Contributed Papers

How to Submit

The 4-page papers will be collected via Online Conference System (OCS), provided by Boudewijn van Miligen, CIEMAT, Madrid, which has also been used for the abstracts. Submissions by e-mail or other means will not be taken into consideration.

Note that paper submission starts on June 8th and ends on June 18th.

The submitted documents must be in PDF format and comply with the layout requirements shown below. Other formats (MsWord, TeX, Postscript, …) are not acceptable.

To facilitate document preparation, it is recommended that authors use the following templates:

Note that the 4-page papers are not subject to a peer review process.

With the submission of a paper to the OCS you agree that this paper in the submitted format will be available to the public.

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Paper Format

Number of pages 4
Page size A4 (21.0 x 29.7 cm)
Page margins 2.5 cm on all 4 sides, gutter 0.0
Fonts Times, Symbol
Font size 14 pt (title), 12 pt (main text), 10 pt (figure captions, references)
Line spacing 1.5 lines (21 pt)
Title of paper Centred alignment, bold font 14 pt
List of authors Centred alignment, normal font 12 pt, presenting author underlined,
e.g. M. First1, N.N. Second2
Author affiliations Centred alignment, italic font 12 pt,
e.g. 1Institute, City, Country
Body text Justified alignment, normal font 12 pt
References 10-point font, 1.5 line spacing
Figure Captions 10-point font

Invited PPCF Special Issue Papers

The manuscript submission deadline is 30 September 2020. Due to the tight publication schedule, papers submitted after this deadline may not be included in the main special issue collection when it first appears online in December 2020, but will be retrospectively linked to it when they are accepted and published online.

The suggested page limits are 12 journal pages for a plenary talk and 8 pages for an invited talk (PPCF pages are approximately 900 words per page, with tables and figures using the equivalent of 300 words each). However, papers that exceed these limits will still be considered so long as the length is justified by the scientific content.

The quality and formatting requirements for special issue articles are the same as for regular submissions to PPCF. For details of preparation and submission guidelines, please visit It will help with publication times if you could please obtain written permissions for reusing any previously published material before submitting to the journal.

IOP Publishing will manage the peer-review of the special issue in-house. All contributions should be submitted via our online submissions system: Please select article type “Special Issue Article” and special issue title “Special issue featuring the invited talks from the 47th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Sitges, 22-26 June 2020".

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