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

Papers, prepared according to the author guidelines, should be submitted online here by Friday 23 December 2016. 

Maximum paper lengths:
Contributors are asked to provide a manuscript of between four and six pages (maximum) including a 200-word (maximum) abstract and diagrams.

Preparing your paper

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

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.

Journal enquiries

General enquiries regarding IOP Conference Series should be directed to:
Sarah Toms
IOP Conference Series

Key date

  • Full paper online submission deadline:
    23 December 2016