Proceedings deal announced for Superconductivity Centennial Conference 2011

28 Feb 2011Bristol, UK

IOP Publishing (IOP) is delighted to announce that an agreement has been reached to publish the proceedings of the 2011 Superconductivity Centennial Conference in two IOP journals.

Professors Horst Rogalla of the University of Twente and Peter Kes of the University of Leiden and co-chairs of the Superconductivity Centennial Conference said of the deal “This event is the biggest highlight of the 2011 celebrations. IOP was the best choice for us as our partners in this venture as they have a well established relationship with our community and could provide our contributors with excellent visibility for their work.”

The event is being held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Kamerlingh Onnes’ discovery of superconductivity at Leiden University in 1911. Three conference organizations EUCAS (European Conference on Applied Superconductivity), ISEC (International Superconductive Electronics Conference) and ICMC (International Cryogenic Materials Conference) have come together to host the event, which is expected to have 1000 participants.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special invited issue of Superconductor Science and Technology with the remaining papers to be published in the Journal of Physics: Conference Series. All the papers published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series will be open access in perpetuity and the papers published in Superconductor Science and Technology will be free to read for 12 months. The proceedings are expected to be published in early 2012.

IOP Publishing is marking the centennial celebrations with the publication of a special collection of 100 hand picked articles from Superconductor Science and Technology, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, New Journal of Physics, EPL and Physica Scripta on the hottest topics to emerge in the field over the last decade including MgB2 and the newly discovered iron-based superconductors. The collection is available and free to read until 31 December 2011.