All articles should be submitted online to, as Word attachments (not PDF).The suggested length is between 6,000 and 8,000 words. Provide at the beginning an abstract of about 250 words with a list of about 6 key-words.

Articles should be typed in Times New Roman 12 pt double space, and should follow the parenthetical (author date page) referencing system, with a list of 'References' at the end. Do not use footnotes. Leave only one space after colon, full-stop, question mark etc. Use single quotation marks, with double quotation marks for quotation within quotation. Indent all quotations above 50 words in length.

Authors should write their papers clearly and concisely in English. Metric units should be used throughout and all abbreviations must be defined at first use, even those deemed to be well known to the readership. British spelling must be used, and should follow the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Figures should be as small as possible while displaying clearly all the information re-quired, and with all lettering readable. Every effort should be taken to avoid figures that run over more than one page. Initially we will accept only black and white figures. For review purposes figures should be embedded within the manuscript. Upon final acceptance, however, individual figure files will be required. These should be submitted in EPS or high-resolution TIFF format (1200 dpi for lines, 300 dpi for halftone). The minimum acceptable width of any line is 0.5pt. Each figure should be accompanied by a single caption, to appear beneath, and must be cited in the text. Figures should appear in the order in which they are first mentioned in the text and figure files must be named accordingly. Also note that footnotes are not normally accepted. Tables, however small, must be numbered sequentially in the order in which they are mentioned in the text. The word table is only capitalized at the start of a sentence. For tables, mathematical notations and equations the Journal of Plasma Physics (JPP) style will be followed. Please see JPP for further sample and further information on these issues.

To facilitate the blind-review process, remove your name from the main text of your article. Use the first page to provide the following information:


Title of the article

Institutional affiliation

Email and phone number

A bionote giving details of your education, employment and main publications (between 50 and 100 words).

In case of any queries, contact the Editor at