Instructions for contribution of general invited lectures (up to 12 pages),
topical invited lectures (up to 10 pages) and progress reports (up to 8 pages)


The proceedings of the 25th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases (SPIG 2010) will be published in the Open Access Journal of Physics: Conference Series. (JPCS) which is published by the Institute of Physics Publishing in the UK. All papers published in JPCS are fully citable and upon publication will be free to download. Authors may be interested to know that JPCS now receives in excess of 1.4 million article PDF downloads per year, and is abstracted and indexed in Scopus, Inspec and elsewhere. Citations to JPCS papers 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

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The licence terms and conditions are available online.

Where to send your paper

Manuscripts, prepared according to the guidelines (below), must be submitted by e-mail to:

Preparing your paper

Journal of Physics: Conference Series uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication. Authors are asked to prepare their papers using Microsoft Word or LaTeX2e according to the journal guidelines and templates. Instructions on preparing your paper, together with Microsoft Word and LaTeX2e templates, can be downloaded from the journal's Guidelines for Authors web page.

What you need to provide

Technical enquiries

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

Stephen Brewster
Production Specialist, Journal of Physics: Conference Series