All ideas for special issue topics should be discussed with the Oceanography editor, Ellen Kappel. Assuming the topic is appropriate for Oceanography, a tentative slot can be reserved (March, June, September, December). Deadlines are listed below. Special issue topics already on the calendar can be found here.
It is the responsibility of the guest editor(s) to invite authors to submit a manuscript for the special issue and provide directions regarding manuscript length and style. Author guidelines are available. If any authors are not familiar with Oceanography, they can request a hard copy of a back issue from TOS (email@example.com) or they can review the online archive.
Guest editors are responsible for acquiring at least two peer reviews of submitted manuscripts, and following the production schedule as closely as possible. Deadlines for each step in the manuscript process are provided below for each magazine issue.
|Manuscripts received by guest editor and sent to at least two peer reviewers||August 15||November 15||February 15||May 15|
|Reviews returned to guest editor, authors notified of required edits||October 15||January 15||April 15||July 15|
|Final manuscripts returned to guest editor for approval||November 15||February 15||May 15||August 15|
|Final materials delivered to Oceanography editor||December 1||March 1||June 1||September 1|
|Proofs delivered to authors||December 15||March 15||June 15||September 15|
|Proof corrections to Oceanography editor||January 15||April 15||July 15||October 15|
|Final files delivered to printer||February 1||May 1||August 1||November 1|
|Issues mailed to TOS membership||February 21||May 21||August 21||November 21|