Proceedings

Authors of work presented at the conference are invited to contribute a paper to the conference proceedings, which will be published in the open access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS), published by IOP Publishing. It will be a great opportunity to showcase the quality and range of research being presented at the conference as well as promote the event to a wider international audience.

A call for papers will open shortly after the final day of the conference (15 October). A charge of £42 will be made for each publication in the proceedings but this will provide open access and, therefore, the virtual proceedings itself will be free for all to read.

IOP Conference Series uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication. Authors are asked to prepare their papers using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, according to the journal guidelines and templates, and then convert these files to PDF. Full instructions on preparing your paper, along with templates, can be found on the IOP Publishing Conference Series website.

  • Details of maximum paper lengths: papers should be between 4-8 pages in total. More than one paper per author is acceptable, but each should tie into a separate contribution at the conference.

It is important to ensure that when you submit your paper, it is in its final form ready for publication, and has been thoroughly proofread. IOP do not edit papers and will not send out author proofs prior to publication. Please note: post-publication changes are not usually permitted, unless there are exceptional circumstances, so please ensure your paper has been checked for errors.

What you will need to provide

The PDF file of your paper: when preparing your paper ensure that you follow the author guidelines:

  • Paper size is European A4.
  • Margins are 4cm (top), 2.5cm (left and right) and 2.7cm (bottom).
  • The paper includes the author name and affiliation (full address including country).
  • There are no page numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper.
  • The PDF is free of formatting errors (e.g. corrupt equations, missing or low-resolution figures), since conversion from Word to PDF can introduce formatting errors.
  • Text is single spaced, not double spaced.
  • The PDF file is editable and not password protected.
  • All pages are portrait (landscape pages should be rotated).
  • Reference lists are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via Crossref if they are correct and complete.
  • Figures are placed within the text, not collected at the end of the document.
  • A thorough proofread is conducted to check the standard of English and ensure wording is clear and concise.

You can find more information on this here.

Publication license for open access proceedings papers

IOP Conference Series operates a publishing licence, under which authors retain copyright of their papers and they no longer need to sign and submit copyright assignment forms. Any author who wishes to publish in IOP Conference Series must agree to the terms of the licence and by submitting a paper for publication it is assumed all authors of the paper agree, in full, to the terms of the licence.

The licence terms and conditions are available online.

Journal enquiries

General enquiries regarding IOP Conference Series should be directed to: 
IOP Conference Series 
E-mail: jpcs@ioppublishing.org

 


Key dates

Registration deadline:

10 October 2021 [extended]


Virtual exhibition and sponsorship

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