Special Issues

Invitation to Guest Editors

Thematic (“special”) issues fulfil an important function in many journals. They provide a means for extending the focus and depth of examination of specific issues; they allow exploration of issues that are pressing or are foremost in the public consciousness; they provide a means for the detailed re-examination of ‘old’ issues through different methodological or disciplinary lenses; they provide opportunities for academics to learn valuable editorials skills; and they provide access to new and diverse readerships. It is the view of the Editorial Board of the JBI that thematic issues are, for the reasons outlined above, an important part of the JBI and that the journal should aim to include one thematic issue per year.

Special issue submissions to the JBI conform to our standard requirements of a research article, although in consultation with the Editorial Committee and the Editor-in-Chief variations to the format may be considered. If you are interested in guest editing a special issue please consult the PDF downloadable guidelines and return your proposal to the Editor-in-Chief or the Editorial Manager.