Guidelines for Guest Editors

Special Issues: Guidelines for Guest Editors

Special Issues are usually a compilation of articles whose research is based on a common theme that is also relevant and pertinent to the scope and objectives of the TTASSH journal. Special Issues are produced by one or more Guest Editors, who are also assisted by the Editor-in-Chief of the TTASSH journal.

Generally, a Special Issue is comprised of an assortment of:-

  1. original research papers,
  2. review articles, and
  3. an introduction by the Guest Editor(s).

Special Issues that are of superior quality and contain research studies, articles, reviews, etc. of deep significance to the field of Social Sciences and Humanities are capable of drawing in scores of fresh audiences to TTASSH, including readers and authors.

When it comes to the page limits for research papers and articles, as well as limits on the number of articles and papers that can be included in a Special Issue, there are no limits. Any number of articles with any number of pages can be included in a Special Issue, as long as each page of each article included contains insights, theories, data, outcomes, conclusions, etc. are of the highest significance to the field of Social Sciences and Humanities and they meet the quality standards of the TTASSH journal.

Guest Editors are required to undertake their primary obligation of liaising with all authors who are contributing articles and peer reviewers. All the criteria and guidelines for the reviewing process and acceptance of manuscripts that apply to articles and for regular issues apply to articles for Special Issues as well. Just like in regular issues, all articles (except Editorials) are deemed acceptable for publication similarly, in a Special Issue must be subject to the double peer-review process, in which they are reviewed by two independent reviewers.