ASC 2018 offers the opportunity to publish selected, peer-reviewed papers submitted by conference attendees in a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (TAS), an archival, peer-reviewed, fully indexed and searchable journal published by the IEEE Council on Superconductivity. The publication process allows final manuscripts to be available on IEEE Xplore as early as 90 days after the conference, and most, if not all, accepted manuscripts will be available for download and citation prior to the scheduled August 2019 release of the entire Special Issue (vol. 29, no. 05). At the release date, a digital copy of the special issue will be delivered to conference attendees whose registration fee includes this item.

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Authors presenting at ASC 2018 are not required to submit a manuscript. For authors that choose to submit a manuscript, only subject matter presented at ASC 2018 will be considered for publication. This includes presentations in oral or poster format. The presentation should be given at the appointed time in the program, by the appointed author or co-author. Changes to the program, which have been approved by the ASC 2018 Program Chair, will be allowed for submitted manuscripts. 

An abstract accepted for presentation at ASC may not lead to a published paper in TAS, click here for information in regards to the Scope of TAS.

Manuscript submission is validated by a unique code. Only the Full Conference, Student and Retiree Participant registration fees include one (1) manuscript submission code. Other registration types do not include a manuscript submission code. Authors in these other categories must pay the standard TAS manuscript fee of US $440 to receive a registration code.

A code belonging to a co-author may be used by the submitting author to validate a manuscript. Multiple co-authors who choose to submit multiple manuscripts may also judiciously allocate codes provided by their registration fees. However, multiple use of a unique code will invalidate all submissions identified by that code.

Authors may submit multiple manuscripts provided that each submission is related to a presentation. If the author or a co-author cannot provide a manuscript code, additional codes can be obtained by paying the standard TAS manuscript fee of US $440 for each code required.


Manuscript Type Page Limit Pages for References Only
Contributed Oral or Poster 4 +1 *
Invited Oral or Poster 6 +1 *
Plenary 12 no limit

*Page limits do not apply to References—references may continue onto or entirely take up additional pages at no additional cost.

The additional page fee is $110 per page.

IEEE Publications may re-format graphics to ensure compliance with the IEEE Graphics Guidelines. In some cases, this could result in the body text extending substantially beyond the allowed page limit. You may be contacted for payment of an additional page fee if this occurs. To avoid this potential problem, please ensure that your graphics comply with the IEEE Graphics Standards and are sized appropriately, as indicated in the manuscript template.

Additional page/paper fees must be paid by Tuesday, October 30, to meet the manuscript submission deadline. Advance payments can be arranged via the online registration site. Page and paper fees are not refundable. Rejection of a manuscript after peer review does not imply any refund of any fees paid to obtain a registration code.

You can retrieve the TAS Special Issue manuscript template here: Re-use of old templates will be automatically detected, and may force mandatory major revisions to comply with the approved template. Other helpful information (such as frequent errors to avoid) is available on this site as well.


  1. Submission of a manuscript indicates an agreement to comply with IEEE policies for publication. Please read the information about the IEEE Editorial and Publishing Policy and Ethics at
  2. Read the Editorial Policies: In particular, a paper may be deemed unsuitable if it (a) does not meet the scope of the special issue; (b) presents content other than what was presented at the conference; (c) does not present a clear scientific discussion or contains minimal new scientific material; (d) contains minimal references; (e) is written in poor English language; or (f) has major style errors, although style errors should not occur if this template is used.
  3. To avoid delays or even the rejection of your manuscript for reasons related to English language take advantage of the paper writing service ( – for about $8.00 per 250-word page (also see the IEEE Author Center for more information).
  4. Articles will be automatically checked for plagiarism and re-publication of material using electronic databases, including other submissions to the same conference. Severe cases could result in rejection of a manuscript, and may trigger other punitive actions by IEEE. The most common mistake by authors is cutting and pasting from previous versions of manuscripts describing earlier stages of the same work without properly giving attribution to the previous work and clarifying why the re-use of material is necessary.
  5. Consider participating in the free webinar about preparing your paper ( on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
  6. Follow the IEEE Editorial Style Manual

The manuscript submission site is scheduled to open during the week of October 15, 2018. An email will be sent to the corresponding author of the accepted abstract with instructions on how to access the site and upload the manuscript. The manuscript submission deadline is Tuesday, October 30. Late submissions will only be accepted at the discretion of the special issue Editor-in-Chief.

The Publication Office/manuscript upload support room is located in Room 619 at the Washington State Convention Center. The hours of operation will be added here at a later date.

For any publication related questions, please contact Annett Cady via email at Please be sure to reference your Program/Presentation ID in any correspondence.

The scope of the Applied Superconductivity Conference is a little broader than applied superconductivity, in that closely related enabling technology that is of interest to the participants is allowed. However, the scope of the Transactions in Applied Superconductivity is narrower and topics such as cryogenics, power supply design and electrical power grids are not within scope. The scope of the Transactions: 

IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity (TAS) contains articles on the applications of superconductivity and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Large scale applications include magnets for power applications such as motors and generators, for magnetic resonance, for accelerators, and cable applications such as power transmission.

Therefore, an abstract that is accepted for presentation at ASC may not lead to a published paper in TAS.

Evaluation of your accepted abstract indicates that your proposed presentation is within scope for the conference, but that a submitted manuscript based on our understanding of your abstract may be out of scope for the Transactions. Additionally, consider where your readership is best served. Sometimes a simple change in emphasis is sufficient to bring the manuscript into scope (Level 1). For example, a manuscript describing a cryostat to test a superconducting device may be rendered on topic by a complete description of the device instead of referring to the superconducting device as a “black box”. In some cases this may not be possible in, for example, the description of a liquid helium plant (Level 2).

In the Level 1 case, please consider how you may bring a submitted manuscript into scope. In the Level 2 case, please consider if this is the appropriate journal to publish your manuscript, where it would receive the most attention from the appropriate audience.