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 General

 Manuscript preparation

General information

Title, Authors (first and family names), affiliations and the corresponding author's e-mail address must be clearly indicated, we recommend the use of the ASCII character set in order to improve the compatibility with other systems

If the article is authored by a collaboration, its official email address should be provided, if available, instead of the corresponding author's.

If you have posted your preprint on the ArXiV, please enter its ID number in the submission form (in the field "arXiv number").

The abstract should briefly summarize the content of the contribution and must fit in the first page.

Please avoid formulae and references in the title and abstract.

We suggest to include line numbering in your manuscript as it would be very helpful for editors and reviewers during the peer review stage and for typesetters in the proofreading stage.

At the time of submission you must characterize your work with a number of keywords selected, by order of preference or relevance, from the JINST keyword list. Please indicate these keywords after the abstract.

If your article is authored by a collaboration, please do not insert the whole author list in the article metadata when submitting the paper, but just the Collaboration name. Moreover, please provide the Editorial office with the Collaboration logo and institutional email, if needed.

Text and style

Please divide the text into sections. Write your work in standard, comprehensible English. Conciseness is strongly encouraged, but clarity and consistency are more important. Short and simple words and sentences are helpful for readers. Please keep jargon and acronyms to a minimum.The Journal will not make language corrections; preprints submitted with poor English will be returned to the authors and publication will be delayed until they can provide a new version. The Editors will consider whether the content is of sufficient scientific interest compared to the overall length and may recommend ways of shortening the text.

Tables, figures and multimedia

Tables and figures can be used to improve the information in the text. This is true for both theoretical and experimental preprints.

Particularly large tables and figures or multimedia materials can be submitted as attachments to the contribution, by clicking the "upload attachment" button after the submission of the main files for the preprint has been successfully completed. They will undergo the same review process but, in case of acceptance, will not be typeset or transformed in any way. Authors are therefore advised to use standard formats to prepare them, so that Editors, Referees and Readers will be able to read them. SISSA Medialab and IOP bear no responsibility for uncommon formats, viruses and other problems that may arise.

References

JINST uses the sequential numerical system for references in the text. The sequential numbers occur within square brackets, and the reference list at the end of the preprint lists the references in numerical order, not alphabetically. Please write the reference as in the following example:

 S. Kachru and E. Silverstein, 4-d conformal theories and strings on orbifolds, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80 (1988) 4855 [hep-th/9802183]

Please refer to the author manual and to JHEP.bst for finer details.

Author Manual

In order to make JINST papers as homogeneous as possible, authors are invited to follow the instructions described in the manual Instructions for authors: jinst-author-manual.pdf

 File preparation

 The following instructions should be followed for preparing papers/technical reports/proceedings contributions. Manuscripts can be prepared in TeX/LaTeX (preferred format) or MS-Word. Source files submitted will be automatically transformed by the system in PDF files.
 TeX and LaTeX Please note all new submissions will be processed using TeXLive 2020. The most visible differences with previous distributions of LaTeX are: UTF-8 is the default file encoding (since TexLive 2018) which means improved support for special characters and characters with accents. Filenames are now case insensitive. If your tex file includes a figure Figure.png but in your submitted zip/tar.gz the file is called figure.png the compliation will not fail due to the file not found. It is always better use the correct filename in your tex file when including figures. Please note that if your article was first submitted before 13th May 2020 it is processed using TexLive 2016 and the file name is case sensitive. Your contribution can be one of the following: a single (La)TeX file which can be submitted with no need of compressing it. a file archive (.zip, .tar.gz, .tgz) If your preprint includes more than one file, the files have to be uploaded as an archive. In this case it is essential for the master file to be saved in the root (main) directory of the archive. The other files may be in subdirectories. If your archive includes more than one .tex file, please make sure you specify the name of the tex master file in the appropriate field on the submission page otherwise the submission will fail. a file or archive plus attachments (additional figures, large tables, videos, etc.) In this case an additional step will be requested of you when you see the upload confirmation screen. Please click on the button "upload attachment" (at the bottom of the page), and you will be able to upload additional material. These will be viewed as separate file attachments throughout the review procedure and on the published article's web page. Manuscripts should be preferably prepared in LaTeX using the package jinstpub.sty. Preprints preared with different styles are also accepted, but are inevitably processed more slowly after acceptance. In any case, you should try to use standard packages. Please see the next section for some general tips. Some infrequently used macro packages, (i.e.: aastex, elsart, feynman, harvmac, lanlmac, j-phys, phyzzx and revtex), even if old and/or deprecated, are installed at the JINST site in addition to the standard TeX distribution. If you are using an unrecognised package, please include it in the submission. Always consider that the submission can be completed only if your file compiles successfully on the JINST server. Please include the .bbl file if you have used BibTeX. Please include the .pk, .tfm and .t1, .t2, ..., files in your archive if you use packages (for example feynmf) that require the use of metafont. Please include the .gls file if you use the glossaries package. You can include graphic files (via the graphicx package) but please be careful with filenames. Figure file names must not contain spaces. Case sensitivity is important. It is always better use the correct filename in your tex file when including figures. If your tex file includes a figure Figure.png in your submitted zip/tar.gz the file should also be called Figure.png. (Since 13th May 2020 JINST uses TexLive 2020 which is case insensitive however articles submitted before 13th May 2020 continue to use TexLive 2016 and the file name is case sensitive). Important note: the class JINST.cls is obsolete. Please do not use it and refer to the documentation for the jinstpub.sty package. LaTeX tips We often see the same errors perpetrated by habit and copy-paste techniques. Here are some tips that we hope will help you to write better LaTeX. Please avoid common mistakes. A very nice and short document with such errors can be read with texdoc l2tabuen (or here). Please read it. Keep in mind that the typesetting issues that you encounter have probably already been solved by someone else. Look for existing solutions before reinventing the wheel (sub-equations, proofs environments, small inline matrices,...). If your search does not yield results, feel free to ask to any TeX user group. They are helpful and good. Also check out StackExchange. Please leave margins, font, styling of sections, captions, references alone (i.e. no "\caption{\small ...}" or "\section{\it ...}" etc.). Try to keep the preamble as simple and clean as possible: do not copy paste from other tex files huge macro lists that you do not use, that overwrite already existing commands and that redefine the same thing multiple times. The same goes for packages: do not load packages that you do not use. Especially, do not use obsolete packages (if in doubt, comment the \usepackage and see what happens). Do not use \def. Do not use \def. The above is not an error, it's a repetition: do not use \def! Be aware that certain command have arguments, but other are switches: they change something but do not have arguments (e.g. do not confuse \textbf{} with {\bfseries}). See the last tip. You must know these packages: amsmath, hyperref, graphicx. Please read the compilation log. Certains LaTeX IDE/editors may hide it. Read the warnings but especially the errors. "Encoding" is a complex subject. If in doubt, stick to us-ascii or utf-8. Read the Manual. If all else fails, please read some documentation on TeX/LaTeX. The very minimum should be A short introduction to LaTeX2e. Other good starting points might be wikipedia and overleaf documentation. MS-Word Your contribution can be one of the following: a single .docx file Please note that if the .docx file contains figures, you should submit these also (see point 2). a file archive (.zip) If your preprint includes more than one file, the files have to be uploaded as an archive. In this case it is essential for the master file to be saved in the root (main) directory of the archive. The other files may be in subdirectories. Please note that if two or more source files have the same extension (i.e. "File1.docx" and "File2.docx"), in making the submission you must specify the master file name in the appropriate field, otherwise the submission will fail. If the document contains figures they must appear in the .docx file. Make sure they are also included as separate files (PNG, JPEG, GIF) in the compressed archive. a file or archive plus attachments (additional figures, large tables, videos, etc.) In this case an additional step will be requested of you when you see the upload confirmation screen. Please click on the button "upload attachment" (at the bottom of the page), and you will be able to upload additional material. These will be viewed as separate file attachments throughout the review procedure and after publication. For documents prepared in Microsoft Word for Windows or Macintosh, please use only True Type fonts (also for Greek letters and mathematical symbols). Equations must be prepared using Equation Editor, version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 or MathType. We also provide a sample MS-Word article in JINST style (jinst-word-sample.docx). Archive preparation (.tar.gz) Put all the files that make up your manuscript in a folder. The folder is called paper in our example. To create a .tar.gz file issue these commands from a terminal: $cd paper/$ tar -cvzf article.tar.gz * You will find the file article.tar.gz inside the folder.

 Submission

 Coauthors

 The preprint web page

 As soon as a new contribution is submitted to JINST , a preprint number is assigned and the preprint appears in the section "waiting for editor's decision". The preprint number identifies your contribution throughout the editorial procedure, and is required for any correspondence with the JINST Editorial Office. Figure 1. The preprint number To access the preprint web page of a particular document, you should: Log in to the JINST website at SISSA Medialab Click on "my Author pages (corresponding author)" or "My coauthor pages" The preprints still in progress are in the "pending papers" page divided into sections according to their status. The preprint web page for a particular preprint contains all the information about that preprint, except for confidential data (i.e., editor and referee names). From the preprint web page, you can perform the following actions: check the status of the preprint and the progress of the editorial procedure download the preprint (PDF) communicate with the Editorial Office, the Editor and the Scientific Director (corresponding author only) read and download the report submit the revised version for the preprint, if requested by the Editor (corresponding author only) withdraw the preprint (corresponding author only).