SOFE 2021 Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science

All authors of SOFE-2021 presentations, whether oral or poster, will have the opportunity to publish their work in a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science (TPS), a peer-reviewed journal. Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed anonymously by two peer reviewers and must meet the journal’s normal standards in order to be accepted. Authors considering submission of their work should review the information about scope, content, suitability for publication, and submission instructions that is available at the journal’s web site:

http://ieee-npss.org/publications/transactions-on-plasma-science/

Manuscripts will be due 14 January 2022. To be eligible for publication in the special issue, the following requirements apply.

  • The work must have been presented at the conference by either the first author or a knowledgeable co-author.
  • Manuscripts will not be accepted for the special issue after the submission deadline.

The review process will be managed by the SOFE-2021 Publication Chair, acting as Senior Editor for the Special Issue and supported by a team of Guest Editors. Conference participants are kindly requested to volunteer to serve as peer reviewers for manuscripts that are submitted to the special issue. Answer YES in the abstract submission form or contact the Publication Chair at hneilson@ppl.gov.

Please use the Microsoft Word manuscript template found here. Simply replace the text found in the template with your text. Manuscripts need to be submitted to the website in PDF format. Additional resources for authors regarding style, abbreviations, use of English, etc. can be found at the IEEE Authors Digital Tools.

Manuscript submissions deadline is not yet set.

Authors are reminded of the opportunity to submit expanded versions of the conference paper to the upcoming Special Issue on Pulsed Power Technology in the Transactions on Plasma Science (TPS).

Remarks

The publication policy stated above allows for three options.

  • Option 1: Submit a conference proceedings paper only.
    It means that your paper will be published in the proceedings and on IEEE Xplore. There is no limit for the length of your paper and it is not classified as a peer-reviewed article.
  • Option 2: Submit only a TPS special issue paper only and do not submit a conference paper.
    It means that your paper has to undergo the IEEE TPS review process. There is no guarantee at all that your paper will be published but if it is, it is classified as a peer-reviewed article. In order to meet the requirements of the plagiarism tool, the TPS version of the paper has to have 70% of new material in comparison with the conference paper or any other paper you have ever publicly published before.
  • Option 3: Submit both a conference paper and a TPS special issue paper.
    IEEE has changed their publication policy in recent years with regard to self-plagiarism. The IEEE plagiarism tool does not only search in IEEE data bases but also the entire internet. In order to publish both types of papers, the conference paper should be more compact and the paper length should not exceed 4 pages. In order to meet the requirements of the plagiarism tool, the TPS version of the paper has to have 70% of new material in comparison with the conference paper or any other paper you have ever publicly published before. In other words: the material presented in the conference paper must not exceed 30% of the material presented in the TPS-version.