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Publication process


The Nuclear Law Bulletin (NLB) welcomes submissions from professionals and academics involved in or interested in the field of nuclear law. Oftentimes, article topics fall into the following categories:

This list is non-exhaustive and articles have been published outside of these areas, but still related to nuclear law.


Articles should be no longer than 25 pages.


If you are interested in writing an article for the NLB, we recommend that you contact NEA Legal Affairs as soon as possible at: .

For an article to be considered in our summer edition, final submissions must be received by 1 March of that year.

For an article to be considered in our winter edition, final submissions must be received by 1 September of that year.

Review process

The typical review process begins when incoming articles are received and given an initial acceptance review for substance and clarity by the NLB editor. Should the NLB editor, in coordination with the Head of Legal Affairs, determine to accept the article, it will then undergo a deeper level of review.

The NLB editor will then review and edit the article, making changes and suggestions for improving the substance, style, clarity, logic and use of language.

A dialogue between the NLB editor and the author usually follows until a final version is reached. During this process, the Head of Legal Affairs will also read the article, and depending on the topic, potentially one to two other experts in the related field.


Articles are accepted in English and French. Articles in other languages will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All articles will be published in both English and in French.


The style of the Nuclear Law Bulletin is consistent with the OECD Style Guide (for example, use of British English). Where there are matters not addressed by the OECD Style (for example, citations), the NEA looks to other relevant authorities such as:

Last reviewed: 21 January 2015