Issue guidelines

Regular issue guidelines

All papers submitted for consideration in the regular issue will be sent for the standard anonymous peer review through the online procedure in two steps:  initial prescreening and final screening.  In both steps, editors and/or reviewers could request potential revisions of manuscripts, until the final acceptance or rejection decision.  Whole correspondence related to the above-mentioned procedure will be held through journal anonymous email communication. Guidelines for the author’s manuscript preparation are elaborated in the "MAKE A SUBMISSION" subpage.

Special issue guidelines

The Journal of Energy is open for special issues, which regularly encompass the publishing of best-quality conference papers or papers invited at the initiative of experts or a group of experts from a specific field.

If the papers originate from a conference, symposium, colloquium, or similar event, they need to be in line with the editorial policy of the Journal of Energy. Such papers should be recognized by experts from particular fields as papers with significant scientific and/or professional value.  The initiative for issuing a special issue may be submitted by the Journal’s editors or the experts outside the Editorial. Proposals for the content of Special Issue should be submitted by the Editorial (or by a Guest Editor specially assigned for a specific issue or area) and should include the following:

  • A suggested title for the Special Issue (should not exceed 10 words)
  • Proposed Aims and Scope, giving an overview of the Special Issue’s intended focus and a list of topics to be covered
  • In case of the participation of one or more Guest Editors, the Guest Editor managing the Special Issue will be provided with the list of Guest Editors, including their names, emails, and affiliations of each of the Guest Editors
  • A proposed timeline and schedule of Special Issue publishing

All papers submitted for consideration in the special issue will be sent for the standard anonymous peer review. In case of the participation of one or more Guest Editors, the manuscripts submitted to the Special Issue will be checked by the journal’s editorial office and sent to the Guest Editor. As an exception, the Editor-in-Chief or Section Editors may invite papers from especially distinguished authors, in which case the manuscripts will not be peer-reviewed, but will be reviewed by at least two Editors.