Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals – The Official Journal of the International Isotope Society

Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals (JLCR) publishes original scientific manuscripts and reviews dealing with all aspects of research and development leading to and resulting in labelled compounds. Related areas such as analytical control, self radiolysis, quality control, handling and storage, are also covered. Articles on compounds and tracer methods used in chemical, biochemical, biological, pharmacological, medical, genetic, agricultural and geochemical research and application also appear. All radionuclides and enriched stable nuclides are included. Some keywords:

  • Radionuclide production
  • Cyclotron targetry
  • Neutron irradiation
  • Precursor preparation and production
  • Synthesis (chemical, biochemical, radiation, isotope exchange)
  • Automation of nuclide production, precursor, preparation and synthesis
  • Analysis (methods, limitations, etc. for both radioactive and stable nuclides)
  • Quality control (essential requirement for valid data and for the production of radiopharmaceuticals)
  • Self radiolysis, stability and storage
  • Special problems relating to production and handling of Curie and multiCurie amounts of radioactivity
  • Theory and practice relating to carrier problems, ‘isotope dilution’

The History of the International Isotope Society; JLCR article published in 2007 ->

JLCR Awards for Young Scientists

The next JLCR Awards will be presented at the:

  • 19th International Symposium on Radiopharmaceutical Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 28 August – 2 September 2011
  • 11th International Symposium of the International Isotope Society, Heidelberg, Germany, 09 September – 13 September 2012

At each of the above conferences, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, publishers of the Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals, are offering four bursaries of $1,000 each to be awarded to outstanding researchers working under the age of 40 working within the field of synthesis and applications of isotopically labelled compounds.

The awards are open to researchers working in industry or academia in any part of the world, and will be judged by the respective conference scientific committee. The awardees will be expected to give a Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals Award Lecture at a designated session of each conference.
For details of how to apply, contact the conference secretariat as follows:

19th ISRS 2011

11th IIS Symposium, 2012

JLCR Subscription Details

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Wiley publish a number of books that may be of interest to you, a selection of which can be found below. Simply click on any of the images or titles for further information. For a full list visit

Preparation of Compounds Labeled with Tritium and Carbon-14Preparation of Compounds Labeled with Tritium and Carbon-14
Rolf Voges, J. Richard Heys, Thomas Moenius
ISBN: 978-0-470-51607-2

Hardcover | 682 pages | March 2009A comprehensive and authoritative discussion of the strategies, synthetic approaches, reactions techniques, and resources for the preparation of compounds labeled with either of these isotopes. A large number of examples are presented for the use of isotopic sources and building blocks in the preparation of labeled target compounds, illustrating the range of possibilities for embedding isotopic labels in selected moieties of complex structures. Topics include:

  • Formulation of synthetic strategies for preparing labeled compounds
  • Isotope exchange methods and synthetic alternatives for preparing tritiated compounds
  • In-depth discussion of carbon-14 building blocks and their utility in synthesis
  • Preparation of enantiomerically pure isotopically labeled compounds
  • Applications of biotransformations

Bioinorganic Medicinal ChemistryBioinorganic Medicinal Chemistry
Enzo Alessio (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-32631-0
Hardcover | 440 pages | January 2011Provides a comprehensive overview about medicinal inorganic chemistry. Topics like targeting strategies, mechanism of action, Pt-based antitumor drugs, radiopharmaceuticals are covered in detail and offer the reader an in-depth overview about this important topic.

Radionuclides in the EnvironmentRadionuclides in the Environment
David A. Atwood (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-71434-8
Hardcover | 522 pages | May 2010This first book on radioactive elements in the environment offers expert, element-specific coverage of the occurrence, chemistry, and speciation of environmental radionuclides. With in-depth discussion of topics including natural radioactivity and americium and curium, students, researchers, and environmentalists will benefit from this important new addition to the Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry.

Monoclonal Antibody and Peptide-Targeted Radiotherapy of CancerMonoclonal Antibody and Peptide-Targeted Radiotherapy of Cancer
Raymond M. Reilly (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-24372-5

Hardcover | 632 pages | August 2010Expert discussion cover a range of diverse topics associated with this field, including the optimization of design of biomolecules and radiochemistry, cell and animal models for preclinical evaluation, discoveries from key clinical trials, radiation biology and dosimetry, and considerations in regulatory approval. With chapters authored by internationally renowned experts, this book delivers a wealth of information to push future discovery and help readers understand this hot pharmaceutical field.

Chemistry and Analysis of Radionuclides: Laboratory Techniques and MethodologyChemistry and Analysis of Radionuclides: Laboratory Techniques and Methodology
Jukka Lehto, Xiaolin Hou
ISBN: 978-3-527-32658-7
Hardcover | 426 pages | November 2010Written by chemists for chemists, this is a comprehensive guide to the important radionuclides as well as techniques for their separation and analysis. Readers are introduced to the important laboratory techniques and methodologies in the field, providing practical instructions on how to handle nuclear waste and radioactivity in the environment.

Stable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope AnalysisStable Isotope Forensics: An Introduction to the Forensic Application of Stable Isotope Analysis
Wolfram Meier-Augenstein
ISBN: 978-0-470-51705-5
Hardcover | 296 pages | March 2010The first comprehensive overview and guide to forensic isotope analysis, an exciting new application of stable isotope analytical techniques. Topics are introduced using examples and real-life case studies such as food quality control where isotope analysis has already had a major impact in terms of consumer protection.

Diagnostic Imaging, 6th EditionDiagnostic Imaging, 6th Edition
Peter Armstrong (Medical College of the St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals ), Martin Wastie (University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ), Andrea G. Rockall (St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry )
ISBN: 978-1-4051-7039-0
Paperback | 480 pages | April 2009

As the ideal introductory textbook for medical students, junior doctors, trainee radiologists, and practising clinicians, this new edition of Diagnostic Imaging explains the principles of interpretation of all forms of imaging, offering a balanced account of all the modalities available, explaining each technique and when to use it.