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About the Journal


International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies is committed to facilitating the widest possible dissemination of high-quality research. To further this objective, LCT is now a fully open access, online only journal.

LCT’s open access publishing model will maximise dissemination of research to the widest possible audience. It is no longer necessary to hold a subscription in order to read LCT content online.

All new submissions to International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies that are accepted for publication in the journal will be published exclusively on an open access basis.


International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies is concerned with the application of technology to the challenges created by climate change. All areas of the field are considered with sections focusing on:

Renewable energy technologies
Innovative and emerging new technologies (all areas)
Solar collector technologies
Solar thermal power and solar desalination
PV cells and system technologies (BIPV and new technologies)
Wind power technology
Biomass and biogas technologies
Geothermal energy
Wave and tidal power
Ambient energy utilization

CO2 reduction and low carbon technologies
Heat pumps and CHP systems
Hydrogen generation and storage systems
Fuel cells
Waste and heat management
Low carbon technologies and systems
Process optimization with carbon reduction in industry
Energy and life cycle analysis

Sustainable energy technologies in the built environment
Solar heating and cooling for the building environment
Low and zero energy houses and buildings
Moisture control in buildings
Advanced energy storage technologies
Integration of renewable energy systems in buildings
HVAC system and natural ventilation
Distributed energy systems and buildings

Renewable energy management and environmental impact
Renewable energy policies and economics
Carbon trading, CDM
Sustainability impact assessments and tools
Sustainable development criteria for use in environmental assessment
Simulation, optimization and analysis tools and professional software
Integrated approaches

It is our aim that International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies will provide a forum for the cross-fertilization of ideas across all areas of the field. Papers should be written in such a way that the technologies and results they report on are accessible to researchers working in other areas of the field. Authors should also describe the actual or potential applications of their work. The journal publishes research articles, technical notes, review papers, book reviews and focus issues.


The International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies is covered by the following indexing service:

Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Research & Development
Applied Science & Technology Source
Computers & Applied Sciences Complete

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