Subject to strict refereeing selected papers presented at the 22nd International School & Conference on Condensed Matter Physics (ISCMP) “State of the Art in Functional Materials & Technologies” appeared in ACS Omega. For the next School we will do our best to ensure publication of selected papers in an internationally recognized journal.

The proceedings of the School will be published as a special volume of the Open Access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS), which is part of IOP Conference Series. All papers published in IOP Conference Series are fully citable and upon publication will be free to download. Authors may be interested to know that IOP Conference Series now receives in excess of 2.3 million article downloads per year, and is abstracted and indexed in Scopus, Compendex and Inspec, among others. Citations are tracked online using IOP Publishing's citing articles facility in addition to the full citation tracking facilities provided by Scopus.

Important, please read before you submit a paper

PUBLICATION LICENCE 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.

 Where to submit your paper

Provide, upon registration at the ISCMP, TWO printed copies of your manuscript for initial evaluation and refereeing.

Your final version must fit into the allowed space of six A4 pages for contributed papers and ten A4 pages for invited lectures according to guidelines below.

Preparing your paper

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.

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 copyedit 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.

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