Abstracts accepted for presentation 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.

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 Conference Series website.

  • Details of maximum paper lengths: Papers must be between 6-8 pages in total. It is allowed only 1 paper per presenting author.

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 need to provide

The PDF file of your paper:when preparing your paper ensure that you follow the author guidelines, but as a minimum:

  • Use European A4 sized paper with at least a 25mm margin
  • Ensure that your paper includes an abstract 
  • Do not add any page numbers, headers or footers to your article
  • Any multimedia files you wish to publish online JPCS encourages authors to submit multimedia files to enhance the online versions of published research articles.

Where to submit your paper

Papers, prepared according to IOP's author guidelines, should be submitted online by 19 October 2018 following the instructions below:

  • You will need to login using the same email address and password that you used to submit the abstract
  • Select 'Edit and Upload' next to the abstract which you are uploading a paper for
  • Upload paper - if you amend the title please notify
  • Select submit

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 


Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: [extended]
    8 May 2018
  • Registration deadline:
    8 June 2018
  • Proceedings deadline:
    19 October 2018

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