Heavy Ion Fusion


Manuscript Submission and Conference Proceedings for the 2004 International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion

  • The Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Heavy Ion Inertial Fusion will be published as a Special Issue of Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research - Section A.

  • To be accepted for publication, a manuscript must meet the high standards of the journal regarding quality and originality of research, grammatical standards, and format. To make certain this is the case, all the manuscripts will be evaluated by Referees, whose reports will guide the Guest Editors' recommendations for acceptance, improvements and revisions, or rejection.

  • The deadline for manuscript submission is June 7-11, 2004, the week of the Symposium. Authors are required to submit three hard copies at the Symposium, and a PDF file by email or disk before or during the Symposium. These should be sent to Ms. Lynn Heimbucher at LCHeimbucher@lbl.gov. These will be used for the refereeing process, which will begin at the Symposium. A source document (LaTeX or MS Word) of the corrected manuscript must be sent to Lynn Heimbucher by email or disk when the paper is accepted for publication by the Guest Editors. This will be copied to a disk with all of the manuscripts to be forwarded to Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A for final editing and type setting.

  • Manuscript Format
    • Manuscripts should be printed throughout with double line spacing and wide margins on numbered, single-column pages.
    • The reference number as mentioned in the book of abstracts should be written on the title pages of the manuscript. The title pages should contain the title, authors' names and affiliations, the abstract, PACS codes and keywords, and the text of any related footnotes. The author to whom proofs should be sent must be indicated with his/her full postal address, fax number, telephone number and/or e-mail address.
    • Figures and Tables should be numbered and their captions listed together at the end of the manuscript.
    • References in the text to other publications should be numbered consecutively, e.g. [1], [2,3], [4-6], etc., and listed together at the end of the text, e.g.
      [1] B.C. Larson, C.W. White and B.R. Appleton, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32 (1978) 801.
      [2] D. Tan, in: Defects in Semiconductors, ed. J. Narayan (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1981) p. 163.
      [3] M. Hautala, Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Ion Beam Analysis, Berlin, Germany, 1985, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B 15 (1986) 75.

  • Due to a 600 page limit for the Special Issue, the page limits will be 4 journal pages for contributed poster papers, and 6 journal pages for invited, oral papers.

    • An average article opening (title up to and including the abstract) is 1/2 a page (depending of course on the number of authors and affiliations. Approx. 5 authors per line and 1 line for each affiliation). Examples can be found in the journal.
    • A journal page with only typeset text contains about 750 words (or about 4500 characters including blanks).
    • A 1-column figure takes up about 1/5 page, a 2?column figure about half a page.
    • A 1-column table takes up about 1/5 page, a 2-column table takes up about half a page (depending of course on the number of entries).
    • A 1-line free?standing equation is equivalent to about 30 words (or about 180 characters).
    • The space taken up by a figure can be estimated by reducing its size to the width of 1 column (7.5 cm) and then see if the figure is still legible. If not, the legends to the axes and the lettering should be enlarged, so the figure still fits in 1 column. If this is not possible the figure should be placed in two columns (maximum width 16 cm).

  • As noted above, due to a 600 page limit for the Special Issue, the maximum length of papers must be limited: 4 pages for contributed poster papers, and 6 journal pages for invited oral papers (including figures). If a few months before the Symposium it appears that there will be a page overrun, authors may be asked to reduce somewhat the length of their papers.

  • To meet a September, 2004, deadline for submission of the accepted manuscripts to Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, the review process will begin during the Symposium (many of the Referees will be present) and will be completed within several weeks. Authors and Referees should be prepared to communicate with an assigned Guest Editor during the four week period following the Symposium.

  • Dr. Edward P. Lee, Dr. Hong Qin and Dr. Arthur Molvik are Guest Editors for the Symposium Proceedings.

  • The key point-of-contact for manuscript submission for the 2004 Symposium is:
    Dr. Edward P. Lee
    c/o Ms. Lynn Heimbucher
    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
    I Cyclotron Road, Building 47
    Berkeley, California, USA 94720-8201
    Telephone: 510-486-7345
    Fax: 510-486-5392

  • The addresses for Guest Editors Dr. Hong Qin and Dr. Arthur Molvik are:
    Dr. Hong Qin
    Plasma Physics Laboratory
    Princeton University
    P.O. Box 451
    Sayer Drive at Route 1
    Princeton, New Jersey, USA 08543
    Telephone: 609-243-3310

    Dr. Arthur Molvik
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    P.O. Box 808
    Livermore, California, USA 94551
    Telephone: 925-422-9817


Ronald C. Davidson, 2004 HIF Symposium Coordinator
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton University, Sayre Drive at Route 1, P.O. Box 451
Princeton, New Jersey, 08543-0451, USA
Telephone: (609) 243-3552; Fax: (609) 243-2418
Email: rdavidson@pppl.gov