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The division provides a forum for focused technical dialogue on thermal hydraulic technology in the nuclear industry. Specifically, this will include heat transfer and fluid mechanics involved in the utilization of nuclear energy. It is intended to attract the highest quality of theoretical and experimental work to ANS, including research on basic phenomena and application to nuclear system design.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Fusion Science and Technology
Fusion energy radwaste management considerations
The question of what to do with the radioactive waste has been raised frequently for both fission and fusion. In the 1970s, fusion adopted the land-based disposal option, primarily based on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to regulate all radioactive wastes as only a disposal issue, following the fission guidelines. In the early 2000s, members of the Advanced Research Innovation and Evaluation Study (ARIES) national team became increasingly aware of the high amount of mildly radioactive materials that 1-GWe fusion power plants will generate, compared with the current line of fission reactors. The main concern is that such a sizable inventory of mostly tritiated radioactive materials would tend to rapidly fill U.S. repositories—a serious issue that was overlooked in early fusion studies1 that could influence the public acceptability of fusion energy and will certainly become more significant in the immediate future if left unaddressed, as fusion moves toward commercialization.
Nuclear Science and Engineering uses the Editorial Manager electronic submission and review system. To log in, either click the deep link in your review invitation e-mail or go to nse.edmgr.com, enter your username and password, and click the "Reviewer Login" button. You may then view and/or download manuscripts assigned to you for review or submit your comments to the editor.
Updating Your Information with Editorial Manager
If you receive a request to review but have not registered with Editorial Manager, it means that either the journal's editor or the journal office registered you into the system as a potential reviewer. Your username and password will have been provided in the e-mail with the review request. If you forgot your login information or are having any difficulty, you can click the "Send Login Details" link on the Editorial Manager login page, or send an e-mail to thejournal office. Your username and password are confidential to you, so do not share this information with anyone.
When you log into the system for the first time, please click "Update My Information" in the navigation bar at the top of the page. There you can change your username and password, verify that the information provided is correct, and add more pertinent contact details.
General Peer Review Information
Generally, manuscripts are sent to two or three referees. The identity of referees is strictly confidential, and you are requested to not communicate directly with the authors. You are also asked to not disclose your identity to the authors or discuss the papers you have reviewed with colleagues until the reviewed paper has been published.
The editor of the journal invites people to serve as the reviewers of a manuscript. If invited, you will receive an e-mail invitation. Log in to the Editorial Manager site at nse.edmgr.com using your username and password or the deep link provided in the e-mail. You will have a chance to review the manuscript's abstract before agreeing or declining to review the manuscript. If you agree, you are requested to read the manuscript and submit a review through Editorial Manager. Common reasons to decline to review a manuscript include if you have a conflict of interest, if it is outside your scope of expertise, or if you are unable to complete the review within the time requested.
Performing the Manuscript Review
When reviewing the submitted contribution, please consider the following list of questions, at least partially, in your review.**
If revision or rejection is indicated, please give detailed, specific, and substantive comments.
*For detailed instructions for reviewing papers in Editorial Manager, please download the Tutorial for Reviewers.
**A referee is not expected to edit a manuscript. However, in addition to your review, we would appreciate information on any editorial/language errors that you may note, or minor changes in wording you may wish to suggest. Please indicate such errors or suggested changes on the manuscript file and upload it along with your review.
***Technical papers present archival, original contributions to the field of knowledge. Technical notes describe preliminary results or limited extensions of previously reported work. Critical reviews combine a focused topical overview with an extensive literature review to critically evaluate the state-of-the-art, but do not necessarily add new knowledge to the field.
Thank you for acting as a referee for our journal and the communities that Nuclear Science and Engineering serves. We rely on the expertise of our reviewers and their reports to maintain the quality of the journal.
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