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CIGRE Science & Engineering (CSE) - The technical magazine of choice

Edition June 2022

By Rob Stephen, Editor in Chief of CSE

CIGRE provides a premier digital magazine called CIGRE Science and Engineering (CSE), and authors are increasingly interested in publication in this Scopus registered magazine. This Scopus registered (E-ISSN 2426-1335) magazine provides the following benefits: 

  1. Free publication – no financial obligation to authors;
  2. Free download – maximum exposure for authors’ work;
  3. Rigorous review – reviewers are selected from the most knowledgeable experts globally by the Study Committee chairpersons;
  4. Rapid publication – the time from submission to publication can be from 4-9 months depending on the revisions required and availability in the CSE edition;
  5. Open access to all interested parties. Free download to all (you do not have to be a CIGRE member).

I have received several queries as to the rating of CSE as well as whether the magazine is Scopus registered. “CIGRE Science and Engineering, ISSN:2426-1335”. The journal is active and indexed in Scopus (link).

Although the scores are fairly low as CSE was only Scopus registered in 2020, the progress is impressive with citations increasing from 0,4 in 2020 to 0,6 in 2021 and 0,7 to June this year. This implies that at present there are 67 citations for 101 documents published or 70%. The magazine also boasts a high impact as it is free download and reaches experts in over 90 countries belonging to the CIGRE community.

Regarding conference papers, CSE undertakes to publish the “best of” papers from each conference. In each case an additional review is undertaken by the SC experts.

The 25th edition was published in June and the next edition is due to be published in October. On average around 10 reviewed papers are published per edition. These papers, as with all the papers published, have followed a strict review process. Three reviewers are selected per paper from experts identified by the SC chairpersons. Due to the extremely high standards applied, there is a large rejection rate. Authors can therefore be proud to have their papers published in the magazine as it indicates their papers have passed the strict quality criteria. 

In December the “best of” papers from the upcoming CIGRE Paris session will be published. These papers, already reviewed, and accepted for the Paris session, will be selected by the SC chairpersons at the session.

I would urge readers to reference articles published in CSE as these references are globally accepted.

If you would like to publish in this prestigious, Scopus registered, magazine please email rob.stephen((@))

All information on how to go about publishing can be found at

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