Call for New Genetics and Society Special Issues
New Genetics and Society (NGS) has a long tradition of publishing special issues on topics of particular interest to its readership. In order to formalise this process and allow better management of special issues we are issuing this call to prospective guest editors.
At NGS, we are committed to promoting and embedding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the journal. Therefore, selection of special issues will depend, in part, on the commitment of the guest editorial team towards diversity in all its forms, including working to ensure contributors to the issue are from a genuinely diverse background in a broad sense; we encourage applications from teams that have taken EDI into account. This might be represented through, but isn’t limited to, inclusion of early career researchers, colleagues from outside Europe/North America, scholars of colour, and independent scholars without current institutional affiliation. Please explain in your proposal how you have taken diversity into consideration.
If you are interested in guest editing a special issue of the journal for publication please submit a proposal including the following details:
Title for the special issue
Description of the overall topic (max 1 side)
If a closed call: Abstracts for each paper. Abstracts to be between 100 and 250 words each. (N.B if you prefer an open call for papers no abstracts are required)
Names of all guest Editors, including their affiliations and emails
Any specific submission instructions
Deadlines for submissions
Any relevant social media handles (for promotion)
New Genetics and Society is from 2022 a Gold Open Access journal, meaning that publication requires payment of Article Publishing Charges (APCs). Further information is available on the journal website, including information on any available waivers. APCs may be covered via grant funding agencies or institutions.
All submissions should be sent to [email protected] for consideration by the Editors.
Why publish open access?
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Make an impact beyond the academy by making your article accessible to anyone, anywhere (including readers in industry and even policy-makers).
Freely share your work with no restrictions or paywall.
Retain ownership of your research through our unrestrictive publishing agreements.
Discounts and waivers for researchers in developing countries are available. The journal will also consider requests for discretionary APC waivers. Find out if your institution or country has an open access agreement to publish with us.