The Journal of Directed Energy is a peer-reviewed publication of the Directed Energy
Professional Society (DEPS). It addresses the many aspects of fully engineered directed energy (DE)
systems and advances the DEPS vision of becoming the premier institution for the exchange of DE information.
The Journal is distinguished by its focus on the emerging DE scientific,
engineering, and system issues, and by its willingness to publish classified papers.
Its publication is made possible by grants from the Joint DE Transition Office and by
funding from DEPS.
The Journal of Directed Energy offers:
Original contributions to DE
Classified and unclassified editions
Individual and institutional subscriptions
Rigorous peer-review process
The Journal of Directed Energy solicits and publishes both classified and unclassified papers
in all aspects of DE. The scope of our interests
includes but is not limited to topics such as the following:
DE system design
DE system transition
High energy lasers
High power microwave/RF/EM systems
Acquisition, tracking, and pointing
DE modeling and simulation
Test and evaluation
The Journal of Directed Energy publishes only unclassified, public release papers. The Journal of
Directed Energy (Limited Edition) publishes classified papers. Authors will find more information through the left
menu or by starting here: Submissions.
The Journal of Directed Energy initially published only print copies of each issue. Within the last two years, the Journal has
migrated online. Although the options of receiving a print subscription or purchasing a past print issue still exist, most readers access the
Journal online. Each new issue is typically available online four to six weeks before the print issue arrives in mailboxes.
For those issues published within the last ten years, only the titles, authors, and abstracts are available online
to the general public, while DEPS members and subscribers can view electronic copies of the papers.
Older papers are available to everyone.
One online feature that greatly increases the speed of paper distribution is the Current Papers page. Papers that have
completed the review and editing process are posted immediately, so they are available to readers before enough papers
are collected to fill a Journal issue. This results in a time savings which may be over half a year.
Subscriptions to the print versions of the unclassified Journal of Directed Energy
as well as current and past print issues are available for purchase. Each
subscription includes two issues. DEPS also publishes the classified Journal of Directed Energy (Limited Edition).
Individual papers from
the classified Journal are available, free of charge, to persons with the proper security credentials
through the DE JTO Directed Energy Engineering and Analysis Center (DE2AC).
Last updated: 31 October 2017