Mhh, you don't do special issues, do you? Like on sustainability rergarding our space environment?

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Andreas Losch on Mar 13, 2018 • 4 answers
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Could you be more clear?
Is that a challenge?

Well, there is UNISPACE+50 in June, but no. We just had a workshop on that topic, and now I am looking for a place to publish the deliberations. Another new journal was interested, but its a little slow, and well, you are Nature, so I thought, I simply ask. It would have to include cultural studies anyways.

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Andreas Losch on Mar 14, 2018

Dear Andreas, thank you for your question. I should say that Nature journals do not do special issues in the model typically seen in other journals. The main reasons for this are the high editorial selectivity of the journals, and our publishing model relying on a small team of in-house editors assessing all submissions for each journal. We occasionally do something called Focus or Insights, which are two different types of thematic collections of articles, and sometimes opinion pieces. These collections are always led by the editorial team and I regret to say that we do not invite guest editors. However, we encourage authors to approach us with ideas.

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Aiora Zabala on Mar 14, 2018

Thank you for this highly informative answer. So the idea is out, I think it is good for the topic whatever you do.

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Andreas Losch on Mar 14, 2018