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Important Information Regarding the October Issue of The IEEE CSC and ESAS Superconductivity News Forum (global edition)

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Important Information Regarding the October Issue of The IEEE CSC and ESAS Superconductivity News Forum (global edition)

August 17, 2016 (A356). The IEEE CSC and ESAS Superconductivity News Forum (global edition) (SNF) http://snf.ieeecsc.org/ invites each plenary and invited speaker at the ASC 2016 to pre-publish her/his manuscript of plenary talk or publish the plenary slide presentation in SNF, if no manuscript was prepared. The submission deadline for inclusion in the October 2016 Issue of SNF is September 2, 2016. Later submissions (by November 18th, 2016) should appear in the January 2017 SNF Issue. All submissions should be made electronically at superconductivityforum@ieee.org.

Each manuscript submitted to SNF will be reviewed by SNF Reviewers and Editors, independent of the ASC peer review.  Per IEEE Copyright we can only publish preprints of manuscript as submitted.  Consequently, only manuscripts not requiring any revision will be pre-published.  The manuscript must be identical with that submitted to ASC for possible publication in IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (TAS) and should be either in the WORD or PDF format.  After the hardcopy publication in TAS, each preprint will be linked to the IEEE XPLORE final online version.

Note: Each plenary presentation will be video recorded on behalf of IEEE CSC and eventually will become accessible online at the IEEE CSC and SNF websites, but it might take some time before this happens. Submitting to SNF a slide presentation, annotated to make it comprehensible to readers not present in the audience, guarantees the fastest wide dissemination of the presented material. The PPT format provides the convenient option of annotating1. Submission in the PPT format is preferable, but the PDF format is also acceptable. Annotations will be reviewed by SNF, but the slide topical content will not.

Furthermore, SNF invites authors of contributed ASC 2016 papers to the contest for best contributed papers in all ASC program categories. They can compete for a very limited number of slots reserved for outstanding contributed papers. The choice of contributions will be made by the SNF panel of reviewers and Editors. Only preprints of manuscripts submitted to SNF will be pre-published in the January 2017 Issue that will be rated “excellent” or “very good” without requiring any revision. The manuscript must be identical with that submitted to ASC for possible publication in TAS and should be either in the WORD or PDF format.  After the hardcopy publication in TAS, each preprint will be linked to the IEEE XPLORE final online version. Submit to  superconductivityforum@ieee.org and indicate the presentation/program ID (this is mandatory).

Finally, all winners of the ASC2016 best student paper contest have the option to submit their manuscript to SNF for nearly immediate prepublication in SNF October Issue Preview without any topical SNF review, provided the manuscript doesn’t require any revision, even only formal such as typos, etc. Submit to superconductivityforum@ieee.org and indicate the presentation/program ID (this is mandatory).

1To get an idea of what type of additional information is desirable and how the annotation is to be found in a published presentation, please look on an example of annotated presentation we published recently, for example, in the current SNF Issue No. 37 open the TempMeko plenary presentation CRP73. The annotation of the 2nd, 4th and following slides can be read when hovering the mouse arrow over the small pink/yellow square icon located near the upper left corner of a slide. Such icons can be found in all published annotated SNF presentations.

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