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IET’s Open Access partner journal accepted into global journal index

High Voltage was launched in 2016 in partnership with the China Electric Power Research Institute, (CEPRI) and supported by Tsinghua University, as the inaugural journal of the IET Open programme. Covering the topics of high-voltage power engineering and applications, including experimental, computational and theoretical studies, High Voltage was first acknowledged for impact in its field with its inclusion in Clarivate Analytics; Emerging Sources, Citation Index (ESCI).

The journal’s Editors-in-Chief, Professor Zhicheng Guan of Tsinghua University, China and Professor Masoud Farzaneh of Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), said: “We are very pleased that High Voltage has been accepted into SCIE. The management of power generation, transmission and consumption has an impact on our daily lives and therefore it is very important for academia and industry to have this platform to share their research findings and experience.”

Vincent Cassidy, Head of Academic Markets, said: “For High Voltage to be accepted into the Clarivate Analytics’ SCIE index within the first three years of its launch is a fantastic achievement.

“I’d like to express our thanks to our partners, CEPRI and all of the High Voltage team for their dedication and support in making this possible. As an Open Access journal, High Voltage offers unobstructed access to the latest content in this important field. Now, with its inclusion in the SCIE index, High Voltage will receive greater global exposure, making it easier for readers to discover articles, further their own research and accelerate innovation in industry.”

High Voltage is available on the IET’s Digital Library and IEEE XPlore with four issues per year. The journal covers the fields of electrical insulation, discharge and plasmas, pulsed power, high-field effects and high voltage engineering, which have promising applications across energy transmission, environmental protection, biomedicine and material treatment.

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About the Editors-in-Chief

Professor Zhicheng Guan of Tsinghua University, China 

Zhicheng Guan was born in Jilin, China, in November 1944. He received B.Sc., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1970, 1981, and 1984, respectively. He became a Professor at Tsinghua University in 1991. At the university, he was the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering (1992-1993), the university’s Assistant President (1993-1994), and then Vice President (1994-1999). He became the Dean of Tsinghua University’s Graduate School in Shenzhen (2002~2010), and Chairman of the school’s Academic Committee (2002-present).

Professor Guan became a Fellow of IET in 2005. He worked with many academic societies in China, as President of China Electrotechnical Society (2004-2007), Vice President of Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering (1999-2009), and now the Honor President of China Electrotechnical Society.

His research fields include high voltage insulation and electrical discharge, composite insulators and flashover of contaminated insulators, electrical environment technology, high voltage measurement, and application of plasma and high voltage technology in biological and environment engineering.

Throughout his career, Professor Guan has trained more than 20 PhDs and a number of Masters. With publication of more than 200 academic papers and 4 patents, Professor Guan is devoted into international academic communications. He was the president hosting multiple international academic conferences including ISH (International Symposium on High-voltage Engineering), International Conference on Gas Discharges and Their Applications, Asian Conference on Electrical Discharge, etc. and gave several times of keynote speeches.

Professor Masoud Farzaneh of Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada

Masoud Farzaneh received his Power Engineering degree from Polytechnic of Tehran in 1973, his Masters and PhD in 1980, jointly from Institut National Polytechnique and Université Paul Sabatier in France. Later, in 1986, he obtained a Doctorat d'état ès sciences from Université Paul Sabatier.

He is currently Director of the International Center on Icing and Power Network Engineering (CENGIVRE), as well as Chairholder of the NSERC/Hydro-Quebec Industrial Chair on Atmospheric Icing of Power Network Equipment (CIGELE) and of the Canada Research Chair on Engineering of Power Network Atmospheric Icing (INGIVRE) at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada. He has also been Director of the Masters Programme in Engineering at UQAC, of which he was initiator, and member of several decision-making committees.

His research is in the field of power engineering, including atmospheric icing of power network equipment, outdoor insulation and corona-induced vibration. He authored or co-authored more than 1,100 scientific contributions, including 585 technical papers, and 17 books or book chapters. Throughout his career, he has so far trained 220 highly qualified personnel, including 33 Postdoctorate Fellows, 36 PhDs and 44 Masters.

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About China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI)

China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI), established in 1951, is a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive research institution in China’s electric power sector as well as a subsidiary research institute of SGCC (State Grid Corporation of China). CEPRI is active in various research areas relevant to electric science, power industry and power commerce, including generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, power supply and utilization, design, construction, commissioning, operation, monitoring and maintenance of electric projects, and renewable energy, new materials, energy conversion, information and communication technology, etc.

The journal center of CEPRI runs several journals including Proceedings of the CSEE, Power System Technology, High Voltage Engineering, Electrical Information and Communication, and Electricity, the first one is especially highly appreciated in the academic circle of electric power in China.

About Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang”. Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.

According to US News Education Ranking, in 2015 Tsinghua was #59 among the Best Global Universities and #1 in the subject of Engineering.

The Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University was founded in 1932. After nearly 80 years of development, it has established an excellent education and research reputation in China and around the world. More than 10,000 students have graduated. Thirty-six alumni, either previous/current faculties or graduated students, are elected as Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science or the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Many graduates have become full-time professors in China and the other countries, chief engineers or general managers of China’s power related industrial companies, and influential statesmen serving the country.


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