SOFE Manuscript Submissions

Once authors have been notified that their abstract is accepted for presentation at SOFE 2021, they will be invited to submit a manuscript to be included in the Conference Proceedings. PPC authors should submit their manuscripts online.

Please note that there are two separate sites for manuscript submission — one for PPC and another for SOFE. Please ensure you have selected the appropriate submission site.

To upload a manuscript, log on with the same username and password that was used for abstract submission, and click on the paper submission link. Once you are in the submission site, you will be given step-by-step instructions to submit a paper.

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.