The Journal of Nuclear Sciences (JNS) aims to integrate scientists developing different methods and special nuclear techniques used in different fields of Nuclear Sciences. The topics that fall into the scope of the journal can be listed as: Mechanisms of Interaction of Radiation with Matter, Radiation Detection and Measurement Methods, Radiation/Nuclear Spectroscopy, Radiation Physics, Dosimeters, ESR/EPR Spectroscopy, Radionuclide Metrology, Medical Physics, Health Physics, Radiation Imaging, Medical Imaging Systems, Medical Dosimetry, Monte Carlo Simulation Studies, Radiation Protection Physics Methods, Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Security, Radioactive Source Safety and Sucurity, Nuclear Forensics, Environmental Radiation Monitoting, Accident Dosimetry, Retrospective Dosimetry, Radiation Research and applications, Radiation Shielding Techniques, Radioisotope, Nuclear Techniques, Radiochemistry, Neutron and Reactor Physics Concepts, Nuclear Materials, such as Luminescence Mechanisms, Luminescent Materials, Dosimetric studies of materials, TL/OSL Studies ,Radioactive Dating by Nuclear Techniques
The Journal of Nuclear Sciences (JNS) covers the general and special research topics related to Radiation Detection and Measurement Methods, Radiation/Nuclear Spectroscopy, Radiation Physics, Dosimeters, ESR/EPR Spectroscopy, Radionuclide Metrology, Medical Physics, Health Physics, Radiation Imaging, Medical Imaging Systems, Medical Dosimetry, Monte Carlo Simulation Studies, Radiation Protection Physics Methods, Nuclear Safety, Nuclear Security, Radioactive Source Safety and Sucurity, Nuclear Forensics, Environmental Radiation Monitoting, Accident Dosimetry, Retrospective Dosimetry, Radiation Research and applications, Radiation Shielding Techniques, Radioisotope, Nuclear Techniques, Radiochemistry, Neutron and Reactor Physics Concepts, Nuclear Materials, such as Luminescence Mechanisms, Luminescent Materials, Dosimetric studies of materials, TL/OSL Studies, Radioactive Dating by Nuclear Techniques
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
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 (https://dspace.ankara.edu.tr/xmlui/handle/20.500.12575/39762)
If such a situation occurs, you can contact email@example.com 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 http://jns.ankara.edu.tr/tr/
Instructions for Authors
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. should contain. 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
 O. Sima, “On homogeneity approximation in calibration of gamma-spectrometry assessment of bulk
samples”, Applied Radiation and Isotopes 134, 137–141 (2018).
 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
 M. J. Aitken, “Thermoluminescence dating”, Academic Press, London (1985).
 G. F. Knoll, “Radiation Detection and Measurement”, 4th edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc. (2010).
iii. If the source is a report
 IAEA, “Nuclear Data for the Production of Therapeutic Radionuclides”, Technical Reports Series No. 473 (2011)
 ICRP, “Dose coefficients for external exposures to environmental sources”. ICRP Publication 144. Ann. ICRP 49(2) (2020)
iv. If the source is a website
 World Health Organisation, 2019. Breast Cancer: Diagnosis-Screening. Available from: https://www.who.int/cancer/prevention/diagnosis-screening/breast-cancer/en/, 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.
The Journal of Nuclear Sciences (JNS) is an open access and cost-free peer-reviewed international scientific journal acting in the field of nuclear sciences. The Journal of Nuclear Sciences (JNS) adheres to the publication ethics principles, standards, and recommendations based on the guides by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The guides are "COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" and "COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" available from open Access by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Accordingly, manuscripts that do not comply with ethical standards are not accepted. Within the scope of publication ethics, all stakeholders (authors, reviewers, and editors) are expected to have the following ethical responsibilities:
(*: Editors include Chief-Editor and Section Editors)
• Editors actively deal with the views of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about ways of improving their journal’s processes.
• Editors should screen the manuscript through a similarity software such as iThenticate before it was sent to the reviewers.
• Editors should enable to ensure that peer review at the journal is fair, unbiased and timely.
• The editor and the section editors should have assigned at least two external and independent reviewers by ensuring that they are reviewed by suitably qualified reviewers.
• Editors should provide guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them including the need to handle submitted material in confidence.
• Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based on the paper’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the remit of the journal.
• Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct or if an allegation of misconduct is brought to them. This duty extends to both published and unpublished papers.
• Editors should not simply reject papers that raise concerns about possible misconduct. Editors decide by following the relevant COPE flowcharts in cases that do not comply with publication ethics issues (https://publicationethics.org/guidance/Flowcharts).
• Reviewers should adhere only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner.
• Reviewers respond in a reasonable time-frame, especially if they cannot do the review, and without intentional delay.
• Reviewers respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal.
• Reviewers do not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others and does not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality.
• Reviewers should be objective and constructive in their reviews, avoiding from being hostile or inflammatory and they also should refrain from making libelous or derogatory personal comments by acknowledging that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavor. Reviewers should also be fair and academic independence in his/her evaluation.
• Reviewers ensure their comments and recommendations for the editor are consistent with their report for the authors and most feedback should be put in the report for the authors.
• Reviewers' confidential comments to the editor should not be a place for denigration or false accusation, done in the knowledge that the authors will not see these comments.
• Author(s) must submit original studies that do not contain fabrication, falsification, or inappropriate data manipulation. Manuscripts that have plagiarism and other unethical situations are not acceptable.
• Author(s) should not submit the same manuscript more than one journal. This unethical behaviour is unacceptable by the journal. Also, a study previously published in another journal cannot be submitted to Journal of Nuclear Sciences (JNS). In such a situation, COPE flowcharts are applied.
• Authors are obliged to submit their manuscript, taking into account the recommendations in the "Author Guidelines" section of the Journal of Nuclear Sciences(JNS).
• Author(s) should describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others. Appropriate citations should be made in the manuscript and all references should be given incomplete.
• Author(s) who do not contribute significantly to the study should not be included in the manuscript as a co-author.
• If there are conflicts of interest or relationships between authors, these should be clearly stated.
• Author(s) undertake the responsibility to inform the editor of the journal if they notice a mistake in their manuscript during the publication process and to cooperate with the editors during the correction or withdrawal process.
Handling of Complaints and Appeals
Complaints and Appeals are received by the Technical Editor. The Chief-In-Editor is informed subsequently. Complaints are inspected and appropriate Section Editors are assigned within the Editorial Board and related complaints and objections are informed. The final solution of the problems is controlled by the Editor. Lastly, the complainant is informed about the subject by the Editor and/or the technical Editor.
Data sharing and Reproducibility
The Journal of Nuclear Sciences (JNS) has been published both online and in hard copy. The online version is provided by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) Dergipark Ulakbim for open-access. ULAKBIM Dergipark service provides benefits in many areas such as creating transparency in science by sharing research data, enhancing the relationship between researchers, increasing the number of citations of published articles, and reproducibility of data. In addition, the records of the journal data are kept by the Ankara University Library Directorate Archive unit, apart from the ULAKBIM service (https://dspace.ankara.edu.tr/xmlui/handle/20.500.12575/39762). Thus, researchers can easily access previous articles, which encourages reproducibility.
Post-publication discussions and Corrections
Post-publishing discussions and Corrections is implemented the principles and procedures specified in compliance with the COPE principles and realizes the withdrawal cases. Apart from this, our journal evaluates possible solutions by contacting the ULAKBIM journal platform in order to correct the articles in cases that do not require retraction. In addition, for discussions and comments on published data, an e-mail may be sent to the editor to evaluate for the relevant publication.
The Journal of Nuclear Sciences (JNS) is an open access and cost-free peer-reviewed international scientific journal acting in the field of nuclear sciences.
No author fee is charged from beginning to end during the submission, evaluation, and publication of the article to the journal.
The Journal of Nuclear Sciences (JNS) is published on behalf of Ankara University Institute of Nuclear Sciences, on behalf of Ankara University. The printing costs for the print version of the journal are supported by Ankara University, while the online version is provided free of charge by DergiPark ULAKBİM services. The Dergipark system does not require any subscription from readers. Everyone can access the articles free of charge.