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Annales Geophysicae (ANGEO) offers an efficient new way of publishing special issues, which are commonly the result of a session or multiple sessions at conferences, but they can also be from a small group of people that came to the conclusion that a special issue on a given subject or theme would be appropriate. The individual papers are peer-reviewed and published as soon as they are available in regular issues, but they are then labelled as part of the special issue and linked electronically.
The specific advantages are the following:
A special issue can comprise any number of journals, and the special issue editors can be the same or different and from different journals. The manuscript processing follows the standard special issue procedure of the journal in which the manuscript is submitted. Afterwards, all published papers are co-listed on a joint special issue web page (in addition to the regular chronological volume of each journal).
Thank you for considering publishing a special issue with ANGEO. We have drawn up some brief guidelines to help you with the process of submitting a proposal so that you might better understand your responsibilities as a special issue editor. Please note that we (a) particularly encourage review articles for a special issue, with an average of one review article solicited for every 8–10 papers in the special issue, (b) welcome a preface by the special issue editors, pulling together articles, and (c) encourage the special issue editors to work with the authors so that each set of authors are aware of what others are submitting, thus enabling cross-referencing of other papers in the special issue where appropriate.
Please submit a two- to three-page prospectus for the special issue to the editors-in-chief including the following:
The prospectus will be reviewed by the journal's editors-in-chief, who will render a decision based on the expected contribution of the special issue and its appropriateness for ANGEO.
If the editors-in-chief decide to pursue the publication of a special issue, a topical editor of ANGEO will be assigned as liaison, and the editors of the special issue will assume the following responsibilities:
To browse existing special issues follow the link ANGEO special issues.
The following special issues are scheduled for publication in ANGEO:
This special issue addresses long-standing research topics of Dynamic Processes in Geospace. Acceleration, transport and loss in the energetic geospace (ring current and radiation belts), Transient Processes in the Magnetotail and in the Plasma Sheet, The Role of Cold Plasma in Geospace Dynamics, upstream Transient Phenomena and Their Effects on Geospace, are some of the topics of the special issue. The "Geospace Revisited: A joint Cluster/MAARBLE/Van Allen Probes Conference", held on 15–20 September 2014 in Rhodes, Greece, was devoted to these research topics. The conference was very successful, gathering more than 150 participants from 26 countries and comprised 5 topical sessions and a special session on highlights from the Cluster and Van Allen Probes missions and from the MAARBLE project. We invite the conference participants and other researchers to submit their results to this special issue of Annales Geophysicae.