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About Metrologia


Metrologia covers the fundamentals of measurements, particularly those dealing with the seven base units of the International System of Units (metre, kilogram, second, ampere, kelvin, candela, mole) or proposals to replace them.

The journal also publishes papers that contribute to the solution of difficult measurement problems and improve the accuracy of derived units and constants that are of fundamental importance to physics.

In addition to regular papers, the journal publishes review articles, issues devoted to single topics of timely interest and occasional conference proceedings. Letters to the Editor and Short Communications (generally three pages or less) are also considered.

In support of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA), the web-based Technical Supplement to Metrologia publishes final reports of key and supplementary comparisons. Launched in 1965 and published by IOP Publishing on behalf of the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) since 2003, Metrologia is an international journal dealing with pure and applied metrology.

Find out more about BIPM and Metrologia.

Special requirements

Please note that all submissions to Metrologia require a statement (in under 100 words) detailing the novelty, impact and relevance of your article.

Metrologia also requires that certain guidelines are followed by authors in preparing their articles for submission.

Axes labels in figures; column/row headings in tables:
Labels and headings should be written as ‘Quantity/unit’, for example Wavelength/nm, Temperature/K etc, and not ‘Quantity (unit)’ or in any other format.

No stand-alone unit symbols
Symbols for units should never be used without numerical values or quantity symbols (they are not abbreviations).

Peer review

Metrologia operates a single-anonymous peer review process, in which the reviewers know the identity of the authors, but the authors do not know the identity of the reviewers.

Our Publishing Support website provides more information on our reviewing process.


Metrologia 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

Metrologia has adopted IOP Publishing’s standard data policy. Please check that your article complies with the policy before submission.

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

Metrologia is a hybrid open access journal. Authors have the option to pay an article publication charge (APC) to publish their article on a gold open access basis under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence. Articles published on a gold open access basis are freely available to everyone to read and reuse immediately upon publication, provided the terms of the licence are followed and clear attribution to the author is given.

Alternatively authors who do not select the gold open access option can choose a green open access route to publication.

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

Publication charges

Authors have the option to pay the following article publication charge (APC) to publish their article on an open access basis under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence.

Article publication charge* £2230 €2560 $3075

*excluding VAT where applicable

APCs only apply to articles accepted for publication; there are no submission charges. Subscription publication is free of charge.

There are no other charges for publishing in Metrologia.

Colour printing

Metrologia offers colour printing at an additional cost. Our Publishing Support website provides more information.

Abstracting and indexing services


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

  • ISI (Science Citation Index, SciSearch, ISI Alerting Services, Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology)
  • Scopus
  • Inspec
  • Chemical Abstracts Service
  • Compendex
  • GeoRef
  • MathSciNet
  • NASA Astrophysics Data System
  • VINITI Abstracts Journal (Referativnyi Zhurnal)
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