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Fusion Science and Technology (FST), an international research journal of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), publishes original research and review papers on fusion plasma physics and plasma engineering, fusion nuclear technology and materials science, fusion plasma-enabling science technology, fusion applications, and fusion design and systems studies. Authors are encouraged to submit complete papers derived from work summarized in the Transactions of the American Nuclear Society and other proceedings. Concise versions of detailed reports of limited distribution will also be considered.

Fusion Science and Technology publishes technical papers, technical notes, critical reviews, book reviews, meeting reports, rapid communications, and letters to the editor. Technical notes report preliminary results and extensions of previously reported work. Technical papers and notes, critical reviews, and rapid communications are reviewed for technical content. Rapid communications provide speedy publication, after accelerated review and processing at the discretion of the editor, of innovative work of high quality and immediate interest to the FST readership. Letters to the editor provide an expeditious medium for comments on editorial policies and for discussions on the content of other contributions.

Author rights under copyright law are transferable to ANS. These rights, as well as author responsibility for protecting proprietary and third-party rights, are specified in the author-ANS agreement to be made before publication. All materials accepted for publication are protected by copyright obtained by ANS.

Authors are informed of the partial cost of publication—reflected in a page charge based on manuscript length. Manuscripts accepted by the editor are published without regard to page charge payment; however, this source of revenue is essential in maintaining ANS's journal publishing services. Publication of manuscripts unsupported by page charge payment is necessarily limited, and some delay in presentation may occur. The currently estimated compensation rate for the author-related costs of publishing is $60 per published page. Authors will submit their final files electronically through FST's Editorial Manager page at

ANS technical journals cannot accept papers from countries that are on the list of Sanctioned Countries and Programs, issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of Treasury, as follows:

Journal Editor

Dr. Leigh Winfrey
c/o American Nuclear Society
555 North Kensington Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526 USA
Tel: (708) 579-8254
All communications should be directed to:

Editorial Office

John Fabian, Editorial Assistant
American Nuclear Society
555 North Kensington Avenue
La Grange Park, IL 60526 USA
Tel: (708) 579-8254

Electronic Manuscript Submission System

Submission of a manuscript implies that it is a new and original contribution that is not being simultaneously considered for publication elsewhere and that the authors have obtained the necessary publication rights.

Fusion Science and Technology uses an electronic submission and review system, Editorial Manager, for its journal submission system. Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically as either Word (or any common language, including TeX/LaTeX) or PDF files to

If you are a first-time user: Go to, click on the word "Register" in the navigation bar at the top of the page, and enter the requested information. Upon successful registration, you will be sent an e-mail with instructions to verify your registration. NOTE: If you have previously received an e-mail from us with an assigned user ID and password, do not register again. Simply use that information to log in. Usernames and passwords may be changed after registration (see instructions below).

If you are a repeat user: Please click the "Login" button from the menu provided at and proceed as appropriate.

Authors: Please click the "Login" button from the menu and log in to the system as "Author." You may then submit your manuscript and track its progress through the system.

To change your username and/or password: Once you are registered, you may change your contact information, username, and/or password at any time. Simply log in to the system and click on "Update My Information" in the navigation bar at the top of the page. Should you need any assistance with Editorial Manager or the submissions process, please e-mail

Instructions for Manuscript Preparation

Authors should follow the guidelines below.
LaTeX users can download a LaTeX template.

The abstract should not contain reference citations. The abstract should be brief.

Authors should provide up to five (5) keywords at the end of the abstract.

The text of a manuscript is to be organized into sections, with first-level headings (I., II., etc.) and second-level headings (I.A., I.B., etc.).

Manuscripts must be typed, single-column, double spaced, with wide margins and indented paragraphs. Each manuscript must be complete with figures, tables, references, etc. The first page must contain the title, the name and affiliation of each author, the name and complete mailing address of the person to whom proofs and the page charge invoice are to be sent, and a list of the total number of pages, tables, and figures. Please provide an e-mail address. The second page of a technical paper and of a technical note must contain the abstract.

SI units are preferred; other units may be used, but consistency in the manuscript must be maintained.

Citations in the text to references shall be numerics strictly in order of their first appearance. Authors are referred to any recent issue of Fusion Science and Technology for formats. In particular, proceedings references must indicate the location and date of the conference, and references to reports must indicate the full name of the organization where the report was prepared. Also, authors are strongly encouraged to supply the full titles for the respective references. References must be listed in numerical sequence, double spaced, on a separate page. For more information, view the ANS/FST reference list style guidelines.

Footnote citations in the text should be lowercase superscript letters. The notes themselves can appear at the bottom of the page or as a separate list of endnotes appearing at the end of the document. Footnotes in tables are also cited by lowercase superscript letters. These footnotes should be placed underneath the table.

Tables and Figures
Tables and figures should be designed to fit one- or two-column widths (85 and 173 mm, respectively). The height of lowercase letters should not be less than 1.5 mm after reduction; thus, a figure or a table that must be reduced to one-third its original size should have lowercase letters at least 4.5 mm high. Tables must be numbered in Roman numerals in the order they are called out in the text. A title must accompany each table. Authors are strongly encouraged to submit figures in a high-resolution electronic format. Preferred electronic formats for figures include TIFF (line drawings at least 600 dpi, halftone or grayscale images at least 300 dpi); EPS (with embedded fonts); Postscript or PDF (with embedded fonts). Lines and rules in figures should be at least 0.5 points (half-point rules) with an absolute minimum 0.25 points. Figures must be numbered in Arabic numerals in the order they are called out in the text. A descriptive caption must accompany each figure.

Color art will be reproduced in color in the online publication at no additional cost to the author. Color illustrations will also be considered for print publication; however, the author will be required to bear the full cost involved in color art reproduction. Please note that color reprints can only be ordered if print reproduction costs are paid. Print Rates: $900 for the first page of color; $400 per page for the next three pages of color. A custom quote will be provided for articles with more than four pages of color. Art not supplied at a minimum of 300 dpi will not be considered for print. Please ensure that color figures and images submitted for publication will render clearly in a black and white conversion for print.

All mathematical equations should be carefully checked to ensure their correctness. Equation numbers should be Arabic numerals enclosed in parentheses to the right of the equation.

Proofs of all material except letters to the editor will be supplied. Proofs are to be read carefully and all printing errors corrected; however, alterations from the original text that cost more than 10% of composition costs will be charged to the author.

Authors for whom we receive a valid e-mail address will be provided an opportunity to purchase reprints of individual articles, or copies of the complete print issue. These authors will also be given complimentary access to their final article on Taylor & Francis Online. For enquiries about reprints, please contact the Taylor & Francis Author Services team at To order a copy of the issue containing your article, please contact our Customer Services team at

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