Refereed RT2012 Papers in TNS

IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS) will publish selected papers originating with RT2012. Submittal is not automatic. Neither is acceptance—the papers will be fully reviewed to the standards of the scholarly literature. This publication is completely separate from the unrefereed Conference Record.

Typically of refereed journals, publication will occur some months after the conference. It is our intent to publish the RT2012 papers together in a single issue of TNS if their authors meet the deadline, which will be announced here.

How to Submit to TNS

The opening of manuscript submittal will be announced here and is expected to be spring 2012. Submittal will be handled through IEEE Manuscript Central, not through the RT2012 website; and the template will be the standard one of TNS and other refereed IEEE journals. The submittal deadline will be 1 July 2012, which is two weeks after the conference.

Before Writing...

  1. Go to the IEEE Author Digital Toolbox.
  2. Review the various guidelines and author tools under "Article Preparation and Submission". Many useful tips on writing, graphics, and the practical details of manuscript preparation are available there.
  3. Download the appropriate template (Microsoft Word, Unix LaTex2e, or Macintosh or Windows LaTex2e) under "Template for Transactions."
  4. Prepare your manuscript using the template.

After Writing...

  1. Go to Manuscript Central and log in (creating a new account if necessary).
  2. Click "Author Center" on the next page.
  3. 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 "RealTime Conference" in the "Manuscript Type" pull-down menu on the next page. Then select the "Paper Category" that best fits your manuscript. (By default, it will be the session title in which your talk or poster was presented.)
    You will also see a link for submitting the copyright form electronically. (Your manuscript cannot be published if we do not have the IEEE copyright form!)
  4. 1. Please mention at least two preferred reviewers. Good candidates include colleagues working in the same field, or perhaps your session conveners. If you need further guidance or suggestions, ask the Senior Editor, Sascha Marc Schmeling, during the conference.

Policies and Practical Considerations for the TNS Papers

Length: 8 Pages
TNS has an 8 page suggested length limit for manuscripts, although exceptions can be made when justified.
Because the Conference Record appears in a hardcopy journal as well as electronically, there is a charge that must be paid by you or your institution if you want color. (See the IEEE Information for Authors kitfor further information).

All printing will be done in black and white (greyscale) unless you make arrangements for color. Regardless, please be sure that color illustrations look good and make sense even in greyscale. Do not rely solely on color to convey important subtleties, especially in graphs. Readers with limited color vision, for example, will appreciate this. At many institutions, a technical reports department can offer advice on making graphics that look good in both color and black and white.
Readiness for Publication
Please submit only final manuscripts that have been fully cleared for release under your home institution’s policies and procedures, and which the IEEE is free to publish. The standard IEEE copyright release (available through IEEE Manuscript Central as an online form) will also be required.

Original Manuscripts Only
Manuscripts submitted to TNS must not have been published elsewhere, with the exception of the conference record of RT2012, or as a pre-print at the home institute of the authors.

The Presentation Imperative
Publication among the other RT2012 papers in TNS is reserved for papers that were actually presented. Papers not presented may be submitted to TNS to be considered for a regular issue.

The TNS is a premier peer-reviewed journal with a significant distribution within the nuclear science and medical imaging communities. Only those papers that pass the review process will be published. 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 or RT2012's unrefereed Conference Record. We 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.
Any Questions?
Submittal, refereeing, editing and publication will be coordinated by TNS. The Senior Editor in charge of the RealTime Conference manuscripts would be happy to answer questions about the process during the conference or else via e-mail: Dr. Sascha Marc Schmeling

Thank you again for following up on your RT2012 presentation with a high-quality contribution to the refereed, archival literature.

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