Energy Research & Social Science is welcoming review articles.

Recently the editor of ER&SS send out a notice that review articles are not submitted with equal consistency or persistency as the other article types.  A description of what types of articles work for ERSS:

•                     Original research articles (generally between 6,000 and 10,000 words, including references): Research articles generally do something new or novel, whether it’s to fill a research gap, address a puzzle, propose a new theory, tighten a concept, or draw from new data such as interviews or field research.

•                     Perspectives (generally 2,000 to 5,000 words): Unlike full-length research articles, Perspectives are shorter, opinion-like pieces on a recent topic of interest. They are intended to present the results of small pilot studies, introduce or critique new concepts (to the field of energy studies), commemorate an event or breakthrough, or mark something significant in current affairs.

•                     Review essays (8,000 to 12,000 words): Review articles generally do not produce new research. Instead, they scour existing peer-reviewed or even popular literature, have many references, and try to tease out major themes for those unfamiliar with a particular technology, topic, or field.

From the editor: “In that vein, if you have a good review article you were thinking of—including a critical review, interdisciplinary review, systematic review, meta-analysis, theoretical review, or even just a well-done narrative review—please do consider sending it to us. As long as it’s on the topic of energy and society—broadly interpreted to also include mobility, climate, buildings, electricity, and even water and agriculture in some contexts—we would love to consider it.”


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