How much does it cost to publish a Special Issue in HSR?
There are no costs for editors.
Why should I choose the opportunity for a HSR Special Issue / Forum publication?
Choosing the HSR for a publication provides a number of advantages. For one, the HSR has a large and diverse readership stemming from many different countries across the globe from various areas of the social sciences and humanities. Publishing a Special Issue or Forum is one of the best ways to ensure your work is read by a large and diverse audience. In addition, we have a relatively fast turn-around time, with most conceptualized Special Issues and Fora being published within a year or so. Furthermore, the HSR team is small and dedicated, meaning we are happy and able to guide you through any questions you may have during the publishing process.
How do I become the editor of a Special Issue?
Maybe you are organizing an existing conference and you are looking for a great opportunity to publish the results in a fast and easy way? Or you are planning on getting interesting scholars together to contribute to a hot academic topic in the form of a call for papers? In either case, if you wish to publish a Special Issue in the HSR, just contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Managing Editorial Board of HSR decides if your idea fits in with the journal’s line of research. If the decision is positive, you would need to submit:
Please visit our HSR archive to become familiar with previous Special Issues.
How many authors will I need for a Special Issue or Forum?
For a HSR Special Issue you will need a collection of 8 to 15 essays contributed by different authors (includes about 180-300 pages, p.r.n. up to 360 pages).
For a HSR Forum you will need a smaller collection of 4 to 8 essays contributed by different authors (includes about 90-150 pages); alternatively an editor’s monograph or contribution can be included.
What are my responsibilities as an HSR Special Issue or Forum Editor?
As Special Issue/Forum Editor, you will be responsible for the academic quality of the complete Special Issue/Forum:
How long does the HSR publishing process take?
There is no definite answer to that question, but we try to publish as soon as possible once you have provided your final Special Issue/Forum manuscript (generally about a year).
Do Special Issue / Forum articles need to be written in English?
Please note that though the HSR is a bilingual journal (German and English), your article should be written in English to enhance its international visibility.
Will I receive free copies of the Special Issue or Forum that I edit?
Yes, of course you will receive a certain number of free copies of the entire HSR (at the moment authors can receive 2 free copies; and guest editors up to 20 free copies), as well as the PDF-file of the particular article (by author) or the entire HSR Special Issue (editors) for private and academic use.
As a Guest Editor, what can I do to promote my Special Issue / Forum?
Together with you we develop a marketing strategy especially for your issue; we also would be happy to send copies to prospective readers and critics.
For further assistance on this topic just email us via hsr(at)gesis(dot)org.