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Since more than 50 years!

Radiochimica Acta

International Journal for chemical aspects of nuclear science and technology

Ed. by Qaim, Syed M.

12 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2013: 1.411
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.515
Rank 7 out of 33 in category Nuclear Science & Technology in the 2013 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Science Edition

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.649
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 0.938

Aims and Scope

Radiochimica Acta publishes Original Papers, Review Articles, and Rapid Communications (short communications of more timely interest) encompassing chemical aspects of nuclear science and technology. The journal is meant for scientists who are actively engaged in research work.

  • chemistry of nuclear reactions including heavy ion reactions
  • radiochemically determined nuclear data for applications
  • chemical effects of nuclear transformations
  • radiation chemistry
  • chemistry of the actinides, transactinides and other radioelements
  • radioanalytical chemistry
  • radiopharmaceutical chemistry
  • scientific and technological applications of radionuclides, stable isotopes and nuclear methods in all fields
  • environmental and ecological studies using radiochemical techniques
  • chemistry of the nuclear fuel cycle (especially partitioning) and
  • chemistry of radionuclides in geomedia (especially speciation, migration, etc.).

Type of Publication:

Instructions for Authors

Instructions to Contributors

It is understood that manuscripts submitted to Radiochimica Acta have not been and will not simultaneously be submitted or published elsewhere, unless otherwise agreed. With the acceptance of a manuscript for publication, the publishers acquire full and exclusive copyright for all languages and for all countries. In addition to regular articles, important new discoveries in any branch of radiochemistry may be reported in the form of a Rapid Communication which will be published within two or three months after acceptance. Its length should not exceed four printed pages. Manuscripts must be typewritten, double-spaced and should be submitted in duplicate.

The e-mail address of the corresponding author should be given on the manuscript. Papers should be written in English.

Correct language is the responsibility of the authors, and authors whose native tongue is not English are requested to have their manuscript checked by a colleague who is thoroughly familiar with the English language. Only one set of proofs will be sent to the authors to minimize the publication time and to save costs. It is therefore essential that manuscripts are submitted in final form.

For further instructions please see:


Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. S. M. Qaim (Editor in Chief)

Radiochimica Acta is covered by the following services:

  • Celdes
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS)
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  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • De Gruyter - IBR (International Bibliography of Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • De Gruyter - IBZ (International Bibliography of Periodical Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • EBSCO - TOC Premier
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Elsevier - SCOPUS
  • Google Scholar
  • Inspec
  • International Nuclear Information System (INIS)
  • J-Gate
  • JournalTOCs
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • ReadCube
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
  • TDOne (TDNet)
  • Thomson Reuters - Current Contents/Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences
  • Thomson Reuters - Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition
  • Thomson Reuters - Science Citation Index
  • Thomson Reuters - Science Citation Index Expanded
  • WorldCat (OCLC)

Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. S. M. Qaim
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin
52425 Jülich

Professor Dr. S. S. Jurisson

Professor Dr. J. V. Kratz

Professor Dr. A. Shinohara

Professor Dr. E. Simoni

Advisory Board
Z. Chai, Beijing (China)
N. Dacheux (France)
C. Eckberg (Sweden)
N. D. M. Evans (United Kingdom)
H. Geckeis, Karlsruhe (Germany)
J. John, Prague (Czech Republic)
S. N. Kalmykov, Moscow (Russia)
V. K. Manchanda, Suwon (Korea)
P. K. Mohapatra, Mumbai (India)
Y. Nagame, Ibaraki (Japan)
S. Parry, Ascot (United Kingdom)
F. Rösch, Mainz (Germany)
Th. J. Ruth, Vancouver (Canada)
A. Türler, Bern (Switzerland)
J. H. Zaidi, Islamabad (Pakistan)

Journal Editor
Birgit Zoglmeier

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