Special Issue Guidelines


Special issues are important sections in all the journals published under MedRead Publishing Group. Special Issue attract the authors to write articles of high-quality within the extent of the range of the MedRead journal's

To make the idea of special issue easily understandable to authors, we have divided it into different stages:

Stage 1- Initial proposal and manuscripts assortment

While submitting the proposals for Special Issues, the Editors must oversee that the proposal is focusing on the aims and scope and an important area of MedRead's existing journal.

The sequence and format for Special Issue Proposal are as follows:

  1. Journal Name on which the Special Issue Title is coined
  2. Special Issue Title
  3. Guest Editors details (names, degrees, affiliations, contact information, topics they will advance)
  4. Submission Deadline
  5. Issue release Deadline
  6. Potential Authors list (names, degrees, affiliations, contact information, topics they will advance)
  7. Overview of proposed Special Issue title

Upon designation as a Special Issue Editor, editors may formally invite fellow workers or other authors to submit their manuscripts. For this purpose, authors may request an official e-mail ID from the editorial office. The Editor may seek assistance from the editorial office in contacting and inviting authors on his or her behalf.

Stage 2- Review and Revision of the Special Issue

Once a manuscript is submitted to a Special Issue, it will be reviewed by the Special Issue Editors/ Guest Editors/ Journal Quality Team. This process ensures that manuscripts are of academic value, subject-oriented and good for the (fact-checking and careful reading by other author's doing the same work) process.

After checking the suitability of the manuscript, the Lead Guest Editor decides/figures out any possible conflict of interest before evaluating the manuscript. The manuscript is then assigned to guest editors and external referees’ for review and rewriting/redoing of the manuscript.

Based on the report submitted by the guest editors, Special Issue Editor is approved to take any one of the following decisions:

The manuscript is appropriate for the publication without any modifications.

The manuscript needs minor reviewer requested changes before going for publication.

The manuscript requires major reviewer requested changes before going for publication.

The manuscript is not appropriate or does not meet the Journal standards for publication and is rejected.

Stage 3-Final Decision-making after Peer review process

MedRead discusses authority to the Guest Editors to make decisions in all stages of the review and rewriting/redoing the process. However, such decisions must be working regularly with established MedRead guidelines including the Statement of Editorial Policy, Code of Ethics, Instructions for Contributors, Guidelines for Reviewers and style guide. Our editors work with the Guest Editors for assisting in helping to further develop the proposal and the Call for Papers, and to agree upon a consolidated editorial team for the special issue.

Stage 4-Special Issue publication or rejection

When manuscripts are initially accepted, it is on the sole discretion of MedRead whether the manuscript will be considered for Special Issue or regular issue of the journal. The final decision as to which manuscripts appear in the Special Issue, how and when the manuscripts will be published or the reasons for the rejection of the manuscripts are conveyed to the authors.

Additional Responsibilities of Special Issue Editor/Guest Editor

The Special Issue Editors are required to provide the following details to the editorial office, such as Name, University, Country, photograph, active Email ID, Contact Number, and FAX number.You are required to provide a URL where your professional details and photograph is displayed, other than any other publication websites.

You are expected to submit at least one manuscript for this special issue.

You are expected to provide the possible author's list. If it is not available, you need to make a blueprint (plan) for releasing the issue and forward the same to us for the next consideration.

You should plan to release the Special Issue with the minimum number of ten articles.

You need to take on responsibility for the whole peer-review process. If you face any problem in finding the qualified expert reviewers, you may contact the editorial office for further help.

If you change your job location or any other details submitted to the editorial office, you need to inform this change within 24 hours to the editorial office so that we may update your contact information in our database.

The deadline for the submissions and release of the Special Issue is figured out by the Special Issue Editor and finalized with editorial office approval. Once the deadline is finalized it cannot be changed and all work must be completed on schedule.

The maximum timeline you should believe for the release of one Special Issue should less than 60 days.

As a Special Issue Editor, you are expected to help in promoting your Special issue among your fellow workers, including potential future guest editors.

Special Issue Editor should perform high-quality cross-checking of all manuscripts to make sure of the highest quality publications appear under your name and the journal.