To readers, Authors, and Subscribers

From the Editorial Boards of the Journals

(Fizika Elementarnykh Chastits i Atomnogo Yadra)


(Kratkie Soobscheniya OIYaI)

Dear Colleagues,

We are writing to inform that the Editorial Boards of both journals have come to a joint decision concerning their collaboration in the domain of publishing policy.

The journals rest upon the activity of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research; they exploit its publishing resources and its authority in the worldwide scientific community. The JINR research program determines a wide scope of problems discussed in publications.

The journals examine the following topics of theoretical and experimental physics: elementary particle physics, relativistic nuclear physics, low energy nuclear physics

And related topics of atomic physics, neutron physics, condensed matter physics, accelerators, techniques of physical experiment, computer technologies for physics, applied nuclear physics research, including radiobiology, ecology, and nuclear medicine.

The journals supplement each other. JINR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS contains original papers on the JINR research advances, while PHYSICS OF PARTICLES AND NUCLEI publishes review articles written by authors upon the invitation of the Editorial Board. The collaboration between them will contribute to the consolidation of the status of the journal JINR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS as international physical-technical journal. It will be accessible to the authors not only from the Joint Institute, but also from organizations of the JINR member countries and other research centers collaborating with JINR.

In this connection, since January 1, 2000, the journal JINR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS will be given a new name PHYSICS OF PARTICLES AND NUCLEI LETTERS (PHYS. P&N LETTERS). The Editorial Board of newly conceived journal will provide continuity of publishing policy; all submitted papers are subject to rigorous peer review ensuring the publication of consistently high-quality research. In order to broaden the distribution of scientific information and provide easier access to it, the Editorial Board intends to increase gradually the portion of submissions in the English language.

As in previous years, during 2000, the distribution of the journal PHYS. P&N LETTERS will be realized on favorable terms in the framework of partner exchange of information. First of all, this concerns research institutes, universities and libraries in the JINR member countries, as well as organizations in other countries having appropriate collaboration agreements with the Joint Institute.

The Editorial Board of PHYS. P&N LETTERS also plan to provide online access to new issues and create online archives of earlier published papers available through the Internet.

Manuscripts intended for publication in PHYS. P&N LETTERS should be sent to

Prof. A. M. Baldin
Editor-in-Chief of PHYS. P&N LETTERS
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
141980 Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia

If you are interested in receiving PHYS. P&N LETTERS you are asked to contact the Scientific Secretary of the Editorial Board Dr. Stetsenko S. G. by e-mail stecenko@lhe.jinr.ru.

As before, subscription to the journal FIZIKA ELEMENTARNYKH CHASTITS I ATOMNOGO YADRA (original Russian edition of PHYSICS OF PARTICLES AND NUCLEI) is accepted in any ROSPECHAT department, or directly in the JINR Publishing Department:

Publishing Department
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
141980 Dubna, Moscow Region, Russia



N.B. The English version of the journal FIZIKA ELEMENTARNYKH CHASTITS I ATOMNOGO YADRA (i.e. PHYSICS OF PARTICLES AND NUCLEI) has been published and distributed by the American Institute of Physics. Since the year of 2000 it will be published by the International Publishing Company NAUKA/INTERPERIODIKA (MAIK NAUKA/INTERPERIODICA)

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