2007 Volume 1 Issue 1 Pages 1-3
It is our great pleasure to publish the first issue of the International Journal of Gas Turbine, Propulsion and Power Systems (JGPP). JGPP is a quarterly on-line journal issued by the Gas Turbine Society of Japan (GTSJ). The journal covers a wide range of research and development area concerning gas turbines, turbo-chargers, power unit for propulsion, and their maintenance and repair, as well as relevant technologies ranging from steam turbines, fuel cell or hybrid power systems, and so on. The journal will also contain review articles on, for instance, production and sales information, energy and environmental issues in Japan and Asian countries. Through the publication, we hope to establish and provide an international platform for information exchange in the field of energy and power engineering. GTSJ was established in 1972. During 35 years since establishment, the most important international activity of GTSJ has been to hold the International Gas Turbine Congress (IGTC) every 4 years. IGTC is continuously providing opportunities to exchange the latest information of gas turbines and relating equipment technologies with participants from the world. JGPP intends to publish the papers presented in IGTC as journal papers. A recent activity in Asian countries is the Asian Congress on Gas Turbines (ACGT) launched in 2005. The papers in ACGT will also be welcome to JGPP. We would be delighted if the International Journal of Gas Turbine, Propulsion and Power Systems could deliver valuable and interesting information to the worldwide community of power engineering. Your cooperation and contribution would be highly appreciated.