The Journal of Web Semantics is happy to receive proposals for special issues devoted to a specific topic that is within it's scope. Successful proposals will focus on research or application areas of emerging significance or for which innovative and novel work is being done. The journal is generally not interested in mounting special issues primarily based on papers that have been published in the proceedings of a conference or workshop. A special issue (SI) proposal should include the following information.
- One or more people who will serve as the special-issue editors and work with the JWS editors in chief and/or an area editor to produce the issue. A short biosketch should be submitted for each. If there are more than one SI editor, please select one to be the lead point of contact.
- A concise description of the SI topic along with a justification of why a special issue is appropriate at this time.
- A description of the research communities that the SI will draw from or be of interest to.
- Any papers or authors that the SI editors intend to invite.
- Any constraints or preferences for publication date or number of pages for the SI.