The Journal of Thermal Science and Technology (JTST) is an Open Access, international peer-reviewed journal jointly edited and published by the Thermal Engineering Division of JSME and the Heat Transfer Society of Japan (HTSJ). The objective of JTST is to spread internationally knowledge generated through excellent research and state-of-the-art technology development in the field of thermal engineering. JTST takes over the fields of thermal engineering and heat transfer from the JSME International Journal, Series B that has been discontinued since January, 2007 and also the former Thermal Science and Engineering by HTSJ that has recently changed to a volume bound with the Journal of the Heat Transfer Society of Japan consisting mainly of Japanese articles. JTST covers a variety of fields in thermal engineering including heat and mass transfer, thermodynamics, combustion, bio-heat transfer, micro- and macro-scale transport phenomena and practical thermal problems in industrial applications.

Since the editorial and peer-review systems are web-based, the period of time from submission to publication will be greatly cut down. Individual papers will appear on the J-STAGE as soon as the review process is completed. Everyone can subscribe to JTST free of charge through the above website.

On behalf of the editorial board, I would like to invite all researchers and engineers in the field of thermal engineering to contribute their research papers and review papers to JTST. It is our pleasure if many contributors and readers make use of JTST as a stage for exchange of up-to-date knowledge and information. JTST is always open to all the world.

Publishing fields

This journal publishes articles in follwoing fields.

  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Combustion
  • Bio-heat transfer
  • Micro- and macro-scale transport phenomena
  • Practical thermal problems in industrial applications

Call for Paper (Special Issue)

The Manuscript Template for special issue can be downloaded below. The authors must prepare their manuscript using the specified template and copyright-transfer statement with signature.
JSME template for special issue (Word) : Template-special-issue.docx(Sample)
LaTeX template:
Copyright Transfer (Word) : copyright_transfer.doc(Sample)

Special issues we are going to publish is as follows:

Special Issue of The 11th International Symposium on Solar Energy and Efficient Energy Usage (11th SOLARIS 2021)

Vol.17, No.2 (Published as soon as prepared)
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2022
Note: Please select a Section/Category "Special Issue of International Symposium on Solar Energy and Efficient Energy Usage (JTST)" on Editorial Manager.

 The 11th International Symposium on Solar Energy and Efficient Energy Usage (11th SOLARIS 2021) will be held at Shibaura Institute of Technology, in Tokyo from 27 to 30 September 2021, which is organized by The Heat Transfer Society of Japan and co-sponsored by The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. The first SOLARIS was organized in Edinburgh, UK, in 2003 with the intention of encouraging scientific and technical cooperation and exchange among all the nations of the world. Then, the symposia have been held at Athens 2005, Delhi 2007, Hong Kong 2008, Bruno 2011, Granada 2013, Maribor 2015, London 2017, Chengdu 2018, and Delhi 2019. This symposium aims to provide an international forum for presentation, exchange of ideas and creation of knowledge in recent advances on various aspects of theories, analyses, and applications of solar energy utilization technology and efficient energy usage.
 The numbers of presentations and participations are expected to be about 100, respectively. Based on the recommendation of the editorial board, about 10 excellent papers from the submitted full papers will be selected. Through the standard journal publication process, those selected papers are to be published in the special issue of “Journal of Thermal Science and Technology”.


To all authors
We annouce that JTST changes DOIs representation for papers which are published later than 1st Jan, 2022. So far, the journal describes DOI with serial numbers. Since 2022, paper reception number is used for DOI. (December 1st, 2021)
Current DOI description rule: 10.1299/jtst.2021jtstXXXX (X is serial number)
New DOI description rule: 10.1299/jtst.XX-XXXXX (X is paper reception number)

To all authors
We announce that JTST adopts CC license "CC BY-NC-ND". Thus, the journal publishes articles submitted later than September 1st with CC-BY-NC-ND license. Please check and recognize "CC BY-NC-ND" before your submission. (August 15th, 2021)

To chinese authors
Currently, editorial staff cannot send email to "", "" and "" address. Thus, we would like you to register the address except for them. We appreciate for your cooperation.(August 24th, 2020)


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