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Editor-in-chief: Carlo L. Bottasso
Chief editors: Sandrine Aubrun, Nicolaos A. Cutululis, Paul Fleming, Athanasios Kolios, Jakob Mann, Joachim Peinke, Gerard J.W. van Bussel & Paul Veers

Wind Energy Science is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and public discussion of studies that take an interdisciplinary perspective of fundamental or pioneering research in wind energy.

CiteScore value: 5.7
CiteScore5.7
SNIP value: 1.345
SNIP1.345
SJR value: 0.909
SJR0.909
h5-index value: 27
h5-index27
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Follow the discussions on newly posted manuscripts and take part by commenting on WES preprints! Wind Energy Science has an innovative two-stage publication process involving the scientific discussion forum Wind Energy Science Discussions (WESD), which has been designed to maximize the effectiveness and transparency of scientific quality assurance and foster scientific discourse.

Recent papers
05 Jul 2022
How should the lift and drag forces be calculated from 2-D airfoil data for dihedral or coned wind turbine blades?
Ang Li, Mac Gaunaa, Georg Raimund Pirrung, Alexander Meyer Forsting, and Sergio González Horcas
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1341–1365, https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1341-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1341-2022, 2022
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05 Jul 2022
Deriving atmospheric turbulence intensity from profiling pulsed lidar measurements
Maxime Thiébaut, Marie Cathelain, Salma Yahiaoui, and Ahmed Esmail
Wind Energ. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2022-53,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2022-53, 2022
Preprint under review for WES (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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01 Jul 2022
Current and future wind energy resources in the North Sea according to CMIP6
Andrea N. Hahmann, Oscar García-Santiago, and Alfredo Peña
Wind Energ. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2022-52,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2022-52, 2022
Preprint under review for WES (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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28 Jun 2022
Impact of the wind field at the complex-terrain site Perdigão on the surface pressure fluctuations of a wind turbine
Florian Wenz, Judith Langner, Thorsten Lutz, and Ewald Krämer
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1321–1340, https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1321-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1321-2022, 2022
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28 Jun 2022
Experimental analysis of the effect of dynamic induction control on a wind turbine wake
Daan van der Hoek, Joeri Frederik, Ming Huang, Fulvio Scarano, Carlos Simao Ferreira, and Jan-Willem van Wingerden
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1305–1320, https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1305-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1305-2022, 2022
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News
28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

28 Jun 2022 Release of journal metrics 2021

The journal metrics 2021 were released and the current numbers are available from the journal metrics overview.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

21 Dec 2021 Season's greetings from Copernicus and review deadline extensions

At the end of the year, we would like to express our deep gratitude for our collaboration with all editors, referees, and authors in 2021. Please take a look at our Christmas card. Since our virtual office is closed from 23 Dec to 2 Jan and a significant number of editors and referees pause their work over the Christmas days, we extended all journal review deadlines: deadlines expiring shortly before or over Christmas have been extended to the week after and deadlines expiring after Christmas or over New Year have been extended to after New Year’s Day. Season's greetings and a happy New Year. Please stay healthy.

29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

29 Oct 2020 Institutional agreement with ETH Zurich now for corresponding authors

As of 1 November 2020 the direct settlement of article processing charges (APCs) between the ETH Zurich and Copernicus Publications will be valid for corresponding authors.

Notice on current restrictions

To show our support for Ukraine and in accordance with current European sanctions, we have introduced a range of measures relevant to our open-access publications process.

All fees for papers from authors (first, corresponding, or contact authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless of if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception to the waiver for Ukrainian authors will be if the corresponding or contact authors are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

Due to restrictions for authors from Russian and Belarusian institutions that are necessary to comply with European sanctions, we recommend any authors from institutions in these countries to contact us on editorial@copernicus.org for more information.