The scope of RA-L Special Issues is to provide a timely and concise account of recent advances in a scientific, technical, or application area by collecting several papers organized in a coherent perspective.
Special Issues publish peer reviewed papers responding to an open call. A Special Issue is proposed by one or more organizers, who – upon acceptance by the RA-L Editorial Board, and under its supervision - also act as Guest Editors.
When published, a RA-L Special Issue contains an Editorial Article introducing the topic and illustrating the different contributions and their relations. The Editorial is authored by the Guest Editors. RA-L also allows, and indeed encourages, Guest Editors to submit a more extended survey paper containing a critical review of research work in the field.
Topical areas where Special Issue proposals are welcome include those listed here.