SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains: Open Call for Papers


SAE International's scholarly journals welcome authors from industry, academia, and government to submit original research for potential journal publication. Authors are invited to submit review-ready manuscripts featuring a detailed description of the research (including methodology, assumptions, hardware, observations, analysis, and a comparison of results with prior work). Papers that are deemed appropriate will undergo a comprehensive SAE peer review for potential publication in the Journal.


SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains Aims & Scope:

The SAE International Journal of Alternative Powertrains is dedicated to providing a forum for scholarly publication of original research and review papers that address challenges and present opportunities in alternative and electric powertrains and propulsion technology.

The Journal strives to facilitate discussion between researchers, engineers, academic faculty and students, and industry practitioners working with systems as well as components, and the technological aspects and functions of powertrains and propulsion systems alternative to the traditional combination of internal combustion engine and mechanical transmission.

The editorial scope of the Journal will include all technical aspects of alternative propulsion technologies including but not limited to:

  • Electric drives
  • Electromobility systems
  • Hybrid technology
  • Battery and super-capacitor technology
  • Power electronics
  • Hydraulic drives
  • Energy storage systems
  • Fuel cell technology
  • Charging and Smart Grid infrastructures


SAE's scholarly journals are currently running open Calls for Papers which are not subject to deadlines. Submissions will be evaluated throughout the year. Being published in SAE's scholarly journals can raise an author's profile in the automotive, aerospace, or commercial vehicles fields, while contributing to the industry's body of technical knowledge.

Submissions can be uploaded online via MyTechZone - SAE's submission and peer review system. When uploading your abstract AND review-ready manuscript, please include paper title, corresponding author name, and contact information. The submission process for this journal Call for Papers is different from that of SAE's events in that SAE's journals are not considering abstracts by themselves, but rather our editors assess whether the complete paper is appropriate for a journal peer review.

Submit your work via SAE MyTechZone


Have questions about authoring a technical paper, or need assistance to begin? Author instructions and guidelines.

For questions regarding the journals' editorial or publication processes, contact Editorial Assistant Laura Lawler at llawler@sae.org.


SAE International scholarly journals Mission Statement:

    Aligning with SAE International's mission and building on a 100-year history of SAE Transactions, SAE International's scholarly journals report and archive state-of-the-art research findings that advance self-propelled vehicle and system knowledge in a neutral forum for the benefit of society. Each journal endeavors to serve the needs of academic and industry authors, researchers, and readers in a medium tailored for the discovery, integration, and application of research. Reflecting SAE International's commitment to the highest scientific publishing standards, all published papers are rigorously peer-reviewed by at least three recognized experts prior to selection by a journal's Editorial Board.