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

Edition November 2022

By Rob Stephen, Editor in Chief of CSE

CIGRE provides a premier digital magazine called CIGRE Science and Engineering (CSE). Interested authors are encouraged to publish in this (Scopus registered) magazine.

As the papers are sent for rigorous review by selected experts in the field, the scope of CIGRE Science and Engineering has to be limited to the knowledge and experts available in CIGRE. As such the scope covers the entire power system of electrical power delivery from the generator to beyond the meter. Any papers covering topics within this scope will be sent for review and possible publication depending on the quality of the paper.

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).

The details as to the Scopus registration and the current rating of CSE are given below:

“CIGRE Science and Engineering, ISSN:2426-1335”. The journal is active and indexed in Scopus.

There are now 86 citations for 101 documents published an index of 0.9. This is up from 0.6 in 2021. The magazine also boasts a high impact as it is free download and reaches experts in over 90 countries belonging to the CIGRE community.

A further development is that for conferences and colloquiums, the best paper will be published in CSE. The author will have an opportunity to update the paper as well as check the final electronic version prior to publication. 

For symposia, the best 3-6 papers will be published with the same process as that stated for conferences. 

For the November edition 6 selected papers from the Kyoto Symposium was included in the journal.

For the Paris Session a “Best of” edition will be published in January after the Session (in this case January 2023). The 16 best papers, selected by the special reporters and Study Committee chairpersons, will be published in this edition.

For further exposure to the authors’ papers, I am very pleased to announce that following the November edition of CSE, four of the most prominent papers will be advertised on LinkedIn and Twitter for free download. This provides the authors maximum exposure to their work with global impact.

The rigorous review system by global experts, that are specially selected per paper submission, will provide authors with excellent feedback on their work. All papers submitted to date have had to be revised due to comments from reviewers. There is also a high rejection rate ensuring that only the highest quality papers are published. Authors can indeed be very proud if their papers are accepted for publication. They can rest assured that their papers can stand the test of any comments or criticism globally.

CIGRE is aware that the papers do not appear as first selection in when using search engines. This is receiving attention and it is hoped that papers within the journal can be located using key words.

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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