URSI GASS 2017 Special Section Publications Now Open


Authors presenting papers at the URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS), which will be held in Montreal, Canada, August 2017, are encouraged to publish a full written version of their paper either in a special section of Radio Science or in special sections of the URSI Radio Science Bulletin.

Many radio scientists are reluctant to present their latest results at a conference because of the very tight pre-publication requirements imposed by most journals. To overcome this problem both special sections are now open for submission in order to ensure that the research is in the process of being published at the time of the GASS 2017. Others, preferring to publish their research after a conference will find that the special sections remain open until well after the conference.

All papers published in Radio Science (since 1966) are now abstracted, indexed and appear in IEEE Xplore. Starting in 2017, all papers published in the Radio Science Bulletin (back to 2002) will also be abstracted, indexed, and appear in IEEE Xplore as open-access papers (available without a subscription). So you can be assured your articles, published in either of these journals, will be visible to a wide audience.

All papers will go through the normal review process, and all papers submitted to either Radio Science or the Radio Science Bulletin must be sufficiently expanded over the version presented in the GASS Proceedings to merit a separate publication. Remember, those Summary Papers appearing in the GASS Proceedings, where the authors have given permission, will now be submitted to IEEE Xplore.

Radio Science: Papers submitted to the GASS special section will be published individually as soon as they have been peer reviewed. When all submitted papers have been processed the papers will then be bound together electronically.

The GASS special section of Radio Science is now open to all authors who intend to present a paper at the GASS and will remain open until 31 May 2018. To submit your paper to Radio Science, either go to the Call for Papers link on the left-hand side of the Radio Science home page under Journal Resources


or go directly to the Call for Papers page:


Radio Science Bulletin: If your paper is more tutorial or review in nature, or deals with a less narrowly focused topic, it may be more appropriate for the Radio Science Bulletin. Since several special sections will be published, there should be little or no delay in publishing your paper in the Radio Science Bulletin.

The RSB special sections are also open now and will remain open until 31 December 2018. There are no page charges or author fees associated with publishing in the Radio Science Bulletin.

We look forward to your contributions

Phil Wilkinson
Editor in Chief, Radio Science
Ross Stone
Editor Radio Science Bulletin
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