Attention Authors

You are invited to submit your work for a special issue of the ANS journal Nuclear Science and Engineering or to the ANS publication platform Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research. Click the + for more information.

PHYSOR 2024 call for journal papers

PHYSOR 2024 has partnered with the ANS journal Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) to publish a special issue of papers derived from the conference. Additionally, should you choose not to pursue journal publication, we invite you to consider submitting to the ANS online platform Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research (NSTOR). See below or click here for more information on NSTOR.

If interested, please contact the guest editors listed below or submit directly via the links below.

**Submission window: open now with a final deadline of June 28, 2024.


  • Your submitted paper should be derived from your conference paper but must be updated to include final results and a full description of the methods/technology.
  • For NSE, your paper will go through the standard journal peer review process. This invitation is not a guarantee of acceptance or publication. For NSTOR, your article will be screened and then published online ahead of peer review.
  • Please be mindful of the article type when submitting your paper. See the descriptions online: NSE | NSTOR
  • Standard publication in NSE is free of charge, while open access publication is available for a fee ($2,630 per paper). NSTOR is fully open access and normally has publication charges dependent upon article type; although, these fees are 100% discounted if submitting before December 31, 2024.
  • There is no restriction on length. Please follow submission guidelines at the websites below: NSE | NSTOR
  • For NSE, accepted papers are published online ahead of print, immediately following copyediting and typesetting—usually within 6 to 8 weeks. The compiled special issue will follow, with print publication estimated for Q2 2025.

Submittal instructions:

Please consider the scopes of the journals when deciding where to submit.

Nuclear Science and Engineering welcomes submissions that explore basic and fundamental research in all areas related to nuclear science and engineering.

Submit to NSE – Questions? Email

Nuclear Science and Technology Open Research welcomes submissions where authors prefer, or funders require, a fully open publication venue for research articles, and/or where authors would like to submit article types not typically supported by archival journals (e.g., brief reports, method articles, data notes, posters/presentations).

Submit to NSTOR – Questions? Email

Thank you again for attending PHYSOR 2024, and we hope you participate in this special issue opportunity!

Our very best,

Massimiliano Fratoni, guest editor, PHYSOR 2024 general co-chair,
Christopher Perfetti, guest editor, PHYSOR 2024 general co-chair,
Eva Davidson, guest editor, PHYSOR 2024 technical program chair
Brendan Kochunas, guest editor, PHYSOR 2024 technical program chair
Luka Snoj, guest editor, PHYSOR 2024 technical program chair
Farzad Rahnema, Nuclear Science and Engineering editor-in-chief,

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The PHYSOR 2024 host city, San Francisco, California, is known for its rich history and diverse culture, gorgeous vistas, outstanding local wineries, and as one of the venture capital hubs of the world. We hope you can join us in this beautiful setting to enjoy a technical program full of cutting-edge research and exciting reactor technology developments.

Since the first PHYSOR conference in 1990, the conference has focused on reactor physics advancements and provided a platform showcase for pioneering concepts, methods, and products. As we leap forward to the future of nuclear technology, micro reactors, small modular reactors, advanced reactors, and high energy LWR fuel are at the forefront.

We look forward to joining together to celebrate reactor physics with the nuclear community in 2024!

Plenary I: Session on Industry Progress Towards Reactor Deployment | Monday, April 22, 2024 | 8:00–10:00AM

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Per Peterson
Kairos Power

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John Hannah

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James Walker
NANO Nuclear Energy

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Oliver Hannant
Rolls Royce

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James Vollmer

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Daniele Tomatis
newcleo Ltd

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Leah Crider
Westinghouse eVinciTM

Plenary II: The Role of National Laboratories in Advanced Reactor Deployment | Tuesday, April 23, 2024 | 8:00–10:00AM

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Temitope Taiwo

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Jess Gehin

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Holly Trellue

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David Pointer

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Hakim Ferroukhi
Paul Scherrer Institute

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Sang Ji Kim

Plenary III: Current and Future Needs for Reactor Physics Experimental Facilities | Wednesday, April 24, 2024 | 8:00–10:00AM

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Mark DeHart

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Benjamin Dechenaux

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Jesson Hutchinson
Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Vincent Lamirand

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Patrick Blaise

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Vefa Kucukboyaci

Free workshops for Students!

Westinghouse Electric Company recognizes the importance of supporting students pursuing a career in reactor physics. For this reason, Westinghouse will be sponsoring the first 100 student workshop registrants by covering their fees. Contact for a discount code before registering. Limited space available in each workshop. Once these seats are filled, you will be put on a waitlist. You must request a discount code before registering. No refunds will be made if you do not contact us before registering.

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