Aims and scope

Discover Energy is part of the Discover journal series committed to providing a streamlined submission process, rapid review and publication, and a high level of author service at every stage. It is an open access, community-focussed journal publishing research from across the full range of disciplines concerned with energy.

Discover Energy is a broad, open access journal publishing research from across all fields relevant to the science and technology of energy research. Discover Energy covers theory, development and applications in the interdisciplinary field of energy and fuel research from across the physical sciences, including engineering, physics, chemistry and the environmental sciences, as well as the impact that energy technologies and policies have on society. It is also intended that articles published in Discover Energy may help to support and accelerate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 ‘Affordable and Clean Energy’ as well as contributing to the discussion around the long-term mitigation of climate change.


Discover Energy covers topics including:

  • Solar energy

  • Wind energy

  • Wave energy

  • Geothermal energy

  • Hydroelectricity

  • Energy harvesting devices

  • Nuclear power

  • Fuel cells

  • Hydrogen energy

  • Low carbon energy generation

  • Transportation fuels

  • Biofuels

  • Batteries and energy storage

  • Supercapacitors

  • Electrocatalysis and photocatalysis

  • Carbon capture and storage

  • Energy economics and finance

  • Energy systems, processes, planning and policy

  • Energy and behaviour

  • Energy security

  • Energy access

  • Energy justice

  • Energy grids and networks

Discover Energy welcomes all observational, experimental, theoretical, analytical, mathematical modelling and data-driven approaches that advance the study of energy research.

Content Types

Discover Energy welcomes Research, Reviews, Perspectives, Comments, Brief Communications, Case Studies, Registered Reports, and Data Notes from across the full range of disciplines concerned with energy research. The journal also publishes guest edited Topical Collections of relevance to all aspects of energy research to allow readers to quickly identify research on subject areas of especial interest to them.

In addition to specific themed Collections reflecting the latest developments in energy research, the Journal focuses on three types of contributions: forward looking and/or speculative pieces that may be opinionated but should remain balanced and are intended to stimulate discussion and explore new approaches, rapid publication of early research results, and case studies/examples of novel research.