An interdisciplinary forum for research, development & implementation of sustainable energy systems
Published on: 10 October 2016
Published on: 3 October 2016
Published on: 28 September 2016
Published on: 14 September 2016
Published on: 23 July 2012
The bioliq® bioslurry gasification process for the production of biosynfuels, organic chemicals, and energy
Published on: 27 February 2012
Published on: 20 May 2014
Published on: 28 July 2015
The broader view – systems analysis for sustainable bioenergy
Published: 8 October 2015
Sustainable Energy – A Systems Approach
Published: 15 September 2015
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ESSO accepted to ESCI
We are delighted to announce that Energy, Sustainability and Society has been selected for inclusion in the new Thomson Reuters service: “Emerging Sources Citation Index” (ESCI)
Aims and scope
This international peer-reviewed open access journal offers a forum for discourse on systemic challenges at the intersection of energy, sustainability and society for natural scientists, engineers, social and political scientists and industry experts. It is the particular aim of this journal to publish inter- and cross-disciplinary papers that provide a substantial contribution to the holistic innovation of sustainable energy systems.
The scope of the journal encompasses the whole innovation process, ranging from scientific research to both innovative approaches for technology implementation and the analysis of economic, social and environmental impacts of sustainable energy systems. We particularly welcome papers that integrate at least two dimensions of the energy, sustainability and society nexus and contribute to new holistic system solutions for the development of novel future energy. The journal strives to publish early scientific opinions on issues which are just emerging and require crosscutting and creative thinking.
Therefore, the journal covers papers in complex topics dealing with
- Research, development and implementation of sustainable energy sources and systems, including for instance bio-refineries, carbon capture, reuse systems.
- From start to finish the efficient supply of resources by means of their technological cascading conversion, via their storage and distribution through to their end-use.
- The development of regionally adapted sustainable energy and material supply systems and discourse on how to transform urban settlements into smart cities.
- Systemic approaches to link information technologies with energy technologies that meet the social and environmental criteria for sustainable development.
- Political and economic frameworks to improve the environmental, economic and social performance of energy systems.
- Concepts for discovering novel energy sources, energy mixes and energy systems requiring a large variety of technological solutions, sophisticated computer simulations, novel laboratory technologies, large-scale research facilities, as well as scenario development and national and international networks.
- And in general inform about the complex interactions between energy, sustainable development and societal change.
Energy, Sustainability and Society publishes independently peer-reviewed original full-length research papers, review papers, as well as book reviews. Of special interest are the Short Communications on innovative approaches. From time to time, the journal publishes special topical or conference issues that concentrate on specific areas. We also launched a series of Virtual Special Issues, which are constantly up-dated and focus on a selection of topics that, in our opinion, are pivotal for the future development of the energy-sustainability-society nexus.
We partner with scientists from the Helmholtz Association and the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance (eseia), as the topics of the journal reflect their research field and focus.
Energy is one of the most important resources for the sustainable development of mankind. We all are responsible for the economical usage of the available and for the search for novel energy sources which have to be environmentally friendly and economically feasible. In light of the tragic events at Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear plant Fukushima, there has never been a better time for launching a new multidisciplinary, international SpringerOpen journal, that particularly welcomes articles from the field of novel energies. We are particularly interested in research that addresses complex issues with innovation potential at the interface of science, environment, technology and society. We are also looking for articles that concentrate on technological breakthroughs and major innovations in the emerging field of energy, work that looks into the integration of environmental and social needs with future economics, and research dealing with environmentally friendly energies rather than focusing solely on renewable energies.