Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    1 June 2015
  • Hotel reservation deadline:
    22 June 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    29 July 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    10 August 2015
  • Paper submission deadline:
    31 October 2015


A selection of papers from the conference will be invited for a special issue of Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. Published every month, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, has one of the highest impact factors in the field (2.386 ISI 2013) and covers all aspects of the physics of hot, highly ionized plasmas. This includes results of current experimental and theoretical research on all aspects of the physics of high temperature plasmas and of controlled nuclear fusion, including the basic phenomena in highly ionized gases in the laboratory, in the ionosphere and in space, in magnetic-confinement and inertial-confinement fusion, as well as related diagnostic methods.

Regular research papers in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion can be from 4 to 14 pages (at approx. 600 words per page) in length, including space for figures, graphs and tables (figures are equivalent to about 150 words each). We encourage colour figures and multimedia clips for the online version of the special issue, for which there is no charge. As with our regular submissions there will be no page charges. In contrast to previous Special issues we have introduced a new publishing method whereby contributions will be published online as soon as they are accepted.

All submitted articles must fit within the scope of PPCF and will be fully refereed to the journal’s usual high standards. The issue will be widely promoted to the plasma-physics community, ensuring that your work receives maximum visibility. As a matter of exception, the special issue will be available free of charge on the journal website for the first 90 days of publication to increase the readership and impact of the issue.

The deadline for submitting your paper is 31 October 2015. 

How to submit your paper:

All submissions should be clearly marked 'IPELS 2015'. Detailed information about how to submit an article for publication in the journal can be found on our website, at

Further information

For further information, download the announcement (PDF 465KB), visit or e-mail the Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion publishing team at