EDITOR IN CHIEF
Professor Jean Paul Biberian, Physics Dept., University of Aix-Marseille, France.
Professor Peter Hagelstein,
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Dept., Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
Dr. Michael McKubre, Director, Energy Research Center, SRI, Menlo Park, CA, USA.
Professor George Miley,
Nuclear Engineering Dept., University of Illinois at
Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.
Dr. Edmund Storms,
Energy K. Systems, USA.
Professor Akito Takahashi, retired. Nuclear Engineering Dept.,
Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.
Professor Xing Zhong Li, Physics Dept., Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
Editoral staff are appointed by the ISCMNS Executive Committee
in accordance with the By-Laws.
The Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science is an open-access electronic journal that accepts
scientific papers of high quality concerned with subjects relating to nuclear processes in condensed matter. Papers may focus on
the results of experimental studies, theoretical studies, or a combination of these. Topics to which the journal is addressed include:-
- Calorimetry, energy production in metal hydrides and deuterides;
- Correlations, or lack of correlations, between energy production and possible nuclear products
- Materials science issues that are important for the development of nuclear effects in condensed matter
- Electrochemical issues concerning loading, surface chemistry, resistance diagnostics and other issues concerning metal hydrides and metal deuterides
- Observations of nuclear products, charged particles, neutrons, tritium, X-ray and gamma emission in metal hydrides
- Production of new elements or isotopes in metal hydrides and metal deuterides; and modification of isotopic distributions
- Induced radioactivity in metal deuterides and metal hydrides
- Accelerator experiments on metal deuterides and metal hydrides
- Models for nuclear processes in the condensed matter
Papers must be written in good English. Most papers will be in the range of 3-15 published pages. The journal also accepts
longer review papers, which may focus on a particular general topic, or on the work
of group(s). The journal may also invite submissions.
Experimental papers must include enough technical description to allow for replication of
the experiment. Papers reporting only a single observation of an effect are usually not
acceptable. An exception can be made under conditions in which the effect is particularly
well diagnosed, or is of exceptional significance. In the event that the origin of the
experimental effect is not not known,
authors are encouraged not to engage in extended speculations on its origin.
Theoretical papers must include a clear description of the model under discussion as well
as what experimental result(s) the model is intended to address, and what novel predictions are made. The goal of a theoretical
paper should be to make progress on the evaluation of a model, to understand its strengths
and weaknesses as it applies to observable phenomena. As some phenomena are not fully understood at
present, it would be natural for there to be speculation as to the nature of the
effects under discussion. For speculation to be acceptable, it must be
identified clearly as such, it must not be obviously in error, and it must be
Papers may be submitted in the appropriate
CMNSEditor@iscmns.org. Please use the last name of the (first) author as part of the
filename (i.e. hagelstein01a.doc).
A completed copyright form is required.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
Submitted papers will be forwarded to an Editor who will supervise the peer review process, and contact the
authors in the course of the review process. Papers submitted to Condensed Matter Nuclear Science will be reviewed under the
rules and guidelines associated with the review and appeals process adopted by the American Physical Review journals. Authors will work with the assigned Editor on the review process. Accepted manuscripts will be forwarded to the Editor in Chief with documentation of the review process and may be
amended for consistency of journal format.
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