T-RO Special Issues
Proposals for New Special Issues
The IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS encourages the publication of Special Issues. A proposal for a Special Issue should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief, as a single self-contained pdf file, with a well-articulated unifying theme and trying to capture the best work in a particular area of significant importance. Topics can either be areas that are just reaching significant maturity or important emerging areas in which research is likely to be significantly developed by the publication of a collection of excellent papers. The proposals are selected by the EiC, in consultation with T-RO Senior Editors.
Once a special issue has been selected, guest editors are selected, with one of the current Transactions editors supervising the review and selection process. Guest editors serve as members of the editorial board until the publication of the special issue, and are expected to attend at least one editorial board meeting during that period. Review procedures for special issue submissions are similar to those for regular issues, with the guest editors fulfilling the duties of the associate editors. The supervising editor will carry out the standard editorial functions (e.g., sending decision letters to authors, etc.). If the number of accepted papers is not sufficient to warrant an entire issue, then the accepted papers may be organized into a special section of a regular issue. Further details on submitting a special issue proposal can be downloaded from the link below.
Links to Past Special Issues
Special issue on Movement Science for Humans and Humanoids: Methods and Applications
Guest editors: Dana Kulic, Katsu Yamane, Gentiane Venture, Emel Demircan, Katja Mombaur
Paper submission closed. Issue publication August 2016