Special Issues

Special Issues

Throughout the year, collections of papers concerning specific topics are published as Special Issues. Regular issue contributed papers on other topics are accepted for publication in these volumes as well, and are placed in a “Regular Issue Papers” section. If you are interested in proposing a Special Issue, contact the Editor-in-Chief (joe-editor@ieeeoes.org), who will work with you to define the scope of the issue and compose the Call for Papers.

Guidelines for Proposing a Special Issue

Please provide:

  • Title/Topic for proposed issue
  • Descriptive paragraph/topics of interest
  • List of Guest Editors who will be assisting with the issue
    • Include complete contact information for all editors assisting with the issue
    • Identify key contact(s) for Call for Papers
  • Proposed deadline for submission of papers
  • Proposed target date for publication of issue
  • Approximate number of papers anticipated


In order to provide enough time for the peer review process, the estimated publication date for a Special Issue should be a minimum of one year from the target date for paper submission. Publication dates for the Journal (which is published quarterly) must be taken into account. For example,

  • If you request that authors submit their papers by May 31, the earliest target publication date for the issue would be July of the following year.
Current Proposed Special Issues



IEEE 2024 AUV Symposium (AUV 2024)

  • Submission Deadline:  15 May 2024 31 May 2024
  • Target Publication Date: 15 October 2024

Sensors, Actuators, and Energy Harvesting for Sustainable Ocean Observing Systems

  • Submission Deadline: 15 July 2024
  • Target Publication Date: October 2025

Metrology for the Sea 2023 (MetroSea 2023)

  • Submission Deadline: 4 March 2024 25 March 2024
  • Target Publication Date: January 2025