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IJNS and NSW Special Issue for Women in Nuclear Security

IJNS is excited to announce another issue in partnership with the National Nuclear Security Administration's Nuclear Security Women! Check out the Call for Submissions on our LinkedIn page.

To submit an abstract for the special issue, click on this "Submit Article" link (or the "Submit Article" link in the list of links on the left side of this page), create an account or log in to your existing IJNS account, and upload the abstract in a Microsoft Word document as a new submission to IJNS. Please include the code "NSW3" in the title or abstract. Abstracts are due January 5, 2024.


The mission of the International Journal of Nuclear Security is to share and promote research and best practices in all areas of nuclear security. It provides an open-access, multi-disciplinary forum for scholarship and discussion. The journal encourages diversity in theoretical foundations, research methods, and approaches, asking contributors to analyze and include implications for policy and practice.

IJNS was launched in 2015 to fill the need for an open, international, scholarly discussion about nuclear security issues and insights among scholars, students, practitioners, and experts from academia, government, industry, and the private sector—as well as from the intelligence, military, and law enforcement communities.

IJNS is now a Continuous Publication journal. When an article is ready for publication, we will publish it here on our web site; later, when the entire issue to which that article belongs is ready, we’ll compile all the articles belonging to that issue. The completed issue will then appear on our site in the same form as previous issues (see issues 1.1 through 3.1; click on “All Issues” drop-down box at left). This process will allow finished articles to appear in the most timely fashion. Authors, your articles won’t have to wait for others to be ready before being published to the world.


IJNS invites submissions that focus on global education and training in nuclear security. Topics of interest include:

  • Curriculum development programs in nuclear security at academic institutions
  • Continuing education programs, such as professional development courses and training, at academic or other institutions
  • Preventing and/or delimiting insider and outsider threats
  • Reports and scholarly investigations on pedagogical initiatives for nuclear security, including alternative/complementary teaching methods (tabletop exercises, case studies, etc.)
  • Issues/barriers/problems (and proposed solutions) in international education for nuclear security
  • Discussion of grant development and funding scenarios related to education in nuclear security
IJNS also invites authors to submit articles on other subjects directly related to national and international nuclear security education or training.


Please see the IJNS website for general submission rules: http://trace.tennessee.edu/ijns/policies.html#whatcansubmit

In addition, please follow the style guide for submissions on the IJNS website: http://trace.tennessee.edu/ijns/styleguide.html

To submit an article, authors need to create an account on the IJNS website: http://trace.tennessee.edu/ijns. After creating an account, authors should navigate to the “Submit Article” tab on the left side of the screen (seventh tab down or first blue tab). CONTACT: ijns@tennessee.edu


Since we have moved to the Continuous Publication Model, there is no longer a publication deadline. We may impose a submission deadline for special issues. We look forward to reading your work!

The mission of this open access, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal is to share and promote research and best practices in all areas of nuclear security.

IJNS publishes technical and policy-related articles, book reviews, news about conferences, seminars, and other events relevant to nuclear security, as well as descriptions of new educational programs or courses in nuclear security. See our Aims and Scope for more details.

Contact us: ijns@tennessee.edu

Current Issue: Volume 9, Number 1 (2024)



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