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ICFA Beam Dynamics Newsletter

Editors in chief
Kohji Hirata (
John Jowett (
S.Y.Lee (

Instructions to the authors

The ICFA Beam Dynamics Newsletter is intended as a channel for describing unsolved problems and highlighting important ongoing works, and not as substitute for journal articles and conference proceedings which usually describe completed work. It is published by the ICFA Beam Dynamics Panel, one of whose missions is to encourage international collaboration in beam dynamics.

It is published every April, August and December. The deadlines are 15 March, 15 July and 15 November, respectively.

The categories of articles in the newsletter are the following:

  1. Anouncements from the panel
  2. Reports of Beam Dynamics Activity of a group
  3. Reports of Beam Dynamics related workshops and meetings
  4. Anouncements of future Beam Dynamics related international workshops and meetings.

    Those who want to use newsletter to anounce their workshops etc can do so. Articles should typically fit within half a page and include descriptions of the subject, date, place and details of the contact person.

  5. Review of Beam Dynamics Problems

    This is a place to put forward unsolved problems and not to be used as a report of achievements. Clear and short highlights of the problem are encouraged.

  6. Letters to the editor

    This is a forum open to everyone. Anybody can give his/her opinion on beam dynamics and related activities, by sending it to one of the editors. The editors reserve the right to reject a contribution.

  7. Editorial

All articles except for 6) are by invitation only. The editors request an article following a recommendation by panel members. Those who wish to submit an article are encouraged to contact a nearby panel member.

The manuscript should be sent to one of the editors as a LaTeX file or plain text. The former is encouraged and authors are asked to follow the example below.

Each article should have the title, author's name(s) and his/her/their e-mail address(es).

To avoid wrapping problem, please do not put comments (manuscript through e-mail.

An example of LaTeX format

The following can be used as a model for preparing contributions.

% They will facilitate the conversion to hypertext for WWW.
% use this to give a link on WWW
% use this to give a person's name and email address 
\newcommand{\email}[2]{#1 (\texttt{#2})}
% use this to give name, email and address at the top of a 
% contribution
% The following can be used for long comments
\section{Beam Dynamics Activities at KEK}
                     National Laboratory for High Energy Physics}
Recent developments at KEK include \ldots
\subsection{Further instructions}
You can refer to these instructions at 
Please prepare your contribution as plain text or straightforward
\LaTeX, following this example.  Remember that the final version
(fonts, layout, etc.) of the newsletter (whether on the World-Wide Web
or on paper) will look very different from your draft so it is
\emph{useless to include any visual formatting commands} (such as
vertical or horizontal spacing, centering, tabs, etc.).  Use only
structural markup as recommended in~\cite{Lamport}.
Above all, avoid \TeX\ commands that are not part of standard \LaTeX.
These include the likes of \verb|\def|, \verb|\centerline|,
\verb|\align|, \ldots.
These restrictions are necessary so that we can automate production
and conversion of the newsletter into HTML for the Web.
Please include the author's name, electronic mail and laboratory
addresses as above and keep the title of your section concise.
Please keep figures to a minimum.
The preferred graphics format is Encapsulated Postscript (EPS) files.
Remembering that this is a newsletter and not a journal or laboratory
report, please also avoid using too much mathematics and giving formal
statements of results.
    \caption{Example of a figure.  
             The optional arguments give the coordinates of the 
             lower left and upper right corners of the part of the 
             image which is to be included.  
             The units bp are the same ``points'' used in Postscript.
             The image is resized to the width of the current column.
             See~\protect\cite{Lamport}, pp.129--131.  
A short bibliography may be included.
      \LaTeX: A Document Preparation System, Second Edition
      Addison-Wesley, Reading, Massachussets, 1994.


The ICFA Beam Dynamics Newsletters are distributed through the following distributors:

North and South Americas:
Pat Colestock (

Europe* and Africa:
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Asia** and Pacific:
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(*) including former Soviet Union.
(**) For mainland China, Chuang Zhang ( takes care of the distribution with Ms. Su Ping, Secretariat of PASC, P.O.Box 918, Beijing 100039, China.

It can be distributed on a personal basis. Those who want to receive it regularly can ask the distributor to do so. In order to reduce the distribution cost, however, please use WWW as much as possible.

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ICFA Beam Dynamics Newsletter, No. 11, August 1996