The Conference Proceedings will be published in a special issue of the refereed,
high standard, international journal:
Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Section B of: Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research (NIMB).
The journal is published by Elsevier Science BV and is listed
by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).
Each manuscript published in NIMB must have the full quality of a paper published in an international refereed journal.
Contributions must be written in English.
Authors whose first language is not English are urged to seek assistance
in style, syntax and grammar.
The manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate with original drawings of the figures
and an abstract in English.
The 3 hardcopies of the manuscripts will be collected by the ISSRNS8 Symposium Office during the Meeting.
3 possible Referees should be indicated with full address (including e-mail and fax).
Contributed papers are not limited to less than 4 (four) printed pages.
Also, papers that will fill less than 2.8 pages in print will be not accepted for publication.
The above rules are to prevent published papers from degrading into extended abstracts.
Please note that the format of NIMB allows approximately 6300 typestrokes per one printed page
(or an equivalent amount of figures, tables, references, etc.)
Contributions are accepted on the understanding that the authors have obtained
the necessary authority for publication. Submission of an article implies that it is
not under consideration for publication elsewhere and it has been neither copyrighted
or published, nor submitted for publication elsewhere. Double publication is of course not tolerable.
The submitted manuscripts will be distributed during the symposium to participants
acting as referees, but the refereeing itself will not be done during the symposium.
Authors should be made aware that publication in NIMB presupposes the use of the
SI-system for units and nomenclature.
Comment: Subunits like mm, GW etc. are of course allowed, as is cm.
A few non-standard units like eV and Å are so engrained that use may continue.
Prefixes and abbreviations must be correct, i.e. keV, not KeV, cm, not cms, mg, not mkg,
etc. Finally dose may only be used where appropriate i.e. for absorbed (deposited)
energy density. Otherwise fluence should be used.
Note that the dimension of dose is energy/mass (J/kg or Gray, Gr)
while the dimension of fluence is particles/area (most often cm-2).
Structure of the manuscript: Please adhere to the following order
of presentation: article title, author(s), affiliations, abstract,
PACS codes and keywords, main text, acknowledgements, appendices, references,
figure captions, tables.
Corresponding author: The name, full
postal address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address of the
corresponding author should be given on the first page.
PACS codes/keywords: Please supply one or more relevant PACS classification codes and up to 6 keywords of your own choice for indexing purposes.
References to other publications should be numbered consecutively within
square brackets in the order in which they appear in the manuscript, and listed together
at the end of the text, as shown in the example on NIMB page.
Please use the proper system for giving references as shown in Elsevier's Instruction to Authors,
which may be found either on the back inside cover of the journal or
on the NIMB home page.
In particular, note the rules about the numbers of authors given.
Copyright transfer: In the course of
the production process the authors will be asked to transfer the
copyright of the article to the publisher. This transfer will ensure the
widest possible dissemination of information.
After full refereeing process and acceptance for publiaction the final version of
hard-copy manuscript and figures should be submitted in duplicate, with one set of good
quality figure material for production of the printed version.
The contribution must be accompanied by an electronic version that exactly matches
the hard copy, in an editable format (i.e. not pdf) on a diskette or CD.