Publication Policy

Peer-Review Policy

The research papers submitted for publication in J. Nucl. Phys. Mat. Rad. A. follows the single-blind peer review policy. The editor of the journal receives submitted papers after checking and verification of the plagiarism report, quality, and relevance to the scope of the journal. The editor sends the paper to reviewers for peer review purposes and allows duration for 3-4 weeks, which is extendable on request of the reviewer’s availability but no more than 6 weeks. The peer-reviewers submit their reports through OJS via an online link provided by the editor.

The research articles submitted to the journal online may acknowledge within 12 hours after the submission of time. The corresponding author will be understood as a lead author, and he/she will be responsible on behalf of the team members (co-authors, if any) for all related manuscript works. Authors submitted the manuscript for review and publication must sure about the acknowledgment of source, if they have received the financial support or funds from any Govt. or non Govt. agency.

No Processing/Publication Fees

No fees from the Author for manuscript review/processing/publishing research articles/review/papers in the J. Nucl. Phys. Mat. Rad. A.  The Journal is Diamond/Platinum Open Access journal.

Preprint Arxiv Submission Policy 

The authors are encouraged to submit the author’s copy (preprint) to appropriate preprint archives e.g. and/or on or institutional repositories (e.g., D Space) before acceptance by the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Material Science, Radiation and Applications published by Chitkara University Publications. After publications of the paper author(s) should mention the citation information, title and abstract along with DOI number of the publication carefully on the required page of the depository(ies), in all the above-mentioned cases.

License and Copyright Policy

Authors of published articles remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article as per the CC BY Attribution 4.0 license agreement. This copyright and license information remains available at the end of the published research article. 

The copyright and license policy of the Chitkara University Publications not only protects the authors' rights but also protects the integrity and authenticity of the scientific records.

Articles in Journal of Nuclear Physics, Material Sciences, Radiation and Applications (J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A.) are Open Access published with a Creative Commons Attribution- CC-BY 4.0 International License. Based on a work at This license permits one to use, remix, tweak and reproduction in any medium, even commercially provided one give credit for the original creation.

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This journal utilizes the PKP-PN, LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. We also provide all the research papers and related content in the electronic form to National Digital Library, India ( 


The J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Rad. A is an open-access journal and individual articles are freely available online from the website all readers with an open access policy, no fees/charges to pay per view or download the papers from the journal website. To get hard copies regularly by post of the Journal at your place, a subscription form is available, download it from the menu section

Revenue Sources

Chitkara University Publications follow the open access policy and dedicate primarily to the scientific growth of society by providing easy access to scientific/research material free of cost to the scholars. There is no author, advertising, reprint fees in any type & form; we look at revenue sources only from the hard copy subscription, institutional and organizational support, the publication of conference/symposium’s special issue

Publishing Schedule

The journal (J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Rad. A) publishes biannually i.e., first in February and second in August.

Review Process

The Chitkara University Publications follow the single blind peer review process for the articles to publish in the Journal J. Nucl. Phys. Mat. Rad. A.

The editorial staff checks the originality and authenticity of the article (s). For any misconduct, editorial staff follows the “Research Misconduct” policy, as mentioned above. Editor (s) mediates all interactions between reviewers and authors. Journal not publishes peer reviews to date neither online nor offline. Reviews are facilitated by the Journal while the same is owned by the authors of the reviews.

Reviewers’ Policy and Role

All submitted manuscripts are read by the editorial staff. Only those papers that seem most likely to meet our editorial criteria and scope of the journal are sent for formal review. Inappropriate submitted papers are rejected promptly without external review(s). Manuscripts fulfill the desired criteria are sent for formal review to the reviewers. After the reviewers’ recommendations, editors make a decision and inform to the corresponding author. For more details, reviewers should go through the ethical guidelines defined by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

For Reviewers

We invite you to register on the ReviewCredits platform and claim reviews performed for the journal. This service is provided free of charge.

Guidelines for Journal Editor(s):

We follow the COPE guidelines, for more details you should go through all the points. Click the link here: