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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
eISSN: WES 2366-7451, WESD 2366-7621

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
11 Aug 2022
Turbulence in a coastal environment: the case of Vindeby
Rieska Mawarni Putri, Etienne Cheynet, Charlotte Obhrai, and Jasna Bogunovic Jakobsen
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1693–1710, https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1693-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1693-2022, 2022
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11 Aug 2022
Public acceptance of wind energy – concepts, empirical drivers and some open questions
Michael Ruddat
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1679–1691, https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1679-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1679-2022, 2022
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09 Aug 2022
Computational-fluid-dynamics analysis of a Darrieus vertical-axis wind turbine installation on the rooftop of buildings under turbulent-inflow conditions
Pradip Zamre and Thorsten Lutz
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1661–1677, https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1661-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1661-2022, 2022
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04 Aug 2022
Vertical wake deflection for floating wind turbines by differential ballast control
Emmanouil M. Nanos, Carlo L. Bottasso, Simone Tamaro, Dimitris I. Manolas, and Vasilis A. Riziotis
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1641–1660, https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1641-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1641-2022, 2022
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04 Aug 2022
Parameter analysis of a multi-element airfoil for application to airborne wind energy
Gianluca De Fezza and Sarah Barber
Wind Energ. Sci., 7, 1627–1640, https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1627-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-7-1627-2022, 2022
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News
14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

University of Exeter Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

14 Jul 2022 Institutional agreement with University of Exeter Library

University of Exeter Library and Copernicus Publications have signed an agreement on the central billing of article processing charges (APCs) to facilitate the publication procedure for authors.

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.

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.