Conference Record

The Conference Record (CR) is the official repository for manuscripts presented at the 2014 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference and will be available as a file for download for all registered conference attendees. The CR will also be submitted to IEEE Xplore for publication.

Download the desired approved templates:

All manuscripts submitted to the IEEE must be in IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF format.

To assist authors in meeting this requirement, IEEE has established a web based service called “PDF eXpress.” We strongly suggest that you use this service to create your PDF files. Manuscripts that are not IEEE Xplore-compatible will not be accepted in the Conference Record.

In order to ensure a timely release of the CR, please follow this procedure for manuscript submission.

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Produce IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF file using PDF eXpress

The IEEE PDF eXpress service will be available for the NSS-MIC authors between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, 2014. You need to enter 18793x as the conference ID, and set up an account on that system.

You can upload your word processor file to the web site and have it converted to PDF. Shortly after your upload, an electronic proof in PDF format will be generated and emailed to you. You need to retrieve this IEEE Xplore-compatible file either from the PDF eXpress web site or from your email. You can also use this service to verify your own PDF file for Xplore-compatibility. Detailed instructions on the PDF eXpress service are available at IEEE.

PDF eXpress is NOT the final destination for your manuscript. You must submit your manuscript to the Guest Editor following the step below.

Submit the Xplore-compatible PDF file and the IEEE Copyright Form

Log on to this web site and follow the menu "Paper Submission" and then "My Abstracts". Click on the abstract title or number. You will see both links for uploading your manuscript ("Upload Manuscript") and for submitting the copyright form electronically ("Submit Copyright Form"). Follow the instructions on the web site to complete both tasks. Your PDF file will be checked for Xplore-compatibility. Non-Xplore-compatible files will not be included in the CR.

If you are not authorized to submit the IEEE Copyright Form, please start the approval process well before the submission deadline.

The NEW deadline for the Conference Record manuscript submission is Dec. 31, 2014.

All manuscripts submitted through the conference web site will be made available immediately at the "Conference Record" web link. However, only those that meet the following requirements will be included in the CR:

  1. Paper (oral or poster) has been presented at the conference;
  2. Manuscript conforms to the page layout requirements specified in the online templates;
  3. PDF file is IEEE Xplore-compatible;
  4. PDF file and the electronic copyright form are received no later than the Dec. 31 deadline;

Transactions on Nuclear Science

The Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS) is a premier peer-reviewed journal with a significant distribution within the nuclear science and medical imaging communities. TNS is not the conference record, and only those papers that pass the review process and are in the fields of interest to TNS will be published.

Papers presented at the conference that contain important information of lasting value may be submitted for review and publication in the TNS. Prospective authors should consult the TNS page for a description of the publication and manuscript preparation requirements. TNS discourages the submission of progress reports and manuscripts that are more suitable for distribution as an institution's internal document. 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), present a complete description of the work performed, and to present a set of conclusions supported by the measured and/or calculated data. The paper should be sufficiently complete that others with comparable equipment could repeat the work.

Authors submitting to TNS should expect to be solicited to serve as reviewers of other papers. Please accept as many solicitations as you are able to handle and remember to return your reviews in a timely fashion. TNS requires at least two reviewers for each paper and the speed of the review process ultimately depends on your cooperation. TNS relies on this most important professional service you, the authors, provide to the community.

TNS is published throughout the year, and you can submit your manuscript to TNS at any time. For instructions on TNS manuscript submissions, please visit the IEEE's on-line peer review system ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM. TNS suggests that authors limit their papers to 8 pages, but that limit is quite flexible and exceptions can be made.

When submitting a paper to TNS at the Manuscript Central web site, please indicate the "Type" as follows: Papers originating in the MIC should be marked as "Imaging and Instrumentation for Nuclear Medicine". Papers originating in the NSS should be marked as "Radiation Instrumentation" or "Computing, Simulation and Software for HEP, Radiation Instrumentation & Biomedical," depending on the subject matter. This will ensure that the paper is routed to the appropriate senior editor.


Special instructions for RTSD authors: So that the RTSD papers may be collected in the August issue of TNS, RTSD papers should be submitted by Dec. 1. RTSD papers submitted after that date may not complete the review process by June 1, the deadline for the August issue. Those RTSD papers that complete the review process after June 1 will appear in later issues of TNS and be identified as originating in the RTSD Workshop. When submitting a paper to TNS at the ScholarOne Manuscripts web site, please indicate the "Type" to be "RTSD". This will ensure that the paper is routed to the appropriate senior editor and helps us aggregate the RTSD Workshop papers.

Transactions on Medical Imaging

Authors of medical imaging papers may alternatively choose to submit their manuscripts to the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging through ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM. For further information regarding the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, contact:


TMI Editor in Chief

Milan Sonka

The University of Iowa

milan-sonka@uiowa.edu

Comparison of Requirements

The value of the Conference Record is chiefly accrued by the immediate and timely release of the information, which excludes the possibility of peer-review for manuscript content.

The authors must also keep in mind that the content of the articles designated for TNS publication must meet the level of scrutiny by scientific review, and publication is not guaranteed for the TNS submission. The CR and TNS are two separate publications. Submission to one does not imply submission to the other.

Conference Record (CR) Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS)
Page layout Same as TNS, but without running headers and footers Standard IEEE Transactions and Journal format
Copyright form Required, electronic submission Required, electronic submission
Deadline Dec. 31, 2014 RTSD Papers: Dec. 1 (strongly suggested)
Others: None
Peer reviewed No yes
Color figures Free and encouraged At author's expense for printed version, free for online version
Page Limit 8 (suggested) 8 (suggested)
Availability Downloadable online before end of 2014 for all attendees Published throughout the year
Submission Site http://www.npss-confs.org/nss/submissions/ListSubmissions.asp http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tns-ieee