The proceedings of the International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics (CHEP 2010) will be published in the open access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS), published by IOP Publishing. All papers will be free to read and download immediately upon publication. Papers published in JPCS will be hosted in IOP Publishing's electronic journals system and will be fully citable – in addition, citations to your paper will also be tracked online.

Preparing your paper

JPCS has a PDF-only workflow and uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication. Consequently, you only need to submit a PDF file of your paper, prepared to the JPCS specification. Authors are asked to prepare their papers using Microsoft Word or LaTeX2e, according to the journal guidelines and templates, and then convert these files to PDF. Instructions on preparing your paper, together with Microsoft Word and LaTeX2e templates, can be downloaded from the CHEP 2010 submission website or the JPCS Guidelines for Authors web page.

You can upload the following items as part of your submission:

  • The PDF file of your paper: when preparing their papers, authors are kindly requested to ensure that they follow the minimum basic requirements from the journal guidelines. Full details are available online, but as a minimum authors should:
    • Use either European A4 or US Letter sized paper with margins set-up according to the journal guidelines.
    • Please do not add any page numbers, headers or footers to your article as these will be added during the publication process.
  • Any multimedia files you wish to publish online
    • JPCS encourages authors to submit multimedia files to enhance the online versions of published research articles. Multimedia guidelines are included with the Word and LaTeX2e templates.

How to submit online

You should submit your paper online using the CHEP 2010 Editorial Manager™ conference submission and peer review system. The URL for submissions is Please note that this site is open for submissions now and will close on 15 January 2011.

All authors of accepted and presented contributions are invited to submit a paper to the post Conference proceedings that will be published on-line by IOP. Maximum paper length is 10 pages for the plenary talks and 6 pages for the parallel and posters contributions. Only contributions that have been presented during the conference can be published in the proceedings.

Registering with Editorial Manager™

Before you can submit your paper, you will need to register, a process that takes just a few minutes. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail with your username and password. You can then login as an Author.

Once you have submitted your PDF, Editorial Manager will process a COPY of it to prepare a form suitable for peer review so you will also receive an e-mail asking you to approve the processed COPY of your PDF. You must check this COPY before your paper can be forwarded to the proceedings editors for peer review.

Please do not submit multiple versions of your paper

Authors are kindly asked not to submit multiple versions of the same paper. Duplicate papers and multiple versions cause considerable extra administrative work for the proceedings editors who may have many hundreds of papers to review. Your cooperation is much appreciated, thank you.

If you need to upload a corrected/amended version of your paper

If you need to make a change to your paper that has not been requested by the proceedings editors, you will need to login and send an e-mail to the editors asking them to approve the proposed changes to your paper. The editors will consider your request and may ask you to revise your original paper. Please take a couple of minutes read these brief notes which explain how to e-mail the editors to make a request to amend your paper.

Journal guidelines and templates

Instructions on preparing your paper, including PDF guidelines, Microsoft Word and LaTeX2e templates are available on the journal web site.

Editorial enquiries

Editorial enquiries concerning review of your papers should be directed to:

Stella Shen

Submission site enquiriess

Technical enquiries concerning submission of your papers to the Editorial Manager&trade website should be directed to:

Sarah Toms
Conference Publishing Coordinator, Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Paper formatting enquiries

Technical enquiries concerning preparing papers for Journal of Physics: Conference Series should be directed to:

Jacky Mucklow
Production Editor, Journal of Physics: Conference Series