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

By Rob Stephen, Editor in Chief of CSE

CIGRE provides a premier digital magazine, CIGRE Science and Engineering (CSE). Interested authors are encouraged to publish 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 6-9 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)
  6. Advertising of the most pertinent papers on LinkedIn and Twitter

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.

The review process is extremely rigorous with reviewers hand-picked by the SC chairpersons. The reviewers are therefore all experts in the topic covered by the paper under review.  As such, when the paper is accepted, the authors can rest assured that their paper will stand any scrutiny from readers globally. Unfortunately, due to the rigorous review process, many papers are rejected. This assures the highest quality of papers are published.

CIGRE continues to advertise four of the papers from the edition on Twitter and LinkedIn platforms enabling readers to immediately access these on their devices to read whenever and wherever they may be.

The 30th Edition to be published in October, In this edition we are proud to publish 7 excellent papers that have undergone a rigorous peer review process by international experts nominated by the CIGRE Study Committee chairpersons. Note that almost all papers are required to be revised with additional information or clarity being requested. This ensures that the content can withstand scrutiny from global experts. Authors can be proud that they have succeeded in obtaining approval to publish. 

One paper in particular, entitled, “Applying a physics-consistent general power theory to practical electricity systems with unbalance and periodic waveform distortion – Part 1: Implementation, testing, application to DG” underwent extensive review by reviewers, the Editorial Board as well as selected eminent professors. It was only approved after many revisions and discussion. The paper offers somewhat controversial theories which may challenge the norm. Readers are encouraged to study and comment on the theory proposed. Part 2 of the topic will be published in the February edition of CSE.

Other topics in this edition include temperature effect on alloy conductors, and a number of topics on operation and modelling systems with high penetration of inverter based resources (IBR). 

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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