International Academy for Science & Technology Education and Research
( Publishers of High Quality Peer Reviewed International Research Journals )
IASTER publishes various Journals in the broad and specific category related to all fields of Engineering & Technology, Management Studies, Computer & Information Technology, Bio-Technology, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, Library & Information Science, Media Studies etc. The Academicians and Researchers are welcome to be a Guest Editor. Being a Guest Editor is a matter of prestige and personnel achievement. IASTER follows a strict set of guidelines while accepting the proposal for bringing out a Special Issue and accepting applicant to be its Guest Editor. The minimum set of qualifications for being a Guest Editor of IASTER Journal's Special Issue is listed below:
Name and Institution of proposed Guest Editors giving complete contact details.
Short CV of proposed Guest Editors, including a list of major publications and editorial experience
Potential Guest Editors should list any other Special Issues or special sections that they are aware of that have been published, or will be published, by other journals and which are devoted to the proposed or a closely related topic. In such cases, potential Guest Editors should show how their proposed Special Issue is unique and innovative in comparison, and explain how it will add to existing literatures.
A plan explaining how the call for papers will be advertised (web sites, distribution lists, conferences, associations, etc.). Potential Guest Editors should be aware of the requirement that Special Issues must be truly open to any researcher working on the addressed topic. This requirement means that Special Issues cannot be restricted to researchers participating in specific workshops, symposia or small group meetings.
Potential Guest Editors should make an effort to attract contributors from around the world. This will help enhance the Special Issue content by providing a variety of perspectives. Potential Guest Editors are therefore asked to explain in their proposal how they plan to attract researchers internationally.
Potential Guest Editors are required to adhere to IASTER editorial processes and turnaround times. These editorial procedures include a rigorous peer-review process which ensures that only the highest quality articles will be selected for inclusion in the Special Issue. Guest Editors are also asked to include a list of potential Reviewers in their proposal. It is important for both Reviewers and Guest Editors to adhere to the timing standards set by the journal.
Potential Guest Editors should normally select minimum of five papers to be included in the Special Issue and also write an introduction to the Special Issue. If too few papers reach the required high standard for publication, the Editor-in-Chief may publish a themed issue also containing regular papers or cancel the Special Issue entirely.
Responsibilities of Guest Editor
Guest Editor is requested to test out the manuscripts submitted to them without any bias to increase the quality of our Journal. There is no hard and fast rule to analyze a manuscript and it depends upon the worthiness, quality and originality. While verifying the manuscript you have to go through following points:
The Guest Editors will screen initial submissions of articles for their general adherence to the IASTER guidelines.
Detailed examination and relevance of the manuscript as per author Guidelines.
Careful examination of purpose and objectives of the work carried out.
Correctness of the conclusions and recommendations along with up-to date References.
Copy editing and proof reading of the manuscripts in accordance with publishing standards especially with grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Coverage areas of the manuscript in relevance with the scope of Journal. Plagiarism related issues if any.
Guest Editors should be aware of page length restrictions, appropriate use of footnotes, endnotes, figures and tables as they manage articles through the review process. Although formal copy editing occurs after articles are accepted, Guest Editors should not accept articles with a poor standard of English or which include terms that might be unfamiliar to the journal's international interdisciplinary readership.
Good quality submissions that meet the journal's aims and scope, but which do not meet the specifications of the Special Issue call for papers, may be recommended to the Editor-in-Chief for consideration for publication as a regular paper.
You have complete authority to accept or reject manuscripts but final decision in case of sensitive titles about the inclusion or exclusion from the publications remains in the hands of Editor-In-Chief.
For further details regarding submitting proposal for Special Issues may be seen under the heading "Special Issues".
This work helps to add in and provides a better way to create your identity as a well known expert in your field and may lead to increased invitations to speak at conferences or demand for invited research of your specialized area.