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Radiochimica Acta

International Journal for chemical aspects of nuclear science and technology

Ed. by Qaim, Syed M.

IMPACT FACTOR increased in 2015: 1.100
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.229
Rank 15 out of 32 in category Nuclear Science & Technology in the 2015 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report/Science Edition

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.470
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 0.708
Impact per Publication (IPP) 2015: 1.048

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    Your benefits:
    • Highly specialized journal dedicated to radiochemistry
    • Leading journal in the field of radiochemistry
    • Theoretical and applied novel research results
    • Rigorous peer-review

    Aims and Scope

    Radiochimica Acta (RCA) publishes manuscripts encompassing chemical aspects of nuclear science and technology. The journal is meant for scientists who are actively engaged in research work.

    • radiochemical study 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)
    • chemistry of radionuclides in geomedia (especially speciation, migration, etc.)

    Article formats
    Original Papers, Review Articles, and Rapid Communications (short communications of more timely interest)

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    Type of Publication:
    researchers in the field of radiochemistry

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Researchers working in any area of chemically related nuclear science and technology are welcome to submit manuscripts for consideration for publication in the journal.

    Instructions for Authors

    You can easily submit your manuscript online. Simply go to http://www.editorialmanager.com/ract/default.asp and you will be guided through the whole peer-reviewing and publishing process.

    Your benefits of publishing with us
    • High quality peer-review
    • Rapid online publication ahead-of-print with short turnaround times
    • High quality manuscript processing through Editorial Manager
    • Optional open access publication
    • Accepted papers will be published online first as DOI-citable, forward-linked articles for quickest possible visibility for the scientific community
    • Every article easily discoverable because of SEO and comprehensive abstracting and indexing services
    • Convenient citation tracking via e-mail alert
    • Secure archiving by De Gruyter and the independent archiving service Portico
    Submission process
    • Before preparing a manuscript please have a look at our Instructions for Authors
    • Submission of your paper via our submission management tool
    • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
    • Decision on your paper (within about 8 weeks from submission to first decision)
    • Publication online and in print (within 4 to 6 months after acceptance)
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    The journal Radiochimica Acta was founded in 1962, under the patronage of the Nobel Laureate Otto Hahn, to cater for the publishing needs of the then fast expanding field of radiochemistry. In those days the radiochemists published their work in several different journals of chemistry and physics and had thus no platform of their own for technical communications. With the introduction of Radiochimica Acta a new era dawned for radiochemistry. Although published in Germany, right from its inception the journal aimed at inculating an international character and flavor. The international character has been maintained, continuously nurtured and further developed over its liefe of 50 years. Today all the articles are published in English language.

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    Back Issues

    Volumes 1 to 103.

    Abstracting & Indexing

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    Editorial Information

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

    Professor Dr. S. S. Jurisson (jurissons@missouri.edu)
    Professor Dr. J. V. Kratz (jvkratz@uni-mainz.de)
    Professor Dr. P. K. Mohapatra (mpatra@barc.gov.in)
    Professor Dr. A. Shinohara (shino@chem.sci.osaka-u.ac.jp)
    Professor Dr. E. Simoni (simoni@ipno.in2p3.fr)

    Advisory Board
    Z. Chai, Beijing (China)
    N. Dacheux, Monpellier (France)
    C. Ekberg, Gothenburg (Sweden)
    N. D. M. Evans, Loughborough (United Kingdom)
    H. Geckeis, Karlsruhe (Germany)
    J. John, Prague (Czech Republic)
    S. N. Kalmykov, Moscow (Russia)
    S. Lahiri (Kolkata)
    V. K. Manchanda, Suwon (Korea)
    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)

    Technical Editor
    Birgit Zoglmeier

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