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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been published previously. Not in another journal for consideration at any stage.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word document format.
  • DOIs, and URLs for the references have been provided.
  • Avoid Self Citations, only 1-2 allowed if genuinely require.
  • I confirm that all the data collected from this theoretical and/or experimental study is presented only in the manuscript, and will not be published partially or fully separately, elsewhere.
  • I confirm to provide the collected data on which this manuscript is based, if required for examinations by the editor.

Author Guidelines

Manuscript Submission

Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not been published before; that it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else; that its publication has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities – tacitly or explicitly – at the institute where the work has been carried out. The publisher will not be held legally responsible should there be any claims for compensation. Authors wishing to include figures, tables, or text passages that have already been published elsewhere are required to obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format and to include evidence that such permission has been granted when submitting their papers. Any material received without such evidence will be assumed to originate from the authors. In the Acknowledge section, you have to mention the granted material in addition to the caption where it is used.

Preprint Arxiv Submission 

Also, 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. 

Online Submission

Authors should submit their manuscripts online preferably but if there is any technical problem, then it can be sent by email also to the editor ( Make sure in both the process you received the acknowledgment email. Please follow the hyperlink “Submit Paper Online” on the right and upload all of your manuscript files following the instructions given on the screen.

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The following information should be included for online submission:

  • Corresponding Author: full name
  • Complete postal address where we can contact you while your article is being processed
  • E-mail address, and phone and fax numbers where we can contact you
  • Article title: the full title of your article
  • Authors: full list of author and co-authors (Please note that no change will be possible in the sequence of the author (s) names and/or add/delete the name(s) after the decision of referee report, in any case.)
  • Article type: Letters, Regular Research Article, Review, etc
  • Abstract of your article
  • Status of article: new, revised, resubmitted or accepted
  • Classification scheme: Name of particular field
  • A list of keywords for your article
  • Permission to reproduce published material.
  • Article file format: only .pdf file prepared using Word, LaTeX, etc.
  • Number of figures/tables.
  • Instructions for a Special Issue

    Please contact Editor before you would like to submit your proposal for a special issue. When submitting your proposal for a special issue, please include the following information:

    • The names of the special issue editors with their short CV’s;
    • The topic of the special issue;
    • The name (s) of the author (s) of a particular article (s), and
    • The abstracts (100-200 words) of the articles.

    Contact for Permissions

    For permission to reproduce material elsewhere, please contact

    Length of The Paper

    There should be no more than 8 pages of regular articles. The article should include all possible technical details including tables, figures, notes, and references.

    Editorial Procedure

    Single-blind peer review. This journal follows a single-blind reviewing procedure. Author (s) should also consider Indian reputed Journal(s) reference(s) there in the article text if any relevance to the work. The first page of the article includes this information, title, all author’s name, affiliations, emails, and contact information email separately of the corresponding author. Any acknowledgments, disclosures, conflicts of interest, and funding information should also be included at the end of the text of a manuscript clearly.

    Title Page

    The title page should include:

    • The name(s) of the author(s)
    • A concise and informative title
    • The affiliation(s) and address (es) of the author(s)
    • The e-mail address of the corresponding author and all the other authors


    Manuscripts should include a max. 250 words abstract. It should be informative and not only indicate the general scope of the article but also state which new information is given, the conclusions and results. As the abstract is not part of the text it should be complete in itself. If reference is required in the abstract then use this form [S. Kumar, J. Nucl. Phys. Mat. Sci. Rad. A. Vol.4, p-58, (2015)], do not use the roman number.


    Provide 3-5 keywords.


    Manuscripts should be submitted preferably in Word/PDF format, Use a normal, plain font (e.g., 10-point Times Roman) for text. Use italics for emphasis. Use the automatic page numbering function to number the pages. Do not use field functions. Use tab stops or other commands for indents, not the space bar. Use the table function, not spreadsheets, to make tables. Use the equation editor or Math Type for equations. Save your file in doc format (Word 2007 or higher). The body of the article should be divided into sections with the use of section headings and subheadings.

    Make it sure that equations, tabular material, figures, and references are following a sequential numerical scheme in the paper.


    Please use no more than three levels of displayed headings. Use heading styles as mentioned below;

    • A. First subheading
    • 1.Second subheading
    • (a)Third subheading


    Abbreviations should be defined at first, mention and used consistently thereafter.


    Footnotes can be used to give additional information, which may include the citation of a reference included in the reference list. They should not consist solely of a reference citation, and they should never include the bibliographic details of a reference. They should also not contain any figures or tables.

    Footnotes to the text are numbered consecutively; those to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data). Footnotes to the title or the authors of the article are not given reference symbols.

    Always use footnotes instead of endnotes.

    Competing interests: 

    The corresponding author should make it clear, and declare; if there is or no conflicting of interests.


    Acknowledgments of people, grants, funds, etc. should be placed in this section before the reference list and at the end of the text of a manuscript. The names of funding organizations/society should be written with detail (Work supported by, Grant Number, year). Dedications are not allowed. A principal heading [level (1)] is used for this section, but this section should not be numbered.


    a. Citation

    Cite references in the text by Roman numbers like [1], [2-4] and/or [6-7, 9-11]. Example: as mentioned in the earlier sentences [1] you have to include the reference. If for a particular point or information you need to quote two-three references then you can use it in this way [2-4]. Further, to quote the references that are not in sequence then you can use the way [2-4, 6-8].

    S. No. How to list authors
    1 One author D.K. Sharma, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).
    2 Two authors D.K. Sharma and A. Ramkumar, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).
    3 Several authors (e.g., ten orfewer) S. K. Murthy, R. Verma, C. Pradhan, R. Kumar, and S. L. Singh, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).
    4 Only if length constrained and four or more authors S.K. Sharma et al., J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).
    5 Large collaboration (collaboration name should be given if it appears in the byline of the cited article) S.K. Sharma et al. (XYZ Collaboration), J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).
    How to list sources
    6 One source S.K. Sharma, Raj Kumar, S. Pradhan, and A. Verma, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).
    7 Two sources S.K. Sharma, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).; Nucl. Phys. A195, 1 (2016). (Note that a semicolon is used between sources.)
    8 Three or more sources S.K. Sharma, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).; Nucl. Phys. A195, 1 (2016); Phys. Lett. 16A, 1 (2014).
    9 How to list same author, same source, different volume and page S.K. Sharma, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).; 5, 12 (2016).
    10 How to list the same author, same source, same volume number, the same year, and different page numbers S.K. Sharma, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).; 6, 48 (2015). (Note that both page numbers are listed separately)
    11 How to list different authors and different sources D.K. Sharma, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).;A. Rajkumar, Fusion-Fission (Scientific World, New York, 2017); J. Ramkumar, Ph.D. thesis, Chitkara University, 2015.
    12 How to list different authors, same sources S.K. Awasthi, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 5, 19 (2015).; R. Mohan, ibid. 5, 18 (2016); C. Prerna, ibid. 4, 22 (2014). (Note that ibid. is used instead of repeating the journal name.)
    13 How to list multiple parts in a single footnote R. P. Sharma, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).; (b) J. Ansari, Nucl. Phys. A95, 1 (2013).
    14   P.K. Verma, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).[published]
    15   S.K. Sharma, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A (to be published).(accepted for publication)
    16   A.D. Sharma, J. Nucl. Phy. Mat. Sci. Rad. A 6, 19 (2015).(erratum)
    17   S.K. Sharma, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 27, 68 (2011) [Sov. Phys. JETP 24, 11 (1967)].
    (Russian journal reference with English journal translation)
    18   J.S. Singh, Cluster Radioactivity (Scientific World, New York, 2014), Vol. 1, p. 168. (published, use italic title; additional information (Vol., Chap., Sec., p., etc.) as appropriate)
    19   S.K. Sharma, in Cluster radioactivity, edited by A. Kumar (Scientific World, New York, 2014). (published, use italic title; for edited works use form \in" and \by")
    20   S.K. Sharma, Cluster Radioactvity (Scientific World, New York, in press).(in the process of being published, use italic title and the form \in press")
    21   S.K. Sharma, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Low Energy Physics, Chandigarh, 2017, edited by C. Prerna (Chitkara University, Chandigarh, 2016), p. 117.
    (published, use italic title; edited form as above)
    22   P.N. Sharma, in Proceedings of the International Conference on Low Energy Physics, Chandigarh, 2017, edited by C. Prerna (unpublished).
    (not published, use roman title; edited form as above)
    23   S.K. Sharma, in Low Energy Physics, proceedings of the International Conference, Chandigarh, edited by C. Prerna (Chitkara University, Chandigarh, 2016).
    (shortened published title, use italic title with descriptive information following; edited form as above)
    24   S.K. Sharma, National Physical Laboratory Report No. 21, 2015 (unpublished).
    (Most research reports are considered to be unpublished. Those reports considered as full publications should be designated without the parenthetical unpublished at the end of the reference.)
    Preprints (journal specific)
    25   S.K. Sharma, National Physical Laboratory Report No. 22, 2017 (to be published).
    26   S.K. Sharma, Ph.D. thesis, Chitkara University, 2017.
    27   S.K. Sharma (private communication).
    28   S.K. Sharma, Chitkara University, Chandigarh, India, 2016.
    29   S.K. Sharma as discussed in P. Patel, J. Nucl. Phys. Mat. Sci. Rad. A. 6, 19 (2015).
    (cited in another paper)

    (a) A. K. Ratan,

    (b) S. Kumar, Physics Articles Website, Extracted 14Sep,2019



    All tables must be numbered using roman numerals. Tables should always be cited in text in consecutive numeral order. For each table, please supply a table caption (title) explaining the components of the table. Identify any previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference at the end of the table caption. Footnotes to tables should be indicated by superscript lower-case letters (or asterisks for significance values and other statistical data) and included beneath the table body.

    Artwork and Illustrations Guidelines

    For the best quality final product, it is highly recommended that you submit all of your artwork – photographs, line drawings, etc. – in an electronic format. Your art will then be produced to the highest standards with the greatest accuracy to detail. The published work will directly reflect the quality of the artwork provided. Supply all figures electronically. Name your figure files with “Fig” and the figure number, e.g., Fig1.eps.

    Figure Lettering

    To add lettering, it is best to use Arial (sans serif fonts). Keep lettering consistently sized throughout your final-sized artwork, usually about 2–3 mm (8–12 pt). The variance of type size within an illustration should be minimal, e.g., do not use 8-pt type on an axis and 20-pt type for the axis label. Avoid effects such as shading, outline letters, etc. Do not include titles or captions within your illustrations.

    Figure Numbering

    All figures are to be numbered using roman numerals. Figures should always be cited in text in consecutive numerical order. Figure parts should be denoted by lowercase letters (a, b, c, etc.). If an appendix appears in your article and it contains one or more figures, continue the consecutive numbering of the main text. Do not number the appendix figures, “A1, A2, A3, etc.” Figures in online appendices (Electronic Supplementary Material) should, however, be numbered separately.

    Figure Captions

    Each figure should have a concise caption describing accurately what the figure depicts. Include the captions in the text file of the manuscript, not in the figure file. Figure captions begin with the term Fig. in bold type, followed by the figure number, also in bold type. No punctuation is to be included after the number, nor is any punctuation to be placed at the end of the caption. Identify all elements found in the figure in the figure caption; and use boxes, circles, etc., as coordinate points in graphs. Identify previously published material by giving the original source in the form of a reference citation at the end of the figure caption.


    If you include figures that have already been published elsewhere you must obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) for both the print and online format. Please be aware that some publishers do not grant electronic rights for free and that Chitkara University Publication will not be able to refund any costs that may have occurred to receive these permissions. In such cases, material from other open & free sources should be used.



    Submit all material in standard file formats.

    Text and Presentations

    Submit your material in *.doc or *.PDF format. A collection of figures may also be combined in a *.OPJ, *.PDF, *.EPS file format.


    Proof Reading

    The purpose of the proof is to check for typesetting or conversion errors and the completeness and accuracy of the text, tables, and figures. Substantial changes in content, e.g., new results, corrected values, title, and addition of new authorship, are not allowed without the approval of the Editor with proper proof and justification.

    After online publication, further changes can only be made in the form of an Erratum, which will be hyperlinked to the article, except to add/remove the name of the author (s).


    Language of the Research Paper

    The Research Paper(s) and all communication must be in English language only.

    Citation of this Journal’s Article(s)

    Published article(s) reference of J. Nucl. Phys. Mat. Sci. Rad. A. in another manuscript (s) for citation should be used in this format;

    S. Kumar, A. Kumar, J.Kumar, J. Nucl. Phys. Mat. Sci. Rad. A. Vol.3, p165,(2015).

    [Name of the author with initials, name of the journal in italic(J. Nucl. Phys. Mat. Sci. Rad. A.), volume bold, page number and the year of publication]

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