Prepublication Process

After the manuscript is accepted for publication, the Editorial Office will request, by email, the corresponding author to submit the final manuscript; one of the following will also be included depending on the author’s request.

  1. English-proofread and format-checked manuscript
  2. Format-checked manuscript

Detailed information on how to submit the final manuscript is available in the email sent by the Editorial Office.


The galley proofs will be sent online to the corresponding author. To avoid delays in publication, the corrected proofs should be returned within three days of receipt. Corrections of errors are not permitted after online publication, but an erratum will be published depending on the decision of the Editorial Board. Please contact the Editorial Office if any error(s) that should be corrected is found after online publication.

Online Publication

After all the necessary procedures are completed, the article will be published online on IOPscience (online journal platform of IOP Publishing). IOP Publishing will send notification by email to the corresponding author immediately after online publication.

Payment of Publication Charges

Authors have a choice of online payment or bank transfer to pay the publication charges. Detailed information on how to pay the publication charges is available in the email sent with the galley proofs.


The electronic reprint will be delivered to the corresponding author by IOP Publishing as an attachment to the notification email mentioned above. Printed reprints can be ordered through IOP Publishing. Detailed information on how to order reprints is available in the notification email of online publication sent by IOP Publishing. Please note that JSAP is not responsible for reprint orders.


Authors are required to submit the Agreement Form for Copyright Transfer and for Publication Charge Payment by email or FAX at the time of the initial manuscript submission. No manuscript will undergo the publication process without this agreement.