Solar Energy, the official journal of the International Solar Energy Society, is devoted exclusively to the science and technology of solar energy applications. Solar Energy has been in publication since 1957, it has a long tradition of being a leading publication in the field of solar energy research and technology.
After nearly two decades of outstanding leadership of Solar Energy as Editor-in-Chief, Prof Yogi Goswami (University of South Florida, Tampa, United States) is retiring as the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal. ISES and Elsevier are now undertaking a search for a successor to Prof. Goswami.
Solar Energy has grown over the years to be a true leader in the field. In 2019 the journal published over 1,000 articles, this year gained a CiteScore of 8.1, and an Impact Factor of 4.608. The Journal enjoys strong support from communities across the subject fields it covers, as well as an engaged international Editorial Board.
Solar Energy welcomes manuscripts presenting information not previously published in journals on any aspect of solar energy research, development, application, measurement or policy. The term "solar energy" in this context includes the indirect uses such as wind energy and biomass. Because of the international character of Solar Energy, articles that deal solely with the solar radiation or wind data base of a specific country are not normally considered suitable for Solar Energy. Submitted manuscripts may take the form of reports of original studies or reviews of significant prior work in a given area. All manuscripts are subject to reviews to assure accuracy, clarity, and long-term value.
The Editor-in-Chief, with the Editorial Board, ensures the Journal stays relevant to developments in the field. The Editor-in-Chief will also identify topics, organise and commission invited articles on these topics and improve the performance (i.e. key performance indicators) of the Journal in coordination with the Editorial Board, to ensure the Journal continues to publish impactful, interesting, and novel work. A key part of this strategy is the ongoing “Progress in Solar Energy” series of special issues, where the Editor-in-Chief invites field-leading researchers to work with them on commissioning, reviewing, and publishing articles on hot topics in the field.