Editorial by Rob Stephen

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

Rob Stephen

CIGRE Science & Engineering Editor-in-Chief

Welcome to this, the 25th edition of CSE, a Scopus registered (ISSN 2426-1335) magazine which 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.

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 family.

In this edition we are proud to publish 10 excellent papers that have undergone a rigorous peer review process by international experts nominated by the CIGRE Study Committee chairpersons. Some papers have been revised more than once to meet the strict requirements of quality, validity and pertinence to our readers.

Topics cover a wide spectrum including modelling, operations, grid code requirements, arc extinction and sealing systems for line composite insulators. In addition a paper dealing with the calculation of transient recovery voltages is included. This provides readers with an excellent background understanding of the principles.

As CIGRE’s intent is to support research and reward excellent work performed by students, we are pleased to include a summary of the best research thesis. This thesis, entitled “Pattern recognition based protection schemes for power transmission lines” embraces the cutting edge approach to the latest evolution in protection schemes.

Authors are from utilities, manufacturers and academia. This provides both practical and cutting edge information for those studying the papers

As can be seen from the above the papers are all extremely relevant and highly technical covering information relating to most issues relating to power delivery globally at present.

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 on this page.

There is no charge to publish, the magazine is free download providing the maximum exposure to authors. Publication can occur between 6 to 9 months depending on the revisions required.

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