Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research

Coming soon in 2023

An introduction to the new Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research Platform

The American Nuclear Society is launching an exciting new publishing venue, Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research (NSTOR), in partnership with open research publisher, F1000. The American Nuclear Society will fully control the Platform, setting its scope and strategic direction. 

This Platform enables all researchers in nuclear science, technology, and related areas to rapidly and openly publish all of their research outputs.

As well as Research Articles, Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research will feature a variety of article types, including Method Articles, Study Protocols, Software Tool Articles, Systematic Reviews, Data Notes, Brief Reports, and Opinion Articles.  The Platform will also provide the option to publish non-peer reviewed materials, including technical reports, training materials, conference proceedings papers, posters, slides, and other documents.  

Bookmark this page to keep up to date with the latest developments. The Platform is planned to be open for submissions in early 2023.

We look forward to receiving your submissions! 

Overview of the F1000 publishing model

F1000’s trailblazing technology enables authors within the nuclear science and technology community to rapidly and openly publish all of their research outputs. All articles benefit from invited, transparent, post-publication peer review and editorial guidance on making all source data openly available.  

F1000 endorses the FAIR Data Principles, so authors will be able to share their underlying data, further accelerating the pace of discovery, providing credit and recognition for authors, and improving public trust in research.   

What are the benefits?

The new Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research Platform has many benefits and enhancements for authors. These include:

– A streamlined submission process
– Rapid publication
– A wide variety of article types
– Article versioning
– Additional input as needed from F1000’s expert in-house editorial team and the Platform’s Advisory Board

Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research also provides the opportunity for researchers at any stage of their career, who are keen on a more open research culture, to both publish and review research. The Platform provides support for early career researchers through recognizing more of their research output and providing greater reach via the wide diversity of article types. It also supports the ability to co-review articles with colleagues.  

American Nuclear Society members will benefit from a discount on Article Processing Charges (APCs) when they publish on the Platform.  

These features and support, alongside F1000’s innovative technology, will make the publication process faster and more transparent for authors. 

          Who is eligible to publish on Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research?

          Every American Nuclear Society member, as well as all researchers working in nuclear science, technology, and related fields around the world. 

          About the American Nuclear Society

          The American Nuclear Society (ANS) is the premier organization for those that embrace the nuclear sciences and technologies for their vital contributions to improving people’s lives and preserving the planet. ANS membership is open to all and consists of individuals from all walks of life, including engineers, doctors, students, educators, scientists, soldiers, advocates, government employees, and others. Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2024, ANS is committed to advancing, fostering, and promoting the development and application of nuclear sciences and technologies to benefit society.

          Expanding the American Nuclear Society’s publishing portfolio

          The American Nuclear Society publishes three peer-reviewed technical journals with Taylor & Francis: Nuclear Science and Engineering, Nuclear Technology, and Fusion Science and Technology. The Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research publishing Platform is launching to complement these technical journals, offering researchers working in relevant fields the option to publish a greater variety of article types that recognize the increasing diversity of outputs related to research.  

          This new Platform also provides an outlet for those working in emerging or interdisciplinary fields, as well as those seeking to publish negative, null, confirmatory or replication studies. Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research complements the primary research published in the technical journals by ensuring as many relevant research outputs as possible are made openly available to the community as a shared resource, such as posters, slides, and conference proceedings.