FOR TNS AUTHORS|
THE TNS MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION PROCESS AND THE PEER REVIEW PROCESS IS NOW ENTIRELY ELECTRONIC.
The Senior Editor for Radiation Effects manuscripts oversees
the review cycle for candidate papers that are presented at the 2015 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects
Conference, and which have been submitted for possible publication in the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science.
Each TNS paper submission is assigned to one of the six TNS editors for peer review and publication decisions.
The Author Submission Process, Review Procedure, Paper Deadlines, and Editor Contact Information are all given below.
AUTHOR SUBMISSION PROCESS
Each author of an oral or poster paper at the IEEE NSREC is expected to submit a manuscript based on this work
to the IEEE TNS. For manuscripts to be considered for publication, they should report original and new results,
applications, or developments of interest and of general applicability. Papers must be original; they may not
be similar to other published materials, including any conference proceedings papers published in IEEE Xplore.
Papers that do not meet this criterion will be rejected without review. The manuscript must provide introductory
material and context for the work. It must be clear what is new in the work, how it relates to other work in the
field, and how it advances the state of the art. Related work must be referenced appropriately. A complete
description of the work performed must be provided. Models should be verified by data or by some other means.
There must be an analysis of data that provides conclusions that are general beyond the specific devices or
system studied. Thus, Data Workshop and radiation test facility papers are not candidates for publication in
the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. The information provided must be sufficient for others to make use
of the approach, results, etc., so that the impact is not limited to the particular system or application used
in the manuscript. Overall, the work needs to be of an archival nature (e.g., not only test results on a part
that will be obsolete in a couple of years, or analysis of a particular design without illustration of
generally applicable principles, or description of the characteristics of a particular test facility, etc.)
All papers submitted for review for possible publication in the TNS will receive a detailed review by at
least 2-3 reviewers who will consider these and other factors.
To submit your NSREC paper for possible publication in TNS, you must upload your paper at the TNS Manuscript
Central web site at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tns-ieee
You will need to login to your account. If you are not sure whether you have an account on the system,
click the "check for existing account" button and follow the instructions. If you do not have an account,
you should click the "create a new account" button and follow those instructions.
1. Submission of the first draft of the manuscript:
This upload must be completed at the Manuscript Central web site before midnight, July 10, 2015 for consideration for publication in the December
TNS Special Issue. Papers submitted after this date may still be considered for publication in the TNS, but may not be included in the December
issue, and will not be eligible for any of the NSREC paper awards.
To submit, please go to "Author Center" and select "Click here to submit a new manuscript." You will be asked to fill in some details on
your paper. Under "manuscript type", select "NSREC 2015." This is important to ensure the paper will be published in the
Enter the paper title and abstract as requested. Under the category "Radiation Effects" select the appropriate subject of the
paper. Click on "save and continue" and continue to fill in the details as requested. When submitting the paper,
please use a pdf version of the paper.
2. Submission of the revised version(s) of the manuscript:
- Your contributed manuscript should not be longer than 8 pages as it would appear in the journal (figures embedded, two column format, etc.),
unless additional length is necessary and justified by the extent and significance of the new contributions described in the manuscript.
Papers exceeding 8 pages will be evaluated carefully by reviewers and editors with an eye towards potential reductions of length.
Note that the TNS also occasionally publishes invited and/or review articles that exceed the 8 page limit. These papers are invited
by the editors, and are ordinarily based on NSREC short courses, and/or appear in special issues of the TNS.
- Because of this length requirement, all authors are required to format their paper from the beginning
as it would appear in TNS. Proofreading the manuscript carefully before submittal has been found to greatly streamline and enhance the value of the comments from the reviewers. Please pay particular attention to the quality of the figures and the completeness, accuracy, and formatting of the reference list. Endnote and bibtex are good starting points for reference formatting, but generally do not match the TNS format fully. Authors are encouraged to refer to previously published works in the IEEE TNS to see examples of reference formats. We also request that authors avoid the use of E notation to denote exponentiation in an effort to provide a more uniform and professional appearance of text and graphics in December TNS papers.
- Microsoft Word and Latex templates can be found on the IEEE Manuscript Central web site if desired.
Login and then click on "Instructions and Forms" followed by "IEEE Publication Tools for Authors."
Your revised manuscript (based on reviewers comments) will be uploaded in the same manner as the original manuscript. Please ensure that all substantial changes to the manuscript are easily apparent to the reviewers and editors.
3. Upon final paper acceptance:
You will use the TNS Manuscript Central web site to upload all materials for publication. Camera-ready pdf submissions are not acceptable for the final manuscript submission. Instructions for uploading final papers will be included in the final accept letter of notification.
If you are a paper reviewer for one of the guest editors, you will receive details on the review process directly from them. A distilled version of the process follows:
You must go to the TNS Manuscript Central web site located at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tns-ieee
All reviews will occur on the web site. You will need to login to your account. If you are not sure whether you have an account on the system, click the "check for existing account" button and follow the instructions. If you do not have an account, you should click the "create a new account" button and follow those instructions. Go to "Reviewer Center" and select the papers you need to review (again, your guest editor will tell you which ones you have, and those will appear on your screen for printing or download). Go to "View Review Form." Your review can be either typed directly into that form, or cut and paste from a Word or Text file. If you are not going to be able to complete your review in the allotted time, please let the associate editor know. Your timely assistance in this process is greatly appreciated, and greatly enhances the value and impact of TNS papers.
|DEADLINES FOR THE DECEMBER 2015 ISSUE|
|Initial paper submission due
||July 10, 2015 (firm) |
|Reviewers' comments due
||August 14, 2015|
|Revised paper submission due
||September 4, 2015|
|Round 2 of reviewers' comments due
||September 25, 2015|
|Final electronic submission of all manuscript materials (text and figures) due
||November 6, 2015|