The Journal of Energy Chemistry is an international academic journal and to be published bimonthly in English. The journal was formerly known as the Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry, which first appeared in 1992. The present name of the journal reflects a unique and acute academic perspective of the journal, a wealth of scientific creation and technological innovation information, as well as a new face and style.
The change of the journal to the present name suggests that future research trends will be focused on conversions of conventional energy resources in a manner of emphasizing their efficient uses, and on discoveries and developments of conversion technologies for the utilization of renewable energy resources. The broadening of the scopes and objectives of the journal to cover all creative researches and innovative applications of chemical conversions for fossil energy, electrochemical energy and hydrogen energy, as well as conversions of biomasses and solar energy related with chemical issues, will give the readers an opportunity to learn about the full spectrum of the efforts relevant to these subjects.
In more detail, the Journal of Energy Chemistry has interests in the following subjects:
(1) Optimized utilization of fossil energy
(2) Research and utilization related to hydrogen energy
(3) Electrochemical energy conversion and storage
(4) Carbon dioxide capture, storage, and chemical utilization
(5) Materials and nanotechnology associated with energy utilization
(6) Biomass energy conversions relating to chemical issues
(7) Solar energy transformations associated with chemical issues
The main columns of the Journal of Energy Chemistry are as follows: Original research papers; Newsletters; Reviews; Introductions and Comments on international meetings relating to energy chemistry, as well as Introductions of research institutions engaging in the field of energy chemistry.
The Journal of Energy Chemistry is listed in a variety of important retrieval systems and databases. They are: the Science Citation Index (Extended Edition) (SCIE) of USA, the Engineering Index (EI) of USA, the Chemical Abstracts"(CA) of USA, the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) of USA, the Digest Magazine (AJ) of Russia, the Engineering Information Data-base Encompass LIT of the Netherlands, as well as the Core Journals of Sciences and Technologies of China (CJSTC), the Chinese Science Abstracts (CSA), the Core Library of the Chinese Science Citation Database (CSCD), the Databases of Wan-Fang Digital Periodicals, and the Chinese Science Journals on CD-ROM edition.
Appendix：Historical Evolution of the Journal of Energy Chemistry
In 1992, the Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry was founded and sponsored by the Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and published quarterly.
In 2000, the Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry was co-sponsored by the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and the Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was published as an academic journal by the Science Press of China. Professor Xinhe Bao of the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Professor Alexis T. Bell of the University of California, Berkeley, USA, are the Editors-in-Chief at present. The editorial office is located in the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
In 2006, the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and the Elsevier Publishing Company signed a long-term agreement on the publication of the Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry. Elsevier will be responsible for its distribution abroad and for its publication on Elsevier Sciencedirect.
From 2006, all articles published in the Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry were collected by EI.
From 2007, all articles published in the Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry were collected by SCIE.
In 2010, the Impact Factor of the Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry was 1.345, and the Journal started to be published bimonthly instead of quarterly.
In 2011, the Impact Factor of the Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry was 1.348.
In 2013, the Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry was officially renamed as the Journal of Energy Chemistry.
Submissions may be in the form of Articles, Communications, Reviews and Research Notes. Articles are accepted only in English, and submissions are requested online by http://www.jenergchem.org
The address of the JEC editorial office is:
457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian Institute of Chemical and Physics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dalian 116023, Liaoning , China