Information for SHOCK07 Conference Participants
The Proceedings of the 15th Topical Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (TCSCCM) will be published as a special volume by the American Institute of Physics (AIP). The Editors are M. L. Elert, M. D. Furnish, R. Chau, N. Holmes, and J. Nguyen.
- Presentation of a paper at the Conference is a precondition for publishing a description of the work in the Proceedings.
- Manuscripts must not have been previously submitted or accepted for publication or published elsewhere or copyrighted. Copyright must be transferred in writing to AIP upon submission of manuscript for refereeing.
- All papers will be refereed and must meet normal technical journal standards as well as the length and format restrictions described below. Editorial decisions for the Proceedings are made by the Publication Editors with the advice of the Technical Program Committee.
- Only papers actually presented at the Conference by the designated Presenting author, who MUST be a registered Conference participant (or another author on the abstract) will be published. Be sure to check your PeerX-Press account (see below), after the meeting, to be sure that your paper was not classified a ‘no-show.’
- Papers that cause undue publication delays because of the author's non-adherence to schedules or non-observation of requirements will not appear in the Proceedings.
- Papers must be in clear English to be accepted for publication.
- Only accepted manuscripts will be published. No individual abstracts will be published in the Proceedings.
Length and format: The papers will be published in an 7 x 10 inch, double column format. Contributed submissions (regardless of whether they are oral or poster presentations) will be allocated 4 (four) pages. Invited contributions will be allocated up to 6 (six) pages. Plenary contributions will be allocated up to 8 (eight) pages. Instructions, templates, as well as a sample paper can be downloaded from http://sccm.peerx-press.org/.
Publication Charge: There are no publication charges except for color figures. All color figures will be printed in black-and-white in the hardbound Proceedings unless you make arrangements with AIP for color printing. However, the paper will appear in color on the CD and the Web.
Instructions for Submitting Your Paper: The publication process for the 15th TCSCCM is all electronic. All articles for the Conference Proceedings will be submitted and reviewed electronically. If for some exceptional circumstance you are unable to submit your manuscript electronically, you should contact:
M. L. Elert
U. S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402-1314, USA
For further instructions, email: email@example.com
Please note that if you are unable to submit the paper electronically the Publication Editors will make every effort to include your paper in the Proceedings, but they cannot guarantee its publication.
Procedure: The author will submit the paper before July 31, 2007 through the manuscript submission system, PeerX-Press (PXP), located at the URL: http://sccm.peerx-press.org/. The inclusion of manuscripts received after the deadline will be at the Editors' discretion. The PXP site will be available after May 31, 2007. In addition to uploading the paper, the author must submit to AIP a properly executed Transfer of Copyright form, which can be mailed or E-mailed to:
M. L. Elert
U. S. Naval Academy
Annapolis, MD 21402-1314, USA
- Authors who wish to publish color figures should also contact Mark Elert at the above address for instructions and fees.
- The author will receive notification of successful submission of his/her article via an automatic e-mail from the submission system. All reviews and revisions will be handled through this system. No hard copy papers will be accepted (see above).
- The authors must take care to upload files in the proper format and follow the instructions found on the website closely. If your article is accepted, it will be forwarded directly to the AIP Conference Proceedings department from the PXP system.
Manuscript tracking information is available from the PXP system. Be sure to use it. Authors will be notified of the result by e-mail through the PXP system. Papers for revision are due in final form in PXP on or before August 31, 2007.
Further questions may be directed to the Proceedings Table at the Conference.
Note: The Proceedings publisher must of necessity assume that material submitted for publication is properly available for dissemination to the public. It is the responsibility of the author, not the Conference or the Proceedings publisher, to determine whether disclosure of the material requires prior consent of other parties, and, if so, to obtain it.
To use previously published material from a book or journal, you must obtain written permission from the owner of the rights to the material (the original publisher and/or author). It is your responsibility to obtain permission to use copyrighted material. The executed permissions need to be sent along with the Transfer of Copyright form to AIP.
Write for permission as early as possible before your manuscript deadline. Publishers may be slow in responding to requests for permission and it is possible that permission will be denied, or that you will be asked to also obtain the author's permission (in cases where the author controls sole rights, or joint rights with the publisher). In any case, it is in your own best interest to also ask the author of the original publication. If the author is difficult to locate, keep good records of your attempt.
Most publishers offer submission of permission requests online or via email, which may be the fastest and most convenient way of receiving a reply.
When the signed permission is returned to you, please insert any necessary credit lines in your figure or table legends.
- To guarantee consideration of the manuscript, all original files must be in the PXP manuscript submission system by July 31, 2007.
- Final revisions due into the system by August 31, 2007.