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Special Issue Guidelines
Workflow
Workflow for Article Process
Process for the Lead Guest Editor
Step1. Download paper from SciencePG online system: http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login
Step2. Review paper; fill in the online review form through SciencePG
online system within 7 days.
SciencePG will ask the author(s) to revise the paper within another 7
days and upload the revised paper to Lead Guest Editor for a check.
Process for Authors
Step1. Submit paper through SciencePG online system: http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login
Step2. Revise paper within 7 days and upload the revised paper to SciencePG online system for checking.
Step3. Receive the Acceptance Letter from SciencePG online system.
Step4. Receive the final edited paper online from SciencePG.
Step5. Check the final edited paper online and upload the final checked paper.
Step6. Paper publication online.
Keynotes for Special Issue
   A Special Issue should include at least 10 Guest Editors, and no maximum limit.
   A Special Issue should at least include 4 papers apart from 1 free paper from Lead Guest Editor.
Benefits of Being the Lead Guest Editor
   The Lead Guest Editor can keep himself up-to-date while reviewing a manuscript.
   The Lead Guest Editor can cooperate with a group of experienced researchers from all over the world.
   The Lead Guest Editor has a good chance to be promoted to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.
   The Lead Guest Editor can publish 1 paper for free in his own Special Issue.
   The Lead Guest Editor will receive the Certificate of Honor.
   The Lead Guest Editor will receive a hard copy of the Special Issue for free when the Special Issue is
finished successfully (if need).
Thanks from Science Publishing Group when the Special Issue is finished successfully.
Responsibilities of the Lead Guest Editor
   The Lead Guest Editor should organize a review team to do the review work if there are manuscripts
    submitted to the Special Issue.
   The Lead Guest Editor should promote his Special Issue and invite authors to submit manuscripts.
   Science Publishing Group will not release the papers if the number of papers can not achieve three.
   The Lead Guest Editor should make decisions on the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts.
   The Lead Guest Editor should cross-check the manuscripts and ensure their quality.
Article Processing Charge (APC)
For the Special Issue manuscript APCs, here is SciencePG's policy:
   For Lead Guest Editors, SciencePG will publish one manuscript for free in his own Special Issue, and
enjoy 20% discount for the rest papers in the Special Issue.
Note that the Lead Guest Editor must be the corresponding author of the manuscript.
   For Guest Editors and invited authors, they will enjoy 20% discount for their papers in the Special Issue.
   For common authors, the APCs are the same with the corresponding Journal in which the Special Issue is
published. For more details, please pay a visit to: http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/info/apcs
Join the Special Issue
If you want to join as the Special Issue Lead Guest Editor, please submit your Special Issue proposal to: special.issues@sciencepublishinggroup.com, click here download the proposal form.
If you want to submit your manuscript to the Special Issue, please do it through: http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login
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