T-ITS Special Issues

Important Notice about Special Issues Proposal To IEEE Transactions on ITS

Date: March 3, 2021


Due to many Special Issues (SI) in progress and a backlog of papers for publications, the IEEE Transactions on ITS is not accepting any new Special Issues proposals until March 2022. Only then could we determine if there is room for additional Special Issues to be considered. Please monitor this website for updates for 2022 if you are interested in proposing a new SI topic.


We highly recommend considering submitting your vehicle-related proposals to the IEEE Transactions on IV, another high-quality Transaction of the IEEE ITS Society.

Current and Upcoming Special Issues



Proposing a Special Issue and Instructions for Guest Editors


Prospective guest editors are encouraged to submit a proposal for a special issue to the Editor-in-Chief. Include a brief description of the main theme. A collaboration of editors from different regions are strongly encouraged.


For proposals that have been accepted, please follow the procedures below.


  • For issues with more than one guest editor, please indicate the corresponding editor who will be responsible for coordinating the work of the group and communicating with the Editor-in-Chief and his/her editorial assistant.

  • Develop a timetable for the special issue and discuss it with the Editor-in-Chief, keeping in mind that it takes a minimum of 3 months for an issue to be published once all final manuscripts are submitted to IEEE Headquarters.

  • For issues with invited authors only, guest editors should send letters of invitation to the selected authors. For refereed issues, the guest editors will be responsible to create a call for papers and distribute it to appropriate websites, journals, email lists, etc.

  • The guest editor(s) handle all correspondence with authors until a final publication decision is determined for each paper. To decrease delays in publication, papers requiring major modifications will be removed from consideration for the special issue and will follow the normal procedures for regular papers.

  • Once the guest editors make their final decisions for each paper, the corresponding guest editor must notify the Editor-in-Chief of the final decisions for papers. The Editor-in-Chief then sends final acceptance/rejection letters to the authors.


The submission/revision process will be completed using the standard website at


For final publication, the guest editor(s) must provide an editorial or introduction for the special issue.

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