Aims & Scope

Aims

The provision of energy is a key issue at the heart of modern society: where do we get it from, how do we use it, and is there enough of it for what we want? Our growing thirst for energy must either be matched by supply or else adapted to meet it. Tackling these challenges is an essential part of many fields of research – both in the natural and social and behavioural sciences and economics – and is the focus of multi-billion-dollar global industries.

Publishing monthly, Nature Energy is dedicated to exploring all aspects of this on-going discussion, from the generation and storage of energy, to its distribution and management, the needs and demands of the different actors, and the impacts that energy technologies and policies have on societies. We have a particular interest in studies that advance our knowledge and inform the development of next-generation technologies and solutions. Nature Energy provides a forum for all parties active at the frontiers of energy to come together and learn about the different facets of this sector.

Like all Nature-branded journals, Nature Energy is characterized by a dedicated team of professional editors, a fair and rigorous peer-review process, high standards of copy-editing and production, swift publication and editorial independence.

In addition to publishing original research, Nature Energy will publish Comments, Perspectives, Reviews, News & Views, Features and Correspondence from across the full range of disciplines concerned with energy.

Scope

Topics covered in the journal include:

  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy
  • Wave energy
  • Geothermal energy
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Energy harvesting devices
  • Nuclear power
  • Fuel cells
  • Hydrogen energy
  • Transportation fuels
  • Biofuels
  • Batteries
  • Supercapacitors
  • Electrocatalysis and photocatalysis
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Energy economics and finance
  • Energy policy
  • Energy and behaviour
  • Energy security
  • Energy access
  • Energy justice
  • Energy grids and networks