Electronic Structure

About the journal


Electronic Structure is a multidisciplinary journal covering all theoretical and experimental aspects of electronic structure research, including the development of new methods. It is dedicated to the entirety of electronic structure research and its community, spanning materials science, physics, chemistry and biology. We welcome papers using any theoretical or experimental technique to study any aspect of electronic structure.

Why publish in Electronic Structure?

  • High standards: rigorous peer review from IOP Publishing’s global network of expert referees, with high-quality online production of published work and the support of a top-level editorial board.
  • Fast publication: we are committed to providing you with a fast, professional service to ensure rapid first decision, acceptance and publication. Once accepted, your article will be accessible to readers within 24 hours and will include a citable DOI.
  • Open access: compliant with all major funding bodies’ requirements.
  • Transfer opportunities: as well as accepting direct submissions, the journal also offers you a quick and easy solution to transfer your manuscript from another IOP Publishing journal if it does not fit that journal’s scope or significance criteria. Articles are transferred along with peer review reports to save time and avoid duplication of work for referees.
  • International Editorial Board: led by founding Editors-in-Chief Bert de Jong and Risto Nieminen.
  • Society owned: Any profits generated by IOP Publishing are used by the Institute of Physics to support science and scientists in both the developed and developing world.

Article types

Electronic Structure welcomes submissions of the following article types:

  • Research Papers: report original research work; normally not more than 8500 words.
  • Topical Reviews: present a snapshot of recent progress in a particular field. They may contain a mixture of review and original material. They are usually commissioned by the Editorial Board but submitted reviews will also be considered. They should typically be between 10 000 and 15 000 words in length.
  • Technical Notes: should demonstrate a new computational or experimental methodology, or an improvement to existing methods, with proof of application. They do not need to demonstrate a scientific advance but must still advance technical knowledge.

Abstracting and indexing services

We work with our authors to help make their work as easy to discover as possible. Electronic Structure is currently included in the following abstracting and discovery services:

  • Web of Science (Emerging Sources Citation Index)
  • Chemical Abstracts Service
  • CNKI
  • Ei Compendex
  • Inspec
  • J-Gate
  • JST
  • Nasa Astrophysics Data System
  • Naver Academic
  • Yewno

Electronic Structure has recently been accepted by Scopus and indexing will begin shortly.