Special Issue Proposals

International Journal on Research Methodologies in Physics and Chemistry (IJRPC)) encourages academicians to guest edit special issues on common topics of interest. Such special issues, introduced by the Guest Editor, focus on specialty domains.
Proposals can be submitted to the Editorial board at editor@ijrpc.org. A proposal should not exceed 1-2 pages.

General Information of the Special Issues:

Proposals from academicians significantly involved and recognized in their field will be considered.
Proposals from honorable members of the Review and associated Boards of ijrpc are acceptable.
Guest editors can opt to co-publish the special issue with IJRPC. More information on world-wide co-publication policy can be solicited at editor@ijrpc.org
Guest editors are eligible to apply for IJRPC Research Funding program

Special issues of International Journal on Research Methodologies in Physics and Chemistry (IJRPC) should offer

either an authoritative review of current thinking and debates in a particular area of Engineering sciences & Research, that at the same time takes these debates forward.
and/or a presentation of state-of-the-art analysis within an area of current approach and academic interest, that thus informs approach debate in this area.

They should

  • Advance understanding of topics in the Engineering and Sciences.
  • Provide pointers to future trends and challenges.

Proposals should

Set out the importance of the area and topics that the special issue will focus on;
Explain the anticipated contribution of the special issue in advancing understanding in this area;
Indicate the time-scale in which the special issue could be produced (paper writing, reviewing, and submission of final copies to IJRPC) assuming the proposal is accepted.

Editing a "Successful" Special Issue

Once a proposal has been approved in principle by the Editorial Board, it is the responsibility of the Guest Editor(s) to deliver the soft copy of the entire issue to the International Journal on Research Methodologies in Physics and Chemistry (IJRPC) within the agreed time-scale. Guest Editors must organize a blind reviewing process for all papers submitted for inclusion in the special issue, so as to:
Identify those papers to be finally included in the special issue Strengthen these papers, so as to ensure the highest possible standards for the issue. Verify the accepted papers for any possible infringements of any copyrights or intellectual properties. IJRPC authorities shall cross-verify the concepts and inventions proposed the submitted research papers against the USA Patent directory.
Coordinating with the reviewers while developing extensive reviews of the submitted research papers.
The editors of International Journal on Research Methodologies in Physics and Chemistry (IJRPC) require to see copies of all correspondence between reviewers and Guest Editors at the time that the completed draft of the special issue is submitted to International Journal on Research Methodologies in Physics and Chemistry (IJRPC).
Guest Editors should keep the editor of International Journal on Research Methodologies in Physics and Chemistry (IJRPC) informed by e-mail of the progress in preparing the special issue and in particular alert the IJRPC authorities in advance if agreed deadlines are likely to slip.
Once the final selection of papers has been made and final versions (as per International Journal on Research Methodologies in Physics and Chemistry (IJRPC) format guidelines) of all these have been received, the Guest Editors should send electronic copies to the Editor. The guest editors will be provided with special FTP privileges to upload the papers onto IJRPC server system.
The editorial board of International Journal on Research Methodologies in Physics and Chemistry (IJRPC) will check the quality of the issue before forwarding it for publication in the Digital Library and print version of the same. The Editorial Board reserves the right to request a third review of papers and, if necessary, to request modifications to an issue before approving it for publication. However, the procedures set out above are designed to minimize the need for such measures.