Two Publication levels

For every conference contribution, a full paper should be submitted for the ANIMMA 2023 Conference Proceedings. The main benefit of the Conference Proceedings lies in the timely release of the information (before the end of 2023), still including a quality review of all manuscripts. Only full papers (4-8 p.) are eligible for publication in the Conference Proceedings. The Conference Proceedings will be officially published through EPJ Web of Conferences, with a specific ISBN number.

Additionally, like at previous ANIMMA conference editions, a special IEEE TNS issue will be devoted to the ANIMMA 2023 conference, for which extended conference contributions of longer lasting value can be submitted. Only papers that contain sufficient additional information compared to contributions to the conference proceedings can be considered for publication in IEEE TNS. The content of the articles for the TNS publication must meet the level of scrutiny by scientific review, and publication is not guaranteed for the TNS submission.

The Conference Proceedings and TNS are two separate publications. Submission to one does not imply submission to the other. For any questions about the TNS Special Issue, please contact Gian Franco Dalla Betta, by email

Summary of requirements of the Conference Proceedings and TNS publications

  Conference Proceedings IEEE TNS special ANIMMA 2023 issue
Page layout Link to template Standard IEEE Transactions and Journal format (Link to template)
Copyright transfer Required (upon submission) Required, electronic submission
Deadline August 15, 2023 October 1, 2023
Peer reviewed Reviewed by Program Committee Members Yes
Color figures Free and encouraged At author’s expense for printed version, free for online version
Page Limit Min. 4, max. 8 8 (suggested)
Submission Site Registration Profile

1) Conference Proceedings

The Conference Proceedings is the official repository for manuscripts presented at the ANIMMA 2023 Conference. The Conference Proceedings will be officially published through EPJ Web of Conferences, with a specific ISBN number. A link will be provided on the ANIMMA website immediately after publication. The manuscript length should be comprised between 4 and 8 pages.

Submission Procedure

In order to ensure a timely release of the Conference Proceedings, please prepare your full paper using the template (link) and upload your manuscript via the ANIMMA 2023 registration tool ( within your registration under the “Edit my full paper”. The final deadline for Full Paper for ANIMMA 2023 Conference Proceedings submission is August 15, 2023.

Only the papers that meet the following requirements will be included in the Conference Proceedings:

  1. Contribution (oral or poster) has been presented at the ANIMMA 2023 conference;
  2. Manuscript conforms to the page layout requirements specified in the provided template.

2) Special issue of IEEE TNS

The Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS) is a premier peer-reviewed journal with a significant distribution within the nuclear science and radiation instrumentation communities. TNS is not the conference record, and only those papers that pass the review process and are in the fields of interest to TNS will be published in a special issue of TNS devoted to the ANIMMA 2023. The review process is quite selective: as an example, in the special issue of ANIMMA 2021 twenty five papers were finally accepted (link). Moreover, please note that not all topics of interest for the conference are appropriate for TNS, see for more details. Detailed information about publications managed by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society can be found of the site

Papers presented at the conference that contain important information of lasting value may be submitted for review and publication in the TNS. Prospective authors should consult the TNS page for a description of the publication and manuscript preparation requirements. TNS discourages the submission of progress reports and manuscripts that are more suitable for distribution as an institution’s internal document. We expect each manuscript to be cast in the context of the state of the art of its field (including appropriate motivation for the work), present a complete description of the work performed, and to present a set of conclusions supported by the measured and/or calculated data. The paper should be sufficiently complete that others with comparable equipment could repeat the work.

Authors submitting to TNS should expect to be solicited to serve as reviewers of other papers. Please accept as many solicitations as you are able to handle and remember to return your reviews in a timely fashion. TNS requires at least two reviewers for each paper and the speed of the review process ultimately depends on your cooperation. TNS relies on this most important professional service you, the authors, provide to the community.

TNS is published throughout the year, and you can submit your manuscript to TNS at any time. For instructions on TNS manuscript submissions, please visit the IEEE’s on-line peer review system ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM. TNS suggests that authors limit their papers to 8 pages, but that limit is quite flexible, and exceptions can be made. When submitting a paper to TNS at the ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM web site, please indicate the “Type” to be “ANIMMA 2023”. This will ensure that the paper is routed to the appropriate senior editor and helps us aggregate the ANIMMA conference papers. The publication of the special issue is scheduled for April 2024.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts for the special ANIMMA 2023 issue of IEEE TNS is October 1st, 2023.