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At IOP Publishing we work with scientists for the benefit of science.

As a researcher in the scientific, technical or medical communities we want to work with you, to support and help you with the dissemination of your research and with celebrating and promoting your achievements. We invite you to interact with us in a multitude of ways – as authors, referees, Editorial Board members, by contributing to Physics World magazine, by accessing the latest research papers at or simply by keeping up to date with news at

We publish more than 70 journals
covering a broad range of areas – applied physics, astronomy & astrophysics, atomic, molecular and optical physics, chemistry, computational science, condensed matter, education, engineering, environment, high energy & nuclear physics, materials science, mathematics, measurement, medical & biological sciences, plasma physics – so whatever your specialism there will be a journal to which you can submit your papers and read the research of others.

Not only do we publish your work – we promote it too. From press releases for specific articles in “hot topic” areas to our programme of article evolution™, our wide range of supporting services and progressive use of technology helps your work gain the attention it deserves and enables you to easily and quickly find the relevant work of others in your field.


Submit your paper


To submit your paper, simply go to and select your preferred journal. From that journal homepage you can then follow the “submit your papers” link for full details of the process.

For guidance on how to submit an article to an IOP journal, read the Author Guidelines.
You might also like to read our Ethical Policy.

Useful guides

Academic publishing is rapidly changing and new technologies and publication models give authors much more choice over where and how to publish their work.

We have produced a useful guide for authors, aimed at early career researchers who are beginning to write papers for publication. For an overview of academic publishing and advice on how to make the most of the process for sharing your research, see our Introductory Guide for Authors.

In addition, to help address some of the questions from researchers about copyright and licensing, we have produced a guide Introduction to copyright and licensing.


To maintain the quality of our journals, we constantly update and expand our list of expert referees. If you are willing to referee articles occasionally please get in touch.

Refereeing can be a rewarding activity and you will be contributing to ensuring the quality of research in your specific field. For help and advice on refereeing, see our Introductory Guide to Refereeing.