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Special Issues

ACM JDIQ special issues are an important mechanism for presenting a focused collection of significant work from areas of high innovation and activity to the Data Quality community. For more information, see also Special Issues in progress and Previously Published Special Issues.

JDIQ considers two kinds of special issues: 

  • "open call" special issues, which are are announced world-wide to all relevant scholars and consider submissions from anyone. Review submissions is as rigorously as non-special issue submissions.
  • "meeting based" special issues, which gather only extended contributions of a designated set of high-quality resarch papers already published in proceedings of conferences, symposia or workshops. Extended contributions should contain at least 30% of new material, which must be clearly identified in the paper to speed up the reviewing phase. 

Proposing a Special Issue

Before getting started on your special issue, you will need to create a proposal that will then be reviewed and accepted by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief. Of course, the proposal must adhere to aims and scopes of the journal. 

The Special Issue proposal should be in following format and sequence:

  • Title of the special issue
  • Name(s), affiliation(s) and email(s) of the guest editor(s)
  • Prospective schedule of deadlines, including:
    • initial paper submissions
    • author acceptance notification
    • revised paper submissions
    • final decision notification
    • camera ready submissions
    • publication of the special issue
  • Detailed description of theme, coverage, and objectives
  • Type, length and amount of expected contributions
    • Types of contributions. For example, full research papers (up to 25 pages), experience papers (up to 20 pages), challenge papers (up to 7 pages), survey papers (up to 30 pages), etc.
    • Are the papers to be included within the special issue based on conference proceedings, or will you be soliciting new papers for publication?
    • Estimated number of submissions you expect to receive.
    • Approximate number of final accepted submissions.
    • List of potential authors (if available).
  • Channels to be used for recruiting submissions for the proposed special issue.

When ready, forward your proposal to the Editorial Board of the journal (thus, Editor-in-Chief, Senior Associate Editor and Information Director) for review and approval.

The contact details can be found at the home page of the journal website.

Special Issues in progress

Previously Published Special Issues

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