If you give a presentation, whether oral or poster, at SORMA West 2021, please consider submitting a manuscript to the Proceedings, which will be published as a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS). The deadline will be June 30.
There will be no “Conference Record” or prompt, unrefereed, inclusive compendium of papers; the only publication will be the refereed Special Issue.
The Presentation Imperative
The Special Issue is reserved for papers that were actually presented. If you cannot attend the conference and give the talk or poster, please designate a co-author or other knowledgeable colleague to make the presentation. It is very helpful to inform us in advance if someone other than the submitting or corresponding author will give the presentation.
The Program Committee intends to decline Special Issue manuscripts that had not been presented unless there is a compelling excuse. You are, of course, welcome to submit such manuscripts directly to TNS, which will consider them for publication in a regular issue.
This Special Issue is Refereed
TNS is a premier peer-reviewed journal with a significant distribution within the nuclear science and medical imaging communities. Presentation at SORMA West 2021 does not guarantee acceptance of the papers; they must pass the review process. Prospective authors should consult the TNS homepage for a description of the publication.
TNS discourages the submission of progress reports and manuscripts that are more suitable for distribution as an institution’s internal document. They expect each manuscript to be cast in the context of the state of the art of its field, including appropriate motivation for the work; to present a complete description of the work performed; and to present a set of conclusions supported by the measured and/or calculated data.
How to Submit
Submittal, refereeing, editing and publication will be coordinated by TNS.
Go to this page of detailed instructions from TNS. (http://ieee-npss.org/publications/transactions-on-nuclear-science/)
Review the various guidelines and author tools specified in the page. Many useful tips on writing, graphics, and the practical details of manuscript preparation are available there.
Download the appropriate template (Microsoft Word, Unix LaTex2e, or Macintosh or Windows LaTex2e) under “Manuscript Preparation.”
Prepare your manuscript using the template.
Remember TNS has an 8-page limit for submissions. Occasionally exceptions are made if appropriate justifications are offered.
Go to the “Submission Procedure” tab. It will indicate you to go to Manuscript Central (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tns-ieee)
Click “Author Center” on the next page.
Under Author Resources on the next page, click where indicated to submit a new manuscript and follow the step-by-step instructions to enter various information and to upload your manuscript file. Be sure to select “SORMA 2021” in the “Manuscript Type” pull-down menu on the next page. If you do not select this manuscript type, your paper may not be included in the special issue.
The deadline will be June 30.