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  • Paper submission deadline:
    30 September 2016


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With over 50,000 members, the Institute of Physics has a fascinating and diverse membership that ranges from students through to qualified professionals in all disciplines.

About IOP

The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific society. We are a charitable organisation with a worldwide membership of more than 50,000, working together to advance physics education, research and application.

We engage with policymakers and the general public to develop awareness and understanding of the value of physics and, through IOP Publishing, we are world leaders in professional scientific communications.

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Why join?

Membership of the Institute is for everyone who has an interest in the subject and its future. The Institute actively promotes physics to external audiences, increasing awareness of the importance of physics in government, education and industry. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and follow all kinds of different careers; many are directly involved in physics but as many are using their physics training in a wide range of businesses.

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Membership benefits include

  • Physics World - the world’s leading physics magazine, monthly by post, online or as an app
  • IOP Journal downloads
  • Careers information and resources
  • Professional Status
  • Academic dress
  • Learning online courses
  • '' email address
  • Support and grants
  • Members' room
  • Meeting rooms
  • Member rate for IOP conferences
  • Discount on author charges (NJP)
  • Business journals
  • Making money out of ideas
  • Local branch affiliation
  • Specialist 'Groups'
  • Membertalk
  • IOP LinkedIn group

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