The International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and Elsevier renew publishing partnership

Elsevier continues to publish Solar Energy Journal and announces changes on the editorial team to better serve the scientific community

Elsevier and the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), publishing partners since 2002, are pleased to announce a renewal of their publishing agreement. Under the agreement, Elsevier will continue to provide publishing services for the society’s journal Solar Energy.

Solar Energy is published once a month and is the official journal of ISES, whose purpose is to promote excellence in scientific research in all aspects of solar energy research. The journal has a 2013 Impact Factor of 3.541 and ranks 19 of 82 journals in the Energy & Fuels category, according to the Journal Citations Reports® published by Thomson Reuters.

Solar Energy continues to go from strength to strength because of its unwavering commitment to commissioning the best quality papers from the most interesting people working in the field today," said Deborah Logan, Publishing Director for Energy & Earth Science Journals at Elsevier. "All of us at Elsevier feel immensely proud of our partnership with the International Solar Energy Society and the entire editorial team in producing such an excellent publication. We hope the journal’s valued authors continue to send us their best papers, and wish to thank them and our hard-working reviewers for serving the journal so well."  

Introducing the New Editorial Structure

Under the leadership of the Editor-in-Chief, Dr. D.Y. Goswami, the Editorial team is being expanded to include four Subject Editors who will cover the most prolific areas of the journal. Over the past 5 years, submissions to the journal have increased by 27%, and the number of articles published has more than doubled. Research in the solar energy and all renewable energy fields is driving force to achieving the 100% renewable energy transformation.

Elsevier and ISES are pleased to announce the appointments of the new subject editors:

  • Dr. Jan Kleissl, Associate Professor at University of California at San Diego (UCSD), USA, and Associate Director of UCSD Center for Energy Research, will lead the Resources and Meteorology’s subject
  • Dr. Ranga Pitchumani, Chief Scientist for the SunShot Initiative at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the George R. Goodson Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech (USA), will be responsible for the Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and High Temperature Applications subject area.
  • Dr. Yanjun Dai, Professor at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University of China, will lead Solar Heating & Cooling, Buildings and other applications
  • Dr. Nicola Romeo, Professor at the University of Parma will lead the area of Photovoltaics

"We are delighted to expand our editorial team," said  Fernanda Ogochi, Publisher of Applied Energy and Earth Science Journals at Elsevier. "Introducing new subject editors plays a key role in speeding up Solar Energy’s editorial process and better serving our scientific community. With the new structure under the continued direction of Dr. Goswami, our journal is well positioned to remain a premier outlet for the publication of articles on all aspects of solar energy”.

Prof. Yogi Goswami will continue to serve as the coordinating Editor-in-Chief, but will focus his attentions on building the Progress of Solar Energy -- the journal’s regularly appearing quarterly, which focuses on in-depth review articles of compelling interest to the solar energy community. Progress of Solar Energy  is composed of carefully vetted, invited articles.

Dr. David Renné, President of ISES, agrees this new editorial structure will improve the Solar Energy journal. Such widespread R+D will expand the journal globally, increasing the dissemination of solar technologies, he stated. Renné is particularly pleased that Goswami will be able to broaden his efforts to increasing the impact of Progress of Solar Energy and also special issues from relevant scientific conferences.

With the new Editorial Board, Solar Energy is well structured to continue to be the premier journal for the publication of articles on all aspects of solar energy, and to continue growing.

Solar Energy welcomes manuscripts presenting information not previously published in journals on any aspect of solar energy research, development, application, measurement or policy.

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