The proposal of special issues (SI) is an editorial strategy implemented by AWARI to generate discussions on emerging and relevant topics that require deepening and consolidation.
The SI proposals are open the whole year, and there are no restrictions regarding the geographic coverage of the topics. Each proposal is rigorously assessed by the journal’s editorial committee. To consider the acceptance of SI, we make emphasis on the novelty, relevance, social and disciplinary impact of the proposed subject; as well as the academic and/or research trajectory of the prospective Guest Editors.
SI proposals derived from events are also accepted, but an active website of it is a must. In this case, the organizing committee must verify that the publication in the journal does not interfere with the previous or future publication of the conference proceeding (if applicable). For this purpose, the articles must have 30% new content compared to the version presented at the event, as well as a different title. This aspect is verified by Crossref's SimilarityCheck service used by the journal to identify all content similarities.