specific themes or topics that address the usage of technology for pedagogical purposes, particularly those reflecting current research trends through in-depth research.


All proposals should contain:

(a) Guest Editor(s)’ name(s), 2-page CV(s), and contact information;

(b) Special Issue title;

(c) Special Issue focus, scope, and rationale (please refer to the aims and scope of the ET&S Journal);

(d) Proposed timeline of Special Issue;

(e) Potential authors (they need not be confirmed in a proposal) and/or a process for recruiting authors who can deliver good papers; and

(f) Prospective reviewers and/or a process for recruiting reviewers who can deliver good reviews.

Template of the proposal is available here. Please submit your proposal in PDF format.

In general, Special Issue Proposal review process is as follows:

  • The Special Issue proposals are submitted to the ET&S Editors online

  • Reviews of proposal submissions are conducted quarterly

  • ET&S Editors conduct a review

  • ET&S Editors send notification and review results

  • Set timeline for the approved Special Issues

  • Guest Editor(s) set about Special Issue tasks including writing the introductory piece for the announcement of the Special Issue

Items to take note on managing the special issue submission:

  • Special Issue papers should be original, unpublished, and should not be in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission and during the review process.

  • Guest Editor(s) should conduct the plagiarism check for each manuscript submitted before sending them out for review.

  • Manuscripts that are rejected in the regular submissions by the Editor-in-Chief should not be considered unless the manuscript had undergone an overall revision of the manuscript or a change in research direct.

  • Each Special Issue should have an acceptance rate of less than 20% (calculated based on the total submissions received) with the total accepted manuscript capped at a maximum of 10 papers.

  • Each manuscript should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length, including references, as stated in the Author Guidelines.

  • The Guest Editor(s) should contribute an introductory piece (Editorial) but not an article to the Special Issue. If the guest editors would like to have their own papers included in the special issue, they must submit their papers as regular submissions for EICs to handle the review process.

  • Guest Editors should ensure that all submissions meet the aims and scope of the ET&S Journal and undergo the standard process of peer-review through the editorial management system. Specifically, the process should involve selecting established scholars with strong publication records as reviewers, providing constructive feedback for authors, and making a final recommendation of acceptable papers for the Special Issue.

  • All Special Issues are subject to the standard double-blind review process, and initial submissions should not contain any author-identifying information (includes using only “author” and year of publication for any citations and references involving any of the authors).

  • All Special Issue manuscripts that are accepted should be reviewed by the EICs before any acceptance letter is provided to the authors. Guest Editors are to prepare a summary table of all the submissions received (including manuscripts that were rejected at initial review, and rejected manuscripts after external review) to assist in the EIC's review process.

  • Author Guidelines are available at https://www.j-ets.net/author_guide.

Please submit your proposal here.