Special Issues and Supplements


2.The Publication Process for Special Issues/Supplements

3.Peer Review

4.Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Forum Multimedia Publishing follows the ICMJE recommendations on “Supplements, Theme Issues, and Special Series and the related guidance in MEDLINE


Special Issues:

The Special Issues aim to offer critical analysis and comprehensive overviews of topics that align with the journal's scope. A Guest Editor, an international authority on the relevant topic, is responsible for moderating each unique and innovative Special Issue and providing an in-depth exploration of the subject. The Special issues are published as part of journal issues.


A supplement is a collection of papers that focus on a Special Issue or Topic. It may be published as a separate issue or as part of a regular issue in the journal.

2.The Publication Process for Special Issues/Supplements

We invite proposals for publishing Special Issues of Forum Multimedia Publishing journals. Please visit the journal's website to submit your proposal.

eCM Journal (Eur Cell Mater)

The Heart Surgery Forum (HSF)

The Editorial Board of Forum Multimedia Publishing evaluates and approves all proposals for Special Issues/Supplements. The Guest Editor for Special Issues assists with the initial review of manuscripts and organizing Special Issues. To maintain high-quality content for a specific readership, all proposals and articles submitted for Forum Multimedia Publishing Special Issues/Supplements undergo standard journal-wide peer review by the Editorial Board.

Advertising in Supplements follows the same policies applied to all Forum Multimedia Publishing journals: https://forummmpub.com/index.php/index/Policies/Advertising_Policy 

The issues of Supplements are distinguished from ordinary editorial issues by an “S”.

The Editors-in-Chief are responsible for verifying that all the contents of the Special Issues/Supplements in their journals comply with the Forum Multimedia Publishing editorial policy. They have the authority to reject or request amendments to any article or abstract that has been submitted for Special Issues/Supplements.

3.Peer Review

The manuscripts for Special Issues/Supplements are subject to the journal's instructions to authors, which include principles of authorship and affiliation disclosure and other relevant editorial policies.

The manuscripts submitted for Special Issues/Supplements go through a standard peer-review process, which is carried out by the journal's Editorial Board and overseen by the Editor-in-Chief.

The responsibility for all final decisions regarding the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts usually lies with the journal's Editor-in-Chief/by another Editorial Board or Guest Editor approved by the Editor-in-Chief.

The journal's Editor-in-Chief appoints guest editors after consultation. The Guest Editors are expected to disclose any conflict of interest when submitting manuscripts to their respective Special Issues/Supplements.

4.Disclosure of Conflict of Interest

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest for manuscripts to the Special Issues/Supplements follow the ICMJE recommendations on “Supplements, Theme Issues, and Special Series and the related guidance in MEDLINE.

For Special Issues/Supplements sponsored by for-profit organizations, any mention of the sponsor's products in an article must be clearly disclosed to the reader in the "Conflict of Interest" section.

The article should include a statement regarding the author's source of funding for the publication.

Any financial relationships between editors, authors and sponsors must be declared, along with any other conflicts of interest.