Beginning in January 2017, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters will accept Special Issues proposals!
A Special Issue is proposed by one or more organizers, who upon acceptance by the RA-L Editorial Board, and under its supervision - will also act as Guest Editors. Quality standards and review procedures and schedule for papers published in a Special Issue are identical to those followed for all other IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Guest Editors will prepare a lead Editorial article which will contain references to all Letters published in the Special Issue. Reciprocally, all Letters published in the Special Issue will have a reference to the Editorial article, which thus functions as a fulcrum for the electronically-published Special Issue. RA-L also encourages Guest Editors to submit a more extended survey paper containing a critical review of research work in the field.
For more information see: http://www.ieee-ras.org/publications/ra-l/special-issues