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Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy congratulates Dr. Zhiqun Deng

Dr. Zhiqun Deng

Please join the Editors of the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy in congratulating Associate Editor Dr. Zhiqun (Daniel) Deng on receiving Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Exceptional Engineering Achievement Award! Dr. Deng’s outstanding work at the lab is mirrored by his outstanding work as an Associate Editor in Hydropower and Marine Renewable Energy for JRSE. Read more about the award and Daniel’s work on PNNL’s website.

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy: Raising Standards

As the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy enters its eighth year of publication, submissions continue to increase, and we now take the time to reflect on the future and mission of the Journal.

Read what Editors-in-Chief P. Craig Taylor and John A. Turner have to say!

"Editorial: Raising the standards of the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy to serve the renewable energy community more effectively"

A broad, interdisciplinary publication like the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy must necessarily look to expand its coverage to the cutting edge of global research and policy. It must also look to serve a large community where collaboration and cross-discipline communication are essential for progress. To these ends, we and the Associate Editors are in the process of making many substantive improvements to make the publishing and reading experiences more satisfying and impactful for authors and readers.
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Article Acceptance Criteria
Articles presented in the Journal should report research that:

  • makes a substantial contribution to and/or influences the direction of one or more areas of renewable and sustainable energy,
  • reports transformative theoretical methods, advanced experimental techniques, or substantive repercussions of policy or economic initiatives affecting research and advancement worldwide,
  • provides initial reports of highly significant findings that are of broad interest to the renewable and sustainable energy community (Letters),
  • reviews the state of research in the field with a comprehensive and interdisciplinary view (Reviews),
  • presents instructional papers on recent advances in emerging fields of interest to practitioners and researchers just starting out or changing research areas (Tutorials).

While these criteria have always been used, reviewers and editors of the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy will apply these specific criteria more stringently in the future. A full description of the Journal's scope and publication criteria has been updated on the Editorial Policies section of the journal website.

Special Topic: Marine Renewable Energy

Special Topic

From the Preface: Marine renewable energy produced from various sources has the potential to become a key contributor to global energy needs, not only because of issues and problems often related to the use of fossil fuels (e.g., environmental pollution, climate change, security in energy supply, price volatility in the international markets, and near-future depletion of resources) but also because of the vast and yet almost untapped energy resources available in the oceans and the long-lasting availability of those resources. Read more in this exciting Special Topic section, only in Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy!

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy welcomes Dr. Yu Morimoto

Dr. Yu

The Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy is proud to welcome a new Associate Editor to its ranks! Dr. Yu Morimoto comes to the journal from Toyota Central R&D Labs, where he has been working on alternative power sources for automobile applications. His research focuses on electrochemistry, Electrocatalyst and Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEA) development. Dr. Morimoto and JRSE welcome your submissions in this exciting field!
Submit your manuscript now!

Now Online – Special Topic on U.S. and China EcoPartnerships: Approaches to Challenges in Energy and Environment


From the Introduction: What do a landfill in Brookhaven, New York; shore-based power systems at the ports of Los Angeles and Shanghai; invasive carp in the Mississippi River; state-of-the-art combined cycle gas turbines in Harbin, and the carbon trading scheme in Shenzhen have in common? Each is being pursued under the umbrella of the U.S.-China EcoPartnerships program, and outlined alongside other innovative EcoPartnerships projects in this special volume of the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. Organizations in both countries are working together to pilot breakthrough clean energy, environmental, and climate change solutions.

From the Foreword: The United States and China are the world's two largest economies with an important relationship. Large-scale, whole-of-society cooperative action—the kind that leads to economic benefits for both countries—is crucial both to combat climate change and to tackle our shared environmental challenges. It makes economic, national security, and environmental sense for us to work closely together.

Read these articles now, only in Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy!

APS March Meeting 2014

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy will be represented by AIP Publishing at the upcoming APS March meeting in Denver, CO. Visit us at booth #518 from Tuesday, March 4 through Thursday, March 6.

Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy: An Emerging Leader
Journal Impact Factor
Recently released journal metrics for JRSE indicate a 25% increase in impact factor in 2012.  Read more here.

*2012 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2013)

Special Topic: International Conference on Solar Energy Photovoltaic (ICSEP-2012) now online
Selected papers from ICSEP-2012 have been collected into a Special Topic in the 2013 May issue. Read the Special Topic here.

JRSE welcomes two new Associate Editors
The Editors welcome Professors Ronnie Belmans and Sophia Haussener to the Editorial Board of JRSE. Prof. Belmans is a prominent scientist in power distribution and smart grid systems while Prof. Haussener brings considerable expertise in solar thermal energy production and storage.

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