Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

The International Nuclear Safety Journal is dedicated to all aspects relevant to nuclear safety. Papers relevant to one or more of the following areas are welcome:

  • Nuclear Safety Culture
  • Operational Experience Feedback
  • New Reactor Designs
  • Siting, Construction and Commissioning of New Reactors
  • Nuclear Safety Training and Qualification
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Deterministic Accident Analysis
  • Probabilistic Risk Assessment
  • Risk-Informed Applications
  • Accident Management
  • Fuel Safety (and behaviour under accident conditions)
  • Radiological Protection for Nuclear Installations
  • Research Reactors and Applications
  • Nuclear Criticality Safety
  • Reactor Safety Systems
  • Instrumentation and Control Systems and Safety Critical Software
  • Management Systems for Nuclear Facilities and Activities
  • Nuclear Installations Operation and Maintenance
  • Reactor Standardisation
  • Ageing Management and Long Term Operation
  • Human Factors in Design, Safety Assesment and Performance Improvement
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Knowledge Management
  • Nuclear Decommissioning
  • Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Environmental Radioactivity
  • Nuclear Safety and Security Interface
  • Cyber Security
  • Nuclear Law
  • Regulatory Processes (Review, Inspection, Licensing, etc.)
  • Public Communication, Stakeholders Involvement and Transparency
  • Material Properties and Applications
  • Research and Development for Nuclear Safety
  • Fast Reactors
  • Nuclear Forensics

 

Section Policies

Editors' Articles

Editors
  • Joseph Bevelacqua
  • Madalina Tronea
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Nuclear Safety Culture

Editors
  • Madalina Tronea
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Regulatory Approaches & Processes

Editors
  • Karl Gross
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Operational Experience Feedback

Editors
  • Madalina Tronea
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Siting, Construction and Commissioning of New Reactors

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Nuclear Safety Training and Qualification

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Hazard Assessment

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Deterministic Safety Analysis

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Probabilistic Risk Assessment and Risk-Informed Applications

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reactor Design (including New Reactors)

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Radiological Protection

Editors
  • Joseph Bevelacqua
  • Harold Peterson, Jr.
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Accident Management (including Severe Accident Management) and related research

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Fuel Safety (and behaviour under accident conditions)

Editors
  • Jinzhao Zhang
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Nuclear Criticality Safety

Editors
  • Vefa Kucukboyaci
  • Mosebetsi Leotlela
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Instrumentation and Control Systems and Safety Critical Software

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Nuclear Installations Operation and Maintenance

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Ageing Management and Long Term Operation

Editors
  • Vikram Marthandam
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Human Factors in Design, Safety Assesment and Performance Improvement

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Spent Nuclear Fuel and Radioactive Waste Management

Editors
  • Dennis Thomas
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Nuclear Decommissioning

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Environmental Radioactivity

Editors
  • Harold Peterson, Jr.
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Reactors and Applications

Editors
  • Madalina Tronea
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Management Systems, Quality Assurance

Editors
  • Madalina Tronea
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Nuclear Safety and Security Interface

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Nuclear Law

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Public Communication, Stakeholders Involvement and Transparency

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Material Properties and Applications

Editors
  • Dennis Thomas
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research and Development for Nuclear Safety

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Management of Human Resources

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Cyber Security for Nuclear Facilities and Activities

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Nuclear Power Program Development and Nuclear Safety Infrastructure

Editors
  • Madalina Tronea
Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Knowledge Management

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Fast Reactors

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Book Reviews

Editors
  • Madalina Tronea
Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

For each paper submitted to the INSJ, there would be typically two reviewers. The reviewers will be professionals having expertise in the subjects addressed by the paper. The review should typically take up to four weeks.

The main criteria by which the papers are judged are the relevance to the scope of the journal and the general quality of the paper.

 

Publication Frequency

The journal will be published quarterly.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...

 


"No endorsement" policy: Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the opinions, analyses, discussions, views and recommendations outlined in the articles published in the International Nuclear Safety Journal (INSJ) are solely those of their respective authors and not of the editors, owners or publishers of the INSJ.