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Aims and Scope

"The Energy Journal" is the official quarterly journal of the IAEE. It was founded in 1980 to promote the advancement and dissemination of new knowledge concerning energy and related topics. The editors strive to publish a blend of theoretical, empirical and policy related papers in energy economics. Articles published in the Energy Journal provide rigorous and innovative analyses of interest to academics, energy industry professionals, civil servants and regulators, and the financial community such as Wall Street analysts.

Each quarterly issue (250 pages) contains original refereed articles, short notes, and book reviews on energy related topics.

Non-technical articles on important policy issues are published in the `Energy Perspectives' section.

A `Research Forum' section reports on the emergence of new analytical methods for economic analysis of energy.

Contributions are welcomed covering all the major areas of energy economics.

Scope and topics covered include:
  • Energy & environmental issues
  • Petroleum (upstream & downstream)
  • Electricity markets
  • Energy & developing countries
  • Natural gas topics
  • Gasoline demand analysis
  • OPEC and oil markets
  • Renewable energy
  • Policy issues
  • Coal topics
  • Distributed generation
  • Econometric modeling
  • Alternative transportation fuels
  • Energy efficiency
  • Regulatory economics
  • Energy taxation
  • Market power issues
  • Interfuel substitution
  • Nuclear power issues
  • Transportation
  • Emissions trading (SO2, CO2)
  • Carbon emissions reduction

More than half of the manuscripts are submitted from outside North America. Forty-six percent of submissions come from Europe with the remainder from North America (30) Asia-Pacific (13%) and the rest of the world (11%). All papers are rigorously peer-reviewed with an acceptance rate of one in five. The average time for an editorial decision is three months.

For more on topic coverage see recent abstracts of published articles.

ISI Ranking (2014)
Impact Factor: 1.772 (average citations per paper published in prior 2 years)
Five-Year IF: 2.338
2014 Total Cites: 1772
Immediacy Index: 0.913 (Cites in 2014 to items published in 2014)

Article Influence Score: 1.387

Ranked 23rd out of 88 Energy titles for 2014, according to the ISI Journal Citation Report, Science Edition, 2014. (Energy & Fuels Category).

ISSN 0195-6574 (Print)

ISSN 1944-9089 (Online)

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Energy Journal Is available at JSTOR