Special Issue articles should fulfil all the normal requirements of any individual Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering article, and should be of relevance to a wide international and multidisciplinary readership. Authors should note that the same criteria of quality, originality, and significance apply to articles in Special Issues as to regular articles. Special Issue articles must not consist of overviews of the authors’ previously published work (peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, official reports etc.). A description of MMSE journal aims and scope can be found here.
1. Initial proposal and agreement in principle
All Special Issues must receive initial approval from the Editorial Board before the papers are submitted. Proposals should be emailed to the firstname.lastname@example.org. There are two formats proposals can take:
1: A detailed formal proposal which includes the titles and abstracts of the proposed articles. This proposal format must contain:
The title of the Special Issue.
A brief CV of the proposed Guest Editors (usually no more than three).
A statement of the Special Issue’s significance for MMSE and a draft introduction if possible.
Titles and draft abstracts of each of the proposed articles and any draft papers that are available. Preferably, there should be at least 18 proposed articles to allow for possible rejections…