call for papers

The conference will include both oral and poster sessions grouped around specific topics. Poster sessions will be organized around specific themes, similar, or in addition, to those included in the oral sessions. Continuing the policy of previous MARC conferences, it is anticipated that selected papers presented at the conference will be published as part of the MARC Conference special publication within the serial volumes of the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Papers presented in either the oral and poster sessions are both eligible to be included, it is the author’s choice if they choose to submit a paper. We strongly encourage everyone who submits an abstract to consider writing up a high quality manuscript for publication. Full details of the process are included below. It is a requirement that the paper must have been presented at the conference, represent unpublished original research within the scope of the JRNC, and be provided to the publication team prior to the completion of the conference. The JRNC electronic submission system will be used for all aspects of the publication process (as related to the publication in the JRNC, not to be confused with the submission of the abstract for presentation at the conference). First step, submit an abstract using the MARC XI Abstract Submission Form. The JRNC has final decision making on all publication decisions. Your assistance in responding in the abstract data entry form if you expect submit a manuscript for publication based on the materials presented at MARC is greatly appreciated.

The first call for papers was issued in October 2016 and the conference dates have been set as April 8-13, 2018 at the Sheraton Hotel, Kona Hawaii. Please see below for the deadlines and the link to the 1st Call may be found on the rights side of the website.

tentative timelines

Abstracts Due: December 15, 2017
Notification to Authors: January 15, 2018
Preliminary Program: February 15, 2018
Draft Papers Due: At Conference at Authors Desk
Preferred Return of Reviews: May 15, 2018
DEADLINE for Reviews to Program Chair: June 1, 2018

abstracts

Abstracts are due by December 15, 2017. Abstracts for the MARC XI Conference will be submitted using a fillable PDF document that uploads to a database. As a backup an excel form will be provided which will be extracted to the database (some sites always have problems with pdf documents. Please use the following fillable PDF form (MARC XI Abstract Data Entry Form) and use the submit button to submit the
contents to glover.14@osu.edu.

Abstracts are due by December 15, 2017. Abstracts for the MARC XI Conference will be submitted using a fillable PDF document that uploads to a database. As a backup an excel form will be provided which will be extracted to the database (some sites always have problems with pdf documents. SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS TO BE PROVIDED HERE in October, 2016.

Both forms do the same thing, which is complete the database automatically. Specific information is included in the forms regarding formatting. Please review these and contact question. You will receive an email acknowledging the receipt of the information and I will follow up with additional information after the abstract is reviewed and accepted. Please contact glover.14@osu.edu with any questions.

The form will ask you if you intend to publish your manuscript as part of the MARC XI proceedings in the Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. This is non-binding but will help me let the Journal know the number of papers we expect. All papers submitted will be peer reviewed for publication. More information on that process will be provided below and directly to the manuscript authors.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT

presentation requirements

Please see the link for guidelines for oral and poster presentations at the conference. Oral presentation will be by computer (PowerPoint) and overheads. The organizers strongly encourage the presenters to have backup overheads prepared in case of problems! No facilities for preparation of overheads will be provided by the conference. Finally, those authors who will present PowerPoint slides must provide the file to the author desk the day prior to the session. This will help insure that we don’t lose time while waiting for a problem file to load or suffer from incompatibility. The computers at the conference will be running Microsoft Office products (PowerPoint) so plan accordingly.

Presentation Guidelines

publication guidelines

About 50% of the papers presented at the conference are also submitted for publication. It is not mandatory to publish! Please click on the link below for the requirements for the preparation of manuscripts for the MARC XI conference for publication in the Journal or Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Please note that the manuscripts must be in final journal format when they are submitted for review. The review will be conducted using electronic versions of the documents, so high quality laser copies should not be prepared for the review process. Furthermore, the paper that are deemed to require major corrections will be rejected by the reviewers. Authors will be allowed to make minor corrections following the review and submit the paper to the Program Chair.

Papers are due at the conference! Bring your electronic copy. You will still need to upload it to the JRNC when directed to do so but it is necessary to have a closure point for the publications. The electronic copy should be a single file (either pdf or word format) on a USB drive or CD to be provided to the author desk at the conference.

Manuscript Preparation Instructions
JRNC Example Manuscript

acceptance of manuscripts and submission of final manuscripts

Following the completion of the review, the program chair will contact the author to indicated acceptance, acceptance with minor changes required, or rejection. No paper with major corrections will be accepted to improve the timeliness of the publication process.