Pilot Project: Peer-Reviewed IPAC Proceedings

Update 18 August 2017: The peer-reviewed papers are available now at IOP Science.


Interested authors will have the possibility to request that their paper is considered for publication as part of a Peer-Reviewed IPAC Proceedings at the time of the submission of the abstract.

The refereed IPAC proceeding paper will be published as part of the Institute of Physics Journal of Physics: Conference Series and therefore visible in the known publication and citation databases. The IoP Proceedings Licence Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Authors can volunteer for this new refereeing process at submission of their abstract. Up to 200 papers will be accepted in the pilot process on a first come, first serve basis at time of paper submission. Papers chosen for the refereeing process will have to be submitted at least 2 weeks before the usual deadline and refereeing will be completed in almost all cases before the start of the IPAC'17 conference. In order to realise this light and fast review process, only one iteration on the content of the paper will be allowed. If the paper does not meet the required standard after this single opportunity to improve the content, it will be published as a normal JACOW paper in the IPAC proceedings.

For refereed papers the same formatting and page limit rules apply as for normal JACOW papers.

The main deadlines for this process are indicated below:

Friday 2 December 2016: Deadline for abstract submission. As part of the abstract submission the authors will have the possibility to:

  • request that their paper is refereed,
  • manifest their availability for refereeing other papers in the Main Classification in which they have submitted their paper. We strongly encourage authors to consider this opportunity.

Monday 24 April 2017 (23:59 CET): Deadline for the submission of papers to be considered for peer-reviewing.

Thursday 27 April 2017: Authors are informed whether their paper has been selected for the peer-reviewing process. We expect that up to 200 papers will be accepted on a first come first serve basis pro-rata of the number of papers per Main Classification. Papers that will not be selected for the peer-reviewing process will be automatically considered for publication in the IPAC’17 JACoW proceedings.

Saturday 13 May 2017: Decision from the Scientific Programme Committee Chair concerning the approval/refusal of the papers in difficult cases. Authors are informed of the outcome of the peer-review process by the SPC Chair.

Sunday 14 May 2017: Start of the Conference