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We are in the process of closing BMC Energy. You might wish to submit to the Discover Journal Series, a collection of fully open access journals committed to providing all authors a streamlined submission process, rapid review and publication, and a high level of author service at every stage.

Enzyme screening in biofuel research

This study highlights the potential and challenges for mass spectrometry-based enzyme screening in promoting biofuel research.

Call for papers

Green Energy and Smart Systems

BMC Energy is welcoming submissions to its thematic series entitled 'Green Energy and Smart Systems', edited by Carl Beierkuhnlein, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Sustainable Water Systems

BMC Energy is welcoming submissions to cross journal collection entitled 'Sustainable Water Systems'. 

Advanced Biofuels for CO2 Mitigation

BMC Energy is welcoming submissions to its thematic series entitled 'Advanced Biofuels for CO2 Mitigation', edited by Jo-Shu Chang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

Introducing BMC Energy

Editor Dr Harriet Manning discusses the motivation behind the launch of the BMC Energy in this Research in Progress blog.

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As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Aims and scope

BMC Energy covers theory, development and applications in the interdisciplinary field of energy and fuel research from across the physical sciences, including engineering, physics, chemistry and the environmental sciences.


  • Low carbon energy generation
  • Bioenergy (biofuels, biomass and biogas)
  • Energy storage
  • Energy systems, processes, planning and policy

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Guangde Tu, BMC


Sang Yup Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Section Editors

Jo-Shu Chang, National Cheng Kung University

Geoffrey Hammond, University of Bath

Huazhen Fang, University of Kansas

Yongheng Yang, Aalborg University

About the Chair

New Content ItemDr. Sang Yup Lee is Distinguished Professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is currently the Dean of KAIST Institutes, Director of BioProcess Engineering Research Center, and Director of Bioinformatics Research Center. He has published more than 580 journal papers, 82 books/book chapters, and more than 630 patents.

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