Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations

Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactors

Publishing date
05 Sep 2014
Submission deadline
18 Apr 2014

Lead Editor

1Sino–French Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Technology, Sun Yat–sen University, Zhuhai, Guangdong 519082, China and School of Physics and Engineering, Haizhu, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510275, China

2INSTN/PSNE, The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) Saclay, 91191 Gif–sur–Yvette, France

3School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, Shaanxi 710049, China

Supercritical Water-Cooled Reactors


Supercritical water–cooled reactor (SCWR) is the water–cooled reactor using supercritical pressure water as a coolant. It is considered as one of the most promising Generation IV reactors, due to its advantages of plant simplification and high thermal efficiency.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing research and development of SCWR core design, fuel design, materials, chemistry, corrosion, thermal hydraulics, safety analysis, and so on. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Reactor core and fuel designs
  • Materials, chemistry, and corrosion
  • Thermal hydraulics and safety analysis
  • Plant systems, structures, and components
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and coupled codes
  • Neutronic properties
  • Balance of plant
  • Other applications

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate32%
Submission to final decision60 days
Acceptance to publication39 days
Impact Factor0.825

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