MARC Conference


Notice: MARC XIII is scheduled to be held March 23-28, 2025 at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in downtown Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Please continue to check this website and the MARC Facebook page for updates.

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 or 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 It is a requirement that the paper must have been presented at the conference, and represents unpublished original research within the scope of the JRNC. 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 XIII Abstract Submission Form, which will be available in May 2024. The JRNC has final decision-making on all publication decisions. Your assistance in responding to 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 per JRNC policy. Please contact Sam Glover with any questions regarding eligibility.

The first call for papers will be issued in January 2024 and the conference dates have been set as March 23-28, 2025 at the Kailua-Kona HI, USA. Please see below for the deadlines and the link to the 1st Call may be found on the right side of the website.

Tentative Timelines
Abstracts due: December 1, 2024
Notification to presenters: January 15, 2025
Preliminary program available: ~February 15, 2025
Draft papers for publication due: May 1, 2025


Abstract submission will open in May 2024. The Abstract Submission form will be available on/or around May 1, 2024.

Presentation Requirements

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 before 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.

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 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 May 1, 2025, and instructions will be provided.

Manuscript Preparation Instructions
MARC XII Manuscript Template

Acceptance of Manuscripts and Submission of Final Manuscripts

Following the completion of the review, the program chair will contact the author to indicate acceptance, acceptance with minor changes required, or rejection. Papers with major corrections are likely to be accepted to improve the timelines of the publication process.