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Editor-in-chief: Carlo L. Bottasso
Chief editors: Sandrine Aubrun, Nicolaos A. Cutululis, Paul Fleming, Julia Gottschall, Athanasios Kolios, Jakob Mann & 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.

JIF
JIF4
JIF 5-year
JIF 5-year4.3
CiteScore
CiteScore6.3
Google h5-index
Google h5-index37
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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

22 Feb 2024
The fractal turbulent–non-turbulent interface in the atmosphere
Lars Neuhaus, Matthias Wächter, and Joachim Peinke
Wind Energ. Sci., 9, 439–452, https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-9-439-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-9-439-2024, 2024
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22 Feb 2024
On optimizing the sensor spacing for pressure measurements on wind turbine airfoils
Erik Fritz, Christopher Kelley, and Kenneth Brown
Wind Energ. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-4,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-4, 2024
Preprint under review for WES (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 Feb 2024
Influences of lidar scanning parameters on wind turbine wake retrievals in complex terrain
Rachel Robey and Julie K. Lundquist
Wind Energ. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-18,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-18, 2024
Preprint under review for WES (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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22 Feb 2024
Aerodynamic characterisation of a thrust-scaled IEA 15 MW wind turbine model: Experimental insights using PIV data
Erik Fritz, André Ribeiro, Koen Boorsma, and Carlos Ferreira
Wind Energ. Sci. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-3,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-2024-3, 2024
Preprint under review for WES (discussion: open, 0 comments)
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21 Feb 2024
A novel techno-economical layout optimization tool for floating wind farm design
Amalia Ida Hietanen, Thor Heine Snedker, Katherine Dykes, and Ilmas Bayati
Wind Energ. Sci., 9, 417–438, https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-9-417-2024,https://doi.org/10.5194/wes-9-417-2024, 2024
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News

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

17 Jan 2024 Copernicus Publications launches ROR integration for corresponding authors

Copernicus Publications started using the Research Organization Registry (ROR) database as the framework to assign institutional identifiers to corresponding authors in order to disambiguate affiliations listed on a published article and greatly enhancing the reporting capabilities to all academic stakeholders. Please read more.

29 Jun 2023 WES received its first Impact Factor

The Wind Energy Science Editorial Board is proud to announce that the journal has just been awarded an Impact Factor of 4.0, the first after its foundation in 2016. Please find further information on the journal metrics page.

29 Jun 2023 WES received its first Impact Factor

The Wind Energy Science Editorial Board is proud to announce that the journal has just been awarded an Impact Factor of 4.0, the first after its foundation in 2016. Please find further information on the journal metrics page.

27 Jun 2023 Referee nomination improved

To offer our journal editors a better service and an improved experience in our online system, we have significantly improved the referee nomination tool in our review system Copernicus Office Editor. Experience more and take a look.

27 Jun 2023 Referee nomination improved

To offer our journal editors a better service and an improved experience in our online system, we have significantly improved the referee nomination tool in our review system Copernicus Office Editor. Experience more and take a look.

Notice on the current situation in Ukraine

To show our support for Ukraine, all fees for papers from authors (first or corresponding authors) affiliated to Ukrainian institutions are automatically waived, regardless if these papers are co-authored by scientists affiliated to Russian and/or Belarusian institutions. The only exception will be if the corresponding author or first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) are from a Russian and/or Belarusian institution, in that case the APCs are not waived.

In accordance with current European restrictions, Copernicus Publications does not step into business relations with and issue APC-invoices (articles processing charges) to Russian and Belarusian institutions. The peer-review process and scientific exchange of our journals including preprint posting is not affected. However, these restrictions require that the first contact (contractual partner of Copernicus) has an affiliation and invoice address outside Russia or Belarus.