• Guest Editor Guidelines

    To promote the visibility of our journal and offer state-of-the-art expert insight on a variety of topical issues in targeted anti-cancer research, we regularly recruit Guest Editors for themes suggested by the Editors and Editorial Board Members. These guidelines are intended to assist in selecting a theme and preparing a proposal for a Special Issue, and to outline guest editor responsibilities.

    Selecting a Theme for a Special Issue

    In addition to a theme suggested by the Editor-in-Chief, you may also propose any theme for a Special Issue that fits the scope of the journal. The topic of a Special Issue must be of high current interest, broad enough to attract a reasonable number of submissions, but at the same time narrow enough to keep a strong focus for the Special Issue.

    Preparing a Proposal for a Special Issue

    Potential Guest Editors will be identified by the editorial board or recommended by experts in particular fields that are within the remit of Exploration of Targeted Anti-tumor Therapy. Those wishing to guest edit a Special Issue should submit a proposal to the editorial office at: etatjournal@explorationpub.com.

    The proposal should include:

    ★ your CV and brief bibliography (including visibility of the topic, and editorial experience);

    ★ names and contact information for up to two co-Guest Editors, if any;

    ★ the topic proposed and the number of articles to be solicited for the Special Issue;

    ★ background and significance of the theme for the Special Issue;

    ★ scope of the Special Issue and six keywords to define the scope of the issue;

    ★ a list of potential contributors (if any);

    ★ tentative timetable for soliciting manuscripts and completing peer-review of contributed papers.

    Proposals for Special Issues will be evaluated by Editor-in-Chief in consultation with the Editorial Board within two weeks upon receipt.

    Expectations of Guest Editors

    ★ Draft a Call for Papers invitation letter (The editorial office will provide a template letter which the Guest Editor may modify).

    ★ Circulate the Call for Papers within your own personal networks, social media groups, and at any relevant conferences or workshops you may attend.

    ★ Provide a list of 25 scholars (including email addresses) who may be interested in submitting a paper for your Special Issue.

    ★ Solicit sufficient number of papers for the Special Issue (at least 6 accepted articles are required for each issue).

    ★ Ensure that all solicited manuscripts are submitted within the agreed time frame.

    ★ Oversee the peer review process (with assistance from the editorial office), make decisions on special issue articles, and ensure the quality of the papers for the Special Issue. After your acceptance of papers, the Editor-in-Chief will conduct a final review of the paper.

    What the Editorial Office Will Do to Assist and Reward Guest Editors

    ★ Display Special Issue information on the journal website to attract potential authors.

    ★ Circulate a Call for Papers to the Editorial Board, targeted mailing lists and social media platforms.

    ★ Promote the issue among the Editorial Board, through targeted mailing lists, and on our social media platforms, upon publication of the Special Issue.

    ★ Gratis PDF copies of the Special Issue (with your profile on the cover page) will be sent to you.

    ★ Guest Editors will be awarded a Certificate in acknowledgment of their editorial work.

    Benefits of Guest Editors

    If you serve as a Guest Editor for a Special Issue, you will enjoy the following benefits:

    ★ Valuable editorial experience to include in your CV;

    ★ Increased reputation through display of your short profile (career outline, affiliation, contact details) on the Special Issue web page on the journal;

    ★ Invitation to join the Editorial Board.

    Please acknowledge that all submitted papers will go through a strict peer review process, same as regular papers. Acceptance of any paper is subject to editor’s final decision.

    Please send your ideas, inquiries, or issue proposal to etatjournal@explorationpub.com.