EURASIP Journal on Audio, Speech, and Music Processing (JASM) welcomes Special Issues on timely topics related to the field of signal processing. The objective of Special Issues is to bring together recent and high quality works in a research domain, to promote key advances in theory and applications of the processing of various audio signals, with a specific focus on speech and music and to provide overviews of the state-of-the-art in emerging domains.
EURASIP JASM publishes special issues related to call for papers. These calls for papers are issued after a special issue proposal has been accepted by the journal. All the papers submitted to a call for papers will then undergo a blind review process under the management of the guest editors, before acceptance and publication. Research and tutorial papers can be considered, but the tutorial nature of any paper should be clearly presented.
Proposals for special issues should include the following information:
a. Topic of the special issue. Any topic in the scope of EURASIP JASM is appropriate, but special issues should address new areas, or consolidated areas with significant recent progresses. The rationale for the special issue topic has to be well motivated, and the timeliness and relevance to the JASM audience has to be clearly presented. In addition, objective criteria that show the importance of the proposed topic are welcome, as well as indications about the absence of similar special issues in other journals.
b. Guest editor team. A team of guest editors will manage the peer review process of the special issue, after acceptance of the proposed topic. After acceptance, the Guest Editors will be responsible for the content of the Special Issue. The Guest Editors should be well established researchers in the domain of the special issue or closely related fields. They should have at a minimum, several years of post-PhD experience, and a significant publication track record. The team of Guest Editors should also be well balanced, and provide a complete coverage of the technical scope of the special issue. Special issue proposals should ideally include a short bio for each of the Guest Editors, along with complete contact information for each of them.
c. Potential contributions. Proposals are usually stronger if they include a potential list of contributors, which demonstrate the potential importance of the topic. Alternatively, a list of workshops, special sessions or similar events can contribute to support the potential success of a special issue.
d. Call for papers. A draft call for papers should be attached to the proposal. This one-page document should clearly describe the scope of the special issue, the topics to be covered, a tentative timing, along with the guest editors with their contact information.
Special issue proposals in the format of a single PDF document, including the above information, shall be submitted by emails to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include in the subject line ‘JASM Special Issue Proposal’.