Aims and scope

MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the SpringerOpen brand.

Energy is the single most valuable resource for human activity and the basis for all human progress. Materials play a key role in enabling technologies that can offer promising solutions to achieve renewable and sustainable energy pathways for the future.

MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY has been established as an Open Access journal to be the world's foremost interdisciplinary forum for publication of research on all aspects of the study of materials for the deployment of renewable and sustainable energy technologies. MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY covers experimental and theoretical aspects of materials and prototype devices for sustainable energy conversion, storage, and saving, together with materials needed for renewable fuel production. Topics include:

MATERIALS for renewable energy storage and conversion
Fuel cells
Hydrogen storage
Photovoltaics and solar cells

MATERIALS for renewable and sustainable fuel production
Hydrogen production and fuel generation from renewables (catalysis)
Solar-driven reactions to hydrogen and fuels from renewables (photocatalysis)
Carbon dioxide sequestration and conversion

MATERIALS for energy saving
Novel illumination sources for efficient lighting
Energy saving in buildings

MATERIALS modeling and theoretical aspects

Advanced characterization techniques of MATERIALS

MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY publishes reviews, original research articles, rapid communications, and perspectives. All manuscripts are peer-reviewed for scientific quality.

MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY is an Open Access journal supported by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

MATERIALS FOR RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY is committed to upholding the integrity of the scientific record. As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) the journal will follow the COPE guidelines on how to deal with potential acts of misconduct. Authors should refrain from misrepresenting research results which could damage the trust in the journal and ultimately the entire scientific endeavor. Maintaining integrity of the research and its presentation can be achieved by following the rules of good scientific practice as detailed here: