Important Dates for Authors
|July 15, 2020||Registration|
|August 20, 2020||Abstracts and articles submission|
|October 01, 2020||Registration fee submission (€250)|
Conference proceedings supposed to be publishes in one of two issues:
- articles will be published in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, which is referred also by Scopus (further – IOP Proceedings);
- abstracts will be published before the conference in the book “Problems of the railway transport mechanics” (further – PM).
Requirements for publishing in IOP Proceedings
Articles for the IOP Proceedings should be written in English, with 5-7 pages length including the abstract and references. Articles should be written in accordance with the following requirements.
An article should be written in MS Word in.doc or .docx format. Page setup measurements are as follows: A4 format page with the sizes 210 x 297 mm; margins are 40 mm top, 25 mm left and right, 27 mm bottom. You should not add any headers, footers or page numbers to your paper; the text should be set to single line spacing. All pages should have book orientation.
Formatting the title. The title is set 17 point Times Bold, flush left, unjustified. The first letter of the title should be capitalized with the rest in lower case. It should not be indented. Leave 28 mm of space above the title and 10 mm after the title.
Formatting author names and affiliations. The list of authors should be indented 25 mm to match the abstract. The style for the names is initials then surname, with a comma after all but the last two names, which are separated by ‘and’. Please ensure that affiliations are as full and complete as possible and include the country. The addresses of the authors’ affiliations follow the list of authors and should also be indented 25 mm to match the abstract. If the authors are at different addresses, numbered superscripts should be used after each surname to reference an author to his/her address. The numbered superscripts should not be inserted using Word’s footnote command because this will place the reference in the wrong place—at the bottom of the page (or end of the document) rather than next to the address. Ensure that any numbered superscripts used to link author names and addresses start at 1 and continue on to the number of affiliations. Do not add any footnotes until all the author names are linked to the addresses. An e-mail should be given for one or all the authors.
Formatting the abstract: the abstract text should be formatted using 10 point Times or Times New Roman and indented 25 mm from the left margin. Leave 10 mm space after the abstract before you begin the main text of your article. The abstract should give readers concise information about the content of the article and indicate the main results obtained and conclusions drawn. The abstract is not part of the text and should be complete in itself; no table numbers, figure numbers, references or displayed mathematical expressions should be included. It should be suitable for direct inclusion in abstracting services and should not normally exceed 200 words in a single paragraph. Since contemporary information-retrieval systems rely heavily on the content of titles and abstracts to identify relevant articles in literature searches, great care should be taken in constructing both.
The text formatting: the text of the article should start on the same page as the abstract.
The text of your paper should be formatted as follows
- 11 point Times or Times New Roman.
- The text should be set to single line spacing.
- Paragraphs should be justified.
- The first paragraph after a section or subsection heading should not be indented; subsequent paragraphs should be indented by 5 mm.
- The use of sections to divide the text of the paper is optional and left as a decision for the author.
Figures and tables should be of good quality and placed in the right position in the text.
Figures and tables should be numbered sequentially through the text. Individual figures should normally be centred but place two figures side-by-side if they will fit comfortably as it saves space. Place the figure and the table as close as possible after the point where they are first referenced in the text. Each figure should have a brief caption describing it.
Wherever possible try to ensure that the size of the text in your figures (apart from superscripts/subscripts) is approximately the same size as the main text (11 points). Captions of the tables should be placed at the top of the table, captions of the figures should be set to the width of the figure.
You are free to use colour illustrations for the online version of the edition, but the print version will only be printed in black and white, so you should check your figure captions carefully and remove any reference to colour in the illustration and text. In addition, some colour figures will degrade or suffer loss of information when converted to black and white and this should be taken into account when preparing them.
Formulae should be written in Equation Editor or MathType in accordance with the article template.
Acknowledgments. Any acknowledgments should be placed immediately following the last numbered section of the paper. Any appendices should be included at the end of the main text of the paper, after the acknowledgments section.
References should be sited in the text by the sequential numbering in brakes (for example , [2, 5, 7], [8-10]). Numbers are used in the sequence of citation. A complete reference should provide the reader with enough information to locate the article concerned, whether published in print or electronic form. If an author is unsure of an abbreviation of the magazine it is best to leave the title in full. The terms loc. cit. and ibid should not be used.
References to the articles in the magazines should have the following information:
- name(s) and initials;
- date published;
- title of journal, book or other publication;
- titles of journal articles may also be included (optional);
- volume number;
- editors, if any;
- town of publication and publisher in parentheses for books;
- the page numbers.
Examples of references for the IOP Proceedings one can find in: Link
Here are some examples taken from published papers: Strite S and Morkoc H 1992 J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 10 1237  Nakamura S, Senoh M, Nagahama S, Iwase N, Yamada T, Matsushita T, Kiyoku H and Sugimoto Y 1996 Japan. J. Appl. Phys. 35 L74  Kunze K 2003 T-duality and Penrose limits of spatially homogeneous and inhomogeneous cosmologies Phys. Rev. D 68 063517 (Preprint gr-qc/0303038)  Milson R, Coley A, Pravda V and Pravdova A 2004 Alignment and algebraically special tensors Preprint gr-qc/0401010  Caplar R and Kulisic P 1973 Proc. Int. Conf. on Nuclear Physics (Munich) vol 1 (Amsterdam: North-Holland/American Elsevier) p 517  Szytula A and Leciejewicz J 1989 Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths vol 12, ed K A Gschneidner Jr and L Erwin (Amsterdam: Elsevier) p 133  Kuhn T 1998 Density matrix theory of coherent ultrafast dynamics Theory of Transport Properties of Semiconductor Nanostructures (Electronic Materials vol 4) ed E Schöll (London: Chapman and Hall) chapter 6 pp 173–214
Before sending the article should be ready for publishing. The changes after the publication are not allowed, so be sure that there are no mistakes.
The template of the conference materials made in accordance with the mentioned requirements in MS Word can be uploaded from: LINK
All the articles for the IOP Proceedings will be reviewed by the two international experts. The result of this reviewing will lead to one of the following decisions:
- Publication in IOP Proceedings;
- publication in IOP Proceedings after some changes and additions in accordance with the reviewers notes;
- publication in PM;
- publication in PM after some changes and additions in accordance with the reviewers notes;
- rejection of publishing with the reasons.
Articles, which you would like to publish in IOP Proceedings, should be submitted before March 20, 2020 (by the e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) with the mark «An article to IOP Proceedings»
After a positive review by the reviewer, the authors will be notified of the acceptance of materials for publication in the publication IOP Proceedings.
Requirements for publications in PM
The abstracts should be sent by e-mail and also in hard copy in Ukrainian, Russian or English in WinWord 7.0 or higher (e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) The abstracts should fit in 1 page of А4 format paper with 1.0 spacing and 12pt Times New Roman font. Margins are: left – 30 mm, right – 10 mm, top and bottom – 20 mm.
Abstract layout: paper title (bold, 12pt, with capital and small letters, centered); then skip one line and place the last name and initials of the authors, their organizations, mailing address (centered). After one line skipped place the abstract summary (up to 5 lines, centered). Then skip another line and place the body text (with double side alignment). The abstract should not contain figures, references and formulae (if possible). The authors are responsible for the style, provided information and formatting. The text should cover the full page.
Abstract template made in accordance with the requirements ofPM, in MS Word is given in the conference web-site http://pmconf.diit.edu.ua.
Abstracts that will be published in the publication of the materials of the PM conference should be submitted before 03.20.2020 by sending to the conference organizing committee by e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org marked “Abstracts in PM Edition”.