Plasma Science and Technology


PST assists in advancing plasma science and technology by reporting important, novel, helpful and thought-provoking progress in this strongly multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field, in a timely manner. A Publication of the Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.


Accepted Manuscripts

Plasma Science and Technology (PST) offers an accepted-manuscript service, meaning your research can be downloaded from IOPscience and cited as soon as possible after acceptance. All articles accepted for publication in Plasma Science and Technology will benefit from this service, however authors are able to opt-out during the submission process should they want to. For further information on the benefits of our accepted manuscript service, visit or contact

Impact Factor success for Plasma Science and Technology

Plasma Science and Technology is celebrating a 29% increase in Impact Factor to 1.070, as reported in the 2017 Journal Citation Reports published by Clarivate Analytics. There has never been a better time to publish with us to achieve worldwide visibility for your work. Visit our Highlights of 2017 to see some of the high-quality papers we published last year.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the authors, readers and referees of the journal as well as our publishing partners for contributing to the journal`s popularity.

Introducing Prof. Dr Yunfeng LIANG as Editor-in-Chief of Plasma Science and Technology (PST)
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Prof. Dr Yunfeng LIANG, from Institute of Energy and Climate Research—Plasma Physics (IEK-4), Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany, as Editor-in-Chief for PST from March 2017. Prof. Dr Yunfeng LIANG is a senior scientist and group leader of 3D edge plasma physics and stellarator physics, IEK-4, Forschungszentrum Jülich. His research interests are 3D plasma-wall-interaction in fusion devices, 3D edge and divertor plasma physics in magnetically confined hot plasmas, physics and control of magnetohydrodynamic stability and transport in fusion plasmas, and development of high-temperature plasma diagnostics. Please join us in welcoming Prof. Dr Yunfeng LIANG to PST.

Highlights of 2017
A selection of free-to-read papers that highlight the very best research published in Plasma Science and Technology in 2017. All these articles are free to read until 31 December 2018.

Founded in 1999, PST publishes important, novel, helpful and thought-provoking progress in the strongly multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary fields related to plasma science and technology.

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