Open Access Editorial

Geothermal Energy: a glimpse at the state of the field and an introduction to the journal

Olaf Kolditz12*, Leslie A Jakobs1, Ernst Huenges3 and Thomas Kohl4

Author Affiliations

1 Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany

2 TU Dresden, Dresden, Germany

3 Helmholtz Centre Potsdam German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany

4 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

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Geothermal Energy 2013, 1:1  doi:10.1186/2195-9706-1-1

Published: 28 May 2013

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We enthusiastically present to you this new journal dedicated solely to the growing field of geothermal energy and the many aspects and issues surrounding it. Geothermal Energy is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by SpringerOpen, providing a forum for geothermal research and investigating the opportunities and challenges of geothermal resources in both deep and shallow systems. A holistic view into geothermal energy in combination with the open-access concept makes this journal unique as new knowledge is provided efficiently and without barriers from and to the scientific community.