eawe launches open-access scientific journal "Wind Energy Science"
The European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE) wants to ensure rapid communication of high-quality research in wind energy so that academia, industry and societies all over the world can take advantage of new, scientific knowledge as fast as possible.
That is why EAWE has decided to launch an international, interactive, open access, scientific journal Wind Energy Science dedicated to the publication and public discussion of studies that take an interdisciplinary perspective of fundamental or pioneering research in wind energy
The academy has identified the long-term research challenges expected to have significant impact on wind energy and the acceleration of its development. These challenges are the basis for the scope of the journal, says Jakob Mann, Chief Editor of Wind Energy Science, Past-President of EAWE, and Professor at DTU Wind Energy, Denmark.
Wind Energy Science is an open-access journal, providing access for everybody to read the content on the web for free. In the long term, authors pay all expenses. During the launching period, EAWE waives the fees for the first 30 to 40 papers.
Wind Energy Science papers undergo interactive public peer review, which is a two-stage reviewing process provided by the publisher of the journal, Copernicus Publications. The two-stage reviewing process is designed to foster open, scientific discussion and to enhance the effectiveness and transparency of scientific quality assurance.
On November 17, at the EWEA Paris 2015-conference on wind energy, the new journal was introduced to the European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, who was delighted to learn that Wind Energy Science provides free access to the latest research for everyone.
The European Commission views rapid dissemination of research as an important factor for a successful and fast transition from fossil fuels to green energy in Europe and the rest of the world, says Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič.
The journal is now open for submissions. For further information: www.wind-energy-science.net
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Vice-President for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič (right) with the cover of Wind Energy Science together with Chief Editor Jakob Mann at the EWEA 2015 event in Paris.