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Materials for Quantum Technology

About Materials for Quantum Technology


Materials for Quantum Technology™ is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing cutting-edge experimental and theoretical research on the development and application of materials for all quantum-enabled technologies and devices. Particular areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Fabrication and characterisation of materials and interfaces for quantum technology applications and quantum devices (including methods of production, processing, analysis and integration);
  • Materials for hybrid quantum systems;
  • Materials for quantum sensing and metrology;
  • Materials for quantum optics and photonics (including qubit-photon conversion and coherent photon-phonon coupling);
  • Materials for micro-fabricated/on-chip ion trap qubits;
  • Materials for topological qubits;
  • Materials and substrates for spin qubits;
  • Chemistry for quantum technology (including molecular qubits and the design of molecular systems);
  • Novel Josephson junctions and circuit elements for quantum computing applications;
  • Low-loss materials for superconducting quantum electronics;
  • Materials for magnonics;
  • Devices or applications employing quantum materials;
  • Theory and computational design (including machine learning) of new materials for quantum technology and devices;
  • Quantum simulations of materials;
  • Quantum entanglement in condensed matter;
  • Emergent properties of quantum materials.

Why should you publish in Materials for Quantum Technology?

“We stand on the brink of a second quantum revolution, and materials science will be key to unlocking novel technologies utilising and controlling quantum states. With the launch of Materials for Quantum Technology we aim to showcase work at the exciting interface of materials science, chemistry, condensed matter physics and quantum science that will help realise novel quantum technologies into the future.” Jason Smith, Editor-in-Chief, University of Oxford

  • Multidisciplinary audience: Serving all communities engaged with the development and application of materials for quantum technology with a focus on emerging areas of high interest to both the academic and industry sector.
  • High standards: Selective editorial policy to ensure publication of only the highest quality research in terms of significance, originality and scientific rigour. All articles are rigorously peer reviewed by IOP Publishing’s global network of expert reviewers, supported by our top-level Editorial Board.
  • Fast publication: We are committed to providing authors 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 (with a citable DOI).
  • Open access: All articles are published under a CC BY licence, providing immediate and perpetual access, and ensuring the widest possible dissemination and visibility for authors and their work. IOP Publishing is currently covering all article publication charges so the journal is free for authors.
  • Pre-print friendly: Authors are encouraged to post on community pre-print platforms.
  • Data and code: Research published in Materials for Quantum Technology can include citable datasets and programmable code.
  • Society owned: IOP Publishing is a leading society publisher in the physical sciences. Any profits generated are invested in the Institute of Physics, helping to support science research, education and outreach around the world.

Article types

Materials for Quantum Technology welcomes submissions of the following article types:

Letters: Concise, high impact original research articles that report a timely development in the field deserving of priority treatment and rapid publication.

Papers: Research articles of unlimited length that report new research of outstanding quality, and which make a significant advance in terms of either the development or application of materials for quantum technology.

Perspectives: Commissioned commentaries or viewpoints on “open questions” relevant to the subject coverage of Materials for Quantum Technology.

Topical Reviews: Invited review articles that provide a survey of recent progress in a particular field relevant to the development or application of materials science for quantum technology.

Special requirements

Materials for Quantum Technology is a highly selective journal. Research articles must contain novel results or applications that substantially advance their relevant field with the expectation of long-term scientific or technological impact. Technically correct articles that do not make a significant advance will not be accepted for publication.

Peer review

The following summary describes the peer review process for Materials for Quantum Technology, using the ANSI/NISO Standard Terminology for Peer Review:

  • Identity transparency: single-anonymous, double-anonymous (author choice)
  • Reviewer interacts with: Editor
  • Review information published: review reports (author and reviewer opt in), author/editor communication, reviewer identities (reviewer opt in)

Our Publishing Support website provides more information on our reviewing process as well as checklists in both English and Chinese language to help authors prepare their manuscripts for submission.

If an article is not accepted for publication, we may offer the author the opportunity to transfer their submission to other suitable journals we publish.

Inclusivity and diversity

IOP Publishing recognises that there are inequalities within the scientific publishing and research ecosystems. We are committed to a progressive approach to inclusivity and diversity, and are working hard to eliminate discrimination to foster an equitable and welcoming publishing environment for all.

IOP Publishing follows Guidelines on Inclusive Language and Images in Scholarly Communication to ensure that journal articles use bias-free and culturally sensitive communication. We ask authors to please follow these guidelines in their manuscript submissions.

More information about our work on inclusivity is available on our Open Physics hub.


Materials for Quantum Technology maintains the highest standards of publication and research ethics and is a member of the Committee for Publication Ethics (COPE). Authors are expected to comply with IOP Publishing’s Ethical Policy.

Research data

Materials for Quantum Technology has adopted IOP Publishing’s research data policy. Please check that your article complies with the policy before submission.

Please note that this policy requires authors to include a data availability statement in their article.

For any questions about the policy please contact the journal.

Many research funders now require authors to make all data related to their research available in an online repository. Please refer to the policy for further information about research data, data repositories and data citation.

Open access

Materials for Quantum Technology is a fully open access journal. Articles are published under a CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution) licence. Articles are freely available to everyone to read and reuse immediately upon publication, provided attribution to the author is given. Publication is funded by article publication charges (APCs).

For more information on IOP Publishing’s open access policies please see our Open access page.

Publication Charges

Materials for Quantum Technology has no subscription charges and the costs of publication are fully funded by article publication charges (APCs).

As part of our commitment to open science, IOP Publishing is currently paying the article publication charge (APC) for all articles published in the journal. The list prices shown below will not be charged if your article is accepted for publication.

Article publication charge* £1845 €2155 $2565
Reduced article publication charge* for Group B countries** £500 €575 $675
Reduced article publication charge for Group A countries** £0 €0 $0

*excluding VAT where applicable

**eligibility criteria can be found here

APCs only apply to articles accepted for publication; there are no submission charges.

There are no other charges for publishing in Materials for Quantum Technology.

Transformative Agreements

Materials for Quantum Technology is included in our transformative agreements which allow authors from some institutions to publish open access without paying an APC.

Find out if you’re covered by an agreement

If you are covered by an agreement, use our author guide to help you submit your paper.

Countries where we have transformative agreements include:
Austria, Canada, Croatia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Poland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Paying for open access

Various discounts, waivers and funding arrangements are available to support our authors. Visit our Paying for open access page for further details.




Abstracting and indexing services

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

  • CNKI
  • DOAJ
  • Ei Compendex
  • Inspec
  • J-Gate
  • JST
  • MyScienceWork
  • NASA Astrophysics Data System
  • Naver Academic
  • R Discovery
  • Scilit
  • Wanfang Data
  • x-mol

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