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Difference Equations, Special Functions and Orthogonal Polynomials

Announcement: The submission deadline for this special issue has been moved to 31 August 2021. 

Special functions and orthogonal polynomials in particular have been around for centuries. In the twentieth century the emphasis was on special functions satisfying linear differential equations, but this has been extended to difference equations, partial differential equations and non-linear differential equations. 

This special issue will reflect the interplay of difference/differential equations, special functions and polynomials. Manuscripts purely on special functions and/or orthogonal polynomials are not suitable for publication in AIDE.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
•    Differential/Difference equations for orthogonal polynomials
•    Special functions and analysis of differential/difference equations
•    Partial Differential Equations and Special Functions
•    Special functions defined by difference equations
•    Fractional-order ordinary differential equation (ODEs) and partial differential equations (PDEs) involving special functions and their applications

Lead Guest Editor

Serkan Araci, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Turkey

Guest Editors

H. M. Srivastava, University of Victoria, Canada

Praveen Agarwal, Anand International College of Engineering, India

Juan Luis García Guirao, Universidad Polit´ecnica de Cartagena, Spain

NEW Submission Deadline: 31 August 2021

Submission Instructions:
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Advances in Difference Equations. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the journal's submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on coronavirus/COVID-19. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer-review and accepted articles will be published in the journal as a collection. 

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication: 

Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review, and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient 

High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article 

No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage

Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.9 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.702 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.672 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    18 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    206 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    10 Altmetric mentions