PRAB Special Edition

Physical Review Accelerators and Beams (PRAB) is publishing a Special Edition for the 9th International Beam Instrumentation Conference, IBIC 2020, which is held remotely on 14–19 September 2020. Ubaldo Iriso from the ALBA-CELLS will act as the Editor of this Special Edition.

PRAB is an all-electronic open access journal published by the American Physical Society and available at PRAB conference editions provide global access and archiving beyond that ordinarily offered by conference proceedings.

A complete collection of papers submitted to IBIC 2020 are posted on JACoW (, without any further review of its scientific content. The Scientific Program Committee recommends that all conference authors consider submitting an extended version of their IBIC 2020 paper to PRAB. If accepted for publication they will be published both as regular PRAB articles and as part of the IBIC 2020 Special Edition, thus increasing its visibility.

There are many reasons why you should consider publishing in the IBIC 2020 Special Edition.

  1. PRAB is a peer reviewed American Physical Society journal with a considerable impact factor. Peer reviewed articles benefit from careful reading and criticism of knowledgeable colleagues.
  2. PRAB is available to everyone without subscription or pay per view fees, and PRAB is an archival journal. The APS is committed to maintaining that availability even as computer technology and software change.
  3. PRAB has no page limits, so this is the opportunity to write about your work without that limitation.
  4. Your article will be published in a timely manner and grouped together with other work presented at the IBIC 2020 conference.

Publication will be timely. Articles will be published as soon as they are ready with no delay waiting for other papers presented at the conference. In addition, the Table of Contents of the IBIC 2020 Special Edition will be updated each time a paper is published.

Publication Requirements

Papers must either contain important new results in science and/or technology, or, in the case of “review articles”, survey active areas of research in a form that is useful to both practitioners and people entering the field.

An IBIC 2020 paper can be the basis of an article in PRAB provided the submitted manuscript presents more information, enabling the reader to obtain an improved understanding of the subject.

Publication Guidelines

Authors must submit their manuscripts directly via the PRAB submission website, and they should note that their paper is for the IBIC 2020 Special Edition in the message accompanying the submission.

Submission Guidelines can be found here:

There is no deadline, but submission before 31 January 2021 is encouraged.


If you have general questions related to the PRAB policies, please contact the PRAB Editor Frank Zimmermann (

If you have particular questions regarding publishing your paper in the IBIC 2020 Special Edition, please contact the Special Conference Editor Ubaldo Iriso (


We look forward to your contribution.