Publication Instructions

The ICEC29-ICMC2024 publication will appear in the IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, a completely open access, green publication, with full text available for instant download to anyone online free of charge. The peer-reviewed papers are indexed by Google and Google Scholar, with additional abstracting and indexing in Scopus, Inspec, ISI proceedings, Chemical abstracts, SPIRES, MathSciNet, and others. 

Deadlines for paper submission & peer review

1. Paper submission start: Monday, July 15, 2024
2. Paper submission closure: Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at noon (CET)
3. Peer review completion deadline: Friday, October 25, 2024.

Where to submit your paper

Papers, prepared according to the author guidelines, must be submitted to the ICEC29-ICMC2024 IOP peer review site (hosted by Morressier). An email will be sent on July 15, 2024, to the abstract author with submission information. The abstract author is the contact author for the peer review process.

Who can submit a paper

Anyone presenting a plenary oral, an invited and/or contributed oral, or a poster is strongly encouraged to submit her/his paper for peer review. However, authors are not obliged to submit a paper. A submitted paper will only be considered for peer review if the work was presented at its scheduled day & time during ICEC29-ICMC 2024.

Paper page limits

Regular oral and poster based papers may be up to six (6) pages including figures and references. Invited and plenary oral based papers may be up to 8 (eight) pages. Papers extending these limits will not be accepted by the conference.

Preparing your paper

IOP Conference Series uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publications. It is mandatory  to prepare papers using the guidelines below. It is essential to ensure that when you submit your paper, it is in its final form ready for publication, and has been thoroughly proofread.

Summary of paper preparation guidelines

Authors are asked to review all information and available instruction and template files carefully. (See also: https://publishingsupport.iopscience.iop.org/author-guidelines-for-conference-proceedings/ )

When preparing your paper, make sure you follow the author guidelines:

Paper format

  • The paper size is European A4.
  • Margins are 4cm (top), 2.5cm (left and right) and 2.7cm (bottom).
  • There are no page numbers, headers or footers within the paper.
  • Text is single spaced, not double spaced.
  • All fonts are embedded.
  • All pages are portrait (landscape pages should be rotated).
  • The abstract text should be indented 25mm from the left margin and there should be 10mm space after the abstract before you begin the main text of your article, starting on the same page as the abstract.

Paper content

  • The paper includes the author name(s) and affiliation(s) (full address including country).
  • All articles must contain an abstract.
  • Papers must use inclusive language. At IOPP we follow these industry-wide Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication.
  • All figures and tables should be numbered in numerical order. Please ensure that figure/table numbers are not duplicated or missed.
  • Figures are legible and placed within the text, not collected at the end of the document.
  • If section headings are numbered, ensure that they are numbered numerically, and no numbers are duplicated or missing.
  • Displayed equations should follow a naming convention in numerical order, i.e. (1), (2), (3) etc or by section, i.e. (1.1), (1.2) etc. Ensure every displayed equation has its own number and none are duplicated or missing.
  • Reference lists are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via CrossRef if they are correct and complete. Check the templates and guidance page for further reference styling information.
  • If numbering references (Harvard system) ensure that references are numbered numerically, every reference has its own number and no numbers are duplicated or missing.
  • Ensure that all references are cited in the text and that all citations have a corresponding reference.
  • Finally, please ensure that the paper is thoroughly proofread to check the standard of English and ensure wording is clear and concise.

Conversion to PDF

  • The PDF file is editable and not password protected.
  • The PDF is free of formatting errors (e.g. corrupt equations, missing or poor-resolution figures), since conversion from Word to PDF can introduce formatting errors.
  • There are no blank pages.

IOP Instruction and Template files

Publication license for open access proceedings papers

IOP Conference Series operates a publishing license, 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 the IOP Conference Series must agree to the terms of the license. By submitting a paper an author and all co-authors are assumed to agree with the terms of the IOP Proceedings License. The license terms and conditions are available online

Additional information

  • All papers are mandatorily peer-reviewed for technical merit and for conformance to the standards of format and style as laid out in the author instructions and the paper template.
  • If you are notified during this peer-review process that your paper is in need of technical and/or format and style changes, you are to make the necessary effort needed to complete those modifications and upload your revised paper to the IOP submission site as soon as possible and within the specific time frame that is requested.
  • Author roles and responsibilities
  • Ethics in peer review