The ESARDA Bulletin is the academic peer-reviewed journal featuring scientific and technical articles related to safeguards and verification. The Bulletin is published twice a year and is indexed in the Scopus citation database.
The ESARDA Bulletin is the longest standing publication of the Association. First published in 1982, the Bulletin was created to inform the ESARDA community on the latest news and activities of the group. Throughout the decades, the Bulletin gradually evolved to accommodate technical/academic papers, and in the early 2000s started including a peer-reviewed section of academic manuscripts. Since the last ten years, the bulletin has become solely a purely academic publication, shifting its scope to a purely academic journal. In 2020, the ESARDA Bulletin has been included in the Scopus citation database and is the only journal fully dedicated to the multidisciplinary area of nuclear safeguards. The European Commission’s Publication Office publishes the ESARDA Bulletin.
The Editors, together with the Editorial Board, manage the Bulletin. They are responsible for the selection and reviewing process of the manuscripts. Furthermore, the Editors handle the bureaucratic processes for publishing and distribution of the publication, as well as setting up the rules and policies of this publication.
ESARDA publishes the open access ESARDA Bulletin academic journal, which means that all articles are available on the internet to all users immediately upon publication. Non-commercial and commercial use and distribution in any medium is permitted, provided the author and the journal are properly credited.
Benefits of open access for authors, include:
- Free access for all users worldwide
- Increased visibility and readership
- Rapid publication
- No spatial constraints
The ESARDA Bulletin is published jointly by ESARDA and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and distributed free of charge to over 700 registered members, libraries and institutions Worldwide. No article processing charges are foreseen for the authors submitting manuscripts.
- K. Axell (SSM, Sweden)
- K. Aymanns (FZJ, Germany)
- S. Cagno (EC, JRC, J.1, Italy)
- A. De Luca (EC, JRC, G.II.7, Italy)
- S. Grape (UU, Sweden)
- R. Jakopic (EC, JRC, G.I.2, Belgium)
- T. Krieger (FZJ, Germany)
- O. Okko (STUK, Finland)
- I. Popovici (CNCAN, Romania)
- G. Renda (EC, JRC, G.II.7, Italy)
- A. Rezniczek (Uba GmbH, Germany)
- R. Rossa (SCK-CEN, Belgium)
- J. Rutkowski (SNL, USA)
- Z. Stefanka (HAEA, Hungary)
- E. Stringa (EC, JRC, G.II.7, Italy)
- A. Tomanin (DG ENER, Luxembourg)
ESARDA Bulletin N.65 - This paper presents the development of a novel dynamic network analysis framework and computational engine to identify key entities and capabilities over time within global scholarly nuclear science collaboration networks.
ESARDA Bulletin N.65 - This study serves as a proof of concept for the development of an intrinsic information barrier for attribute identification supporting nuclear arms control treaty verification.
Improving the Confidence Associated with Passive Total Neutron Counting in the Nuclear Weapon Disarmament Verification Process
ESARDA Bulletin N.65 - This article primarily concentrates on passive total neutron counting, which is used to confirm the presence of neutron-emitting special nuclear material (SNM) in the treaty accountable items (TAIs).
ESARDA Bulletin N.64 (2), The International Journal of Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation.
Integration of independent NDA techniques within a SLAM-based robotic system for improving safeguards standard routines: a review of the current status...
ESARDA Bulletin N.64 (2) - This review paper reports and discusses the state-of-art in the implementation of systems similar to the Concept presented, as the idea behind the Concept has already been tested in recent years with promising results.
ESARDA Bulletin N.64 (2) - In this paper, a systematic analysis of the impact of concrete building structures on neutron radiation is presented based on Monte Carlo simulations of neutron transport.
ESARDA Bulletin N.64 (1), The International Journal of Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation.
ESARDA Bulletin N.64 (1) - In this research an automated procedure for collecting, storing, processing, and analyzing satellite images based on the tools mentioned in the article was developed.
ESARDA Bulletin N.64 (1) - A solution of the inspection game, i.e., a Nash equilibrium, is presented in quite general terms, and two applications are presented.
Statistical error model-based and GUM-based analysis of measurement uncertainties in nuclear safeguards – a reconciliation
ESARDA Bulletin N.64 (1) - The purpose of this paper is to contribute to reaching a common understanding of the terminology and methodologies used by different professional groups in the field of uncertainty quantification.
ESARDA Bulletin N.64 (1) - This paper discusses the current state of the art in robotic autonomy for known or partially known environment mapping and patrolling, as well as shared autonomy, where humans collaborate with closed loop autonomation to complete tasks.
ESARDA Bulletin N.64 (1) - This work aims to bring a novel approach to detecting illicit nuclear activities using commercially available optically OSLDs produced by LANDAUER®, leading to well-known and well-established techniques to determine the dose.
ESARDA Bulletin N.64 (1) - The methodology is based on comparing the measured Cherenkov light intensity with a predicted intensity, calculated with operator information.
ESARDA Bulletin N.64 (1) - The paper discusses the methodology for performing International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) postinspection analysis to assess the ef fectiveness of verification inspection plans using a stochastic method.
ESARDA Bulletin N.63 - Special issue on Data Analytics for International Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation.
Artificial Judgement Assistance from teXt (AJAX): Applying Open Domain Question Answering to Nuclear Non-proliferation Analysis
ESARDA Bulletin N.63 - A unique Salt and Pepper strategy for testing the knowledge present in the language models, while also introducing auditability function in our pipeline.
ESARDA Bulletin N.63 - NukeLM, a nuclear-domain language model pre-trained on 1.5 million abstracts from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) database. This NukeLM model is then fine-tuned for the classification of research articles.
ESARDA Bulletin N.63 - This work is part of a series of two documents that consider the use of ML to improve one aspect of safeguards, namely nuclear material accountancy.
Inferring initial enrichment, burnup, and cooling time of spent fuel assemblies using artificial neural networks
ESARDA Bulletin N.63 - Several neural networks architectures and detector responses were compared to find the optimal network configuration to infer the spent fuel parameters.
ESARDA Bulletin N.62, The International Journal of Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation