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Call for Papers

NETS-2013 is organized into five primary tracks. An overview of each track with suggested session topics is provided below. Abstracts should be submitted to the desired track for initial review; specific session assignments will be identified following the abstract review. Papers describing analytical studies or experimental results are encouraged. Potential themes to consider include affordability, technology readiness, system integration, environmental interactions, and application of terrestrial technology to space applications.

Abstract Deadline Extended: September 18, 2012

Extended Draft Paper Submission Due: November 7 , 2012

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Abstract and Paper Submission 

If you're having difficulty submitting your paper, please contact John Bess or Rob O'Brien directly:

Call for Papers (PDF)

Tracks and Sessions

Author Kit

Abstract Template: (MS Word)

Paper Template: (MS Word)

Abstract and Paper Submission

Papers of exceptional quality will be recommended for publication in a special issue of Nuclear Technology.

Step 1: Online Submission of Abstracts Due Extended to September 18, 2012

Authors should submit a one-page 500 word (maximum) abstract using the provided abstract template. Do NOT include figures as a part of your submission; abstracts should be text only.  Abstract submission is via the American Nuclear Society paper review system, directly accessible HERE. Please suggest a Topical Area and Session Number when submitting your abstract. Topical Area descriptions are provided. Note that following abstract review the specific conference sessions may be renamed / adjusted to best reflect the abstracts received.  Authors do not need to be ANS members to submit an abstract to the review system; please follow the instructions on the submission site to create an account within the review system.

Step 2: Online Submission of Draft Papers Due Extended to November 7 , 2012

Once abstracts have been accepted, authors may then upload their full-length draft papers for review via the Electronic Paper Submission and Review link  Please name your draft files according to your assigned paper number (for paper number ####, please name files ####-draft.pdf, ####-draft.doc). Instructions for preparation of full-length papers are noted in the Author Kit entitled: "Guidelines for Proceedings Manuscript Preparation". The Paper Template is available in MS Word.

Step 3: Authors will be notified of paper review
At this time you will be notified any comments for the preparation of your final paper.

Step 4: Online Submission of Final Papers
Additional details regarding this step will be provided following once draft papers are reviewed and approved. Authors may then submit their final papers for CD-Rom Publication. Please name your final paper files according to your paper number (####-final.pdf, ####-final.doc).

The signed Agreement on Copyright should be submitted by fax or email, as will be indicated in the paper acceptance package. The lead/contact author may complete the Agreement on Copyright form. The form is also available as the last page in the Author Kit.

Note that ANS will not edit or proof read your final paper. 

Please DO NOT put page numbers on your final paper.

Page Charges

The recommended paper length is 8 pages. However, papers with up to 12 pages in length will be published on the Proceedings CD-Rom free of charge. 

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