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General


All users must be registered to JSTAT. Registration gives access to your personal pages for all the roles you have for the Journal (author, referee, editor). There you can perform all the actions connected with the different stages of the editorial procedure. Registration is easy and free of charge. To register you need to fill in the form on the JSTAT home page with the following data:

  • Login name
  • Password
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • E-mail
  • Institution
Click here to register.

If you are already registered and just need to recover your login data, please do not register again. Just click on "forgot your login name?" or "forgot your password?" on the JSTAT home page. The checkbox "Remember my login name on this computer" allows a cookie to be sent to your computer, which spares you from having to login every time, unless you click on the "logout" button.

After logging in you can update your profile and change login name and password by clicking on "modify my personal data".

For information on the status of your submission please use the "write to editor" button, available at the bottom of the preprint page on your Author pages. Please ALWAYS use the "write to..." email buttons instead of normal e-mail so that these messages may be saved in the database and associated with the document they refer to.

On your author pages, you can find all your pending preprints divided according to their status:

  • Waiting for editor's decision: your submissions that are being considered for publication.
    Any revised versions that you have submitted following the editor's request can also be found here.
  • To be revised (revision): preprints that you have been asked to revise and resubmit from your Author pages.
  • To be revised (minor revision): preprints for which you have been asked to make some small modifications and resubmit from your Author pages.
  • To proofread: accepted preprints that have been typeset in the JSTAT style and must be proofread by you before publication.
  • Appeals against rejection: rejected preprints that you have asked to be reconsidered for publication.

Furthermore, in the top part of the page there are two navigation bars. The bottom one leads to all archived contributions, which are divided into

  • Accepted: accepted preprints that are being typeset and proofread
  • Rejected: preprints that have not been accepted for publication
  • Withdrawn: preprints that have been withdrawn from the Journal
  • Not suitable: preprints considered not suitable for this journal
  • Published: articles published.

Manuscript preparation


General information

Title, Authors (first and family names), affiliations and e-mail addresses must be clearly indicated.
If you have posted your preprint on the Archives, please enter its ID number in the submission form (in the field "arXiv number"). This will ensure your article, if published, is accessible to all interested readers.
The abstract should briefly summarize the content of the contribution and must fit in the first page.
Please avoid formulae and references in the title and abstract.
At the time of submission you must characterise your work with a number of keywords selected from the JSTAT keyword list. Please indicate these keywords after the abstract.


Text and style

Please divide the text into sections. Write your work in standard, comprehensible English. Conciseness is strongly encouraged, but clarity and consistency are more important. Short and simple words and sentences are helpful for readers. Please keep jargon and acronyms to a minimum. The Editors will consider whether the content is of sufficient scientific interest compared to the overall length and may recommend ways of shortening the text.


Tables and figures

Tables and figures can be used to improve the information in the text. Tables and figures should be referred to in the text and always have a caption describing their content.

If you include pictures or other material that has already been published elsewhere, please obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) before incorporating it in your article.


Supplementary material attached

Particularly large tables and figures or other electronic supplementary material (animations, Mathematica files, etc.) can be submitted as attachments to a preprint. It is possible to submit more than one attachment recursively, clicking on the "upload file" button after the successful submission of your preprint. For each work you wish to attach, please fill in the form and provide a title, a caption describing the content of the file and choose the category of file that you are attaching (Figure, Table, Video or, generically, Attachment).

To accommodate user downloads, please keep in mind that the file-size affects the download time.

Any supplementary material attached will be available to reviewers and, in case of acceptance, will not be typeset or transformed in any way and will be published as such. To ensure that editors, referees and readers may be able to view the files attached, authors are kindly requested to prepare them using standard formats.

If you wish to include material that has already been published elsewhere, please obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) before incorporating it in your article.


References

JSTAT uses the sequential numerical system for references in the text. The sequential numbers occur within square brackets, and the reference list at the end of the preprint lists the references in numerical order, not alphabetically. Please write the reference as in the following example:

M??ard M and Parisi G, Thermodynamics of glasses: a first principles computation, 1999 Phys. Rev. Lett. 82 747



File and archive preparation


Manuscripts can be prepared in LaTeX or MS-Word and will be automatically transformed by the system in PDF files, though a successful conversion cannot be guaranteed in the case of MS-Word files.


TeX, LaTeX and pdflatex

Your contribution can be one of the following:

  1. a single .tex file
    If the document consists of a stand-alone (La)TeX file this alone can be submitted as it is, without compressing it.
  2. a file archive (.zip or .tar.gz)
    If your preprint includes more than one file (.tex, .eps, .bbl, .sty, etc.) the files will have to be archived (see "Archive preparation").
    Please make sure that the master file (*.tex) is saved in the root (main) directory of the archive, otherwise the file will not be processed by the system.
    If your Latex article includes .pdf, .png or .jpg images, please make sure that the \pdfoutput=1 statement is included in the preamble of the main pdflatex file, in the line immediately after the \documentclass command.
    If two or more files have the same .tex extension (i.e. "abc.tex" and "def.tex"), in making the submission you must specify the master file name in the appropriate field, otherwise the submission will fail.
    The archive should contain only the files necessary for the compilation and the production of the pdf (no cover letters, reports, etc.).
  3. a file or archive plus attachments (additional figures, large tables, videos etc.).
    In this case proceed as indicated in point 1 or 2 to upload the main file and, when you see the upload confirmation screen ("submission report"), please click on the button "upload file" (at the bottom of the page), and you will be able to recursively upload additional material. These will be viewed as separate file attachments throughout the review procedure and after publication.

Always consider that the submission can be completed only if your file compiles successfully on the JSTAT server. Therefore, please check the pdf generated by the system.

Manuscripts should be preferably prepared in LaTeX using the IoP instructions. If you are using other LaTeX formats, you should try to use standard packages. Some frequently used macro packages, (i.e.: aastex, elsart, feynman, harvmac, lanlmac, j-phys, phyzzx and revtex), even if old and/or deprecated, are installed at the JSTAT site in addition to the standard TeX inputs. If you are using an unrecognised package, please include it in making the submission.
If you have used BibTeX, you must include the .bbl file. The .bib file may also help.
Figures must be in PostScript format (.eps or .ps) otherwise the \pdfoutput=1 statement needs to be included in the preamble, in the line immediately after the \documentclass command. If you use packages like feynmf that require the use of metafont please include the .pk, .tfm and .t1, .t2, ..., files in your archive.


MS-Word

Your contribution can be one of the following:

  1. a single .doc/.docx file
    Please note that if the .doc/.docx file contains figures it should be submitted as a file archive (see point 2).
  2. a file archive (.zip)
    If your preprint includes more than one file (.doc, .docx, .jpg, .png, etc.) the files have to be uploaded as an archive (see "Archive preparation").
    Please make sure that the master file (.doc/.docx) is saved in the root (main) directory of the archive, otherwise the file will not be processed by the system.The other files may be included in subdirectories.
    If two or more files have the same .doc/.docx extension (i.e. "File1.doc" and "File2.doc"), in making the submission you must specify the master file name in the appropriate field, otherwise the submission will fail.
    Figures must be contained in the .doc/.docx file, but please make sure they are also included as separate files (GIF, JPEG, TIFF) in the compressed archive.
  3. a file or archive plus attachments (additional figures, large tables, videos etc.).
    In this case proceed as indicated in point 1 or 2 to upload the main file and, when you see the upload confirmation screen (submission report), please click on the button "upload file" (at the bottom of the page), and you will be able to recursively upload additional material. These will be viewed as separate file attachments throughout the review procedure and after publication.

Always consider that the submission can be completed only if your file compiles successfully on the JSTAT server. Therefore, please check the pdf generated by the system.

For documents prepared in Microsoft Word for Windows or Macintosh, please use only True Type fonts (also for Greek letters and mathematical symbols). Equations must be prepared using Equation Editor, version 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 or MathType.
For guidelines on how to prepare a MS-Word manuscript, please read the IOP instructions.


Archive preparation (.tar.gz or .zip)

Put all the files that make up your article in a folder. It is essential that all the files needed for the paper compilation are in this folder. Please do not include cover letters!
The folder is called paper in our example.

  1. To create a .tar.gz file open a terminal, and navigate to the "paper" directory (es. $ cd paper/). Then, create the archive by typing "$ tar -cvzf article.tar.gz *". In this way you will create an archive called "article.tar.gz" containing all files and folders present in your directory. The file article.tar.gz will be located inside the folder.
  2. To create a .zip file [Windows], open the "paper" folder and select all the files (for example by using the "Select All" option in the "Edit" menu). Then right click on any of the selected files and choose the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" option located inside the "Send to" menu. Depending on your Windows version, you might be asked to type in the name of the created archive, otherwise it will be named after the file on which you right-clicked.
  3. To create a .zip file [Linux], open a terminal, and navigate to the paper folder (es. $ cd paper/). Then, create the archive by typing "$ zip article.zip *". In this way you will create an archive called "article.zip" containing all files and folders present in your directory. The file article.zip will be located inside the folder.
  4. To create a .zip file [MAC/OS], open the "paper" folder and select all the files (for example by using the "Select All" option in the "Edit" menu). Then right click on any of the selected files and choose the "Compress Items" option. The archive will be called "Archive.zip" and it will be located inside the folder.

If your Latex submission includes .pdf, .png or .jpg images, please make sure that the \pdfoutput=1 statement is included in the pdflatex preamble, in the line immediately after the \documentclass command.


Submission


Preprints can be submitted only via the Internet by authors previously registered to JSTAT. The person making the submission (corresponding author) must be one of the authors. To register to JSTAT please complete the appropriate form available on the home page of the Journal. Registration is free (see also General). Please note that submitting a preprint implies the acceptance of the copyright agreement.


The submission procedure

The procedure for submitting standard research papers and papers for a special issue is the same. After logging in to the home page, you are asked to choose the appropriate option:

  • submit a paper
  • submit an article for a Special Issue

In the case of an article submitted for a Special Issue, you will then be asked to select the name of the Special Issue you are submitting to before you proceed with the upload process.

There are two ways to submit a contribution


A) Submission from the arXiv (only TeX/LaTeX)

If you have already posted your article on the arXiv, then you can submit it to JSTAT just by selecting the keywords and sending the arXiv number. This facility only works for TeX/LaTeX files. Here are the detailed steps to submit your contribution.


A.1) Keyword selection

This is an essential stage in the submission procedure because keywords are used by the software to select the appropriate Editor in charge of the editorial procedure. Please choose from 1 to 4 keywords which most accurately describe the subject of your work.

The keywords are organised into the sections listed below. At the bottom of the keyword page you can indicate in which section(s) you would like your article to be published. You preference will be taken into account, although the actual section(s) of publication will be decided at a later stage and will also depend on the review process.

1. Quantum statistical physics, condensed matter, integrable systems
2. Classical statistical mechanics, equilibrium and non-equilibrium
3. Disordered systems, classical and quantum
4. Interdisciplinary statistical mechanics
5. Biological modelling and information

A.2) Fill in the submission form

You can now fill in the preprint number of your contribution, leaving 'archiv name' as category if the arXiv ID is in the post-2007 format.

In the following field you can specify the TeX master file name, which is necessary if more than one .tex file are included in the article archive.

On the same page you are also reminded of the keywords you have chosen and can assign a value to each keyword to establish its relevance for the paper. The default value is [100], meaning that all keywords will be considered equally relevant.

If applicable, please also use this form to communicate if your paper should be published open access according to one of the listed items. You may request open access publication upon payment of an article publication fee by selecting the options "Open access paid by Author". Click here for further information about Open Access publication.

A.3) Completing the submission process

After filling in the fields described above, please click on "submit". The system will take care of downloading the file(s) together with the full metadata. Please DO NOT double-click: push the upload button just once and wait. The system is processing your files. This can take up to a few minutes, depending on their size.

After completing the procedure, a submission report will be shown to you with the data of your contribution, the link to the compilation log file and the link where you can upload additional materials (the "upload file" button). If, on the other hand, the submission fails the report will inform you of the error(s) that have occurred. In particular if the (La)TeX compilation fails, please read the .log file, fix the error on your computer and try again. Should you be unable to solve the problem, do contact the Editorial Office.

To upload additional figures, tables and multimedia see below point C.


B) Submission via web upload

B.1) Preparation of the archive

On your computer, please prepare an archive (.tar.gz or .zip) containing the LaTeX (or TeX) file(s), all the .eps (or .ps) figures, any nonstandard package, and, if you use Bibtex, the .bbl file. If you use MS Word prepare your .zip archive containing the full text file including the figures as well as all the figures in separate files (see also File and archive preparation).

You can also submit pdflatex documents, which allows you to use other image files. To ensure a pdflatex compilation you must add the \pdfoutput=1 statement in the line immediately after the \documentclass command as shown in the following example:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}
\pdfoutput=1
... 

Note that in this case .ps and .eps images are not allowed.


B.2) Keyword selection

This is an essential stage in the submission procedure because keywords are used by the software to select the appropriate Editor in charge of the editorial procedure. Please choose from 1 to 4 keywords which most accurately describe the subject of your work.

The keywords are organised into the sections listed below. At the bottom of the keyword page you can indicate in which section(s) you would like your article to be published. You preference will be taken into account, although the actual section(s) of publication will be decided at a later stage and will also depend on the review process.

1. Quantum statistical physics, condensed matter, integrable systems
2. Classical statistical mechanics, equilibrium and non-equilibrium
3. Disordered systems, classical and quantum
4. Interdisciplinary statistical mechanics
5. Biological modelling and information

B.3) Fill in the submission form

Please provide the following information:

  • Title
  • Complete list of authors
  • Abstract
  • ArXiv number (if any)

In "File to process" select the file (tar.gz or .zip) containing your contribution. If there is more than one .tex file you should fill in also the field "TeX/LaTeX master file", for the system to know which file to compile.

On the same page you are also reminded of the keywords you have chosen and can assign a value to each keyword to establish its relevance for the paper. The default value is [100], meaning that all keywords will be considered equally relevant.

If applicable, please also use this form to communicate if your paper should be published open access according to one of the listed items. You may request open access publication upon payment of an article publication fee by selecting the options "Open access paid by Author". Click here for further information about Open Access publication.

B.4) Completing the submission process

Finally click on the button "upload file". Please DO NOT double-click: push the upload button just once, and please wait. The system will process your files. This can take up to a few minutes, depending on their size.

After completing the procedure, a submission report will be shown to you with the data of your contribution, the link to the compilation log file and the link where you can upload additional materials (the "upload file" button). If, on the other hand, the submission fails the report will inform you of the error(s) that have occurred. In particular if the (La)TeX compilation fails, please read the .log file, fix the error on your computer and try again. Should you be unable to solve the problem, do contact the Editorial Office.


C) Submission of supplementary material

Your contribution can be completed with the attachment of additional tables, figures, multimedia, etc. To do so, please click on "upload file" in the "Submission report" page after successfully uploading the main files for your contribution. After clicking on "upload file" you can repeat the procedure as many times as necessary.

The attachments will be reviewed along with the main document but will not be typeset or transformed in any way.


After submission


After submitting your article make sure you go to "My author pages (corresponding author)" from the from the JSTAT home page. Click on the appropriate preprint number and scroll down the page to check all available data on your submission. Should you need to communicate with the editor or the editorial office, you will find the appropriate e-mail tool. You will be able to communicate with the editor-in-charge in this way at every stage of the editorial procedure.


Revised versions

Revised versions can be submitted only if requested by the editor, contributions must therefore be originally submitted in their final form.

The revisions requested by the Editor are listed in your author's page in "State of preprints" - "To be revised (revision)" and "To be revised (minor revision)".

Authors that have been asked to revise their preprints must attend to the requested modifications and provide a new version of their preprints within 1 month at most. If the revised version is not submitted by the deadline the original submission will be withdrawn and any revised version will have to be considered as a new submission.

The revised preprints must be uploaded from the preprint page by clicking "submit revision" or "submit minor revision". You can resubmit via the arXiv or by web upload.

The cover letter with your reply to the referee report is mandatory and should clearly describe all the changes with respect to the previous version, explaining whether or not you have addressed the editor's requests. Please do not include your cover letter in your article's archive because it would be ignored by the system. You will be asked to enter the cover letter in a text area during the upload procedure. Please make sure you save it in a file on your computer before uploading it , as a network failure could cause the resubmission to fail and the cover letter might get lost. Should you forget to enter the cover letter when resubmitting your article, please connect to your JSTAT Author pages and send it with the "write to editor" e-mail tool.

In case your cover letter needs to be written using LateX, in order to submit it please do the following:

  • connect to the preprint webpage and click on "submit revision"
  • in the text area for the cover letter write "the cover letter has been attached to the preprint as a pdf file"
  • complete the submission process
  • upload the pdf file of your cover letter using the tool available for the supplementary material ("upload file" button at the bottom of the page confirming the successful upload of your revised preprint).

After rejection

Contributions are selected, processed and reviewed as fairly as possible, with no discrimination by active scientists in the field. Authors of contributions that have been rejected can request the editor-in-charge to reconsider their decision on the grounds of serious and not polemic scientific reasons. If the editor should confirm their decision, authors can appeal and reply to the editor and referee(s). Also appeals must be scientifically justified and not polemic. Please send your rebuttal letters by connecting to the preprint page and using the "write to Editorial Office" button.
Second appeals are not considered unless there is a clear history of unfair treatment of the manuscript.


Author inquiries

Although the identity of editors is anonymous, authors can communicate at all times with them through the appropriate "write to editor" button on their pages, or through the Editorial Office.


Errata/addenda

Errata and addenda can be submitted to JSTAT as stand-alone articles following the instructions below.
1) Click on "submit an erratum" or "submit an addendum" in JSTAT and see the list of published articles with you as corresponding author.
2) Find the article in question and click on "submit erratum" or "submit addendum".
3) Continue the submission process (see instructions).

The file submitted should be as follows.

File format - LaTeX/pdfLaTeX or MS-Word
Title - "Erratum: Title of the original article" or "Addendum: Title of the original article". Different titles will be corrected during the typesetting stage.
Authors - They must be the same as the original article.
Abstract - it is the author's choice whether to include it or not in the file. In any case, abstracts will not be displayed on the published erratum/addendum's web page.
Keywords - They must be the same as the original article.
References - References to specific parts of the original article (equations, figures, tables, etc.) must be consistent with the numbering of its published version.

Please refer to the instructions about File and archive preparation if you need to submit an archive.

Errata and addenda are the only way to modify articles after publication. They are peer-reviewed, typeset and proofread before being published open access.

Please inform the Editorial Office if your erratum/addendum belongs to a Special Issue so that it can beto have it included in the dedicated webpage.


Withdrawal

A preprint can be withdrawn at any moment during the review process, by clicking on the appropriate button.


Coauthors

A coauthor is a registered user selected by the corresponding author that has access to the author pages without being able to view the correspondence relating to the article or change the status of the article.

Select Coauthors

After submitting your article you can select the coauthors. From the JSTAT home page click on "my Author pages (corresponding author)" and on the preprint number. At the bottom of the page you will find the "Select Coauthor" button which allows you to select and notify the coauthors one by one.

Please note that in order to be selected as a coauthor the person must already be a registered JSTAT user.
Information regarding registrations are available in the General help pages.

Switch Corresponding Author

Once a coauthor has been selected it is also possible to change the corresponding author to one of the coauthors using the "Switch Corresponding Author" button.

With this operation, the existing corresponding author becomes a coauthor and the selected coauthor becomes the new corresponding author.



The preprint web page


As soon as a new contribution is submitted to JSTAT, a preprint number is assigned and the preprint is listed as "Waiting for Editor's decision". The preprint number identifies your contribution throughout the editorial procedure, and is required for any correspondence with the JSTAT Editorial Office.

The preprint number
Figure 1. The preprint number

To access the preprint web page of a particular document for which you are the corresponding author or have been selected as coauthor, you should:

  1. login to the JSTAT website at SISSA (http://jstat.sissa.it)
  2. Click on "my Author pages"
  3. The preprints still in progress are in the "pending papers" page divided according to their status.

The preprint web page for a particular preprint contains all the information about that preprint, except for confidential data (i.e., editor and referee names). From the preprint web page, you can perform the following actions:

  • check the status of the preprint and the progress of the editorial procedure
  • download the preprint in PDF format
  • communicate with the Editor and with the Editorial Office
  • read and download the report
  • submit the revised version of the preprint, if requested by the Editor

Proofreading and publication


After the contribution has been accepted and typeset you will be notified and you will be able to:

  • view the typeset version of your document in PDF format
  • proofread the document for mistakes or minor changes before publication. The only corrections acceptable at this stage are the following:
    • layout (i.e., wrong floating of figures or tables),
    • spelling mistakes in words or formulae,
    • wrong cross-references among formulae and text,
    • mistakes or updating in references
  • The corrections must be suggested using the web form accessible with the button "send proofs", explaining where they occur in the document (page number, paragraph and line, or equation number) and specifying both the old (wrong) version and the correction.
    Please notice that if the corrections you request are not minor, the article will be shown to the editor-in-charge for approval. If (s)he reckons that they affect the content significantly, you may be requested to submit a revised version of the preprint for which a new review process will begin. This will be listed as "Pending revision after proofreading".

After your requested corrections have been implemented the publication process begins. Please note that if there is no feedback from the authors within 7 days from the first proofreading notification and if there are no major queries that need the authors' reply, the document is considered suitable for publication as it stands, and is sent for publication. It will be stored in the "published" pages of your JSTAT Author pages and will also be available on the IOP website.

Note that the Assignment of copyright form must be sent to the IOP Publishing Office before publication.

JSTAT articles are published in one or more sections according to their subject matter and are assigned a publication ID and a DOI at the time of publication.


Copyright and Licence information


The submitting author will be asked to complete a copyright form online, on behalf of themselves and their co-authors, once their article has been accepted. There are two different options, depending on whether the article is to be published on a gold open access basis or on a subscription basis.

In the case of multi-author papers, only one author needs to complete the form, but they should have obtained the written consent of all the other authors beforehand. By signing the copyright form, it is assumed that all authors have received the final version of the contribution, have agreed to it being submitted to the journal and agree to the terms of the copyright form.

If your institution/employer owns the copyright to your manuscript, please ensure that they agree to the terms of the copyright form and that the full legal name of your institution/employer is inserted at the top of the form. If an authorised signatory of your institution/employer needs to sign the form, then they should do so at the bottom of the form along with the author who must also sign the form.

Articles to be published on a subscription basis

For articles to be published on a subscription basis, ownership of copyright is transferred to the Institute of Physics Publishing and SISSA Medialab, from the date on which the article is accepted for publication. The main features of the copyright transfer are that:

  • authors transfer the worldwide copyright of their manuscript to the Institute of Physics Publishing and SISSA Medialab;

  • authors are granted back certain specific rights under the copyright form;

Transfer of copyright allows IOP Publishing to participate in the work of the UK's Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), which licenses copying in the UK. In addition, through bilateral arrangements, it participates in the work of other reproduction rights organizations around the world, principally the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) in the USA. IOP Publishing supports these organizations as they represent a development in copyright protection that is extending to other countries, so that copying beyond those permitted under legislation should be paid for by the copier.

Articles to be published on a gold open access basis

Gold open access articles are subject to an Article Processing Charge (see below).

For gold open access articles, the author grants an exclusive licence to the Institute of Physics Publishing and SISSA Medialab, from the date on which the article is accepted for publication. This means that ownership of copyright is retained by the authors (or if your institution/employer owns the copyright then your institution/employer).

Gold open access articles are published under a creative commons attribution license (CC BY) (more information on this licence can be found here). The creative commons attribution license allows anyone to re-use the content in any way they like, provided it is accurately attributed and the terms of the licence are adhered to.

Please email permissions@iop.org if you have any questions about the form.


Access to your article


Authors can access all versions of their JSTAT papers on their Author pages (in the link "published"). Regrettably, source files cannot be provided.

Authors can opt for open access publication. Open Access articles are published under a creative commons CC-BY attribution license - more information on this policy can be found here. The CC-BY license allows users to re-use the content in any way they like, provided it is accurately attributed. Copyright stays with the agreed copyright owner.

How can I make my article open access?
You can let the publisher or the editorial office know that you wish to take up this option at any point in the review process.

How much does it cost to make my article open access?
The article processing charge for JSTAT is:
£1400 (GB Pound); $2220 (USD); €1600 (Euro); excluding VAT where applicable.

The fee covers all publication costs, from the management of peer review to the online hosting, dissemination and long-term archiving of the published paper.

How do I pay?
The corresponding author/paying third party will be sent an invoice once your article has been accepted for publication.

Does it make any difference in the review process or after publication? Open access articles are treated in the same way as all other articles in the Journal; they are peer-reviewed to the same high standard and are processed in the same way. Downloads of open access articles are included in Counter usage statistics and open access articles are indexed by abstracting and indexing services in the same way that regular articles are. The only difference is that they are published under a creative commons attribution license and are available to all on open access terms.

Whom should I contact for more information about the copyright statement and open access publication fee?
For copyright issues you should contact permissions@iop.org
For the open access publication fee you should contact jstat@iop.org

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