T-RO Special Issues
Open Calls for Special Issue Submissions
If you are submitting to a special issue, please clearly indicate this in your cover letter. Otherwise, your paper may be treated as a typical submission and not considered for a special issue.
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. The proposal should include a list of guest associate editors (typically 3-6), including their credentials, who will help manage the paper review process. Topics of Special Issues 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, one of the current Transactions editors will be selected to supervise the guest associate editors in 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.
CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Special issue on Small-Scale Robotics inside the Human Body
Editor: Arianna Menciassi
Guest editors: Benoit Rosa, Brahim Tamadazte, Salvador Pane, Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, Jake Abbott
Submission deadline: June 1, 2021 June 15, 2021 (final extension due to Covid pandemic)
Projected publication date: 2022
Special issue on Wearable Robotics
Editor: Mark Yim
Guest editors: Juan Moreno, Samer Mohammed, Nicola Vitiello, Helen Huang, James Conor Walsh
Submission deadline: April 30, 2020 October 31, 2020 (final extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
Projected publication date: early 2022
Prospective authors are welcome to contact guest editors Juan C. Moreno (email@example.com) or Samer Mohammed (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the scope of the special issue or anything else.
Special issue on Resilience in Networked Robotic Systems
Editor: Paolo Robuffo Giordano
Guest editors: Amanda Prorok, Vijay Kumar, Brian M. Sadler, and Gaurav Sukhatme
New submission deadline: May 1, 2020 July 31, 2020 (final extension due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
Projected publication date: December 2021
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