Promoting your Call for Papers

Promoting your Call for Papers is important to the ultimate success of your Special Issue or Editorial Board Special Issue.

As the publisher, Hindawi undertakes significant promotional activities to increase visibility and reach, but the most successful Special Issues are those that are supported and promoted by their Guest Editors. Promoting the Call for Papers to potential contributing authors is key to attracting a sufficient quantity of high quality submissions.

You can begin promoting your Call for Papers as soon as it is published on Hindawi.com. Hindawi’s Marketing Team will conduct initial outreach on your behalf by sending the Call for Papers to researchers working in relevant fields.

Your Call for Papers will also be promoted to visitors to Hindawi.com, appearing in the ‘Open Special Issues’ section of the journal.

You should undertake your own promotion to help your Call for Papers to attract quality submissions. Previous Guest Editors have found the following activities to be useful:

Calls for Papers that are supported and promoted by their Guest Editors receive more high-quality, relevant submissions. These Special Issues are therefore more likely to succeed. Typically we must receive a minimum of 20 submissions for a Special Issue to be successful.