Instructions for full paper submission
The 2nd Biennial Conference of Tropical Biodiversity proceedings will appear in the Open Access IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (EES)], which is part of the 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 more than 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 a paper
PUBLICATION LICENCE FOR OPEN ACCESS PROCEEDINGS PAPERS. IOP Conference Series operates a publishing licence, 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 licence and by submitting a paper for publication it is assumed all authors of the paper agree, in full, to the terms of the licence.
The licence terms and conditions are available online.
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 MS WORD file of your paper: when preparing your paper ensure that you follow the author guidelines, but as a minimum:
Paper size is European A4.
Margins are 4cm (top), 2.5cm (left and right) and 2.7cm (bottom).
The paper includes the author name and affiliation (full address including country).
There are no page numbers, or headers and footers, within the paper.
Text is single spaced, not double spaced.
All pages are portrait (landscape pages should be rotated).
Reference lists are checked for accuracy. References can only be linked via Crossref if they are correct and complete.
Figures are placed within the text, not collected at the end of the document.
A thorough proofread is conducted to check the standard of English and ensure wording is clear and concise.