IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion


The IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion publishes both research and application-oriented articles dealing with the development, design, operation, modeling, analysis, diagnostics and control of electrical equipment used to convert any kind of energy (such as mechanical, chemical and solar) into electrical energy and vice versa. Any electric power generating apparatus based on fossil, renewable, nuclear or unconventional sources and used for either centralized or distributed generation systems is of interest for the journal. The scope also includes any kind of equipment used to convert electric into mechanical power, such as electric drives, machinery and actuators. Electrical energy storage and electrical energy production from storage are covered. Power electronics and control should not be the primary research contribution of the papers. They are of interest only when they are part of the energy conversion process being described, such as power electronics converters treated as a part of electric drives, or grid interfaces for electric power generation or electric energy storage devices.

Topics within the journal scope:

Electric Machinery:

    • Direct current machines
    • Permanent magnet machinery systems
    • Switched and variable reluctance machines
    • Integral horsepower induction machinery
    • Wound rotor induction machinery
    • Single phase induction motors
    • Electronic drives for electric machinery
    • Induction generators for grid and isolated applications
    • Synchronous generators
    • Motor/generator sets for pumped storage
    • Synchronous motors
    • Electrical machinery theory
    • Numerical analysis of electric machinery
    • Power processing equipment
    • Insulation for electric machinery
    • Application of magnetic materials to electric machinery
    • Application of superconducting materials to electric machinery

Energy Development and Power Generation:

    • Excitation systems
    • Power system stabilizers
    • Advanced and renewable energy technologies
    • Station design, operations and control
    • Modeling, simulation and control of power plants (electrical aspects)
    • Monitoring and instrumentation of power plants (electrical aspects)
    • Control of distributed generation
    • Hydroelectric power plants (electrical aspects)
    • International practices in energy development
    • Solar/photovoltaic
    • Wind
    • Biomass
    • Batteries
    • Magnetohydrodynamics
    • Fuel cells
    • Superconducting magnetic energy storage
    • Flywheels, mechanical, hydraulic energy storage
    • Distributed storage
    • Industrial/commercial energy conservation
    • Grid interconnection
    • Tidal/wave power
    • Other

Nuclear Power Engineering:

    • Nuclear power plant controls (electrical aspects)
    • Modeling, simulation and control (electrical aspects)
    • Monitoring and instrumentation (electrical aspects)

Examples of out-of-scope:

    • Papers without a clear focus on electrical and electronics engineering aspects
    • Papers dealing with power transformers
    • Papers dealing with power system topics without a focus on energy conversion units
    • Papers dealing with power electronics without any link to energy conversion apparatus such as electrical drives, electrical power production or electrical energy storage equipment

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Paper Categories

The journal publishes three types of papers:

  • Research papers
  • Application papers
  • Survey papers

Research papers are expected to present innovative solutions, new concepts and methodologies, original ideas or technology solutions resulting from a solid and sufficiently mature research work. In research papers it is essential that the authors clearly identify the novelty of their findings. An adequate survey of the most relevant publications in the same technical area should be provided in the introduction to highlight the novelty of the work with respect to the existing knowledge and literature. It is also necessary that results are supported by an appropriate validation. This can be achieved presenting tests on small-scale laboratory prototypes or full-scale apparatus, whenever possible, but there are instances where collecting experimental data is reasonably unfeasible or too challenging. In such cases accurate independent validations against numerical simulation results can be acceptable. The models and methodologies used for simulations, though, need to be clearly illustrated and, as a reviewer, you should pay special attention to their soundness and reliability. Finally, theoretical papers, including a significant amount of advanced mathematical or conceptual elaborations, are welcome on condition that authors demonstrate the actual or potential engineering application of their research – for instance through case studies or practical examples – as well as the technical soundness of final results.

Application papers are expected to illustrate the application of new technologies or report data, information and practical experiences collected on real systems or apparatus. These papers may not result from a research activity but need to provide very useful, complete and experimentally supported information which can be of high interest or strong help for researchers, practitioners or professionals working in the field. In this sense, contributions from the industry are particularly welcome. The readership expects that these papers provide a very detailed description of the products or processes to which the application refers, usually including pictures and schematics, and present complete experiments, measurements, statistics, on-field experiences and lessons learnt which can impact on a broad audience in the power engineering community. For application-oriented papers, discussions based on mere simulations or calculations are not sufficient and the authors are expected to clearly identify the interest of the material being presented in the context of currently existing applications or in view of new envisioned developments.

Survey papers (also known as review papers) are usually accepted upon invitation and should be written by highly authoritative experts in the field. They are expected to provide a clear, complete and up-to-date description of the state of the art, criticality analyses as well as future expected challenges and developments in a given technical area of interest for the journal readership. The quality of a review paper needs to be assessed very carefully because good surveys can attract many citations and strengthen the journal positioning in the paper field while poor surveys can be detrimental to the journal prestige. For this reason, review papers generally need a relatively high number of favourable reviews to be accepted for publication. One basic requirement for a good survey manuscript is that it should be comprehensible also by readers who are not experts in the fields, but simply interested in gaining a general up-to-date knowledge on the subject. It is also important that the state-of-the-art description be complete and such to cover all the latest cutting-edge advances as well as major criticalities, challenges and prospects, which implies an unusually large number of recent highly-relevant references.
In case you are interested in having an invitation to submit a survey paper in a given area, please send an email to the Editor-in-Chief with a complete description of your and your co-authors' expertise and publication record in that area.

Each submission will be reviewed according to different criteria depending on which of the three categories it matches.

Impact Factor

The Impact Factor for the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion is 4.877.

Peer Review

The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Operations Manual ( Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.

Open Access

This publication is a hybrid journal, allowing either Traditional manuscript submission or Open Access (author-pays OA) manuscript submission.

The OA option, if selected, enables unrestricted public access to the article via IEEE Xplore. The OA option will be offered to the author at the time the manuscript is accepted. If selected, the OA fee of $2,195 must be paid before the article is published in the journal. If you have unusual circumstances about this, please contact the Editor-in-Chief. Any other applicable charges (such as the overlength page charge and/or charge for the use of color in the print format) will be billed separately once the manuscript formatting is complete but prior to the publication.

The traditional option, if selected, enables access to all qualified subscribers and purchasers via IEEE Xplore. No OA payment is required.

Overlength Page Charges

Overlength page charges are $150 per each page in excess of the first eight published pages.

Tables of Contents

Volume 37, Number 3, September 2022

Volume 37, Number 2, June 2022

Volume 37, Number 1, March 2022

Volume 36, Number 4, December 2021

Volume 36, Number 3, September 2021

Volume 36, Number 2, June 2021 (includes the Special Section on Model Predictive Control in Energy Conversion Systems)

Volume 36, Number 1, March 2021

Volume 35, Number 4, December 2020 (includes the Special Section on Robust Design and Analysis of Electric Machines and Drives)

Volume 35, Number 3, September 2020

Volume 35, Number 2, June 2020

Volume 35, Number 1, March 2020 (includes the Special Section on Modeling and Simulation Methods for Analysis and Design of Advanced Energy Conversion Systems)

Volume 34, Number 4, December 2019

Volume 34, Number 3, September 2019

Volume 34, Number 2, June 2019

Volume 34, Number 1, March 2019 (includes the Special Section on Power Conversion & Control in Photovoltaic Power Plants)

Volume 33, Number 4, December 2018 (includes the Special Section on Emerging Electric Machines and Drives for Smart Energy Conversion)

Volume 33, Number 3, September 2018

Volume 33, Number 2, June 2018

Volume 33, Number 1, March 2018

Volume 32, Number 4, December 2017

Volume 32, Number 3, September 2017 (includes the Special Section on Modeling and Advanced Control of Wind Turbines/Wind Farms)

Volume 32, Number 2, June 2017 (includes the Special Section on Energy Conversion in Next-Generation Electric Ships)

Volume 32, Number 1, March 2017

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Editorial Board

Dionysios C. Aliprantis, Purdue University

Past Editor-in-Chief:
Alberto Tessarolo, University of Trieste

Power Engineering Letters Editor-in-Chief:
Rabih A. Jabr, American University of Beirut

Editor-in-Chief at Large:
Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University of Athens

Senior Editor:
Leila Parsa, University of California, Santa Cruz

IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion Associate Editors:
Emmanuel Agamloh, Baylor University
Mohd Hasan Ali, University of Memphis
Yacine Amara, University of Le Havre Normandy
Mike Barnes, University of Manchester
Omid Beik, Enercs Inc. and Forte Mobility Co. Ltd.
Edson da Costa Bortoni, Itajubá Federal University
Gerd Bramerdorfer, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Feifei Bu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Andrea Cavagnino, Politecnico di Torino
Fang Chen, Tesla, Inc.
Y. Christine Chen, The University of British Columbia
Akira Chiba, Tokyo Instititute of Technology
Seungdeog Choi, Mississippi State University
Aaron M. Cramer, University of Kentucky
Ali Davoudi, University of Texas at Arlington
Michele Degano, University of Nottingham
Sairaj Dhople, University of Minnesota
Siniša Djurović, University of Manchester
Yao Duan, Toshiba International Corporation
Rukmi Dutta, University of New South Wales
Ayman EL-Refaie, Marquette University
Lingling Fan, University of South Florida
Shaahin Filizadeh, University of Manitoba
Shanelle N. Foster, Michigan State University
Fei Gao, University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard
Hua Geng, Tsinghua University
Yonghao Gui, Aalborg University
Rajesh Gupta, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad
Konstantinos N. Gyftakis, Technical University of Crete
Md Enamul Haque, Deakin University
Marko Hinkkanen, Aalto University
Jiabing Hu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Jiefeng Hu, Federation University Australia
Md. Rabiul Islam, University of Wollongong
Matthew Johnson, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Ritesh Kumar Keshri, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
Andreas Krings, FEV Europe GmbH
Christopher H. T. Lee, Nanyang Technological University
Gang Lei, University of Technology Sydney
Chunhua Liu, City University of Hong Kong
Ka-Hong Loo, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Yousef Mahmoud, Kennesaw State University
Ali Mehrizi-Sani, Virginia Tech
Nishad Mendis, Bureau Veritas
Marta Molinas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Annette Muetze, Graz University of Technology
Eduard Muljadi, Auburn University
S.M. Muyeen, Qatar University
Zahra Nasiri-Gheidari, Sharif University of Technology
Heng Nian, Zhejiang University
Jonas K. Nøland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Sanjib Kumar Panda, National University of Singapore
Vandana Rallabandi, General Electric
Shahil Shah, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Gopal Singh, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Inc.
Xiaodong Sun, Jiangsu University
Jon Are Wold Suul, SINTEF Energy Research
Mohammad Sedigh Toulabi, University of Windsor
Sadegh Vaez-Zadeh, University of Tehran
Slobodan N. Vukosavić, University of Belgrade
Oliver Wallscheid, Paderborn University
Fengxiang Wang, Quanzhou Institute of Equipment Manufacturing
Xiaoyu Wang, Carleton University
Lijian Wu, Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group
Lie Xu, University of Strathclyde
Wei Xu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Hatem Zeineldin, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Chen Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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