IOP Conferences


Invitation to authors
This year authors of abstracts accepted for presentation at CMMP10 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. As this is the first time CMMP has published proceedings 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.

JPCS is open access (free to read online), fully citable and receives a substantial number of full-text article downloads, ensuring your paper reaches the widest possible audience. JPCS received some 1.4 million downloads in 2009 and is on target for 2 million article downloads in 2010. JPCS proceedings are abstracted and indexed in Scopus, Compendex, Web of Science (Conference Proceedings Citation Index) and Inspec – among others – with citations also being tracked online by IOP Publishing’s Citing Articles facility.

Important - please read before you submit a paper

Publication licence for open access proceedings papers
For papers published in our open access proceedings titles IOP Publishing no longer requires authors to sign and submit copyright forms. Please note that our regular journals are unaffected by this change. For our open access proceedings titles (including JPCS) copyright transfer forms are being replaced by a publishing licence under which authors retain their copyright and no longer need to sign and submit any forms. Any author who wishes to publish in one of these titles must agree to the terms of the licence and by submitting a paper for publication in one of these titles 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.

Submitting your paper
Papers must be submitted via by 3 December 2010

Preparing your paper
Now that your abstract has been accepted for presentation at CMMP10 the next step is to prepare a PDF version of your paper. Authors are encouraged to help support the aims and objectives of CMMP10 by contributing to the proceedings and helping to create a valuable long-term archive of our 2010 conference.

Authors are offered the following two options for publication of their CMMP10 proceedings paper:

  • a full proceedings paper (typically 5 pages in length, but there are no fixed restrictions on length or use of graphics etc)
  • a shorter "extended abstract paper" (usually one or two pages) plus
    • a PDF of their actual conference Poster, or
    • the Powerpoint file of their conference presentation

Full proceedings papers and extended abstract papers must conform to some basic core requirements for publication in JPCS:

  • Papers must be submitted in PDF format only, and must be in final form, ready for publication, as no editing of proofreading will be conducted after submission.
  • All papers (including the extended abstracts) must have a short abstract
  • Authors should use either European A4 or US Letter sized paper
  • Papers must not contain page numbers, headers or footers
  • Paper margins must be adequate (minimum 25mm)
  • All papers must contain the email address of at least one author we can contact

Full details of these core requirements are available online

Specific guidelines for full papers
Authors are asked to prepare their full proceedings papers using the JPCS Microsoft Word or LaTeX2e templates and then to convert the finished paper into PDF format for submission. Full guidelines and templates can be downloaded from the JPCS Guidelines for Authors web page.

If you wish to use non-JPCS templates please ensure your PDF meets the essential requirements listed above.

Guidelines for extended abstract papers
Please prepare your extended abstract using the standard JPCS templates.

For this type of paper you will need to submit two separate documents:

  • The PDF of your extended abstract (one or two pages is typical)
  • The PDF of your conference Poster, or your Powerpoint presentation file

Authors are invited to view the following examples of JPCS proceedings which contain extended abstract papers and PDFs of poster presentations:

  • extended abstract paper format
  • and Poster PDFs (select "Supplementary data" to view the Poster PDF). For CMMP10, JPCS will make the PDF of the actual Poster (or Powerpoint presentation file) available as a downloadable item to accompany your paper ("Supplementary data").

Technical enquiries
Technical enquiries concerning preparing papers for Journal of Physics: Conference Series should be directed to:

Jacky Mucklow
Production Editor, Journal of Physics: Conference Series

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