ASC 2020 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 2021 release of the entire Special Issue (vol. 31, no 5). 

Manuscript Submission Site Opens
     Update Nov. 24, 2020: The manuscript submission site is now open for submission. An email will be sent to presenting authors with submission and login information. If you, as presenting author, do not receive the email notification by Wednesday, November 25, please contact the Editorial Office by email at and be sure to reference the abstract ID or your final presentation ID (e.g. Wk1MOr1A-01). 

Manuscript Submission Deadline 
       11:59 PM, EST, Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Presentation is a Requirement for Publication
Authors presenting at ASC 2020 are not required to submit a manuscript. For authors that choose to submit a manuscript, only subject matter presented at ASC 2020 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. For posters, presentation means that an author is available during the duration of the poster session to discuss the work and answer questions. Posting of the pages of the manuscript does not constitute presentation. Changes to the program, which have been approved by the ASC 2020 Program Committee, will be allowed for submitted manuscripts. Please see the presentation guidelines pages for change instructions & deadlines.

An abstract accepted for presentation at ASC 2020 may not lead to a published paper in TAS. The Scope of TAS is described here. 

Some Key Facts you need to know, please read (PDF)!

Included in the Key-Fact-PDF are the following:

  • Manuscript Validation Codes (a unique code is required for each manuscript submission)
  • Paper & Page Limits
  • IEEE Editorial and Publishing Policies
  • Refining the Use of English in Your Article
  • Plagiarism & Re-publication
  • IEEE Style Manual
  • Scope of the ASC Conference

Payment of Fees

  • Fees for submitting an additional manuscript must be paid in advance while registering for ASC 2020. Rejection of a manuscript after peer review does not imply any refund of any fees paid.
  • Fees for additional manuscript pages are due with acceptance of the paper.  You will be contacted by the editorial staff with instructions on how to submit payment. Please note that payments will be collected by the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC), not IEEE. Volunteer page charges (or over-length article fees) processed by IEEE are not the same as the mandatory additional page charges processed by ASC.
  • Open access can be arranged at time of article acceptance directly with IEEE, and article processing charges can be paid then.

Manuscript Template
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.

Submission & Peer Review Site
The manuscript submission site can be accessed at Manuscripts can only be submitted by the presenting author. An email will be sent on November 24, 2020 to the presenting author with submission and login information. The manuscript submission deadline is Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Late submissions will only be accepted at the discretion of the special issue Editor-in-Chief.

Editorial Office / Contact Information
For any publication related questions, please contact Centennial Conferences via email at Please be sure to reference your Abstract or Presentation ID in any correspondence.