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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.

The journal also recognisers authors whose papers are selected as the best papers from symposia and conferences. In these cases, the authors are given the opportunity to update the papers prior to publication. The best papers edition is normally published in December each year, but certain selected papers may appear in other editions of the journal throughout the year.

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.

In the 31st Edition, the December issue, we are proud to publish 14 excellent papers that have been selected as the best papers from the Cairns symposium (11) and one paper each from the Southern African, Sendai and Canadian conferences/ colloquia. These papers have all undergone a rigorous peer review process by international experts. They have then been selected as the best papers from panel of international experts. 

Topics in this edition vary across all the Study Committee scopes. This covers, equipment, operations, generation types,  protection and so on. There is therefore information of interest for all engineers, designers and operators as well as manufacturers in this edition. Once again the application of technology with regard to integration of inverter based resources and alternatives to fossil fuels are prominent.

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

CSE 31 available on
CSE Archives available on eCIGRE

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