International Journal of Low Radiation

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Nicolas Foray
ISSN online: 1741-9190
ISSN print: 1477-6545
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IJLR is dedicated to the publication of research articles, review papers and technical notes in all domains related to low-dose and very low-dose radiation, among which are the biological and health effects in humans and the biota, in vitro and in vivo research on low radiation effects, regulatory and policy aspects, risk estimation and public perception.


 Topics covered include

  • Radiation risks in perspective
  • Radio-induced cancer among cancer risks
  • Epidemiological data
  • Effect of radiation on radiation workers
  • Medical cohorts
  • Models and controversies in radiation carcinogenesis
  • Effects of radiation on mammalian cells, stress responses in cells and tissues
  • Variations in natural background irradiation throughout the world
  • Review of radiation exposure limits worldwide
  • Radiation protection
  • Hormesis
  • Genomic instability
  • Bystander effects
  • Changing paradigms and radiation protection
  • Impact of low dose/dose rates on DNA repair/disrepair

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The main focus of IJLR is on health and biological effects that occur at radiation levels comparable to those encountered in the natural environment, at the workplace or in the environment under normal or accidental situations when the doses incurred are low enough not to result in deterministic effects. In this context, it must be remembered that low radiation also means exposure to natural elevated radiation levels (doses and dose rates) in excess of current internationally recommended values and national regulatory dose and dose rate limits.


IJLR is intended to be a focal point and a forum for researchers, engineers, environmental specialists, managers and policy makers for whom an in-depth knowledge of real, as opposed to assumed, low radiation effects and risks is necessary.


In addition to manuscripts dealing strictly with the effects of ionising radiation, research papers on synergism between low radiation exposures and other environmental agents are invited. IJLR also welcomes manuscripts on uncertainty analyses of low radiation effects and on methods for reducing these uncertainties. A fair balance will be sought between: special issues addressing specific topics, developing from a review package and in-depth and supplementary articles; and issues of a more conventional structure blending articles addressing several topics.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Foray, Nicolas, U836 INSERM - Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale, France

Associate Editor

  • Mothersill, Carmel E., McMaster University, Canada

Regional Editor Africa

  • Barakat, M.F., National Centre of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Control, Egypt

Regional Editor Brazil

  • De Almeida, Carlos E. Bonacossa, Institute of Radioprotection and Dosimetry - IRD, Brazil

Regional Editor Europe

  • Sabatier, Laure, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA – Siege), France

Regional Editor India

  • Mishra, Kaushala Prasad, Nehru Gram Bharati University, India

Regional Editor Japan

  • Sakai, Kazuo, National Institute of Radiological Science, Japan

Regional Editor Korea

  • Kim, Chong Soon, Hanil Hospital, South Korea

Regional Editor Middle East

  • Aghamiri, S.M.R., Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

Regional Editor North America

  • James, Anthony, Washington State University - Tri-cities, USA

Honorary Advisory Board

  • Feinendegen, Ludwig E., Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Gonzalez, Abel J., Argentina Radiation Protection Society, Argentina
  • Ilyin, Leonid, State Research Center of Russia, Russian Federation
  • Kathren, Ronald L., Washington State University, USA
  • Kondo, Sohei, , Japan
  • Nomura, Taisei, National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Japan
  • Sugahara, Tsutomu, Emeritus Club, Japan
  • Tubiana, Maurice, Centre Universitaire des Saints-Pères, France

Editorial Board Members

  • Alonso Santos, Agustin, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Amendola, Roberto, ENEA, Italy
  • Aurengo, André, Hopital Pitié-Salpétrière, France
  • Averbeck, Dietrich, Institut Curie-Section de Recherche, France
  • Azzam, Edouard, New Jersey Medical School Cancer Center, USA
  • Bauer, Georg, Universitätsklinikum Freiburg, Germany
  • Baumstark-Khan, Christa, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany
  • Bazyka, Dimitry, Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Ukraine
  • Blandino, Giovanni, Regina Elena Cancer Institute, Italy
  • Bonardi, Mauro L., Universita' degli Studi di Milano and INFN-Milano, Italy
  • Boreham, Doug, McMaster University, Canada
  • Braby, Leslie A., Texas A&M University, USA
  • Brooks, Antone, Washington State University Tri-Cities, USA
  • Cadet, Jean, Institut Nanosciences et Cryogénie, France
  • Calabrese, Edward J., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • Chikamoto, Kazuhiko, Japan NUS Co.,Ltd., Japan
  • Cho, Kun-Woo, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety, South Korea
  • Dainiak, Nicholas, Bridgeport Hospital, USA
  • Darroudi, Firouz, Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands
  • De Oliveira Sampa, Maria Helena, , Brazil
  • Djurovic, Branka, Military Medical Academy, Serbia
  • Eschwege, François, IGR - Institut Gustave Roussy, France
  • Georgieva, R.T., National Centre of Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, Bulgaria
  • Giovanetti, Anna, ENEA, Italy
  • Iliakis, George, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Janiak, Marek. K., Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Poland
  • Köteles, Gyorgy J., “Frédéric Joliot-Curie” National Research Institute for Radiobiology and Radiohygiene, Hungary
  • Kaminski, Joseph, National Cancer Institute, USA
  • Kamiya, Kenji, Hiroshima University, Japan
  • Kim, Jin Kyu, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, South Korea
  • Kim, Tae-Hwan, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Korzeneva, Inna B., Russian Federal Nuclear Center-All-Russia Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF), Russian Federation
  • Lim, Young-Khi, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corporation, South Korea
  • Locke, Paul, Johns Hopkins University, USA
  • Matsubara, Junko, Radiation Effects Association, Japan
  • Meineke, Viktor, University of Ulm, Germany
  • Morgan, William F., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Mortazavi, S.M.J., Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
  • Moustachi, Ethel, Institut Curie, France
  • Nair, C.K.K., Amala Cancer Research Centre, India
  • Negri, Rodolfo, Università di Roma, La Sapienza, Italy
  • Ne’man, Ehud, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
  • Nghiep, Tran Dai, Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission, Vietnam
  • Nikjoo, Hooshang, Radiation Biophysics, Sweden
  • Nili, Mohamed, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Niroomand-Rad, Azam, , USA
  • Nouailhetas, Yanick, Instituto de Radioproteção e Dosimetria, Brazil
  • Pollycove, Myron, , USA
  • Rüegg, Walter, , Switzerland
  • Rajasekaram, Sigrid Anne-Barbara, Nemours Biomedical Research/AI duPont Hospital for Children, USA
  • Redpath, J. Leslie, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Sáfrány, Géza, National Research Institute for Radiobiology and Radiohygiene, Hungary
  • Scott, Bobby R., Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, USA
  • Seaward, Mark, University of Bradford, UK
  • Shirazi, Alireza, University of Tehran, Iran
  • Smith, Geoffrey Battle, New Mexico State University, USA
  • Sykes, Pamela J., Flinders Medical Centre, Australia
  • Tanooka, Hiroshi, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan
  • Thierens, Hubert, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
  • Tobajas Asensio, Lius Miguel, Real Academia de Medicina de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Tsuzuki, Teruhisa, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Völkle, Hansruedi, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, Switzerland
  • Vaz, Pedro, Nuclear and Technological Institute (ITN), Portugal
  • Watanabe, Masami, Nagasaki University, Japan


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