Authors of plenary talk and poster contributions to NuPhys2013 are invited to submit full papers to the Proceedings of the NuPhys2013 conference. The Proceedings will appear as a special on-line volume of the Journal of Physics: Conference Series by IOP Publishing. All submitted papers are peer-reviewed before publication by the the editors, augmented by designated external reviewers where relevant.

Important criteria and guidance

  • Submission deadline is Friday April 25th, 2014
  • You can use full-colour figures throughout without limitations
  • Poster contribution papers should be no more than three (3) pages in length.
  • Oral contribution papers should be no more than eight (8) pages in length.
  • Authors must submit fully formatted and proof-read papers. Once the reviewers have accepted your paper, you will not have the opportunity to change it any more. Published papers are final.
  • Only contributions presented at the conference are eligible for publication in the proceedings
  • At least one of the (co-)authors of the paper must be a registered participant of the conference, and must either present the talk or (in case of poster contributions) be present during the poster session to elaborate on the material presented.
  • The submitter of the paper must be listed as the presenter of the contribution in the NuPhys2013 Indico scientific programme.
  • Papers must be self-contained and comply with all usual guidelines for scientific papers. Re-prints of posters (or of presentation materials) do not constitute a valid paper. Ancillary media and detailed data set material may be presented in an appendix to the paper and submitted alongside it.

Instructions for full paper submission

The proceedings of NuPhys2013 will appear in 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 send your paper

Manuscripts, prepared according to the author guidelines, should be submitted to Francesca Di Lodovico ( and Silvia Pascoli ( by April 25, 2014.

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.

Journal enquiries

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