Frontiers in Energy, a peer-reviewed international journal launched in January 2007, presents a unique platform for reporting the most advanced research and strategic thinking on energy technology. In its inaugural year, it has published papers by internationally recognized authors in the field of energy development. It aims to promote rapid communication and dialogue among the researchers, scientists, engineers and policy makers working in the areas of energy.
The Journal publishes review and mini-review articles, original research articles, perspective, news & highlights, viewpoints, comments, etc. by individual researchers and research groups. The journal is strictly peer-reviewed and accepts only original submissions in English.
The scope of the Journal covers (but not limited to): energy conversion and utilization; renewable energy; energy storage; hydrogen and fuel cells; carbon capture, utilization and storage; advanced nuclear technology; smart grids and microgrids; power and energy systems; power cells and electric vehicles; building energy conservation, energy and environment; energy economy and policy, etc. Interdisciplinary papers are encouraged.

  • Addresses all aspects of energy conversion systems, power generation, transmission, and use
  • Examines environmental, economic, and policy issues as well as technical development
  • Highlights recent research achievements from Chinese universities
  • Fosters communication and exchange among scientists in China and abroad

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Editors-in-Chief
  • Shilie Weng,
  • Weidou Ni,
  • Yinao Su,
  • Suping Peng
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Hybrid. How to publish with us, including Open Access

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2.964 (2021)
Impact factor
2.943 (2021)
Five year impact factor
20,776 (2021)
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Electronic ISSN
2095-1698
Print ISSN
2095-1701
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Co-publication with Higher Education Press
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  5. Chinese Science Citation Database
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  7. Dimensions
  8. EBSCO Discovery Service
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  14. Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals and Series
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  16. Portico
  17. ProQuest ABI/INFORM
  18. ProQuest Advanced Technologies & Aerospace Database
  19. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  20. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  21. SCImago
  22. SCOPUS
  23. Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  24. TD Net Discovery Service
  25. UGC-CARE List (India)
  26. Wanfang
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