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Radiochimica Acta

International Journal for chemical aspects of nuclear science and technology

Editor In Chief: Syed M. Qaim
Your benefits:
  • Sspecialized journal dedicated to all aspects of radiochemistry
  • Leading journal in the field
  • Fundamental and applied novel research results
  • Rigorous peer-review

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)

> Information on submission process

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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.

Visit our Special Jubilee Issue

Visit our open access journal Proceedings of Radiochemistry

Other publications in the field
P. Adloff, K. Lieser, G. Stöcklin,One Hundred Years after the Discovery of Radioactivity, De Gruyter 2008.

Back Issues

Volumes 1 to 103.

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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)
Please note

We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland:  https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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

Professor Dr. T. E. Albrecht-Schmitt (albrecht-schmitt@chem.fsu.edu)
Professor Dr. Z. Chai (chaizf@mail.ihep.ac.cn)
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
W. Cha, Daejon (France)
N. Dacheux, Monpellier (France)
C. Ekberg, Gothenburg (Sweden)
N. D. M. Evans, Loughborough (United Kingdom)
M. Fassbender, Los Alamos (U.S.A.)
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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Audience: researchers in the field of radiochemistry