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Author Guidelines

Guide for Authors

What we look  for in the article submitted to Journal of Nuclear Sciences (JNS):

The  articles should :

  • - be  original, novel and add significantly to research already published
  • - be of interest to the nuclear community
    • - have sound motivation and purpose
    • - have not been published previously


Articles should not :

  • - be under consideration for publication in any other journal or book available through a library or by purchase
    • - present new but trivial and obvious results
    • - make unsubstantiated conclusions
    • - present incremental research


Ethical issue

All articles offered for publication are given unbiased consideration, each being judged on its merits without regard to the race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the author(s). We treat all articles as confidential until they are published.


The submitted works must be coherent with the aims and scope of the journal and include novel research. The manuscripts must be written in English in a clear manner and they must contain all essential features of a complete scientific paper. The manuscripts must be submitted in electronic format via e-mail to

Review  and Decision Process 

After checking the content of the manuscript in terms of originality using online tools, the manuscripts must contain original work which is not published elsewhere in any medium by the authors or anyone else and is not under consideration for publication in any other journal or medium.  Submitted papers will be reviewed by one or two referees and the editor’s decision about acceptance or rejection is final.

During the online submission of the manuscripts the authors’ may suggest suitable or oppose referees.

In response to the referees’ comments the author(s) should submit the revised manuscript and a detailed response to the referees’ comments in a separate file. It is expected that the authors submit the revised manuscript within 4 weeks upon reception of the referees’ comments.


Review Articles

The above restrictions do not apply to review articles but they are also peer-reviewed.

Instructions for Authors

The papers, including all figures, tables and references, should not be no longer than 40 double spaced manuscript pages and should contain the sufficient number of supporting of figures, tables, references, etc., necessary for the proper understanding of the text. We recommend that all files are in total not larger than 5 MB.

Generally no text formatting is allowed except for double-spacing, empty lines to single out headings numbered in Arabic numerals, indentation to mark new paragraphs (no empty lines between paragraphs), and relevant usage of capitals and italics in the reference list.

The first text page should contain the title of the paper, full name(s) of the author(s), their institutional addresses with the e-mail address of the corresponding author, keywords separated by semicolons, a running head and an abstract. The abstract, no longer than 200 words, should be informative and contain the main findings and conclusions. Also page numbers should be added to the manuscript. Line numbers should not be added.

The main text of the article should contain a formulation of the problem, an indication of the approach taken, a report on the data and observations, proposed interpretations and discussion, and the conclusions reached.

The alphabetically arranged list of references should be double-spaced, indented after the first line, with full journal titles, number of pages and DOI number when available. English translations of non-English titles should be provided in brackets after the original titles.


i. If the source is an article

[1] N. Meriç, M. Koşal, M. A. Atlıhan and U. R. Yuce, “OSL Properties of Anthropological Bone and Tooth”, Radiat. Phys. Chem. 77(6) 685-689 (2008).

[2] E. Şahiner and N. Meriç, “Infrared Stimulated Luminescence (IRSL) Properties of Natural Aluminum Corrosion”, Geochronometria 39(3) 227-232 (2012).

[3] N. Meriç, “Calculation of Radiation dose to the lens of the eye using Monte carlo Simulation”, Appl. Radiat. Isot. 55(4) 557-560 (2001).

ii. If the source is an book

[1] M. J. Aitken, “Thermoluminescence dating”, Academic Press, London (1985).

iii. If the source is a published thesis

[1] Ü.R. Yüce. “Development of Using Tooth and Bone Samples as Retrospective Dosimeter in Luminescence Techniques”, Ph. D. Thesis, Ankara University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Engineering Physics, Ankara, 96 s (2010).

[2] E. Şahiner, “True Coincidence Effects in Natural Radioactive Isotopes ”, Master Thesis, Ankara University, Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Department of Engineering Physics, Ankara, 69 s (2010).

iv. If the source is an congress

[1] N. Meriç, Ü. R. Yüce, O. Atakol and F. Yaşar. “Osl Analysis of Deproteinated Tooth Enamel” UK Luminescence and ESR meeting, Royal Holloway, University of London, England, (2009).

[3] D. Baleanu, “Variational formulation of the Schrödinger field”, in Proceedings of  XII International Colloquium on Quantum Groups and Integrable Systems, (June 12-14, Prague, Czech Republic, 2003), Czech. J. Phys. 53 (11) 971-976 (2003).

v. If the source is an report

[1] A. S. Camtepe, S. Albayrak, and B. Yener, “Optimally Increasing Secure Connectivity in Multihop Wireless Adhoc Networks”, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Computer Science Technical Report TR-09-01 (2009).

Numerical results should be quoted with uncertainties. The uncertainties should be rounded to 2 significant digits and the relevant quantities to the same decimal place with the unit separated by a space, e.g. De=150.1±3.2 Gy.

Conventional Radiocarbon Age (14C Age) should be quoted in the form age±error (equal to ± one standard deviation), e.g. 1760±30 BP. In addition, the following data should be supplied:

- The individual laboratory code number,

- Sample isotopic fractionation (δ 13C) value,

- Calibrated age in the form of 68.2 or 95.4 % confidence intervals, e.g. 1720-1610 (68.2%) cal BP, together with information about the used calibration programme and calibration curve, e.g. OxCal v.4.1.7 (Bronk Ramsey, 2010) and IntCal09 (Reimer et al., 2009).

Figure captions and Table captions should be listed in blocks, after the list of references. The captions should be numbered in Arabic numerals (i.e. “Figure 1”, “Table 1”). References to figures in the text should be indicated as “Fig. 1” and “Table 1”, respectively. Please, for figures, note the following:

1. Figures, in digital form , should be prepared not to exceed the page size (233 x 172 mm) adjusted to width of column (82 mm) or page (172 mm).

2. Do not use faint lines and/or lettering and check that all lines and lettering within the figures are legible at final size. Please use Sans-serif fonts with should not be smaller than 7pt at final size. Please remember that the units should be enclosed in parenthesis.

3. For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS (with embedded fonts).

4. When producing figures in vector scalable format is not possible please use TIFF format (with LZW compression).

5. Figures maybe be pasted into MS Word files as Windows Metafile (also Enhanced).

6. JPEG files are acceptable for photographs only.

7. Resolution of bitmap figures should be at least: 300dpi for colour, 600dpi for grayscale and monochrome.

8. All maps, sketches, profiles, etc., must have a metric bar scale shown.

9. We generally do not recommend publishing physical maps.

10. The proposed location of figures and tables may be indicated in square brackets in the text. In some cases, originals of figures may be requested.

11. All photographs should be numbered sequentially as figures.

12. Authors are responsible for obtaining a permission to reproduce any figures from their copyright holder.

13. In the electronic version of Journal of Nuclear Sciences charts, photographs and maps may be published in colour free of charge.

14. In the printed version only black and white figures will be printed, however, the editorial board may decide to print photographs and maps in colour in exceptional circumstances.

15. In the case where colour versions will appear in the electronic version and black and white in the printed version, authors are requested to submit figures in both forms. For printing colour photographs in the printed version the author will be charged the cost of colour printing.



Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  1. No submission process will be further carried out unless a copyright form is filled and signed by the corresponding author. This form could be found from home page. The filled and signed form should be mandatorily uploaded during the 4th stage (upload supplementary files) of the submission process.
  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  3. The submission file is in Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.
  7. Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.

Copyright Notice

No submission process will be further carried out unless a copyright form is filled and signed by the corresponding author. This form could be found from home page. The filled and signed form should be mandatorily uploaded during the 4th stage (upload supplementary files) of the submission process.


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ISSN: 2148-3981