MAT is now open to receive Special Section and Special Issue proposals

MAT Collective

17 Jul 2020

The Edinburgh MAT editorial collective is delighted to announce that we are now open to receive submissions for edited collections.

We publish two kinds of edited collections: special sections and special issues.

MAT’s annual special issue selection is now open and will close on SEPTEMBER 30, 2020. Special sections can be sent on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Whether guest editors are interested in proposing a special section or a special issue, proposals will be sent to MAT through a form. All relevant guidelines and forms are available on our website: (Section ‘Special sections & special issues’).

MAT is a fully independent and open-access publication that relies primarily on grants and public funding to operate. Publishing special issues/sections results in costs that exceed our operating budget, with each contribution requiring hours of editing, proofreading, and web-based work. As a result, we ask special issue contributors to help offset these costs of readying a special issue for publication. As we are committed to open access, fees may be negotiated; we offer a sliding scale for authors without access to institutional support and/or based in the global South.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions ( We are really looking forward to receiving your proposals.