Submitting a Special Issue

by JCE December 4, 2017

The journal has a track record of hosting high quality Special Issues and Themed Sections and we welcome proposals for future issues.

In order for Special Issue editors to maximise the chance of their proposals being successful we have provided access to a sample proposal that became one of our most successful Special Issues.

Alberto Corsín Jiménez gave us permission to share the proposal he submitted for the subsequently published ‘Prototyping Cultures’ Special Issue (about which you can read more here).1 This proposal can be accessed here:


You do not have to follow this format strictly but this sample document provides a good model of  clarity of ambition, specificity and coherence. All Special Issue proposals are peer reviewed by members of the Editorial Board.

Please email specialissues [at] for any queries about the expectations concerning Special Issue proposals, or if you would like to discuss particular proposals before submission.


1. This document has been edited to remove papers included in the proposal but not in the final issue.