Full paper submission

Proceedings of SOFT 2018 will be published in the Fusion Engineering and Design journal. The maximum extent of the papers is 6 journal pages for invited and 4 journal pages for contributed papers. The deadline for submitting your contribution for SOFT 2018 proceedings is the 14th September 2018

Submission instructions

To submit your contribution please follow this link: http://ees.elsevier.com/fusengdes/default.asp. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the SOFT 2018 special issue, it is important you select SI: SOFT30 when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. Select Rosaria Villari as the editor. The submitting authors are kindly asked to use the “comments” box to introduce the SOFT contribution number.

Please take into account that submitting authors are required to review at least two papers as a condition for publication in the conference proceedings. Please indicate suitable reviewers (preferably at least two from SOFT 2018 participants) to speed up the publication process.

The entire submission and review process of this journal is handled electronically using the Elsevier Editorial System (EES). For this reason, all the corresponding authors of the papers accepted for the SOFT 2018 conference have to do an extra registration to this electronic editorial system that differs from the SOFT 2018 system.

Document preparation


You are recommended to use the Elsevier article class elsarticle.cls to prepare your manuscript and BibTeX to generate your bibliography. Elseviers LaTeX site has detailed submission instructions, templates and other information.


You may use this template to ensure you meet the page limits.

Detailed instructions on paper formatting can be found at www.elsevier.com/journals/fusion-engineering-and-design/0920-3796/guide-for-authors.