Journal of Energy and Power Technology (JEPT) is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is dedicated to providing a unique, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary platform for researchers, scientists and engineers in academia, research institutions, government agencies and industry. The journal is also of interest to technology developers, planners, policy makers and technical, economic and policy advisers to present their research results and findings.

Journal of Energy and Power Technology focuses on all aspects of energy and power. It publishes not only original research and review articles, but also various other types of articles from experts in these fields, such as Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, and more, to promote intuitive understanding of the state-of-the-art and technology trends.

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Renewable energies (e.g. geothermal, solar, wind, hydro, tidal, wave, biomass) and grid connection impact
Energy harvesting devices
Energy storage
Hybrid/combined/integrated energy systems for multi-generation
Hydrogen energy 
Fuel cells
Nuclear energy
Energy economics and finance
Energy policy
Energy and environment
Energy conversion, conservation and management
Smart energy system

Power Generation - Conventional and Renewable
Power System Management
Power Transmission and Distribution
Smart Grid Technologies
Micro- and nano-energy systems and technologies
Power electronic
Biofuels and alternatives
High voltage and pulse power
Organic and inorganic photovoltaics
Batteries and supercapacitors


Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 11.6 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Modeling and Control of Fuel Cell Systems

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020 (Closed) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ramon Costa-Castello, PhD

Associate Professor, Department d'Enginyeria de Sistemes, Automàtica i Informàtica Industrial (ESAII), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

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Research Interests: fuel cell systems modeling and control; energy management, control systems design; automatic control education

About This Topic

Fuel cells are very efficient electrical and thermal energy generation elements. In recent times a lot of research has been done in this area both in the field of materials and structures. Another important area is the obtaining of modeling and calibration methods, as well as the design of the control systems or the integration of fuel cells in larger energy systems.
In this issue, we describe the main contributions in the field of modeling, control and energy management of fuel cell systems.


Fuel cell; PEMFC; SOFC; Control systems; Optimal control; Efficiency; Observer design

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Open Access Project Report

SOFC Stack and System Modeling, Fault Diagnosis and Control

Received: 31 July 2020;  Published: 18 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101004


This report is an account of research and development activities undertaken by the Centre for Process Systems Computations, Department of Chemical Engineering at Curtin University, Western Australia in the area of solid oxide fuel cells. The focus of work of the group included 1)effect of cell macrostructure and microstructure on electrochemic [...]
Open Access Original Research

Online State of Charge Prediction in Next Generation Vehicle Batteries Using Deep Recurrent Neural Networks and Continuous Model Size Control

Received: 31 July 2020;  Published: 12 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2101003


This investigation presents a data-driven Long-short Term Memory battery model for predicting State of Charge for lithium-ion batteries LiFePO4 for next-generation vehicle operations. Our modified algorithm builds and updates a model using multivariate inputs that include physical properties, voltage, current, and ambient temperature during [...]
Open Access Original Research

A Simplified Optimization Model for Sizing Proton-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Received: 03 June 2020;  Published: 24 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/jept.2003011


The fluctuations in the cost of energy coupled with the gradual decrease in natural resources (i.e., oil, natural gas, coal) and the environmental issues caused by the extensive use of fossil fuels, demand the urgent need for the development of advanced and clean energy systems. The European Union has requested new measures to target climate [...]