The timing is as follows:
Open submission portal 21-June-2018.
Submission deadline 15-October-2018.
Acceptance deadline 15-March-2019.
The manuscript should be submitted through the regular portal. Please select the “VSI: JULIA2018” special issue from the drop-down list.
Please note that I will not serve as the editor (in order to avoid any suspicion of conflict of interest), but I will be asked by the editor to suggest referees for the manuscripts.
I did previously request letters of intent (also known as “very brief abstracts”) to gain a general idea of the layout of the special issue, but no one is prevented in any way from submitting a manuscript even if they did not previously expressed interest in doing so.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need any information concerning this special issue.