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2018 Open access highlights in Energy

Looking back at the past year to inspire the future

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Energy open access highlights 

We're taking a look back and to reflect on some of the most popular Energy research in 2018, to inspire us as we begin the new year. 

We invited Lu Yang from our editorial team, to share her experience from the Energy programme. 

Read and share our key articles and journals - our research is fully open access, and are freely available online on a permanent basis to a wide global audience. 

The year in review... an editorial perspective

Lu Yang2018 has been a year of development and challenges in the field of energy.

The rapidly changing technologies of blockchains and cyber-secure operation have made power grid one of the vital cyber-physical systems. People are dedicated to continuously increase the efficiency of renewable and clean energy with the costs reduced. Along with the improvement of electrical equipment reliability, people’s unsafe behaviors and human errors have become one of the main sources of risks in power systems.

The Energy portfolio of SpringerOpen focuses on renewable energy and modern power systems. In 2018, several interesting collections on special topics have been published. We would like to thank every author, editor, and reviewer, for your hard work, and we look forward to working with you again in 2019!

2018 collections on special topics 

Cyber-Physical Power Systems

To fully understand the interdependence and interplay of the cyber and physical systems, CPS should be studied as an integrated system. By studying the CPS, the mutual dependence of cyber and physical parts can be revealed, the risk due to the cyber-physical interaction can be reduced, and the methods for promoting the overall system efficiency can be derived. The Special Section on Cyber-Physical Power Systems edited by Ming NI, Dong LIU, Chanan SINGH is dedicated to reflecting the latest progress and key technologies in cyber-physical power systems (CPPS). The section includes a total of eleven papers which focus on the false data injection attacks, the general cyber security issue, the cascading failure, and the emerging new technologies in CPPS.

Forecasting in Modern Power Systems

Power systems have been evolving during the past century. The electric grid is getting more and more sophisticated due to modern technologies and business requirements, such as the implementation of smart grid technologies, deployment of ultra-high voltage transmission systems, and integration of ultra-high levels of renewable resources. All of these factors are challenging today’s energy forecasting practice. The special section of Forecasting in Modern Power Systems edited by Tao HONG and Wei-Jen LEE has been organized to answer the following question: How to better forecast the demand, supply and prices to accommodate the changes in modern power systems? The special section collects nine papers addressing various energy forecasting problems, including six on load forecasting, two on solar irradiance forecasting, and one on electricity price forecasting.

2017 International Conference on Coal Science and Technology

Coal, as one of the world’s most important fossil fuels, is in great need to investigate its utilization in order to improve efficiency and to reduce emissions. The International Conference on Coal Science and Technology (ICCS & T) aims to promote international communication and cooperation in the context of coal science, technology innovation and industrial development. The special issue of the 2017 International Conference on Coal Science and Technology has covered various aspects of energy science and engineering, particularly coal science and technology, bioenergy and biofuels, fuel cells, energy storage materials and related areas of interest.


Lu Yang is Journal Development Manager for SpringerOpen/BMC Physical Sciences open access journals.

Key Energy articles

10 Most Downloaded Energy Journal Articles in 2018

The open access articles listed have over 48,000 downloads in the past year:



Explore the collection of SpringerOpen Energy journals

International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering - SpringerOpen   Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy - SpringerOpen   Renewables: Wind, Water, and Sola - SpringerOpen

Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems - SpringerOpen   International Journal of Coal Science & Technology - SpringerOpen   Energy Transitions - SpringerOpen


Energy journal from our partner

BMC

Energy, Sustainability and Society - BMC


Find more Energy open access journals here

10 Most Cited Energy Journal Articles in 2018

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Explore the collection of Energy journals

International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering - SpringerOpen   Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy - SpringerOpen   Renewables: Wind, Water, and Sola - SpringerOpen

Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems - SpringerOpen   International Journal of Coal Science & Technology - SpringerOpen   Energy Transitions - SpringerOpen


Energy journal from our partner

BMC

Energy, Sustainability and Society - BMC


Find more Energy open access journals here

Revisit our 2018 content highlights

Take a look at some of our featured content from 2018. 

Smart Grid - SpringerOpenSmart Grid - Open Access Research

Take a look at our open access journals covering Smart Grids, read what our authors and editors say on the topic, and browse selected research.

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Internet of Things - SpringerOpenInternet of Things - Open Access Research

Explore and share our open access journals covering the Internet of Things, browse selected freely available research and submit your IoT manuscript to our SpringerOpen journals. 

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