International Journal of Nuclear Safety and Security

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Gilberto Espinosa-Paredes
ISSN online: 2043-0337
ISSN print: 2043-0329
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Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima: for the third time, a nuclear power plant suffered a serious accident, precipitating a global review of the way to govern nuclear safety and security. From these accidents, the international community must learn in order to improve international co-operation, both in terms of crisis management and prevention of risks. IJNSS provides an invaluable opportunity to exchange information on the implications of safe and secure operation of nuclear power plants and approaches taken by countries worldwide.


 Topics covered include

  • Strategic, managerial, organisational issues; TQM and environmental management
  • Macroeconomics, nuclear economics and business
  • Technological advances, issues, innovation, hazards; role of ICTs
  • Analysis/assessment methodologies, performance measurement
  • Governance, policy strategy, assessment, review
  • National/international environmental protection policy; ecosystem research
  • Ecological/environmental impacts; risk assessment/legal aspects of pollution
  • Waste disposal strategies; clean technologies
  • Energy security and risk assessment; policy, standards and regulations
  • Critical infrastructures design, protection, management
  • Risk assessment, control, characterisation, perception, communications, models
  • Integrated risk assessment and safety management
  • Nuclear systems management, transport, resource development, power quality
  • Public policy, regulations, governance and nuclear use; public attitudes
  • Knowledge-based policies and education; knowledge transfer

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The objectives of IJNSS are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, public authorities, academic and research institutions, citizens, consumer bodies, professionals industry, concerned with the safety and security of nuclear energy units. It also aims to promote and coordinate developments in the field of nuclear safety and security, and to provide authoritative, reliable information on nuclear safety and security for use in policy analyses and decision making that contributes to sustainable development in the framework of a global economy. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs for a safe and secure development of nuclear energy.


Policy makers and planners, operators, decision makers, international agencies, university academics, researchers, business leaders, managers, professionals, union leaders, practitioners, consultants


IJNSS publishes original works, review papers, technical reports and state-of-the-art reviews, advancing theoretical constructs (including concepts, models, algorithms, methods, etc.).



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    Honorary Editor

  • Maïsseu, André, WONUC, France

    Editor in Chief

  • Espinosa-Paredes, Gilberto, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa, Mexico


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  • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
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  • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
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