Our most popular advances in 2022

We are delighted to share with you the most popular advances published in Energy Advances so far in 2022. Congratulations to all of the authors whose articles are featured below!

The Royal Society of Chemistry is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and is committed to assessing research outputs in a fair and balanced manner. One of the tools we can use to do this is Altmetrics, which provide a range of article-level metrics, for example citations and social media mentions, and assign an overall Altmetric score to measure the impact that each individual paper has. This is what we have used to gauge the most ‘talked about’ articles and we also wanted to highlight the top three downloaded articles that Energy Advances has published so far.

Top 3 most talked about articles

Technological innovation vs. tightening raw material markets: falling battery costs put at risk by Lukas Mauler et al.

Assessing the effect of surface states of mesoporous NiO films on charge transport and unveiling an unexpected light response phenomenon in tandem dye-sensitized solar cells by Haining Tian et al.

Dynamic acoustic emission analysis of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells by M.-O. Coppens, D. J. L. Brett et al.

Top 3 most downloaded articles

Production of jet fuel-range hydrocarbon biofuel by hydroxyalkylation–alkylation of furfural with 2-methylfuran and hydrodeoxygenation of C15 fuel precursor over a Ni/γ-Al2O3 catalyst: a reaction mechanism by Sunil K. Maity et al.

Low-temperature annealed methylammonium-free perovskites prepared under ambient conditions in C electrode-based perovskite solar cells by Maria Bidikoudi, Elias Stathatos et al.

A sulfonated polyethylene–styrene cation exchange membrane: a potential separator material in vanadium redox flow battery applications by Rajaram K Nagarale et al.

The team at Energy Advances is looking forward to publishing more exciting work that gets people talking, thinking and collaborating. Could your paper be featured in our next popular advances roundup?

Happy Lunar New Year! 新年快乐

On behalf of the entire Editorial team of Energy Advances, we wish the Chinese research community a very happy and prosperous Year of the Tiger – we look forward to seeing the output of your scientific endeavours and your future contributions to our new journal as authors and readers.

Do reach out to our Editorial Team at energyadvances-rsc@rsc.org to discuss any part of the submission process. Read more »

We’re excited to let you know about the two recent appointments we have made to the Energy Advances Editorial Board. Please join us in welcoming B. Layla Mehdi (University of Liverpool, UK) and Michael Naguib (Tulane University, USA) to the team.


Layla is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering, Associate Director of the Albert Crewe Centre for Electron Microscopy and Team Lead for Energy Storage in the RUEDI facility at University of Liverpool, UK. Her primary research focus is lithium-ion batteries and energy storage, and on developing advanced new microscopy methods to generate an in-depth understanding of reaction kinetics at solid–liquid  and solid–gas interfaces in batteries and electrocatalysts, as well as pharmaceuticals.

Read Layla’s recent HOT publication in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics“Controlling radiolysis chemistry on the nanoscale in liquid cell scanning transmission electron microscopy”

Michael is a Ken and Ruth Arnold Early Career Professor in Science and Engineering and an assistant professor in the Physics and Engineering Physics department at Tulane University, USA. His group’s research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of novel nanomaterials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion, including batteries, supercapacitors, and hydrogen evolution.

Discover Michael’s recent Energy & Environmental Science publication – “Tracking ion intercalation into layered Ti3C2 MXene films across length scales”

Layla and Michael will be handling submissions for our first issues in their Associate Editor roles. Future Editorial Board appointments will be revealed soon – sign-up to receive the latest updates. All article processing charges are waived until mid-2024, making our gold open access journal free to publish in – so your work benefits from maximum visibility.

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Join us for our exciting batteries webinar

As we approach the COP26 conference, climate action is increasingly in the spotlight. We are hosting a series of online events on chemical science’s key role in tackling sustainability, exploring challenges & opportunities across our global chemical science community.

We invite you to join our upcoming event on Battery science and technology: going digital and going green. The challenges for next-generation batteries have never been more significant: factors such as better performance, lower cost, use of less limited resources, recycling, and production with a lower environmental footprint, are all crucial. This panel will discuss the perspectives, challenges, and opportunities for next-generation battery research and the ramifications for battery production. Join our panellists for this exciting event – attendance is free so register now!

Battery science and technology: going digital and going green

When: 4th November at 2pm GMT

Where: Zoom webinar – register for free here

Speakers: Volker Presser, Jennifer Rupp, Matteo Bianchini and Anwar Sattar

Once you have registered the zoom link will be sent by email the morning of the event. If you are interested to attend but cannot make the date, we encourage you to register anyway as a link to the recording will be shared afterwards.

Showcasing the latest in battery research

To illustrate the importance of innovative battery science, we have curated a special collection of papers to celebrate research highlights across all RSC journals. We hope you enjoy reading the papers in this showcase collection – all articles are free to access until the end of 2021: http://rsc.li/batteries.

The RSC is hosting many other online events over the coming days in preparation for COP26. Check out all the other events and view the recordings of previous events at rsc.li/COP26.

We hope you can join us at the webinar and hope that you enjoy reading the papers in the showcase collection. If you think that this webinar would interest someone you know, please share this post.

Energy Advances launches – submissions open in September

Our new Gold Open Access journal Energy Advances focuses on energy science, and in particular, the interdisciplinarity required for exciting breakthroughs in the field.

You can read a lot more about the journal in our news article which includes an interview with our Editor in Chief, Professor Volker Presser.

  • Energy Advances welcomes research from any related discipline including materials science, engineering, technology, biosciences and chemistry.
  • The journal complements our family of dedicated energy journals by broadening subject coverage and increasing author choice.
  • All article processing charges are waived until mid-2024.
  • Energy Advances will open for submissions in September 2021 – you can get the latest editorial board news, scope details and announcements by signing up to eAlerts.

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