Amsterdam, 03 January 2008 Elsevier announced today that it is launching a new journal, the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering. The journal will be published bimonthly, and will focus on the advances in the rapidly expanding area of natural gas science and engineering. The first issue will appear in late 2008.
The Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering will cover the fields of natural gas exploration, production, processing and transmission in its broadest possible sense. The objective of the Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering will be to bridge the gap between the engineering and the science of natural gas by publishing papers by and for scientists and engineers working in any field of natural gas science and engineering, from the reservoir to the market. Research articles, case histories, field process reports, short communications, book reviews, symposia proceedings and review articles will be available to more than 11 million researchers via Elseviers online platform ScienceDirect.
"There is an emerging new dominance of natural gas as the premier fuel of the world economy, says Editor-in-Chief Michael Economides, This new journal dedicated to natural gas will provide a niche in the economy, a niche in the technology and a niche in the integration of previously disparate disciplines.
Natural gas use is currently growing across all economic sectors. Natural gas burns cleaner than oil or coal, and this environmental benefit has encouraged its use. While decades ago, natural gas was seen as an unwanted by-product of oil and may have been wasted, its value has now been fully recognized. Developing nations with gas reserves are finding this resource invaluable to building their economies.
Natural gas science and engineering is now establishing itself as an important research area, as the field has been growing steadily over the last 10 years, says Publisher Friso Veenstra. In that sense, it was a natural choice for a new journal launch, and we are very fortunate to be supported by some of the top people in the field.
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