JCER Call for Special Issue

Applications are invited for the guest editorship of a special issue of the Journal of Contemporary European Research (JCER) to be published in 2018 (Volume 14, Issue 2) under the general supervision of the JCER editors.

Proposals should clearly relate to the work of the journal. The proposed issue should be for 8-12 articles of 7,000-8,000 words, plus an introductory, contextualising editorial of 3,000-5,000 words.
 
Proposals should include:
  • Title of the proposed issue;
  • Brief statement of the rationale for the issue and how each article relates to that rationale;
  • Full contact details of the guest editor(s);
  • Individual article details, including author names, titles and an abstract (300 words max.);
  • Biography of each contributor (100 words max.);
  • Schedule of work.
 
Proposers should indicate how far advanced the project is and whether any manuscripts already exist in draft versions. Please indicate in your submission any demonstrable previous experience of editing, and how you propose to manage the challenges presented by the task. The JCER editors are available for advice and to ensure that standards are met; it is not their role to edit the special issue.
 
Editorial tasks include the following:
  • Suggesting reviewers - 2 per paper;
  • Managing communications with contributing authors and JCER Editors;
  • Managing revision processes;
  • Ensuring all contributing authors meet deadlines.
 
The papers must be reviewed according to JCER standards in time to be passed to the JCER editors for final approval. Proposers and authors should be aware that this can be a tight timetable to manage.
 
Special issue editors should be prepared to remove contributions from the issue should they fail to meet the required standard or to fit with the vision of the special issue editors. Authors should be made aware of this. The JCER editors reserve the right to reject any articles that do not meet the required standards of the Journal.
 
Recent JCER Special Issues can be found at: www.jcer.net
Maas, W. & Caviedes, A. (2016) Sixty-Five Years of European Governance: http://www.jcer.net/index.php/jcer/issue/view/43 

Hsuan Chou, M. & Inga Ulnicane, I. (2015) New Horizons in the Europe of Knowledge: http://www.jcer.net/index.php/jcer/issue/view/39   

Müller, M., Reckling. T., & Weiß, A. (2014) Communicating European Integration: http://www.jcer.net/index.php/jcer/issue/view/35
 
Proposals should be submitted to Dr Kathryn Simpson (JCER Editor) by the deadline of 16th December 2016.
 
Proposals will then be considered by a selection panel comprised of members of the JCER Editorial Board and the UACES Student Forum Committee. The decision of the selection panel will be final.
 
The successful team will be informed by 31st January 2017.