We will solicit contributions for the conference proceedings immediately after the conference and publish them through IOP Online Publishing. Following the lastest trend in publishing, please note that IOP is an ONLINE PUBLISHER ONLY. This means there will be no book provided. The entire proceedings will be available for download free of charge to you as a participant. Below are the publisher’s instructions for preparing your manuscript. We ask that you follow the instructions CAREFULLY. Templates are available for either Microsoft Word or LaTex as a starting point, however PDFs are the ONLY permissable format for the final article. Although there are no formal page limits for a paper, we suggest that manuscripts be approximately 6 – 10 pages in length since this is a conference proceedings. All the manuscripts will go through a peer-review process.

Deadline to submit your manuscript:
December 15, 2022

Please send your manuscript and all relevant correspondence to Adele Corona at


Instructions for full paper submission:

The proceedings of 20th Annual International Astrophysics Conference, will appear in the Open Access Journal of Physics: Conference Series(JPCS), which is part of IOP Conference Series. All papers published in IOP Conference Series are fully citable and upon publication will be free to download. Authors may be interested to know that IOP Conference Series now receives in excess of 2.3 million article downloads per year, and is abstracted and indexed in Scopus, Compendex and Inspec, among others. Citations are tracked online using IOP Publishing's citing articles facility in addition to the full citation tracking facilities provided by Scopus.

Important! Please read before you submit your paper:

PUBLICATION LICENSE FOR OPEN ACCESS PROCEEDINGS PAPERS: IOP Conference Series operates a publishing license, under which authors retain copyright of their papers and they no longer need to sign and submit copyright assignment forms. Any author who wishes to publish in IOP Conference Series must agree to the terms of the license and by submitting a paper for publication it is assumed all authors of the paper agree, in full, to the terms of the license.
The license terms and conditions are available online.

Where to send your paper:

Manuscripts, prepared according to the author guidelines, should be submitted no later than December 15 to Adele Corona at  All manuscripts will be logged and forwarded to the Editor for peer review processing.

Preparing your paper:

IOP Conference Series uses author-supplied PDFs for all online and print publication. Authors are asked to prepare their papers using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, according to the journal guidelines and templates, and then convert these files to PDF. Full instructions on preparing your paper, along with templates, can be found on the IOP Conference Series website.
It is important to ensure that when you submit your paper, it is in its final form ready for publication, and has been thoroughly proofread. IOP do not copyedit papers and will not send out author proofs prior to publication. Please note: post-publication changes are not usually permitted, unless there are exceptional circumstances, so please ensure your paper has been checked for errors.

What you need to provide:

  • The PDF file of your paper: when preparing your paper ensure that you follow the author guidelines, but as a minimum:
    • Use European A4 sized paper with at least a 25mm margin
    • Ensure that your paper includes an abstract
    • Do not add any page numbers, headers or footers to your article
    • We do not generally need the DOI numbers added to the references, as long as all the information is correct then the citations should link automatically using Crossref for almost all journals and some books. If it's a more obscure book or paper from a foreign language journal then supplying the DOI is probably a good idea so IOP Science can link it as it may well not be in our database.
  • Any multimedia files you wish to publish online
    • JPCS encourages authors to submit multimedia files to enhance the online versions of published research articles.

Journal inquiries:

General inquiries regarding IOP Conference Series should be directed to: Anete Ashton, IOP Conference Series, E-mail: