IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation: Special Issues
Guidelines for Special Issue Proposals:
Special issues periodically appear in the journal. Special issues require a proposal that must be approved. Proposals must contain (1) a scope statement, (2) statement of projected interest, (3) CVs of all proposed guest editors and (4) a schedule of dates. The scope statement should identify technical topics that will be considered for the special issue. The statement of projected interest should estimate the level of interest the special issue is likely to have among the evolutionary computation community. In other words, explain why the readers of this journal might be interested is such a special issue. Data such as number of tracks in major conferences or numbers of papers published in major journals on the special issue topics over the last few years should be included in the proposal if available.
Guest editors must be senior researchers (at least 5 years beyond terminal degree) with significant publication records directly related to the special issue topic area. Past editorial board experience is not required but highly desirable. No more than 4 guest editors will be approved. One guest editor must be a current associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation. (A CV from the selected associate editor will not be required for the proposal.)
The length and format of the proposal is not critical. The proposal should be emailed directly to the Editor-in-Chief as an attached PDF. Proposals will be reviewed by the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation associate editors. The Editor-in-Chief will make the final decision on proposal approval. Reviewer comments and the Editor-in-Chief's final decision will be emailed to the proposer. Proposals typically take 45 days to review.