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Hydrogen and Fuel Cells


Emerging Science

Open Access

    Open Access
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    Topical Issue on Advanced Energy Technologies

    Coordinating Editor:
    Prof. A.M. Kannan,
    Arizona State University, USA

    Special Issue on Novel PGM based and Non-Platinum based Nanomaterials to Systems for the Portable, Stationary and Automotive Sectors

    Guest Editors:
    Bruno G. Pollet, University of the Western Cape, South Africa (Chair)
    Walter Mérida, The University of British Columbia, Canada (Co-Chair)

    Hydrogen and Fuel Cells journal is a peer-reviewed, electronic-only journal that publishes original, high-quality research on topics broadly related to H2 energy systems. H2 is an important energy carrier in a usable form to consumers. Renewable energy sources, like the sun and wind, can't produce energy all the time. But they could produce electric energy and hydrogen, which can be stored until it's needed. H2 can be transported (like electricity) to locations where it is needed be used in fuel cells to generate energy. Fuel Cells are on the cusp of becoming commercially viable due to their exceptionally high conversion efficiencies and zero emissions compared to other energy conversion systems.

    The aim of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells is to become a premier source of knowledge and a worldwide-recognized platform of exchange for scientists of different disciplinary origins and backgrounds (e.g. chemists, physicists, material scientists, energy specialists, engineers and system designers).

    The journal will promote and spread knowledge on hydrogen and fuel cells technology through the publication of high quality peer-reviewed papers. The journal publishes H2 energy research from a broad range of topics and approaches from components to systems. However, we will accept both theoretical and empirical contributions in all subfields of H2 energy as long as they contribute in a broad sense to the core theme.

    Aims and Scope

    Why subscribe and read 

    Subscribing and reading the high quality scientific papers published in the journal Hydrogen and Fuel Cells would help improve the depth of scientific knowledge in the materials science area related to renewable energy and very specifically hydrogen economy. All published papers are subjected to rigorous peer-review to ensure highest scientific quality and technical relevance.

    Why submit 

    The submission and publication of manuscripts in the journal Hydrogen and Fuel Cells would ensure quicker dissemination of the scientific inventions/discovery to a larger scientific society. The journal attracts authors by fast, fair and comprehensive peer-review. Additionally for the first two years of publication the open access publication fees are waived for all authors.


    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Manuscripts should be submitted to the journal via e-mail at HFC.editorial@degruyteropen.com

    Manuscript submitted to this journal should:

    • contain original work - not published elsewhere in any medium (in the whole or in part) by the authors or anyone else and not under consideration for publication in any other medium;
    • focus on the aims and scope of the journal;
    • be clearly and correctly written - should contain all essential features of a scientific publication that is easy to understand for the target audience;
    • written in English - attention to detail of the language will avoid severe misunderstandings which might lead to rejection of the paper;
    • be delivered in electronic format.

    The journal publishes:

    • Research Articles
    • Communications and Rapid Communications
    • Reviews and Mini-Reviews
    • Vision Papers
    • Letters to the Editor and Amendments

    Cover Letter

    It is important that authors include a cover letter with their manuscript. Please explain why you consider your manuscript as suitable for publication in the journal, why will your paper inspire the other members of your field, and how will it drive research forward.

    The letter should contain all important details such as:

    • your full name (submitted by)
    • full title of article and short title
    • full list of authors with affiliations
    • e-mail of the corresponding author
    • contact address, telephone/fax numbers of the corresponding author
    • number of attached files, if there is more than one
    • status: new, reviewed or accepted (with reference ID if reviewed or accepted)

    Cover letter should explicitly state that the manuscript (or one with substantially the same content, by any of the authors) has not been previously published in any language anywhere and that it is not under simultaneous consideration or in press by another journal. If related work has been submitted, then we may require a preprint to be made available. Reviewers will be asked to comment on the overlap between the related submissions.

    Manuscripts that have been previously rejected, or withdrawn after being returned for modification, may be resubmitted if the major criticisms have been addressed. The cover letter must state that the manuscript is a resubmission, and the former manuscript number should be provided.

    Conflict of interest declaration
    To ensure fair and objective decision-making, authors must declare any associations that pose a conflict of interest in connection with evaluated manuscripts (see Editorial Policy for details). Authors are encouraged to fill in the ICMJE Conflicts of Interest Form (available here) and send it in the electronic format to the Journal Editor.

    Open Access License
    Authors have to sign an Open Access License that is available on the journal webpage. We encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed.

    Formatting Requirements
    Our contributors are asked to make sure their submissions comply with rules governing the formatting. Although the journal can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to deliver a properly formatted electronic version of the article.

    We accept submission of text, tables and figures as separate files or as a composite file. For your initial submission, we recommend you upload your entire manuscript, including tables and figures, as a single PDF file. If you are invited to submit a revised manuscript, please provide us with individual files: an editable text and publication-quality figures.

    • Text files can be submitted in the following formats: MS Word - standard DOCUMENT (.DOC) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.RTF); PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below) 
    • Tables should be submitted as MS Word or PDF (not applicable for re-submitted or accepted manuscripts, see below). Please note that a straight Excel file is not an acceptable format 
    • Graphics files can be submitted in any of the following graphic formats: EPS; BMP; JPG; TIFF; GIF or PDF. Please note that Powerpoint files are not accepted

    Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production.

    Any articles that have been prepared in LaTeX will be accepted for review, but only in PDF format. Post acceptance, text files of the revised manuscript and tables are required for use in the production. Authors are encouraged to use De Gruyter Open LaTeX template file.

    Authors should clearly indicate location of tables and figures in the text if these elements are given separately or at the end of the manuscript. If this information is not provided to the editorial office, we will assume that they should be left at the end of the text.

    For further instructions, please carefully follow the guidelines described in Instructions for Authors..

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    Abstracting & Indexing

    Hydrogen and Fuel Cells is covered by the following services:

    • Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
    • Baidu Scholar
    • Celdes
    • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
    • CNPIEC
    • EBSCO (relevant databases)
    • EBSCO Discovery Service
    • Genamics JournalSeek
    • Google Scholar
    • J-Gate
    • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
    • Naviga (Softweco)
    • Primo Central (ExLibris)
    • ReadCube
    • Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest)
    • TDNet
    • WanFang Data
    • WorldCat (OCLC)

    Editorial Information

    Bruno G. Pollet, Eau2Energy, UK

    Associate Editor/Senior Editor
    Olaf Jedicke, Karlsruher Institute of Technology, Germany

    Associate Editors
    Yulin Deng, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
    Arunchala M. Kannan, Arizona State University, USA
    Kavi G. Loganathan, University of Wisconsin / Johnson Controls Inc., USA
    Radenka Maric, University of Connecticut, USA

    Editorial Advisory Board
    Thomas H. Etsell, University of Alberta, Canada
    Peiwen Li, The University of Arizona, USA
    Bor Yann Liaw, University of Hawaii, USA
    Vijayamohanan K. Pillai, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India
    Gongquan Sun, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
    Chung-Jen Tseng, National Central University, Taiwan

    Assistant Editors
    Adam Arvay, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Ivar Kruusenberg, University of Tartu, Estonia
    Sangaraju Shanmugam, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

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    Editorial Contact
    Bruno G. Pollet

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