Full paper guideline and format for the IOP proceedings
Full papers should be submitted in .doc or .docx format, in ‘camera-ready’ version (all tables and figures are places within the text). We have the right to reject or ask you to reformat the manuscript before the paper is accepted for publication.
Please download the Word templates for extensive guidelines on formatting your paper. As a summary, please ensure the following:
- Your full paper should between 4000-8500 words, including references and all illustrations.
- You have to write your paper in English, which is understandable and grammatically correct. A thorough proofread should be conducted to check the standard of English and ensure wording is clear and concise.
- If you present tables, figures or other illustrations in your paper, please make sure that you already arrange the copyrights of graphs, charts and others which have been revealed on the papers.
- Paper size is European A4.
- Margins are 4cm (top), 2.5cm (left and right) and 2.7cm (bottom).
- The paper includes the author name and affiliation (full address including country).
- There are no page numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper.
- Text is single spaced, not double spaced.
- Figures are placed within the text, not collected at the end of the document.
- All pages are portrait (landscape pages should be rotated).
- Reference lists are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via Crossref if they are correct and complete.
- For the reference lists, please use the Vancouver numerical system where references are numbered sequentially throughout the text. The numbers occur within square brackets, like this , and one number can be used to designate several references. The reference list gives the references in numerical, not alphabetical, order. Please refer to this link for a more detailed guideline.
- See examples:
 Sze S M 1969 Physics of Semiconductor Devices (New York: Wiley–Interscience)
 Dorman L I 1975 Variations of Galactic Cosmic Rays (Moscow: Moscow State University Press) p 103
 Caplar R and Kulisic P 1973 Proc. Int. Conf. on Nuclear Physics (Munich) vol 1 (Amsterdam: North-Holland/American Elsevier) p 517
 Szytula A and Leciejewicz J 1989 Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths vol 12, ed K A Gschneidner Jr and L Erwin (Amsterdam: Elsevier) p 133
 Kuhn T 1998 Density matrix theory of coherent ultrafast dynamics Theory of Transport Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructures (Electronic Materials vol 4) ed E Schöll (London: Chapman and Hall) chapter 6 pp 173–214