Guide to Authors
Please read the journal's Guide to Authors before submitting a paper to npj Quantum Information. Manuscripts submitted to npj Quantum Information do not need to adhere to our formatting requirements at the point of initial submission; formatting requirements will be applied at the time of acceptance.
Summary of the Guide for Authors
|Article Type||Abstract||Word Limit||Tables and Figures||References|
A complete, comprehensive report of original research. An Article usually has a fairly complex narrative that is based on multiple techniques and/or approaches.
|Unstructured abstract; maximum word limit 250||5,000 words excluding abstract, references, figures and tables||Maximum of 6||Maximum of 50, please use as current as possible|
A concise report of research of high quality and broad interest to a journal’s target audience. Usually a short report of interim work or final report of research that does not warrant a full research paper publication.
|Unstructured abstract; maximum word limit 150||800 words excluding references||Maximum of 2||Maximum of 10|
A comprehensive synthesis and/or analysis of specific topics. A short Introduction giving the rationale for the review should be followed by sections with appropriate subheadings, followed by a conclusions section at the end. The standard footer headings (Acknowledgements, Contributions, Competing Interests, and Funding) are required. All invited reviews will undergo peer review prior to acceptance.
|Unstructured abstract; maximum word limit 250||5,000 words excluding abstract, references, figures and tables||Maximum of 8||Maximum of 100|
An authoritative timely opinion on an issue or a paper; it is usually written or invited by the Editor-in-Chief
|None||1,000 words excluding references||Maximum of 2||Maximum of 15|
An account of proceedings at a recent conference of broad interest to the target readership of the journal
|Unstructured abstract; maximum word limit 150||Maximum of 2,000 words excluding abstract, references, figures and tables||Maximum of 2||Maximum of 50|
The Editors will occasionally consider the publication of correspondence developing the debate relating to a particular journal article that has already been published. These pieces are not applicable for an Article Processing Charge. The Correspondence should be received within 6 weeks after publication of the journal article to which it refers.
|None||350 words maximum
|None||Maximum of 5, not
An opinionated piece that focus on a topical issue
|None||1,500 words excluding reference||Max of 2||Max of 15|
It should provide an evidence-based opinion on a particular article or subject. There should be a short introduction, followed by relevant section headings and a conclusions’ section at the end. The standard footer headings (Acknowledgements, Contributions, Competing Interests, and Funding) are required.
|Unstructured abstract; max word limit: 250||2,000 words excluding abstract, references, figures and tables||Max of 3||Max of 50|
Word limits are provided for guidance only. The Editors will consider submissions that exceed the recommended limit, subject to feedback received during peer review.
Article Processing Charge
Authors whose papers are accepted for publication in npj Quantum Information are required to pay an article processing charge (APC). The following charges will apply for all un-solicited articles published in npj Quantum Information (plus VAT where applicable):
|US||Europe||Japan||China||UK and rest of the world|
|Original Article||$3300||€2570||¥354,630||RMB 22,070||£2170|
|Other article types||$1530||€1190||¥164,420||RMB 10,230||£1010|