EUCAS 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.

The EUCAS 2017 Special Issue is scheduled for June 2018 (vol. 28, no. 4).

At the release date, a digital copy of the special issue will be delivered to conference attendees whose registration fee includes this item.

Submission deadline is Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Manuscript Submission for TAS Special Issues

Submission of a manuscript indicates an agreement to comply with IEEE policies for publication.

IEEE Publishing Policy and Ethics

Authors Rights and Responsibilities  

The manuscript subject matter should correspond to the conference presentation.  

Authors should not take liberty to expand the manuscript to other topic areas. Approval of the Editor assigned to the TAS special Issue is required for consideration of manuscripts with authors, title or subject that is different from the information appearing under the presentation ID in the Official Program.

The presentation should be given at the appointed day and time by the author or a co-author.

A manuscript that corresponds to a presentation ID recorded as not being given or shown will not be given consideration for publication. Approval of the Editor is required for consideration of manuscripts moved to a different day and time than appearing in the Official Program.

Manuscript template version 7.0 or higher should be used.  

To obtain the latest version of the manuscript template and read other information about peer review and article selection, please visit

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 €400 (or equivalent CHF) 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 unique manuscript code, additional codes can be obtained by paying the standard TAS manuscript fee of €400 (or equivalent CHF) for each code required.

Manuscripts must adhere to page limits, or authors must purchase extra pages.

The additional page fee is €100 (or equivalent CHF) per page.

Manuscript TypePage LimitPages for References
PLENARY 12 no limit

Combined papers may be allowed the sum of pages allocated to each manuscript type. For example, two contributed papers being combined should not exceed 8 pages of body text and 2 pages of references. Contact the Publication Office or the Special Issue Editor-In-Chief about policies for combining manuscripts.

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.

Authors must use the Special Issue submission portal.

The submission portal URL and instructions on how to access the site and upload the manuscript will be sent by e-mail to corresponding authors on approximately September 4, 2017. Manuscripts submitted via the regular TAS portal or another Special Issue portal may not appear for consideration by the submission deadline.

Some key facts you really need to know, please read!

  • A paper may be deemed unsuitable if it (a) does not present a clear scientific discussion or contains minimal new scientific material; (b) contains minimal references; (c) is written in poor English language; or (d) has major style errors, although style errors should not occur if the paper template is used.
  • 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.
  • Articles will be automatically checked for plagiarism (including self-plagiarism) using electronic databases, including other submissions to the same conference. Severe cases of plagiarism will 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.

Preprints in the Superconductivity News Forum

Superconductivity News Forum (SNF, offers plenary and invited speakers the possibility of prompt free publication of manuscript preprints (not refereed) submitted to the EUCAS 2017 special issue of IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity. Prepublication is possible already in the SNF October 2017 online Issue. Authors of contributed EUCAS 2017 papers can compete for a very limited number of slots reserved for outstanding contributed papers. The choice of contributions will be made by the SNF panel of reviewers and Editors.

Payment of Fees

Additional page/paper fees must be paid by the manuscript submission deadline. 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.

On-Site Publication Office

The Publication Office/manuscript upload support room is located in Room 13, Level 2 of the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG). The hours of operation are as follows:

Sunday, September 17: 15h - 18h30
Monday, September 18:  07h - 18h
Tuesday, September 19: 07h - 18h
Wednesday, September 20: 07h - 18h
Thursday, September 21: 07h - 18h

Editorial Office / Contact Information

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