Once the proposal is approved and the Call-for-Papers is announced, the Guest Editors (GEs) are responsible for:

  • Informal Publicity: The Editor-in-Chief will ensure that the Call-for-Papers is sent to the CASS membership e-mail list (IEEE-notice), the JETCAS website, and the various society Transactions and the CAS Magazine. The GEs are responsible for other more informal means of publicity, such as distributing the Call-for-Papers at conferences they attend, personally contacting associates working in the area to solicit submissions, announcing it on their personal websites, etc.

  • Paper Review: As submissions are received, one GE will assume the responsibility of its review process, that is, for finding reviewers to assess the quality of the submissions. It is desirable for each paper to receive five high-quality reviews, although three can suffice if both are consistent in their opinions. All reviewer invitations and feedback must be conducted through the JETCAS Paper Submission System.

  • Accept/Reject Decisions: Keeping in mind the page limitations for JETCAS issues, the GE team works together to determine which manuscripts will be included in the special issue. It is at this time that decisions are made regarding the length of the final approved manuscripts; in some instances, it may be necessary to require authors of accepted papers to shorten their manuscripts so that the page budget of the special issue is not exceeded. Note that due to the specific timetable for each special issue, papers that require more than a single major revision may not be suitable candidates for the special issue; authors of such papers may be encouraged to submit their work elsewhere.

  • Final Manuscripts/Copyrights: The GEs are responsible for making sure that authors submit their final manuscripts with all the necessary material as specified here.

  • SI Editorial/Organization: The GEs select the order in which the papers will appear in the special issue, and prepare a 1-1.25 page editorial for inclusion on the special issue that introduces the topic, the general contributions of the accepted manuscripts, and open areas for future research. The editorial and GE bios should occupy no more than 3 total printed pages.