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Plasma Science and Technology

About Plasma Science and Technology


Plasma Science and Technology (PST) reports novel experimental and theoretical results, progress of interdisciplinary and application sciences in the fields related to plasma physics. Specific areas of interest include:

  • basic plasma phenomena
  • plasma theory and modelling
  • magnetically confined plasma
  • inertially confined plasma
  • low temperature plasma
  • astrophysics and space plasma
  • plasma technology
  • fusion engineering

Article types

PST welcomes submissions of the following article types:

  • Papers: reports of high-quality original research with conclusions representing a significant advance in the field.
  • Letters: outstanding concise articles, reporting important, new and timely developments. These articles should be deserving of priority review, and you are required to upload a justification statement along with your submission.
  • Topical reviews: written by leading researchers in their fields, these articles present the background to and overview of a particular field, and the current state of the art.
  • Comments: comment or criticism on work previously published in the journal. These are usually published with an associated reply.
  • Research notes: research note includes brief articles which are usually more technical in nature and which make a useful and novel addition to the literature.

Editorial policy

Information about the publication criteria for PST and the peer review process can be found on the Editorial policy page.


PST maintains the highest standards of publication and research ethics. Authors are expected to comply with the Journal’s Ethical policy.

Research data

Plasma Science and Technology 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.

We work with our authors to make sure that they understand their rights and responsibilities when they publish in Plasma Science and Technology. Information about copyright, permissions and our copyright form can be found on the Journal’s website.

Abstracting and indexing services

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

  • Baidu Scholar
  • Chemical Abstracts Service
  • CNKI
  • CSCD (Chinese Science Citation Database)
  • Ei Compendex
  • INIS (International Nuclear Information System)
  • Inspec
  • J-Gate
  • JST
  • MyScienceWork
  • NASA Astrophysics Data System
  • Naver Academic
  • R Discovery
  • Scilit
  • Scopus
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Wanfang Data
  • Web of Science (Science Citation Index Expanded, Current Contents Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences, Essential Science Indicators)
  • WTI AG
  • x-mol
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