Code of Ethics

The Editors of this publication are committed to the highest ethical and professional conduct:

  • to promote the understanding of energy technology, markets, application, and potential consequences on the society,
  • to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interests, whenever possible and to disclose them to affected parties, when they exist,
  • to be honest and realistic in stating claims or estimates based on available data,
  • to reject bribery in all its forms,
  • to seek, accept and offer honest reviews of technical work and to credit properly the contributions of reviewers,
  • to treat fairly all authors, regardless of factors such as race, religion, gender, disability, age or national origin,
  • to avoid injuring others, their property, reputation or em-ployment by false or malicious actions.

Ethic statements of the journal are based on the COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.



The Journal of Energy is committed to publishing only original material, i.e., material that has neither been published elsewhere, nor is under review elsewhere.  Manuscripts  that  are  found  to  have  been  plagiarized  from  a  manuscript  by  other  authors,  whether published or unpublished, will be rejected immediately.


Duplicate Submission

If  authors  have  used  their  own  previously  published  work,  or  work  that  is  currently  under  review,  as  the  basis  for  a  submit-ted manuscript, they are required to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions beyond those of the previous work. If these contributions are  not  significant  in  comparison  with  the  previous  work,  the  manuscript will be rejected immediately.


Citation Manipulation

Submitted  manuscripts  that  are  found  to  include  citations  whose  primary  purpose  is  to  increase  the  number  of  citations  of a given author’s work, or of articles published in a particular journal, will be rejected immediately.


Improper Author Contribution or Attribution

All  listed  authors  must  have  made  a  significant  scientific  contribution  to  the  research  presented  in  the  manuscript  and  approved all its claims. It is important to list everyone who made a significant scientific contribution, including students and laboratory technicians.


Conflict of interest

Journal  of  Energy  encourages  all  authors  and  reviewers  to  report any potential conflict of interests to ensure complete transparency  regarding  the  preparation  and  reviewing  the  manuscript (research funding, grants, sponsorship, competing interests etc.). The conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author’s institution) has financial (employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria and paid expert testimony) or personal relationship, academic competition or intellectual passion that inappropriately influences his actions. In  order  to  avoid  any  potential  doubt  about  the  conflict  of  interest for the potential authors of articles that are employed by the publisher (Hrvatska elektroprivreda and HRO CIGRE), these articles will be reviewed by international reviewers and any decision about publishing will be discussed in close cooperation amongst  editor-in-chief  and  section editors  and  taken  by  a  qualified majority vote.