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.64 (1), The International Journal of Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation.
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.64 (1) - A solution of the inspection game, i.e., a Nash equilibrium, is presented in quite general terms, and two applications are presented.
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) - 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.63 - Special issue on Data Analytics for International Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation.
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.
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
ESARDA Bulletin N.62 - The exploratory research project SLT4SFG, has the objective to provide an evidence-based analysis on the benefits and challenges of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) systems for the nuclear sector, with special emphasis on safeguards.
ESARDA Bulletin N.62 - The European Commission JRC, in collaboration with Liege University, has developed the Tools for Innovation Monitoring Dual-use (TIM DU) platform that can facilitate the identification of entities publishing research with a dual-use potential in the various countries.
ESARDA Bulletin N.62 - This work highlights the versatility of such a system, which extends to applications where not only simple neutron counting is required but neutron energy information is also of interest to assess the radiological risk caused by a neutron flux.
ESARDA Bulletin N.62 - The statistical analysis used to reach these conclusions requires that each measurement method undergo uncertainty quantification (UQ). Training for safeguards inspectors includes measurement error models that must account for variation within and between groups.
ESARDA Bulletin N.62 - This work builds on previous efforts, and systematically studies the effects of assumptions about the fuel properties (such as its dimensions) and its irradiation conditions in the reactor, on the Rossi-Alpha Distribution (RAD) and τ.
ESARDA Bulletin N.62 - The goal of this work is to investigate what effect the irradiation history has on the ability to predict the fuel parameters using random forest regression.