The Journal of Nuclear Materials publishes high quality papers in materials research for nuclear applications, primarily fission reactors, fusion reactors, and similar environments including radiation areas of charged particle accelerators. Both original research and critical review papers covering experimental, theoretical, and computational aspects of either fundamental or applied nature are welcome.

The breadth of the field is such that a wide range of processes and properties in the field of materials science and engineering is of interest to the readership, spanning atom-scale processes, microstructures, thermodynamics, mechanical properties, physical properties, and corrosion, for example.

Topics covered by JNM

  • Fission reactor materials, including fuels, cladding, core structures, pressure vessels, coolant interactions with materials, moderator and control components, fission product behavior.
  • Materials aspects of the entire fuel cycle.
  • Materials aspects of the actinides and their compounds.
  • Performance of nuclear waste materials; materials aspects of the immobilization of wastes.
  • Fusion reactor materials, including first walls, blankets, insulators and magnets.
  • Neutron and charged particle radiation effects in materials, including defects, transmutations, microstructures, phase changes and macroscopic properties.
  • Interaction of plasmas, ion beams, electron beams and electromagnetic radiation with materials relevant to nuclear systems.

Topics NOT covered by JNM

Topics in nuclear engineering and other areas not addressing materials, such as:

Materials topics not addressing nuclear applications, such as general studies in:

Editorial board


  • G. S. Was
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Senior Editors

  • D.A. Petti
    Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA
  • S. Ukai
    Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  • S.J. Zinkle
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Associate Editors

  • J. P. Crocombette
    CEA Saclay, France
  • N. Dacheux
    Université de Montpellier, Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France
  • Y Dai
    Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Villigen-PSI, Switzerland
  • K. Fukuya
    Institute of Nuclear Safety System, Fukui, Japan
  • Q. Huang
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Hefei, Anhui, China
  • R. Hunt
  • L. Malerba
    CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
  • M. Preuss
    University of Manchester, Manchester, England, UK
  • L. L. Snead
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • C. Stanek
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA

Advisory Editorial Board

  • P. Barberis
    Ugine, France
  • T.S. Byun
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA
  • C.E. Coleman
    AECL, Chalk River, Ontario, Canada
  • M. Demkowicz
    Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA
  • S.L. Dudarev
    Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  • C Fazio
    European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Petten, Netherlands
  • P. Garcia
    CEA Cadarache, St Paul lez Duranc, France
  • F. A. Garner
    Richland, USA
  • C. Guéneau
    Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives (CEA), Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • C.H. Henager
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA
  • P. Hosemann
    University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, USA
  • S. Ishino
    Tokyo, Japan
  • C. Jang
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, The Republic of Korea
  • C. Jegou
    CEA Marcoule, Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France
  • B. Kammenzind
    Bechtel Bettis Inc, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
  • R. Kasada
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • R. J. M. Konings
    European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • P.A. Korzhavyi
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
  • S. Maloy
    Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA
  • E. Marquis
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • B.J. Marsden
    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • K. Minato
    Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Ibaraki-ken, Japan
  • A. Motta
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • M. Ojovan
    International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria
  • P. Pareige
    Rouen, France
  • S. Phillpot
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • M. Puls
    MPP Consulting, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • J. Roth
    Max Planck Institut (MPI) für Plasmaphysik, Garching, Germany
  • P. Rudling
    ANT International, Mölnlycke, Sweden
  • M. Stan
    Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA
  • Y. Ueda
    Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • P. van Iseghem
  • E.R. Vance
    Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • L. Werme
    Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
  • B. Wirth
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
  • C. Woo
    City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • S. Yamanaka
    Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • M. Yamawaki
    Fukui University, Fukui, Japan
  • J.H. Yang
    Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), Yuseong-Gu, Daejeon, The Republic of Korea
  • Z. Zhou
    University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China