GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

SCOPE

The scope of this journal covers experimental and analytical research in all areas of nuclear science and technology, including nuclear physics, reactor physics, radioactive waste treatment, fuel element development, radioisotopes and radiopharmaceutical engineering, nuclear and radiation safety, neutron scattering, material science and technology, as well as utilization of isotopes and radiation in agriculture, industry, health and environment.

LANGUAGE

All articles should be written in a clear and concise American English.

 

STRUCTURE (FOR RESEARCH ARTICLE) :

Please use the following structure for your your research article.

TITLE

The title should be brief and informative. For the article presented in a scientific meeting should be informed in a footnote.

AUTHORS

Authors’ names should appear immediately below the title, followed by Authors’ affiliations and addresses. The email address of the corresponding author should be placed as footnote.

ABSTRACT

Abstract should be no longer than 400 words, giving a brief summary of the content and conclusions. Do not include artwork, tables, elaborate equations or references.

KEYWORDS

4-6 keywords should be provided for indexing and abstracting.

INTRODUCTION

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, state the art, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

THEORY/CALCULATION (if any)

A theory section should extend, not repeat, the background to the article already dealt with in the Introduction and lay the foundation for further work. In contrast, a Calculation section represents a practical development from a theoretical basis.

EXPERIMENTAL METHODS

Provide sufficient details to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference. Only relevant modifications should be described.

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Results should be clear and concise. Discussion should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

CONCLUSION

The conclusion section is required. It contains the main points of the article. It should not replicate the abstract, but might elaborate the significant results, possible applications and extensions of the work.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Acknowledgment is recommended to be given to persons or organizations helping the authors in many ways. Sponsor and financial support acknowledgments may be placed in this section. Use the singular heading even if you have many acknowledgments.

REFERENCES

Atom Indonesia uses Elsevier (numeric, without title) referencing style. It is recommended to use Mendeley reference manager application. The number of references should be at least ten, and 80% of which should be from primary source publications (journals) from the last five years.

References should be written as the following examples.

 

Journal

:

S.D. Glazek and K.G. Wilson, Phys. Rev. D 57 (1998) 3558.

Proceedings

:

P. Maass, W. Dieterich and F. Scheffler, AIP Conf. Proc. 832 (2006) 492.

K. Basar, T. Sakuma and E. Kartini, Frequency and Temperature Dependent of Conductivity from Superionic Conducting Glass (AgI)x(AgPO3)1-x, Proceedings of the International Conference on Mathematics and Natural Science (2006) 881.

Book

:

W.S.  Lyon, Guide to Activation Analysis, 2nd ed., Van Nostrand Co. Inc., New York (1960) 33.

Part of Book

:

M.F. Collins and E. Kartini, Superionic Conduction in Silver Oxysalt-Silver Salt Glasses, in: Recent Research Development of Solid State Ionics Vol. I, S.G. Pandalay (Ed.), Transworld Research Network, India (2003) 167.

Thesis

:

D.L. Davids, Recovery Effects in Binary Aluminum Alloys, Ph.D. Thesis, Harvard University (1998).

Patent

:

M.B. Hegner and K.L. Wendt, Method of Sorting Seeds, UK Patent 1470133 (1977).

Website

:

Anonymous, Latest news related to PRIS and the status of nuclear power plants. http://www.iaea.org/pris/. Retrieved in November (2011).

 

 Titles of non-English reference should be translated into English, ended by original language in parenthesis (in Japanese, etc.).

Reference numbers should be indicated in the text by square brackets, e.g. [1], or [1,3], or [1-3]. List of references should be numbered at the end of the paper, according to their appearance in the text.

ARTICLE FORMAT

The article should be written in Times New Roman 11, MS Words for Windows of A4 paper. A template of the article can be downloaded here.

FIGURES AND TABLES

Figures and tables should be numbered using Arabic numerals and be kept to the minimum consistent with clear presentation of the work reported. Numbers and titles of figures should be placed below the figures, while those of tables should be placed above.

Because AIJ will do the final formatting of your paper, you do not need to position figures and tables at the top and bottom of each column. In fact, all figures, figure captions, and tables can be at the end of the paper. Large figures and tables may span both columns. Place figure captions below the figures; place table titles above the tables. If your figure has two parts, include the labels “(a)” and “(b)” as part of the artwork. Please verify that the figures and tables you mention in the text actually exist. Please do not include captions as part of the figures. Do not put captions in “text boxes” linked to the figures. Do not put borders around the outside of your figures. Use the abbreviation “Fig.” except at the beginning of a sentence should use “Figure”. Do not abbreviate “Table.” Tables are numbered with Roman numerals. Color printing of figures is available. Do not use color unless it is necessary for the proper interpretation of your figures.

Figure axis labels are often a source of confusion. Use words rather than symbols. For example, write the quantity “Magnetization,” or “Magnetization M,” not just “M.” Put units in parentheses. Do not label axes only with units. For example, write “Magnetization (A/m)” or “Magnetization (Am-1),” not just “A/m.” Do not label axes with a ratio of quantities and units. For example, write “Temperature (K),” not “Temperature/K.”

Multipliers can be especially confusing. Write “Magnetization (kA/m)” or “Magnetization (103 A/m).” Figure labels should be legible, 9 point type.

Examples of a figure and a table are as follows:

Fig 1.  Radioactive isotope  decay of  128I.

 

 

Table 1.  Radioactive isotope  decay

 

Isotope

Half life

Particle

Emitted

32P

14.3 days

ß

33P

25 days

ß

14C

5,730 years

ß

3H

12.3 years

ß

35S

87.4 days

ß

125I

60 days

γ

                                                                                              

 

 

 

UNITS, EQUATIONS, SYMBOLS, AND ABBREVIATIONS

SI units should be used throughout but other established units may be included in the brackets. Isotope mass numbers should appear at the upper left of the element symbol e.g. 90Sr. Abbreviations should be defined when they first appear in the text. Equations should be numbered at the right side of the paper in ordinary bracket (no.).

Use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on (http://www.dessci.com/en/products/mathtype/) for equations in your paper (Insert | Object | Create New | Microsoft Equation or MathType Equation). “Float over text” should not be selected.

Number equations consecutively with equation numbers in parentheses flush with the right margin, as in (1). First, use the equation editor to create the equation. Then, select the “Equation” markup style. Press the tab key and write the equation number in parentheses. To make your equations more compact, you may use the solidus (/), the exp function, or appropriate exponents. Use parentheses to avoid ambiguities in denominators. Punctuate equations when they are part of a sentence, as in

 

                                                                                   (1)

 

Be sure that the symbols in your equation have been defined before the equation appears or immediately following. Italicize symbols (T might refer to temperature, but T is the unit tesla). Refer to “(1),” not “Eq. (1)” or “equation (1),” except at the beginning of a sentence: “Equation (1) is ... .”