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 2014 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
For manuscripts to be considered for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, they should report original and new results, applications, or
developments of interest and of general applicability. 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 some other means. There must be an analysis of data which
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 three 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 11, 2014 for consideration for publication in the December
TNS Special Issue. Papers submitted after this date are also not eligible for the NSREC Conference Outstanding Paper Award.
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 2014." 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 manuscript cannot be longer than 8 pages as it would appear in the journal (figures embedded, two column format, etc.)
- Because of this length requirement, all authors are required to format their paper from the beginning as it would appear in TNS.
- 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.
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.
|DEADLINES FOR THE DECEMBER 2014 ISSUE|
|Initial paper submission due
||July 11, 2014 (firm) |
|Reviewers' comments due
||August 15, 2014|
|Revised paper submission due
||September 5, 2014|
|Round 2 of reviewers' comments due
||September 19, 2014|
|Final electronic submission of all manuscript materials (text and figures) due
||November 7, 2014|