Author Guidelines

What we look for in the article submitted to the 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.

Consent to Publish and Transfer of Copyright

For the mutual benefit and protection of Authors and Publishers, it is necessary that Authors provide formal written Consent to Publish and Transfer of Copyright before the publication of the article. The signed Consent ensures that the Publisher has the Author’s permission to publish the relevant Contribution.

The signed Transfer of Copyright entitles the Publisher on behalf of the Author to protect the Contribution against unauthorized use and to authorize dissemination by means of offprints, legitimate photocopies, reprints, translations, and secondary information sources such as abstracting and indexing services, including databases.

The Consent to Publish and Transfer of Copyright form is both downloadable here and on the page where the article is submitted. No article can go further without signing this form. Therefore, it must be filled out and signed for each submission. Consent to Publish and Transfer of Copyright


In case the journal can no longer be published, its electronic and printed records are kept in Ankara University Nuclear Sciences Institute as an archive. In addition, the published publications are registered in the Archive system of the Ankara University Library Directorate (

If such a situation occurs, you can contact to access the archive.


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 upload via online system

Instructions for Authors

General Rules

i. The author who uploads the article during the submission of the article accepts that she/he has taken all the necessary responsibilities on behalf of the article. If there is more than one author in the article, all necessary information such as ORCID numbers and Institution information of all authors should be complete and correct. Please contact in case of an error that may occur during the submission process.

ii. The type of article to be submitted must be an editable file (Word, LaTeX) required. Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), file types are recommended.

iii. The first page should contain the title of the paper, full name(s) of the author(s), ORCID numbers 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.

iv. The articles, 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 10 MB.

v. Page numbers should also be added to the manuscript. Line numbers should not be added.

vi. 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 abstract, which does not exceed 250 words, should briefly include the method, purpose, main findings and results used in the study.


The introduction section should contain a brief literature on the subject and the purpose of the study should be clearly stated. If Mathematical equations need to be given, it can also be included in this section.

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.

Material and Methods

This section includes the names, properties, etc. of the materials used. The methods and procedures used during the study should be given in detail. Mathematical equations and theoretical expressions should be included in this section. Equations and formulas should be numbered sequentially and given at 10 points, aligned to the right. Each given equation and formula should be cited in the text.

Results and Discussion

The results and discussion parts should include all results belonging to this study. The findings obtained should be discussed with the literature and possible differences and similarities should be clearly stated. The importance of the results obtained should be explained. Graphs and Tables of experimental data should be presented in this section.


In the conclusion section, the results of the study should be presented as a summary. Findings that were not obtained from the study should not be included and inferences should be avoided in this context. In this section, the importance of the obtained results and achievements of the study can be briefly emphasized. In the direction of the findings, it can be mentioned how the study will contribute to future studies in the related field.


The person(s) who helped with the study should be acknowledged. If financial support has been received for the article, funding sources should be clearly stated. Similarly, if the article was produced from a project, the project information should be specified.

Conflict of Interest

Corresponding authors should, on behalf of all authors of the study, clearly state any financial or personal relationships with other individuals or organizations that may improperly affect their work. If there is no conflict to declare, just the “The authors have no conflict of interest” sentence should be added.


The reference list should be written in a list numbered form, with full or abbreviated journal titles, page and DOI number if any. English translations of non-English titles should be given in parentheses after the original titles. It should not be forgotten that all references used must be cited in the text, and vice versa.

i. If the source is an article

[1] O. Sima, “On homogeneity approximation in calibration of gamma-spectrometry assessment of bulk
samples”, Applied Radiation and Isotopes 134, 137–141 (2018).
[2] G. Kitis, J.M. Gomez-Ros, J.W.N. Tuyn, "Thermoluminescence glow-curve deconvolution functions for first, second and general orders of kinetics", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 31, 2636–2641 (1998).

ii. If the source is a book

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

[2] G. F. Knoll, “Radiation Detection and Measurement”, 4th edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2010).

iii. If the source is a report

[1] IAEA, “Nuclear Data for the Production of Therapeutic Radionuclides”, Technical Reports Series No. 473 (2011)
[2] ICRP, “Dose coefficients for external exposures to environmental sources”. ICRP Publication 144. Ann. ICRP 49(2) (2020)

iv. If the source is a website

[1] World Health Organisation, 2021. Breast Cancer: Diagnosis-Screening. Available from:, Accessed date: 10 May 2021.

Figure and Table Format

Figure 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. Figures may be pasted into MS Word files as Windows Metafile (also Enhanced).
4. Units should be provided in Figures and Tables.
5.JPEG files are acceptable for photographs only. Authors are responsible for obtaining a permission to reproduce any figures from their copyright holder. All photographs should be numbered sequentially as figures.
6. For vector graphics, the preferred format is EPS (with embedded fonts). When producing figures in vector scalable format is not possible please use TIFF format (with LZW compression).
7. All maps, sketches, profiles, etc., must have a metric bar scale shown.