Journal of Neutron Research

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20; 4 issues
Last issue (19:3-4) online on 14 November 2017
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Journal of Neutron Research (JNR) is covered by the IOS Pre-Press service. Shortly after acceptance, JNR articles are prepublished online on the IOS Press full-text journal website, well in advance of their final print and online form. Articles are assigned a unique DOI number, which makes them searchable and citable, significantly reducing the time it takes for critical discoveries to reach the research community.

The Journal of Neutron Research publishes original research papers of an experimental and theoretical nature in three areas of specialization in neutron research: Neutron Instrumentation and Techniques, Reactor and Spallation Source Technology, and Computing. Short workshop or conference proceedings may also be published and from time to time review articles will be considered. While the editors encourage contributions in the above special fields, research papers and short reports in other areas of neutron science, especially those without an obvious traditional journal home, will also be considered for publication.

All research articles published in the Journal of Neutron Research have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial screening by the Editor-in-Chief and refereeing by two anonymous referees.

Eddy Lelièvre-Berna
Services for Advanced Neutron Environments
Institut Laue-Langevin
71 Avenue des Martyrs, CS 20156
38042 Grenoble Cedex 9

Associate Editors
Ken Andersen
European Spallation Source
Box 176, 22100 Lund
Keywords: Neutron Instrumentation and Optics

Rob Bewley
ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton, Didcot
Oxon OX11 0QX
Keywords: Neutron Spectroscopy

Leighton Coates
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6473
Keywords: Neutron Crystallography

Rob Dalgliesh
ISIS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton, Didcot
Oxon OX11 0QX
Keywords: Reflectometry

Sylvain Désert
Laboratoire Léon Brillouin
91191 Gif-sur-Yvette,
Keywords: Instrument Development

Charles Dewhurst
Institut Laue-Langevin
BP 156, 6 rue Jules Horowitz
38042 Grenoble
Keywords: Small-Angle Scattering and Software, Neutron Optics

Monika Hartl
European Spallation Source
Box 176
22100 Lund
Keywords: Small-Angle Scattering

Richard Ibberson
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6457
Keywords: Powder Diffraction

Erwin Jericha
ATI, Technical University
Stadionallee 2
1020 Vienna
Keywords: Neutron Interferometry, Optics

Oliver Kirstein
European Spallation Source
Box 176, 22100 Lund
Keywords: High-Resolution Spectroscopy

Sergey Kulikov
Joliot-Curie str. 6
141980 Dubna
Moscow region, Russia
Keywords: Detectors, Electronics, Moderators

Kim Lefmann
The Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen
Universitetsparken 5, bygn. D
2100 Copenhagen Ø
Keywords: Instrument Simulation

Fujio Maekawa
2-4 Shirane Shirakata, Tokai-mura
Naka-gun, Ibaraki 319-1195
Keywords: Target and Moderator Technology

Eugene Mamontov
ORNL, Oak Ridge
TN 37831-6473
Keywords: Quaisielastic Scattering

Subhankur Mitra
Dhruva, BARC
Trombay, Mumbai 400 085
Keywords: Quasieleastic Scattering

Richard Mole
Bragg Institute
Locked Bag 2001
Kirrawee DC
NSW 2232
Keywords: Time-of-Flight, Triple Axis

Toshiya Otomo
203-1  Shirakata
Tokai-mura, Naka-gun
Ibaraki 319-1195
Keywords: Total Scattering Instruments

Catherine Pappas
TU Delft
Mekelweg 15
262j JB Delft
The Netherlands
Keywords: Neutron Spin Echo, Polarised Neutrons

Margarita Russina
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
14109 Berlin
Keywords: Time-of-Flight Techniques

Javier Santisteban
Centro Atómico, Bariloche
Keywords: Radiography

Consulting Editor
David Greaves
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Honorary Editors
Colin Carlile
Uppsala University, Sweden

Gerry Lander
Grenoble, France


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[1] B. Newman and E.T. Liu, Perspective on BRCA1, Breast Disease 10 (1998), 3-10.
[2] D.F. Pilkey, Happy conservation laws, in: Neural Stresses, J. Frost, ed., Controlled Press, Georgia, 1995, pp. 332-391.
[3] E. Wilson, Active vibration analysis of thin-walled beams, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 1991.

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