Founded in 1960 by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Nuclear Fusion is the leading journal in the field. The Editorial Office is based at IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and administers the peer-review process. Production, distribution, subscription fulfilment and marketing of Nuclear Fusion in print and electronic form are undertaken by IOP Publishing, which is based in Bristol, UK. This co-publishing arrangement has been in place since 2002 and combines the IAEA’s outstanding peer review and dedicated author services with the publishing expertise of IOP Publishing. Today, the journal continues its tradition as a leading voice of the worldwide fusion community while offering the most up-to-date electronic services.

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Nuclear Fusion publishes articles making significant advances to the field of controlled thermonuclear fusion. The journal scope includes:

• the production, heating and confinement of high temperature plasmas;
• the physical properties of such plasmas;
• the experimental or theoretical methods of exploring or explaining them;
• fusion reactor physics;
• reactor concepts;
• fusion technologies.


International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

S. Le Masurier, Publishing Section, IAEA, E-mail:

Nuclear Fusion Editorial Office, Publishing Section, IAEA, E-mail:

Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100, A 1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel.: +43 1 2600 22417

Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP)

Marketing Executive: G. Hougham
Publisher: Alice Malhador
Editor: Y. McGlashan
Production Editor: S. Gill
Publishing Administrator: S. Poulter
Tel: + 44 117 929 7481
Fax: + 44 117 929 4318

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Nuclear Fusion publishes letters, articles, special issue articles and reviews, as well as special topics, conferences summaries and book reviews. Letters are usually limited to four journal pages, should be particularly interesting and timely, and justify rapid communication. Reviews cover a broad category of research, including results from various research groups. A category of article, the 'special topic', covers, for example, results from scientific working groups supporting programme planning, or a summary of a limited body of research.


Details about how to prepare and submit an article: Guidelines for Authors

A submission to Nuclear Fusion

• must be the original work of the author(s) and
• must not be published elsewhere or be under consideration for another publication in its submitted or a substantially similar form in any language.
• Publication must have been approved by all co-authors (if any) as well as by the responsible authorities at the institution(s) where the work was carried out.

The peer review is managed by the IAEA Editorial office. Manuscripts may be submitted electronically to: