Call for Papers

Paper deadline: January 22nd February 5th 11:59 PM CST

Students are encouraged to submit a 1-4 page research summary based on work done on any of the following:

  • research results
  • internship projects
  • senior design projects
The specific technical tracks (topics) you may submit to are:

  • Accelerator Applications
  • Fuel Cycle & Waste Management
  • Nuclear Criticality Safety
  • Advanced Reactors
  • Fusion Energy & Plasmas
  • Nuclear Installations Safety
  • Aerospace Nuclear Science and Tech
  • Human Factor, Instrumentation & Controls
  • Operations and Power
  • Biology and Medicine
  • Isotopes and Radiation
  • Radiation Protection & Shielding
  • Decommissioning & Environ. Sciences
  • Materials Science & Technology
  • Reactor Physics
  • Detection and Measurement
  • Mathematics and Computation
  • Robotics Remote Systems
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • Thermal Hydraulics & Fluids
  • Special Session: Nuclear Policy

We would like to highlight the 'policy' special track and greatly encourage students to apply.

*Note that your summary will not be published as an official ANS transaction*.

Click here to download the Call for Papers.

How to Submit

Summaries will be submitted online through the ANS national EPSR

The following screenshots take you through the process to submit your paper

Step 1 - Click Log In
Step 2 - Log In with your account info
Step 3 - Click My Summaries
Step 4 - Click Create a New Summary
Step 5 - Select the Contributed/Stimulated Summary
Step 6 - Read and click Continue
Step 7 - Enter a title in the text box
Step 8 - Select relevant Track
Step 9 - Add additional authors if necessary
Step 10 - Answer 3 questions in text fields
Step 11 - Select desired presentation method
Step 12 - Review information and submit when ready


Summaries will follow the format for typical ANS transactions (found here). Please use either one of the following templates to begin:

  • Microsoft Word, download template by clicking here
  • LaTex, download by clicking here

Summaries submitted will be presented at the conference in two methods, either:

  1. Podium presentation
  2. Poster presentation

Podium presentation

A projector, digital computer, and wireless pointer will be available for podium presentations. Presenters are highly encouraged to save his or her presentation as a PDF and bring a USB containing the presentation. Podium presentations will take place on Friday and Saturday of the conference. Presentations will be organized based on the technical tracks listed above. Students will have 15 minutes to present and 5 minutes for a Q/A.

Poster Presentation

Please print your poster before arriving in Gainesville or make arrangements to print at a local store. No assistance by conference hosts will be given for printing of posters. Posters cannot be greater than 4 feet (121.92 cm) by 4 feet (121.92 cm).

Paper Reviews

After papers are submitted each will be reviewed and authors will receive feedback on his or her paper. After authors will be presented with one of the following options:

  • Accept with no revision needed (uncommon).
  • Revise and resubmit (most common). Consider what the reviewer has to say and make changes accordingly
  • Reject (very uncommon). This may only occur if there is clear plagiarism or the paper has zero relevance to the conference (e.g. a review of 19th century French poetry)