18th International Workshop on Inelastic  Ion-Surface Collisions (IISC-18)

September 26 – October 1, 2010, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA


Submission of New Papers November 1, 2010 (closed)
Submission of Revised Papers December 31, 2010 (closed)

The conference proceedings will be published by ELSEVIER Publ. in a special (but consecutively numbered) issue of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms (NIMB)Regular participants who pay the full registration fee will receive a hard copy of this special issue. Students can order a hard copy of the proceedings for $61 during registration.

Only manuscripts of contributions presented at the conference will be considered for publication and we will accept one paper per registered participant. Those who have sent multiple abstracts are encouraged to concentrate their efforts on one quality paper only. Submission of a manuscript implies that it has not been published or is not being considered for publication elsewhere and that the authors have obtained the necessary authorization for publication.  

The length of papers should be around four to five journal pages for contributed papers (both oral and poster communications). Invited progress reports and review lectures should be up to six and eight pages, respectively. Manuscripts that are deemed to be too long or too short will be returned to the authors.  In order to avoid publication of extended abstracts, NIMB will not accept papers that are three journal pages or shorter.

Papers will be reviewed by referees who will not necessarily be selected among conference participants. When submitting papers, authors are invited to provide the names of potential referees. Due to close scheduling in the editing and publishing processes, manuscripts requiring extensive modifications (regarding length, contents or language) and a second round of refereeing may have to be rejected.

The proceedings of this conference are sponsored by the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of energy.

Submission of articles

Authors must submit papers using the Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The submission site will close on December 31, 2010 (deadline for final submission of revised papers). 

After accessing EES follow the link "submit paper" near the top. If you are a registered user enter your username and password, otherwise follow the link 'Register Now' and fill in the registration form. After logging in, follow the proper link (e.g. "submit new paper"). When you reach the "Choose Article Type" you should select Proceedings: IISC-18. All submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter where you describe the estimated length of your paper using the following formula

Number of characters ------------------------- A
Number of 1-column tables or figures ---------  B
Number of 2-column tables or figures ---------  C
Estimated lower number of printed pages  = (A + 1300B + 5000C)/8500
Estimated upper number of printed pages  = (A + 1300B + 5000C)/5800

The number of characters includes all the text and spaces (it includes the title, abstract, captions and references). It can be obtained in MS word using "character count".

Manuscript preparation

Manuscripts should be written in good English. They should be submitted in double-spaced typing, 12 points Times font, on consecutively numbered pages and wide margins on numbered, single column pages. You can find below general instructions about the expected structure of the manuscripts. More detailed instructions can be found in the Guide to Authors of NIMB and the Elsevier's Guide to Publication. NIMB can accept most word processing formats (but  prefers Microsoft Word or WordPerfect). You are encouraged to use our MS Word template (let us know if you encounter a problem). If you wish to use LATEX please read the instructions in the Elsevier's instructions for articles in LATEX.
Structure of manuscripts (Each item should begin on a new page)

1. Title page containing the following, 

    • Centered, starting at the top : title, names, affiliations and addresses of all authors. 
    • Abstract, left-justified and double-spaced, (should be limited to 300 words). 
    • PACS numbers for the paper
    • Keywords
    • Footnote with the telephone number and e-mail of the corresponding author

2. Body text, double-spaced, including Introduction, Experimental, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, etc.
3. List of references
4. Tables, one per page (caption above each table, Roman numeral)
5. Figure captions and figures

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