The IJSRM editors welcomes outline proposals for Special Issues or Themed Sections, to be submitted to the Journal editors by Friday 31st January 2020. Outline proposals should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE: Submission for special issues or themed sections is a two-stage process. The first is an informal inquiry, which, if tentatively approved, requires, in the section stage, a more developed proposal, including significant ‘buy-in’ from the authors involved in the project.
STAGE 1: INITIAL INQUIRY
Special Issues consist of a ‘state of the art’ review by the guest issue editors and 7 or 8 articles.
Themed Sections consist of a brief introduction by guest section editors and 4 or 5 articles.
Outline proposals of no more than one A4 page should provide:
- Indication of whether the proposal is for a Special Issue or Themed Section
- Title/topic of proposed Special Issue or Themed Section
- Name/s, affiliation/s and contact details of guest editors
- Brief rationale for the timeliness, importance and international interest of the methodological topic and methods to be addressed
Proposal topics should fit with the Journal’s remit. See the statement of aims and scope: https://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=tsrm20
Outline proposals will be assessed by the Journal Editors and Board members.
STAGE 2: FORMAL SUBMISSION AND APPROVAL
Once the initial proposal is tentatively approved, the guest editors are required to put together a more formal summary of their project, including:
- Abstracts (at minimum) for each of the papers.
- Author buy-in, showing in some way author agreements to complete the project. (This can be emails from authors, etc.)
- A delivery timeline, including key milestones for completing project and final delivery date. (We recognize that timelines change due to different circumstances, but overall, our approach is similar to a book contract insomuch as the agreed delivery date is expected to be honoured.)
Brian Castellani, Rosalind Edwards, Malcolm Williams, Co-editors
International Journal of Social Research Methodology