Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS)

The Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS) is a premier peer-reviewed journal with a significant distribution within the nuclear science and medical imaging communities. TNS is not the conference record, and only those papers that pass the review process and are in the fields of interest to TNS will be published.

Papers presented at the conference that contain important information of lasting value may be submitted for review and publication in the TNS. Prospective authors should consult the TNS page for a description of the publication and manuscript preparation requirements. TNS discourages the submission of progress reports and manuscripts that are more suitable for distribution as an institution's internal document. We expect each manuscript to be cast in the context of the state of the art of its field (including appropriate motivation for the work), present a complete description of the work performed, and to present a set of conclusions supported by the measured and/or calculated data. The paper should be sufficiently complete that others with comparable equipment could repeat the work.

Authors submitting to TNS should expect to be solicited to serve as reviewers of other papers. Please accept as many solicitations as you are able to handle and remember to return your reviews in a timely fashion. TNS requires at least two reviewers for each paper and the speed of the review process ultimately depends on your cooperation. TNS relies on this most important professional service you, the authors, provide to the community.

TNS is published throughout the year, and you can submit your manuscript to TNS at any time. For instructions on TNS manuscript submissions, please visit the IEEE's on-line peer review system ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM. TNS suggests that authors limit their papers to 8 pages, but that limit is quite flexible and exceptions can be made.

When submitting a paper to TNS at the Manuscript Central web site, please indicate the "Type" as follows: papers originating in the NSS should be marked as "Radiation Instrumentation" or "Computing, Simulation and Software for HEP, Radiation Instrumentation & Biomedical" depending on the subject matter. This will ensure that the paper is routed to the appropriate senior editor. Please note that TNS will no longer be accepting medically related manuscripts given the creation of the new IEEE Transactions in Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences (TRPMS). We strongly encourage authors to submit any medically related radiation based work presented during the MIC, to TRPMS (see details in the TRPMS section).