Last Updated August 28, 2018

ScholarOne help

Have you got stuck using our submission system? Find the answer here, or contact your journal’s editorial team for more help.

We manage all our submissions and peer review through a web-based system called ScholarOne. It is really easy to set up your account and keep it up to date. Watch this video to find out how.

How to create an account on ScholarOne

If you have forgotten your password on ScholarOne, click the “Reset Password” link on the log in page for your journal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter your username on the next screen. This is usually the email address you registered with. If you can’t remember your username, please contact your journal who will be able to help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click “Send Reset Link”.

If we have an account for you with the username you entered, you will be emailed a link to reset your password.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your username is incorrect, you will see a warning. Please contact your journal if you see this warning.

Please submit all new articles via the ‘Submit an article‘ link for the relevant journal. If you are a new author, you will need to set up an account before submitting your first article. Before submitting your article please read ‘What we look for in your article’.

Please ensure that you enter all the required information about your article. You will first be asked to select an article type for your manuscript, to enter the title and abstract, and then to select some keywords. Please note that, if your article is accepted for publication, we will display these keywords on the published article.

You will then be asked to enter your author information. Please include all the authors (if there are less than 10). We recommend you use authors’ full names and ORCID identifiers to avoid ambiguity. Note that you can check if a co-author already exists in the journal’s database by entering the author’s e-mail address.

You may also propose preferred (and non-preferred) referees on submission. The suggested referees should have suitable subject expertise and not have any conflicts of interest (please see the IOP ethical policy for journals for further information on conflict of interest). These suggestions will be considered, but the editorial staff and/or Editorial Board will make the final decision regarding referee selection.

Any pertinent information that could affect the way the manuscript is handled may be provided in a cover letter. This may include highlighting anything particularly notable or significant about their research, and information about previous versions of this manuscript submitted to the current journal or to other journal(s).

You will be asked to provide information on all funders associated with your work. It is vital that you enter this information as it helps you to meet your funder requirements as well as to make your research more discoverable. Please search the Open Funder Registry for your funding institutions, and provide grant numbers.

You are then required to choose between publishing under a gold open access licence or on a subscription basis, to state whether or not you have reproduced any previously published material in your submission, and to confirm that you would like your accepted manuscript to be made available online within 24 hours of acceptance.

Finally, before submitting your article, you are required to confirm that you have read and understood the IOP ethical policy for journals, and that your submission complies with its terms.

File upload: to make submission as easy as possible for you,when submitting a new article, we only require you to upload a single PDF file (and any relevant supplementary data) for your article. The PDF should contain your complete manuscript, including any embedded figures and tables. You may upload your article from the arXiv directly by entering the arXiv e-print number. Please also submit any permissions that you have already obtained at this stage.

If you experience any problems submitting your article online, please contact the journal for assistance.

Please note, IOP journals do not charge you to submit an article. If there are any publication fees to pay (for open access, colour printing or page charges), these will be made clear to you at the point of submission, and are payable on acceptance for publication.

We encourage all authors and referees to register for a free ORCID iD, or to associate your existing ORCID iD within your account on our submission system, ScholarOne. To register for your free ORCID iD, go to https://orcid.org/register and follow the instructions.

Once you have added your ORCID iD to your Scholar One account, your iD will be sent with other article metadata for any paper you publish to Crossref. Your ORCID record will then be automatically updated on publication (with your permission). Find out more about Crossref.

How to add your ORCID iD to your Scholar One account

Please submit all revised submissions via the link in the e-mail you received informing you of the decision and asking you to make the revisions.

When submitting a revised article, we require you to upload the revised PDF file (deleting the original version) and your latest set of the source files used to create the revised PDF (typically Word or LaTeX files). In addition, you will need to submit your point-by-point response to the referees and either a list of the changes made or a version of the manuscript with the changes highlighted. If you experience any problems submitting your article online, please contact the journal for assistance.

You will subsequently be asked to complete and submit the online copyright form, if you have not done so already, and to provide written permissions if your article makes use of any previously published material or material for which you are not the copyright owner.

You can always contact us to request an extension, whether you’re submitting an article or reviewing for us. We appreciate these things can take time and we’ll be flexible wherever we can!

To submit your report, either click the link in the email you received with the paper attached, or log into your account on ScholarOne. If you have forgotten your log in details, click ‘Reset Password’ on the log in page. This video will take you through the stages of submitting your report.

How to submit your report on ScholarOne

Every journal is different, and while the method of submission might be very similar, there may be different requirements for each journal. This could include the types of articles the journal accepts and any limits on word length. You can find all the instructions for our journals in the table below, along with links to their submission site and email address.

General advice about getting published, including how to structure an article can be found at Author guidelines for IOP journals.

2D Materials Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
The Astronomical Journal* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Applied Physics Express* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
The Astrophysical Journal* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
The Astrophysical Journal Letters* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Biofabrication Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Biomedical Materials Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Chinese Physics B* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Chinese Physics C* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Chinese Physics Letters* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Classical and Quantum Gravity Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Convergent Science Physical Oncology Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Communications in Theoretical Physics* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Electronic Structure Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
European Journal of Physics Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Europhysics Letters* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Environmental Research Communications Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Environmental Research Letters Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Fluid Dynamics Research* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Flexible and Printed Electronics Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Inverse Problems Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Instructions Contact us
IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Instructions Contact us
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Breath Research Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Geophysics and Engineering* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Instrumentation* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Neural Engineering Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Optics Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Physics Communications Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Instructions Contact us
Journal of Physics: Energy Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Physics: Materials Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Physics: Photonics Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Radiological Protection* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Semiconductors* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Laser Physics* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Laser Physics Letters* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Materials Research Express Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Measurement Science and Technology Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Methods and Applications in Fluorescence Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Metrologia* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Multifunctional Materials Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Nanotechnology Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Nano Futures Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
New Journal of Physics Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Nonlinearity* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Nuclear Fusion* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Physica Scripta Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Physical Biology Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Physics Education Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Physics in Medicine & Biology* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Physics-Uspekhi* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Physiological Measurement* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Plasma Research Express Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Plasma Science and Technology Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Plasma Sources Science and Technology Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Progress in Biomedical Engineering Instructions Coming soon Contact the journal
Progress in Energy Instructions Coming soon Contact the journal
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Quantum Electronics* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Quantum Science & Technology Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Russian Chemical Reviews* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Russian Mathematical Surveys* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Reports on Progress in Physics Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Sbornik: Mathematics* Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Smart Materials and Structures Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Semiconductor Science and Technology Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Superconductor Science and Technology Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal
Translational Materials Research Instructions Submit an article Contact the journal

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