IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics

Power electronics has matured as a discriminating technology for a wide variety of applications from industrial to transportation to commercial to appliances to energy efficiency and to handheld devices. The technology has evolved tremendously to approach a wide range of applications and implementations that push limits in dynamics and energy conversion performance. Consequently, the amount of research work in emerging and selected topics and the need for close collaborations among industry, research, and academia are growing at an unprecedented speed. The challenge in the coming years lies in developing new techniques at the lowest possible cost, size, and weight for emerging applications. To address this technology trend and to serve our members better, the IEEE Power Electronics Society and the IEEE Industry Applications Society jointly launched  IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (J-ESTPE).  

All manuscripts must be submitted through Manuscript Central at Manuscripts submitted for the journal will be reviewed by its editorial board, including guest editors for special issues/sections.

Please click here to access the submission guidelines for JESTPE.

Calls for Papers - Special Issues

Topic Deadline Scheduled Publication Time
DC Microgrid Protection 30 October 2019 August 2020
Topology, Modeling, Control, and Reliability of Bidirectional DC/DC Power Converters in DC Microgrids 1 October 2019 September 2020
Sustainable Energy through Power-Electronic Innovations in Cyber-Physical Systems (2020) 15 November 2019 September 2020
Design and Testing Methods of Power Electronics Components and Circuits 31 December 2019 October 2020
Fault-Tolerant Operations and Stability Enhancement of Power Electronics Dominated Grids 30 May 2020 October 2020
Capacitively Coupled Power Conversion Systems 31 March 2020 November 2020
Electric Machine Drives and Converters for Automotive Applications 31 July 2020 February 2021
Smart Solid State Transformers for AC/DC Hybrid Power Grids 31 May 2021 October 2021
Partial Power Conversion and its Emerging Applications December 2020 June 2021

JESTPE on WEMPEC 40th Anniversary

30 November 2020 June 2021
Emerging Applications of Power Electronics in Developing Economies 31 March 2021 September 2021
Failure Mechanisms, Fault Characterization and Condition Monitoring of Power Electronics Components and Systems 15 June 2021 October 2021
Emerging Converter Topology, Operation, and Design Techniques 30 June 2021 May 2022
Emerging Topics of High-Frequency High Power Density DC-AC Conversion Technologies 15 July 2021 July 2022
Emerging Topics of Power Electronics Interfaced Battery Energy Storage System 31 August 2021 June 2022

IEEE JESTPE Impact Factor

I am extremely pleased to report that, in June 2019 JCR report, the IEEE JESTPE impact factor, for the year of 2018, is 5.972. It is now in the top tier of all journals in the field. This is quite an achievement for a new journal in a short time of six (6) years and among a competitive environment. Our many thanks go to all our editors, guest editors, associate editors, guest associate editors, reviewers, authors, and staff for their contributions and dedication to our journal. We will continue to provide a world-class, open-and-timely forum for our authors to share the latest research and development results that will surely impact engineering research and design practices in power electronics & systems (PEAS) technologies.


The articles in this journal are peer reviewed in accordance with the requirements set forth in the IEEE PSPB Operations Manual(sections 8.2.1.C & 8.2.2.A). Each published article was reviewed by a minimum of two independent reviewers using a single-blind peer review process, where the identities of the reviewers are not known to the authors, but the reviewers know the identities of the authors. Articles will be screened for plagiarism before acceptance.


For further information, please contact the Editor-in-Chief:

Professor Joseph Olorunfemi Ojo, FIEEE
Tennessee Tech University


IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (IEEE JESTPE) Prize Paper Award

Each year, the editorial board of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (IEEE JESTPE) presents one (1) first prize paper and three (3) second prize papers, recognized as the best among those published in the immediate previous calendar year. Each editor, guest editor, associate editor, and guest associate editor can nominate up to two candidate papers. The regular editorial board will then vote for the final selection. The editor-in-chief chairs the process. The nominations are typically solicited in April/May time frame and the formal recognition is typically in ECCE (North America) during the JESTPE editorial board meeting. Each author of the prize papers receives a certificate together with an honorarium. 

2019 Winners

First Place

Year Title Authors Publication
2019 "99% Efficient 10 kV SiC-Based 7 kV/400 V DC Transformer for Future Data Centers" Daniel Rothmund; Thomas Guillod; Dominik Bortis; Johann W. Kolar JESTPE - Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 753-767, June 2019

Second Place

Year Title Authors Publication
2019 "A High-Frequency Inverter For Variable Load Operation" Weston D. Braun; David J. Perreault JESTPE - Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 706-721, June 2019
2019 "Highly Efficient, Full ZVS, Hybrid, Multilevel DC/DC Topology for Two-Stage Grid-Connected 1500-V, PV System with Employed 900-V SiC Devices" Branislav Stevanovic; Diego Serrano; Miroslav Vasic; Pedro Alou; Jesus Angel Oliver; Jose Antonio Cobos JESTPE - Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 811-831, June 2019
2019 "Transient Behaviors of Multiscale Megawatt Power Electronics Systems - Part I: Characteristics and Analysis" Zhengming Zhao; Don Tan; Kai Lai JESTPE - Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 7-17, June 2019

JESTPE Editorial Awards - 2019

Star Reviewers: Concettina Buccella; Grain Adam; Handong Gui; John Lam; Kazi Saiful Alam

Star Associate Editors: Marcos Alonso; Cristina Fernandez; Carl Ho; Lucca Zarri

Guest Editors: Francesco Iannuzzo; Gerry Moschopoulos; John Shen; Don F. D. Tan; Mark Dehong Xu; Zhengming Zhao

Olorunfemi Ojo Photograph
Professor Joseph Olorunfemi Ojo, FIEEE
Editor in Chief
Tennessee Tech University (USA)