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, 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 It is a requirement that the paper must have been presented at the conference, represent unpublished original research within the scope of the JRNC, and be provided to the publication team prior to the completion of the conference.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). The first step, submit an abstract using the MARC XII 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 to submit a manuscript for publication based on the materials presented at MARC is greatly appreciated.
While the MARC conference includes education and training topics, those papers are not eligible to be published as part of the Special Issue of Select Papers from MARC XII in accordance with JRNC policy. Please contact Sam Glover with any questions regarding eligibility.
The first call for papers will be issued in October 2019 and the conference dates have been set as April 3-8, 2022 at the Kailua-Kona HI, USA. Please see below for the deadlines and the link to the 1st Call may be found on the rights side of the website.
Abstracts due: December 21, 2021
Notification to presenters: ~January 15, 2022
Preliminary program available: ~February 15, 2022
Draft papers due: During the conference
Please see the link for guidelines for oral and poster presentations at the conference. The oral presentation will be by computer (PowerPoint). PowerPoint slides must be provided to the author’s desk no later than one day prior to the session. This will help ensure 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.
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 XII conference for publication in the Journal of 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 only electronic versions of the documents, so high-quality laser copies should not be prepared for the review process. Furthermore, only papers 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’s desk at the conference.
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.