New Journal: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics Call for Papers

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics

Call for Papers

To submit a manuscript or learn more about J-PV visit the web site:

In response to the rapid expansion of research in photovoltaics, the IEEE is pleased to announce establishment of the Journal of Photovoltaics (J-PV). The Electron Devices Society with co-sponsorship from six other IEEE groups has launched this peer-reviewed, archival publication to report original and significant research results that advance the field of PV.

Journal Scope

Fundamentals and New Concepts – Editor: Prof. Steven Ringel, Ohio St. Univ.

Nanostructured materials, low-dimensional physics, multiple charge generation, up/down converters, thermophotovoltaics, hot-carrier effects, plasmonics, metamorphic materials, luminescent concentrators, novel light trapping, and rectennas.

Organic PV – Editor: Professor Alex K-Y. Jen, Univ. Washington

Polymer, hybrid and dye sensitized solar cells, new device concepts including QD, CNTs and graphene composites, tandem cells, modeling, synthesis and evaluation of new materials; high performance contacts; lifetime degradation and mechanisms.

Crystalline Silicon PV – Editor: Dr. Stefan Glunz, Fraunhofer Inst. Solar Energy Systems

Feedstock materials and crystal growth; defect characterization and passivation; advanced optics for light trapping and reflection control; new cell designs; device modeling; advanced measurement techniques; and solutions for large scale manufacturing

Amorphous, Nanostructured, and Film Si PV – Editor: Dr. Michio Kondo, Japan AIST

Microstructure characterization, light induced degradation, film oxidation; large throughput, large area, high deposition rates, novel processing routes; new thin silicon concepts, light trapping, multi-layers, plasmonic enhancement, photonic structures, TCOs; long-term reliability

Thin Film PV – Editor: Dr. Rommel Noufi, NREL

Including CdTe, CIGS, earth abundant and wide band gap absorbers, novel device structures, tandem structures, thin-film deposition, modeling, electrically active defects, substrates, TCOs, alternative buffers and contacts, process control, moisture barriers and other measures related to stability/reliability.

III-V, Concentrator and Space PV – Editor: Dr. Richard R. King, Spectrolab, Inc.

III-V systems including theoretical device modeling, epitaxy, solar cell processing, characterization, and system integration; lower concentration Si solar cells, novel concentrators and optics, reliability, and testing; space PV including reliability, environmental effects, protective materials, and cell qualification.

Photovoltaic Balance of Systems Editor: Prof. Angèle H.M.E. Reinders, Delft Univ. Tech.

PV module materials, durability and the performance of PV modules; irradiance resources and testing protocols, power conditioning of inverters, batteries and other BOS components; large scale grid-connected PV, BIPV and residential installations; system integrated PV.

PV Characterization – Editor: Prof. Clemens Heske, Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas

Methods of characterization of PV materials and devices, including characterization of structural, optical, electrical, and electronic properties; novel methods ranging from state-of-the-art spectroscopy to advanced imaging; characterization methods from wafer to module scale; and in-line approaches.

PV Systems Control – Editor: Prof. Giovanni Spagnuolo, Univ. Salerno

Control circuits, systems and methodologies, MPPT-related issues, performance assessment, thermal hybrid systems control, grid-connected and stand alone systems control, grid connection and stability.

PV Systems-Grid Interactions – Editor: Benjamin Kroposki, NREL

PV systems, including modules, power conditioning, inverters, balance-of-systems components, monitoring and control of grid-connected PV installations, analyses and simulation of integrated PV systems.

Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Tim Anderson, Univ. Florida

The intent of J-PV is to publish original research results that are of primary interest to the photovoltaic specialist.  Regular, Briefs, Review and Correspondence papers on these subjects are now being accepted. To submit a manuscript or learn more about J-PV visit the web site:

The J-PV is sponsored by the following IEEE Societies and Councils:

  • • Electron Devices Society
  • • Industrial Electronics Society
  • • Nanotechnology Council
  • • Photonics Society
  • • Power & Energy Society
  • • Power Electronics Society
  • • Reliability Society