I transferred this topic from the mailing list (only summarising it):
@tom_brown started a request:
We’ve written a paper describing the concept and technical details (but no research results beyond brief examples) behind our software tool “Python for Power System Analysis” https://github.com/FRESNA/PyPSA but we are not sure to which journal we should submit it. (We’d put a preprint on arXiv to avoid the open-access problem, until a proper solution Starting an open energy journal can be found).
Suitable energy-specific journals would be:
- Applied Energy (topic is suitable, but it’s Elsevier and we’re not sure if it accepts software package descriptions)
- IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (has accepted software papers in the past, e.g. MATPOWER, but the PyPSA paper is more focused on general energy systems rather than just power flow)
Then there are a series of more general journals for free software, listed here:
Superficially this one looks attractive:
Does anyone have any positive experiences to share?