Special Issues

Special Issues Guidelines

Article Process

The Lead Guest Editor Process:
Step 1. Download paper on American Science Publishing online system:
Step 2. Prepare to review the paper and fill out the online review form via American Science Publishing online system during 7 days.
The author(s) will be required to modify the paper within additional 7 days, and upload the modified file to the "Lead Guest Editor" to check.

Process of Authors:
Step 1. Submitting paper via American Science Publishing online system:
Step 2. Modifying paper during 7 days and upload the modified paper to American Science Publishing online system to check.
Step 3. Receiving the Acceptance Letter from American Science Publishing online system.
Step 4. Receiving the final revised paper online from American Science Publishing.
Step 5. Checking the final revised paper online and upload the final checked paper.
Step 6. Paper will be published online.

Key Points of Special Issue

  • At least 10 Guest Editors should be included in a Special Issue, and there is no maximum limit.
  • Should at least include 4 papers apart from 1 free paper from Lead Guest Editor.

  • Advantages of Being the Lead Guest Editor

  • Can keep an up-to-date condition when review a manuscript.
  • Can work with a group of experienced and respectful researchers worldwide.
  • Can have a good opportunity to be promoted to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.
  • Can publish 1 free paper of his/her own Special Issue.
  • Can receive the Certificate of Honor. 
  • Can receive a free hard copy of the Special Issue if the Special Issue is finished successfully (optional).
  • Thank you letter from American Science Publishing when the Special Issue is finished successfully.

  • The Lead Guest Editor Responsibilities

  • Should organize a review team for review once there are manuscripts submitted to the Special Issue.
  • Should promote his/her Special Issue and invite authors to submit manuscripts.
  • American Science Publishing will not release the papers if the number of papers cannot reach to three.
  • Should make decisions on the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts.
  • Can receive the Certificate of Honor. 
  • Should double check the manuscripts and confirm their quality.

  • Article Processing Charge(APC)

    There is the policy of American Science Publishing for the Special Issue manuscript APCs:

  • As for Lead Guest Editors, American Science Publishing will publish one free manuscript on his/her own Special Issue, and enjoy 20% discount for the rest papers in the Special Issue.
    Please make sure that the Lead Guest Editor must be the corresponding author of the manuscript.
  • As for Guest Editors and invited authors, they can enjoy 20% discount in the Special Issue for their papers.
  • As for common authors, the APCs are the same with the corresponding Journal where the Special Issue is published.

  • Join the Special Issue

    Want to join as the Special Issue Lead Guest Editor? Please submit your Special Issue proposal to:, you can click here to download the proposal form.

    Want to submit your manuscript to Special Issue? You can do it via: