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

Special Issue papers should be original, unpublished, and should not be in consideration for publication elsewhere at the time of submission and during the review process.

A Special Issue should be composed of 5 to 8 papers, each of which should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length, including references. The Guest Editor(s) should contribute an introductory piece (Editorial) but not an article to the Special Issue.

All Special Issue papers are submitted through ET&S online submission system and will be allocated to corresponding guest editors to conduct review process, unless specified by Editors of the journal.

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 reviewers who need to be established scholars with strong publication records, providing feedback for authors, and making a final recommendation of acceptable papers for the Special Issue to the ET&S Editors, who will be responsible for the overall quality. 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).

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

Please submit your proposal here.