Special issue in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion


From time to time, the Editorial Board of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion (PPCF) commission special issues dedicated to a topic of interest or based around a particular conference or workshop. These issues consist of a collection of invited papers and prove very popular with our readers.

Our latest special issue will be based around the 13th International Workshop on the Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets taking place in Oxford on 14th - 18th September 2014. Dr. Alex Robinson will be Guest Editor of this special issue. All invited speakers of the workshop have been invited to contribute a paper.

We are planning to publish the special issue online in the first quarter of 2015, and we have set the submission deadline to Friday 17th October 2014. Papers submitted to the issue should contain novel research results of interest to your community. Regular research papers in PPCF are typically up to 10 journal pages in length (or 8500 words), including space for figures. Please visit the website at http://authors.iop.org for manuscript preparation and submission guidelines.  

As a matter of exception, the special issue will be available free of charge on the journal website for the first six months after publication to increase the readership and impact of the issue. It will be published as a single issue of the journal, and each corresponding author will receive a complimentary copy. We encourage colour figures and multi-media clips for the online version of the special issue, for which there is no charge. As with our regular submissions, there are also no page charges.

The invited speakers can submit completed articles to us via the web at www.iop.org/journals/authorsubs or by email to ppcf@iop.org. As mentioned above, manuscripts must be submitted by 17th October 2014, clearly stating that it is a contribution to the "Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets" special issue. All papers submitted to the special issue will be subject to the usual peer review procedure of the journal.


Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    31 May 2014
  • Post-deadline submissions:
    1 August 2014
  • Early registration deadline:
    1 August 2014
  • Registration deadline:
    5 September 2014

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